Amazon's Kindle Fire is catching up to Apple's iPad. Google hopes to fixed dropped WiFi on its Chromebooks. Researchers think that SSDs have a bleak outlook. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean might be on the horizon.
On World Tech Update this week, Apple announces when they will debut the next iPad, the FBI wants to mine data from social networks, a Yahoo shareholder challenges board picks, US and Europe approve Google-Motorola deal, and President Obama launches marshmallows.
Apple's iPad 3 will debut on March 7 and could support US LTE data networks. Yahoo faces a board challenge from a shareholder who rejected the proposed candidates and suggested his own. Android lost smartphone marketshare for the first time as Apple had a great fourth quarter. CERN's Large Hadron Collider is shifting into high gear.
Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility is approved. Hard disk drive prices will remain high until 2014. A humanoid robot shoots and scores on the ice. Sony Smart Sockets can control power consumption.
Microsoft's online store is hacked, Apple asks for Foxconn inspections, the White House CTO resigns, and the FCC maps mobile-broadband penetration.
On World Tech Update this week: Yahoo shakes up its board, Google fiber gets ready to go in Kansas, WiFi on planes isn't taking off, a website makes it easier to stalk fellow commuters, DARPA develops a four legged robot for the military, and Samsung mocks Apple.
More than half of Yahoo's board will be new. Nokia will lay off 4,000 workers and move production facilities to Asia before the end of 2012. Google's Chrome browser will come to Android 4.0 devices.
Along with the help from Joey, an 8th grader from Arizona, U.S. President Barack Obama loaded a homemade rocket launcher with a marshmallow and fired it inside the White House.
Sony will merge its PlayStation platform into broader services and products, Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet gets an OS upgrade, and Google preps for fiber cables.
On World Tech Update this week, Facebook announces an IPO, Sony's business is in trouble, the Asus Padfone sets for a debut and thousands flock to Macworld | iWorld.
Sony's CEO says losses aren't his fault, Google has to pay a fine, RIM cuts the price of its Playbook again, and Android Market malware is reduced.
Sony's new CEO starts in April, Asus will debut its Padfone smartphone-tablet hybrid this month, Facebook files for IPO, and sales of Amazon’s Kindle soared in the last nine weeks of 2011.
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