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iPad 3 Possibly Delayed, Supercomputing Game Consoles, and More

The NTSB recommends banning cell phones while driving, the iPad 3 may launch later than expected, shipping deadlines for your holiday gift orders, and more.


2011 in Review: Robots, Future Tech, and Prototypes

If 2011 is any indication, our future relies on robots, insanely high-definition TVs, self-driving cars, and computer intelligence. Take a look.


NTSB Seeks Outlaw on Using Tech Devices While Driving

The National Transportation Safety board recommended that states outlaw the use of all electronic devices while driving, even hands-free phone kits.


Google Currents: A Personalized Magazine for Your Phone

The free app for Android and iOS creates digital magazines with text and video, but it runs slowly unless the sync settings are correct.


The Windows Store, e-Books, Google Wallet, and More

The Windows Store gets ready to open its doors, the US Department of Justice probes anti-competitive behavior in the pricing of e-books, Verizon delays Google Wallet availability and the Android Market passes 10 billion downloads.

Facebook's IPO Plans, HP to Stop Making PCs, and Windows 8 Tablets Less Coveted

Facebook eyes an IPO, HP plans to give up its spot as top PC producer, far fewer are yearning for Windows 8 tablets, and more.

Flying Fingers Solve Hundreds of Rubik's Cubes

Students solved hundreds of Rubik's cubes in near record times at Boston's Museum of Science.

Zynga Releases Mesh Animation Mobile Game, "Dream Zoo"

Zynga Games has released a new mobile game, Dream Zoo, in time for the holidays.


Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets, e-Readers, and Gaming

World Tech Update this week features a special holiday gift guide that take a looks at tablets, e-readers, gaming and more.


Nook Secrets, Google Music, and a Modified Galaxy Tab for Germany

The Nook Tablet has a secret, Google Music graduates from beta, Samsung plans a modified Galaxy Tab for Germany, developers speed date with potential employers, and more.

The New Nook, an Autonomous Asimo, and the EU Hackathon

On World Tech Update this week: Barnes & Noble launches its Nook Tablet, Adobe abandons mobile Flash, Microsoft heralds the launch of Windows Phone 7.5, and more.


Microsoft Builds Giant Windows Phone 7.5 Smartphone

Microsoft installed a gigantic Windows Phone in New York’s Herald Square Monday to mark the debut of Windows Phone 7.5 devices on store shelves.

Assange Loses Appeal, HTC is Tops, and Amazon's Free Books

In World Tech Update this week: Wikileaks' Assange loses his appeal, Amazon offers free books, HTC ranks as the top smartphone vendor, and more.


IBM Watson Beats Harvard and MIT Students in 'Jeopardy!'

IBM’s Watson may not be eligible for cash prizes, but the trivia-savvy computer has beaten a trio of Harvard Business School contestants in a mock 'Jeopardy' competition.

China's Newest Supercomputer Uses Homegrown Chips

China has built its first supercomputer based entirely on homegrown microprocessors, a major step in breaking the country's reliance on Western technology for...