|Samsung Offers Tiny, Superfast SSDs
Solid-state drives are continuing their march forward. On Monday, Samsung Electronics announced it has started to mass produce the first PCI-Express 3.0 SSDs for the new wave of Ultrabooks.
|Authorities Want Phone 'Kill Switch'
Law enforcement authorities are calling on the smartphone industry to adopt "kill switch" technologies that would deter theft by squeezing the market for selling stolen devices, which would be worthless if "bricked."
|MS, Facebook Tell of Security Requests
Thousands of law enforcement and U.S. national security requests were received by Microsoft and Facebook in the second half of 2012. The requests represent a tiny fraction of their user bases, however.
|Mobile Payments Slow To Catch On
The technology to make mobile payments has been available for years -- so why isn't everyone using it? In short, it's because the market is young, highly competitive and not yet fully standardized.