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  • 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: 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: 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: Ofcom: Average mobile broadband speed is 1.5Mbps

    The average mobile broadband download speed in the UK is 1.5Mbps, according to Ofcom.

  • 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: Volkswagen aims for 'rolling computer'

    The road Volkswagen wants to take in building cars is one that infuses them with intelligence, connectivity and new kinds of capabilities.

  • News: Wi-Fi Direct coming on strong, Broadcom says

    Wi-Fi Direct, a peer-to-peer networking standard that came out last year but has been slow to appear in consumer products, will be in a large percentage of mobile phones by year's end, according to communications chip maker Broadcom.

  • 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.

  • Opinion: AT&T to Launch LTE Service in Five Cities This Summer

    AT&T CTO John Stankey announced that his company's new LTE wireless service, which is said to be ten times faster than 3G service, will roll out in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas sometime this summer. He made the announcement this morning at a Barclays Capital conference.

  • 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?

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 25/05/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • 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.

  • News: Intel and Ubiquisys to develop small base stations

    On Wednesday, femtocell maker Ubiquisys announced an agreement with Intel to develop a new generation of small base stations that will allow operators to push content to the edge of their networks.

  • 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: 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.

  • News: Read Final Draft files on the iPad with FDX Reader

    If you're in the film industry, you rely on scripts. Whether you're an agent, actor, director, writer, compositor, artist, reader, or producer, chances are that whatever project you're working on will involve a script (or ten) that you need to keep close at hand.

  • 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.



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