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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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