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  • News: Asus demos phone-tablet combo, Meego netbook

    Taiwan's Asustek Computer has previewed a smartphone-tablet PC combo device that seeks to bring together the strengths of both devices without completely duplicating the hardware.

  • News: Google Wallet Security Has a Weakness

    Google unveiled details of Google Wallet this week. Google Wallet is an ambitious mobile payment plan designed to let your Android smartphone be your wallet, but you should consider very carefully just how secure your credit card data will be in Google Wallet.

  • How-Tos: Acer Iconia A500 Tablet Pairs Nicely with Any USB PC Keyboard

    I'm writing today's post on my Android-based Acer Iconia A500 tablet. But no, I'm not tapping slowly around an on-screen keyboard. Instead, I grabbed an old USB keyboard that was laying at the bottom of a junk drawer in my closet, and I'm typing as fast as I would on my desk-bound machine. For tablet-based productivity, this is an awesome experience.

  • News: 6 changes in Windows Phone Mango target business users

    The Windows Phone Mango release, due this fall, includes changes that improve Microsoft's mobile OS for business users and IT groups.

  • News: Google Wallet Reality Check

    Google announced its wireless payment system on Thursday called Google Wallet that makes it possible for you to turn your phone into a wireless credit card. Sounds great, but experts say billfolds and credit cards aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

  • News: NFC Smartphone Payments Taking Off? Not So Fast

    Waving your smartphone to board an airplane has practically become an everyday event, but if you want to buy a cup of coffee before the flight you might want to have cash or a credit card handy. The momentum of mobile payments is actually slowing down rather than surging ahead, according to a recent study from ABI research. Perhaps there will be better luck next year, when mobile payments will take off, ABI says.

  • News: Researchers tackle multi-core computer chip shortcomings

    Multi-core processors promise a big performance boost for servers, PCs and even smartphones, but much work remains to get the most out of these new chips. North Carolina State University researchers are among those seeking to maximize what multi-core processors have to offer.

  • News: E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage--and Innovation

    An e-book that costs the same as a printed book doesn't feel right. No trees died to make it. No heavy machinery ran to print it. No planes flew to ship it. You might need to buy one of those new $139 Barnes & Noble Nooks, announced this week, to be able to read it. So why should you have to spend as much as you would for a heavy hardcover book to own it?

  • News: Web-Based Windows Phone 7 App Store Arriving with Mango

    Microsoft is putting together a Web-based version of its application store for Windows Phone 7 smartphones, in the fashion of leading app stores from Apple and Google. The Web-based Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will arrive this autumn, in time for the release of Mango, Microsoft's latest update of its smartphone operating system.

  • News: Eight tips for travelers

    As Memorial Day and summer vacations approach, the travel season is just about to heat up. But you don't have to resign yourself to hefting unnecessary equipment through airport security or sweating out the frustrations of hotel computer connectivity. These veteran travel tips can make traveling with your Apple gear much more fun.

  • 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.



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