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iPad-Controlled Roving Robot Spies on Friends

The Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank is a new addition to Brookstone's line up of WiFi-controlled toys.

Nokia's Mango Phones, Amazon Ups Fire Production, and More

Nokia launches two Windows Phones, Sony buys Sony Ericsson, Amazon boosts Kindle Fire production, and more.

PlayStation Vita News, iPhone 4S, and the Donald Goes Digital

In World Tech Update this week: Apple's iPhone 4S goes global, the PlayStation Vita gets a launch date, Donald Trump digitally signs an e-book, and more.


A Conversation With Siri

Macworld's Jason Snell talks with the iPhone 4S's new Siri technology.

World Tech Update, Steve Jobs Special

This week's World Tech Update takes a look back at the life and legacy of Apple chairman and co-founder Steve Jobs.

Japan Mourns the Loss of Apple Chairman Steve Jobs

Apple fans create a makeshift memorial at the Ginza Apple Store in Tokyo.

Tech Fans Gather at San Francisco Apple Store to Remember Jobs

Outside of the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco, CA, technology fans talk about how they'll miss Steve Jobs.

Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Dead At 56

Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who resigned from the company in the mid-1980s and returned a decade later to make Apple one of the most successful technology companies in the world, has died.

In Video: Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, New E-Readers

Amazon's new 7-inch, $200 Android tablet joins a crowded market dominated by Apple's iPad.


Netflix, Google Wallet, Falling Satellites, and More

In this week's World Tech Update: Google's Eric Schmidt gets grilled by a congressional panel, Netflix comes clean about its price change, NASA anticipates a satellite's fall to Earth, and more.


How to Check Out E-Books From Your Local Library

Thousands of libraries across the U.S. can now loan e-books through Amazon. They can be delivered to your phone, iPad, Kindle or PC/Mac and are free with your library membership.


Google Wallet Launches on Nexus S 4G Phones

Google Wallet became available on Nexus S 4G phones on Sprint's network this week.

Sharp Kills a Tablet, Windows 8 News, and More

Microsoft teases Windows 8, Sharp kills its Galapagos tablet, support for Netflix comes to more Android devices, and more.

Microsoft Demos Windows 8 on Samsung Tablet

Microsoft also offered an early release of the preview version of the OS for download to anyone who is interested.

Modern Vending Machines Add Touchscreens and Mobile Payments

These aren't your father's vending machines. Many of these new machines take cash, credit cards and, soon, payments from mobile phones.