In the dark: How did a company most people have never heard of come to lay claim to elements found in virtually every smartphone? Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Across the river from the casino district in Reno above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile(...)

The agreement also drops all litigation involving Motorola Mobility, which Google sold to Lenovo last year while keeping its patents

Microsoft and Google have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies said, settling 18 cases in the United S(...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

Computer maker Dell is to invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive Michael Dell has said. Photo: Getty Images

Computer maker Dell will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company continues to expa(...)

 Bloggers and journalists look at new Sony products at the company’s booth during the first press day for the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) at the exhibition grounds in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The connected home may be nothing new, but at this year’s IFA consumer electronics exhibition, it seemed as if every manufacturer was keen to push its(...)

Philips ambient light flatscreens at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Big mobile phones, bigger TVs and a new generation of wearable devices were all on the cards at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. How often do you(...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

With the start of the college term on the horizon, it’s time to start stocking up on the college essentials. Not the traditional essentials like noteb(...)

China’s Lenovo Group will lay off 10 per cent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal(...)

 China rattled global markets this week by devaluing its currency – the yuan. Photo: Bloomberg

What did China do? China rattled global markets this week by devaluing its currency – the yuan. It adjusted the value of its currency downward compare(...)

The Moto G can be submerged in up to a metre of water for 30 minutes with no ill effects

The OnePlus has a lot to answer for. It’s ruined us for so-called affordable smartphones, meaning we expect a lot more for spending a lot less. For co(...)