Dell plots late-2012 consumer tablet launch

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Dell Inc intends to launch its first consumer tablet computer in late 2012, marking its entry into a hotly contested and increasingly crowded arena that has already claimed arch-foe Hewlett Packard.

The once-dominant corporation founded by Michael Dell has seen a growing crop of tablets and smartphones entice consumers away from PCs. But Dell learned from the hastiness of some of its peers and understands better now how cons


Iran Wants to Make a Game About Attacking Israel

There are sections of EA’s blockbuster Battlefield 3 in which the player controls an American soldier fighting on the streets of Tehran.

It went down pretty well in most places, but Iran isn’t most places. The state, a long-time foe of the US government, has lodged complaints with the game’s…


The Brain Seeing the Person Behind the Face

Neuroscience sleuths are on the case of face blindness, a strange malady that makes some people unable to distinguish friend from foe.