|Here Comes the New USB Plug
Time to get ready for a new USB plug. The new connector for USB 3.1 will be reversible, so a user can insert it with either side on the top, and it may be the only connector needed for many devices.
|Google Cloud Service Aims at Amazon
The cloud wars continue. Google has opened up its cloud-based Compute Engine, added greater performance, and dropped pricing to better compete with Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and others.
|BlackBerry Is 'Very Much Alive'
Former Sybase CEO John Chen, who is now BlackBerry's interim chief executive, says BlackBerry is returning to its roots, refocusing on delivering devices and services to business users.
|IDC Sees Record Decline in PC Market
More bad news for the PC industry. IDC is predicting worldwide shipments will fall 10 percent in 2013, marking the most severe yearly contraction on record. And declines are expected to continue next year.