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Amazon, Motorola, Nokia to Battle Apple with Tech Announcements

Nokia and Microsoft are expected to kick off the season September 5 by announcing a high-end Lumia phone, probably with a new version of Windows Phone OS.

iPad Mini Rumor Mill Heats Up

If you just can't wait for a smaller Apple tablet to arrive on the scene, the latest rumor suggests you might be waiting longer than tech watchers first thought.

Apple-Samsung Jurors Say Video Testimony, E-Mails Were Persuasive

The jury foreman says testimony from Samsung executives made it "absolutely" clear the patent infringement was done on purpose.

Apple's $1 Billion Win Over Samsung: Q&A

The first round is over, but the battle continues. A patent attorney explains what may be ahead in design, innovation, the market, and of course the appeals and the next confrontations.

In Wake of Samsung-Apple Ruling, Nokia Stands on Solid Ground

The Windows Phone interface offers a distinctly different appearance and operation compared to the first smartphones that followed the iPhone.


Website Founder Known for Spilling Secrets Speaks Out Again

The man behind WikiLeaks still has plenty to say about the U.S. government and President Barack Obama, from his refuge in the Ecuador embassy.

Smartphones Can Distract Diners, Prompting Restaurants to Act

It's something you see more and more when eating out -- people staring at and tapping on their phones instead of chatting with each other.

Cloud Service OnLive Sold

The company will continue to operate its OnLive Game and Desktop services during the transition.

Mars Rock-Zapping Laser Explained

ChemCam can look at rocks and soils from a distance, fire a laser to vaporize the materials, and analyze them with an on-board spectrograph that measures the composition of the resulting plasma.

NASA Updates Us on Curiosity's Progress

The weekend "brain transplant" went off without a hitch and scientists will be busy readying the rover for a first drive within the next week.

4 Updates from Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover is undergoing a very remote software upgrade on Mars, but it's still sending postcards.

Google Olympics Doodles Imaginative, Interactive

In case you missed any of the 17 Google doodles featured on its homepage that have accompanied the Games, here's a rewind.

Google Appeases Hollywood But Rankles Internet Freedom Watchers

The MPAA praises the move to demote in search results sites accused of copyright infringement, while some advocates of Internet freedom pan the move or have a lukewarm response.

Mars Rover FAQs: What's Next

NASA’s latest $2.5 billion mission to Mars started with a bang as the rover Curiosity landed safely. Here's what will happen next and how you can follow along.