Shock news from Google this week: it's selling Motorola, the smartphone firm it bought for billions, for a fraction of the price it originally paid. The lucky buyer is Lenovo, but don't expect that to translate into bargain handsets: without Google's funding, there probably won't be any more astoundingly cheap phones like the Moto G.
That's bad news for Nintendo executives, who might appreciate a bargain as they see their salaries slashed. President Satoru Iwata and other board members will be taking pay cuts ranging from 20% to 50% while they get the company back on track. Profits are down 30% and sales forecasts for the quirky Wii U have been cut by more than two-thirds. The answer, according to this week's strategy meeting, might be in health monitoring, though specifics aren't yet clear.
Good news for anybody who thinks Sky's EPG is looking a bit dated: there's a new one imminent, and it'll reflect the changing way we approach TV. As Patrick Goss explains: "on-demand is brought to the fore, with Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets, Sky+ Planner and Sky Store as well as the rather necessary TV Guide." It's due in the Spring.
It seems production plans for the iPhone 6 are gearing up. DigiTimes reports Apple has tasked a trio of semiconductor product packaging companies to supply the next-generation A8 mobile processor. Read more
Microsoft has a Windows 8 problem. Some like it, few love it and many actively dislike it. Now HP is backing away slowly with its palms up, is it time for Redmond to admit defeat and move on by moving back? Read more
Technology is fun, but it's also fickle. The incredible pace of change can render devices, companies and even entire product categories redundant overnight. So which technologies will we most likely say sayonara to in 2014, and why? Read more
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