Tag: Computers/Electronics

A free iPhone 13? Wireless carriers’ subsidies could make it happen, with some catches

The new iPhone 13 lineup doesn’t offer too many new features, but wireless carriers will once again be offering hefty discounts — all the way...

My sons are at odds after one abused the other 20 years ago. Should I appoint a third party as executor of my $1 million estate?

Dear Quentin, I’m 75 years old and have $1 million, plus assets, in a trust for my two sons, but I need to do some...

Opinion: Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Nvidia Corp.’s megamerger with ARM Holdings LLC isn’t expected to happen in the timeframe that Nvidia expected, but there are more than a billion reasons...

Opinion: The metaverse — a merging of realities — is being built out this decade so you can live in it

Facebook, according to a July 28 earnings call, plans to “transition from the social network to a metaverse company.” Let’s start with a definition for...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

Don’t wait — back-to-school shopping will be more expensive and more challenging this year

Families are getting a welcome taste of normalcy with most schools slated to reopen for in-person learning in the fall, but back-to-school shopping this year...

The main attractions arrive: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Tesla headline the biggest week of earnings

The coming week will be the most important of this quarter’s earnings season — even if later weeks beat it on quantity, it will be...

What will Apple say about the next iPhone at earnings time? Maybe more than usual

The pandemic may add a wrinkle to the guessing game that normally accompanies Apple Inc.’s June-quarter conference call. Typically the most important tidbit coming out...

Question not whether AMD can take market share from Intel, but just how much

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has become more of a threat to larger rival Intel Corp. as it has ever been, and the question now is...

Opinion: Intel appears to be feeling the competitive heat from AMD

Intel Corp.’s data-center sales keep declining as Advanced Micro Devices Corp.’s sales keep growing, and it seems Intel is finally doing something about it. While...

Intel stock ticks lower as outlook barely clears Wall Street expectations following beat

Intel Corp. shares weakened in the extended session Thursday after the chip maker topped expectations, but its outlook barely surpassed the average forecast from Wall...

IBM stock gains after earnings show second consecutive quarter of sales growth

International Business Machines Corp. reported revenue growth for a second consecutive quarter Monday afternoon, beating expectations and sending shares higher in extended trading. IBM  IBM,...

Can Biden really protect Americans from the next crippling cyber attack?

An epidemic of cyberattacks against the American government, citizens and businesses has raged for years, but experts say the U.S. government has been slow to...

Micron expects memory demand to remain strong, will sell Utah plant to Texas Instruments

Micron Technology Inc. expects memory-chip demand to remain high even as the supply of other types of computer chips meets customer needs, the company said...

Jamie Dimon insists his workers return to the office — here’s why that’s a bit rich

It’s time to hire a dog walker, and change out of your Lululemon LULU, +0.49% sweats. That’s the message JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon,...

Biden’s long-term spending plans ‘are not about overheating the economy,’ says White House adviser

Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese on Wednesday defended some of the Biden administration’s long-term spending plans, characterizing the proposed outlays as not connected...

White House walks back Biden comments on cybercriminal swap with Russia

The White House on Sunday walked back comments from President Biden that he’d be “open” to exchanging cybercriminals with Russia. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told press...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

Senate passes bill that targets China and chips in 68-32 vote

The Democratic-run Senate, with some Republican support, passed legislation on Tuesday that targets China and aims to support the American semiconductor industry, in a sign...

5 surprising things in short supply this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s an odd choice of vehicle for someone who is not in the moving business. Up until this week, Matt Landau had never actually driven...

Opinion: The pandemic PC boom is still happening, but twin dangers loom

After more than a year into COVID-19 pandemic, people are still buying personal computers in massive numbers, but PC makers face increasing costs to build...

Nvidia sales hit records again amid chip shortage, and earnings outlook suggests more to come

Nvidia Corp. broke several quarterly sales records and forecast revenue growth as much as $1 billion above Wall Street estimates for the current quarter Wednesday,...

My wife has 125 lipsticks. Her $11K cosmetics bill is our household’s largest expense — exceeding vehicles and housing

My wife and I have about $4,000 in expenses each month. She brings in 14% of our total income while I bring in 86%. Before...

Tim Cook to be Apple’s star witness Friday as antitrust trial wraps up

Apple Inc. is saving its most powerful witness for last. Chief Executive Tim Cook is scheduled to take the stand Friday to wrap up Apple’s...

Apple vs. Epic: Why cloud gaming became a hot topic at landmark antitrust trial

The headlines in week one of the Epic Games Inc.-Apple Inc. trial were mostly about exorbitant commission fees charged by the App Store. But a...