Stories by Jon Gold

Google rolls out search upgrades, Voice Search for iOS

Google is planning to integrate Gmail results into its core search product and turn the previously U.S.-only Knowledge Graph into a global feature, according to an official blog post by Google Search Senior Vice President Amit Singhal.

ARM flexes mobile GPU muscle with announcement of new Mali line

Mobile processor maker ARM announced the second generation of its T-600 "Mali" line of mobile graphics processors on Monday, saying that new texture compression techniques will allow the new systems to provide substantial improvements in energy efficiency and performance.

Android news and rumor roundup for week ending Aug. 3

Let's face it - a lot of the technology that smartphone and tablet makers use in their devices is pretty similar. After all, there's only so many ways to shoehorn all the hardware necessary to run a very small computer into the available space, even with the incredibly impressive degree of miniaturization we've achieved. Think about it - the Samsung Galaxy SIII has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, a gigabyte of RAM, and up to 64GB of internal storage. It wasn't really all that long ago that those were respectable stats for a desktop PC. Now it fits in your pocket.

Google cracks down on misleading, intrusive apps in Play store

Android apps that constantly advertise via the system notifications bar and others that provide what Google deems a "poor user experience" through intrusive or misleading marketing will be banned from the Play store, the company announced this week in an email to developers.

Dell announces big storage for Big Data

Dell's announcement of a new Big Data Storage Data Retention product highlights anew the company's ongoing transition from consumer hardware manufacturer to business service provider.

Raspberry Pi flies off shelves as mass orders roll in

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that its credit card-sized flagship device has become generally available, and that strict order caps -- which had limited the small computer's usage -- have been lifted.