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  • News: Google Wallet: What to Expect at Google's NFC Event

    Google is eyeing your billfold with a rumored new service called Google Wallet that lets you pay for things with just a wave of your Android smartphone. The new service will use near field communication (NFC), a technology that uses a chip embedded in your phone and a card reader at retail locations. To pay, all you have to do is wave your handset in front of the reader and your bank account or credit card is automatically debited. The Android NFC program will reportedly start in New York City before rolling out to San Francisco followed by other locations across the country. The new payment system should arrive in retail stores around September 1, according to [

  • News: Lenovo profits more than double for fiscal year

    Reporting strong growth as it expands into emerging markets, Lenovo said Thursday that for the quarter ending in March its net profit more than tripled, reaching US$42 million, while revenue increased 13 percent to $4.88 billion.

  • News: Healthcare IT spending to hit $40B this year

    Healthcare IT spending is expected to jump this year as a result of the move to electronic health records, the growth of mobile medical apps and new federal regulations.

  • News: Sony affirms net loss, expects profits to return this year

    Sales and profits in Sony's core electronics business both rose last year, but the company recorded an overall net loss primarily due to a write-off of tax credits, it said Thursday.

  • Opinion: Test May Lead to TV Delivered Via Laptop or Game Console

    Comcast is testing a system that would let users replace their set-top box with any Internet-ready device, like a laptop or video game console.

  • News: Motorola Droid X to Get Gingerbread on Friday

    Verizon Droid X owners don't have to wait much longer to get Gingerbread (Android 2.3) on their devices. Verizon is slated to start pushing out the update this Friday, though no word yet as to whether or not the Droid X2 will be getting the same treatment.

  • News: AT&T to launch its LTE network in 5 cities this summer

    AT&T said it will activate its LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless network this summer in five cities, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Mango Handsets: What to Expect

    Some big changes are on the way for Microsoft's Windows Phones, thanks to the Mango update coming this fall, but what about hardware?

  • Opinion: Dirt-Cheap E-Readers: How Low Can They Go?

    The $100 e-reader is already here but there's even better days ahead because the $50 e-reader isn't far off.

  • News: Mango Helps Microsoft Make Inroads in Mobile Market

    With its Mango mobile OS, Microsoft is betting consumers want something just a little different in their smartphone diet. Like its namesake fruit, which is sweet and juicy but in a different way than other produce section offerings, the mobile Mango offers plenty of what we like about iOS or Android, but with a different overall experience.

  • Video: Sharp develops LCD with 16x the resolution of HDTV

    It's the world's highest-resolution LCD screen, and could be in Japanese homes in 2020. The 85in screen, developed by Sharp, is for Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation broadcasting technology that packs 16 times the resolution of today's high-definition TV.

  • News: Reasons Mango could interest you in buying a Windows Phone

    To hear Microsoft executive Andy Lees describe Mango's 500 improvements to the Windows Phone platform would be daunting.

  • 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.



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