Personal Tech
  • Netflix customer Mei Michelson holds up a DVD from the television series "Friends" that she is returning in the mail to Netflix from her home in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, April 24, 2006. Netflix Inc. is scheduled to reports first-quarter results after the closing bell.

    Netflix is looking to broaden its presence in Europe, announcing Wednesday that it will offer streaming TV shows and movies in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland by the end of the year.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
  • SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chance to learn from some of the world's leading researchers — without leaving his home in India.

    "I never imagined that I would be taught by professors from MIT, let alone for free," said the 24-year-old engineer who works in Bangalore.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 7:07 AM EDT
  • A man walks by the entrance to Samsung Electronics Co.'s showroom at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 6, 2012. Samsung, the world's largest maker of memory chips, mobile phones, flat-screen panels and televisions, said Friday that its preliminary second-quarter operating profit jumped nearly 80 percent from a year ago to a record high.

    Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile-phone maker, said Friday it plans to show a new mobile device in late August, trying to stay in the consumer spotlight ahead of Apple's expected release of the latest iPhone in September.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT
  • This June 19, 2012 photo shows Samsung’s new Galaxy S III phone, left, next to an iPhone 4S in New York. The Galaxy S III, which looks and feels like an oversized iPhone, is available next week.

    The once-sexy iPhone is starting to look small and chubby. That's become a problem for Apple, which revealed last week that iPhone sales have slowed.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT
  • 4G will provide superfast broadband to mobiles

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom has unveiled plans for the auction of fourth generation (4G) bandwidth for mobile phone services

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT
  • The US should take the chance to stay ahead of its cyber-adversaries, said Barack Obama

    Cyber-attacks pose the "most serious economic and national security" challenge America faces, said Barack Obama.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT