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  • News: Happy Geek Pride Day!

    Happy Geek Pride Day! That's right; today (May 25) is an actual holiday of sorts celebrating one of nature's finest creatures--the geek. And as you might expect, we here at PCWorld's GeekTech blog have a couple fun stories up our sleeves to observe the occasion (we had to do something--we have "Geek" in out name!).

  • News: Google's Mobile Payment Platform to Launch, Report Says

    Google, not to be outdone by Square's recent announcement of its Card Case app that attempts to turn smartphones into credit cards, is rumored to be ready to show off a new mobile payment platform that works with near field communication technology, or NFC.

  • Opinion: Mobile Minecraft to Hit Sony Xperia Play First

    If you couldn't think of a reason to own an Xperia Play, now you have one: Minecraft for Android isn't just in the offing, it's happening to Sony's "PlayStation Phone" exclusively.

  • News: Russian company cracks iOS 4 hardware encryption

    Having cracked Apple iPhone backups last year, Russian security company ElcomSoft appears to have found a reliable way to beat the layered encryption system used to secure data held on the smartphone itself.

  • News: Opera Mini 6 for iOS launched

    Opera has announced the launch of the latest version of the Opera Mini browser for the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: iOS 5 won't run on the iPhone 3GS - rumour

    Owners of the iPhone 3GS could be left in the lurch by Apple when the company announces the next version of iOS later this year, it has been suggested.

  • News: Amazon Faces New Challenges, Introduces Lower-Cost 3G Kindle

    As its competition announced new models that shoot squarely at the heart of Amazon's Kindle e-reader business, Amazon responded by quietly unleashing a 3G variant of its Kindle With Special Offers. Like the Wi-Fi-only Kindle With Special Offers, this model shaves $25 off the price in exchange for turning the screensaver into a targeted advertising slate with deals.

  • News: Taipei presses Sony for more information after PSN hack

    The city of Taipei has sought more help from Sony for PlayStation Network gamers whose personal details may have been leaked, an official said on Wednesday. Its Law and Regulation Commission has also demanded answers from Apple over allegations that it had recorded the locations of iPhone users.

  • News: Bluestacks runs Android apps on a PC

    Bluestacks plans to soon start offering technology that will let PC users run Android apps on their laptops and desktops.

  • News: China reaches 900 million mobile phone users

    China has become the first country to reach 900 million cell phone users, according to government statistics.

  • News: Next MeeGo TV platform may boost connected sets

    Due to a reporting error, the story, "Next MeeGo TV platform may boost connected sets," posted to wire on Tuesday, misstated the name of analyst firm Parks Associates.

  • News: Sony says hacker stole 2,000 records from Canadian site

    The problems keep coming for Sony. On Tuesday the company confirmed that someone had hacked into its website and stolen about 2,000 customer names and e-mail addresses.

  • Video: NHK shows latest flexible OLED prototype

    Japan's public broadcaster shows off its latest progress towards thin, flexible screens that could one day make a roll-up TV possible.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Mango: First Look at the hot new features

    Tuesday morning, Microsoft took the wraps off "Mango," an update to its Windows Phone 7 platform that includes more than 500 new features designed to improve multitasking, offer more dynamic information and make apps and the OS work together more efficiently.

  • News: T-Mobile doubles 3G wireless network speed

    T-Mobile is determined to get as much mileage out of its HSPA+ network as possible as the carrier has again increased its speed to reach theoretical peaks of 42Mbps.

  • News: Square vs. NFC: Battle of the Mobile Payment Systems

    Square unveiled new tools for both merchants and consumers to enable transactions with nothing more than smartphones and tablets. As mobile platform vendors and the credit card industry strive to implement NFC (Near Field Communications) payment systems, how does the Square solution stack up?

  • News: New 'Mango' Windows Phone version integrates apps

    Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled many new features to its Windows Phone software but it left out a few that some people had hoped to see.

  • Opinion: T-Mobile Announces Dramatic Wireless Speed Increases

    T-Mobile today announced that it is doubling the speed of its HSPA+ network to reach theoretical download speeds of 42 megabits per second (Mbps). T-Mobile customers in cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami (among others) will benefit from the increased speeds and network reliability, the company says.

  • News: Next iPhone to be 'smaller and thinner', but no e-SIM

    The next iPhone will be smaller and thinner than its predecessor, though Apple has been persuaded not to use an e-SIM system, according to Orange.

  • News: Asustek introducing hybrid phone-tablet device

    Asustek Computer will introduce a new device next week combining the features of a phone and a tablet PC, making it a potential rival to the Dell Streak and possibly heralding more such devices, the company and analysts said on Tuesday.



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