Cisco agrees to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

San José, California-headquartered Cisco Systems Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of networking gear, has agreed to acquire fast-growing software maker AppDynamics Inc. for $3.7 billion.

PC sales decline for fifth year in a row

Sales of desktop and laptop computers slipped for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, marking a continued decline in the market since 2012, two market trackers reported.

According to Gartner, shipments of personal computers slipped 6.2 per cent year over year in 2016. Internation Data Corporation pegged total PC shipments at 260 million, suggesting a decline of 5.7 per cent from the previous year.

California DMV tells Uber to stop self-driving car service in SF as it is illegal

On Wednesday, California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) told Uber ride-hailing company to stop its self-driving car service for its passengers in San Francisco because it was illegal.

The order by the California DMV came close on the heels of Uber's earlier in the day announcement of the launch of its self-driving car service in San Francisco, making it the second US city - after Pittsburg - where Uber's self- driving car service could be availed by passengers.

California DMV approves NVIDIA’s application for testing self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has granted NVIDIA Corporation the permit for testing its autonomous automobile technology on the public roads in the state.

The development is noteworthy because though NVIDIA is mostly known for manufacturing graphics cards, the company has steadily been pushing into the artificial intelligence (AI) arena in the last few years, with one of its key focus areas being autonomous driving technology.

FriendFinder hit by massive attack; 412 million accounts exposed

California-based adult dating and entertainment company FriendFinder Network Inc. was hacked in October, in what apparently was the biggest hack of 2016. The hack -- marking the second attack on FriendFinder in the last two years -- was first reported by breach notification website LeakedSource. com.

Google may announce Android-Chrome OS hybrid software at Oct. 4 event

According to some recent reports and rumors, tech biggie Google may announce its Android-Chrome OS merger at the company's product launch event scheduled to be held on October 4.

Though the forthcoming event is expected to mark the unveiling of Google's two new handsets - likely to be called Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones - as well as the Google W-Fi router, among other hardware, recent reports have hinted that the spotlight at the event will probably be on software, not hardware.