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The Byte: Facebook IPO, New Sony CEO, and Kindle Sales

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.


The Byte: Woes for Samsung, Toshiba, and Fujitsu

In today's show, news about how smartphone device makers are delaying new models after the iPhone's record success, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 news, and more.


Travel Apps: Flight Track, Kayak, Flight Board, and More

If you're taking to the skies anytime soon then there are certain apps you're going to need. The IDG App Review is a new show that'll tell you which apps are great and which ones are a waste of your time.


Nintendo Wii U to Launch in Time for Holidays

Nintendo said its new game console, Wii U, will be available for the 2012 holiday season in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Apple Shatters Records, New Facebook App, and EU Data Protection Rules

On World Tech Update this week, the EU proposes new online data-protection rules, Apple shatters sales records under CEO Tim Cook, and a new Facebook app is to die for.

Rallying Against SOPA, Yang Resigns from Yahoo, and Apple vs. Samsung

On World Tech Update this week, protestors rally against SOPA and PIPA, Yahoo's Yang resigns, Sony teases a universal remote gadget, the heated battle between Apple and Samsung rages on, and more...

New Mission for CIOs: the Art and Science of Pricing

At the request of CIO (US) the story headlined New Mission for CIOs: the Art and Science of Pricing and posted Friday has been removed from the wire. Online...

Can BI Help Barnes & Noble Beat Amazon in the E-Reader Race?

At the request of CIO (US) the story headlined "Can BI Help Barnes & Noble Beat Amazon in the E-Reader Race?" and posted Friday has been removed from the...


Surfers Remember Founder Sean Collins

While more traditional surfers may grumble that has changed the culture of surfing, that’s exactly why others love it. Being able to know in advance which days will have good surfing on a favorite beach means people can plan ahead, take time off of work, and drive out to the beach.


Spock Meets The Woz

Actor Leonard Nimoy, famed for playing Spock on the original "Star Trek" TV show and films, sat down briefly with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at the Demo Enterprise event on Thursday night in San Francisco. Wozniak wowed him with the progress of machine translation technology.

2011 Year in Review: Apple

2011 was a bittersweet year for Apple. It debuted two headline-grabbing products, but also lost its leader and founder.


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.