Gadgets and Tech

GE unveils pocket-sized ultrasound tool

SAN FRANCISCO – General Electric (GE) on Tuesday unveiled an ultrasound device about the size of an iPhone, saying the gadget could become "the stethoscope of the 21st century."

More Internet users sharing status updates: report

WASHINGTON - Sharing status updates on online services such as Twitter or Facebook is becoming increasingly popular among Americans, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Microsoft, Google integrating Twitter into search results

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft on Wednesday began integrating Twitter messages into its new Internet search engine Bing and arch rival Google announced plans to do the same.

RIM launching updated top-end BlackBerry Bold

TORONTO - Research In Motion is rolling out an updated version of its top-end BlackBerry Bold smartphone, aimed at the company's base of professional users as well as wealthier retail consumers.

PayPal opening doors to outside developers

SAN FRANCISCO - PayPal plans to throw open the doors of its software platform to enable outside developers to build innovative tools using the online financial transaction service.

Apple unveils new Macs, 'Magic' mouse

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc rolled out a new line of redesigned Mac computers on Tuesday, hoping to build up sales momentum for its biggest business heading into the all-important holiday season.

Toyota unveils new Lexus supercar

CHIBA - Toyota Motor unveiled Wednesday a new Lexus two-seat supercar, the LFA, with a 4.8-litre engine and a price tag of about 375,000 dollars.

Twitter: No clear plan for making money

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter chief executive Evan Williams spoke optimistically Tuesday about the popular microblogging service's future despite slowing US growth and no clear plan for making money.

Sun cutting 3,000 jobs, blames Oracle takeover delay

NEW YORK - Sun Microsystems said Tuesday it is cutting 3,000 jobs over the next 12 months because of its delayed takeover by US business software giant Oracle.

PC sales in Asia-Pacific rise in Q3

SINGAPORE - Sales of personal computers (PCs) in the Asia-Pacific region rose 17 percent from a year ago to 23.4 million units in the third quarter, an industry monitor said Tuesday.