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Green and High-Tech Vehicles Popular at NY Auto Show

At the New York International Auto Show, manufacturers from all over the world gathered to show off their new models and the latest in engine, energy, and telematics technology.


Sony PSN Hack, Phone Tracking, and the Next Wii

In this week's World Tech Update: Sony announces new tablets, the PlayStation Network shuts down, phones are tracking you, and the latest on earthquake cleanup efforts in Japan.

Robots Complete Underwater Tsunami Mission in Japan

A team of American roboticists is wrapping up a mission to Japan, during which they deployed three underwater robots to check for debris and victims following the March 11 tsunami.


See Sony's New Tablets In Action

Sony will make its long-awaited entry into the tablet market later this year with two models based on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The S1 features a 9.4-inch screen, while the S2 is a dual-screen folding device that can fit in a jacket pocket.


World Tech Update, April 21, 2011

On World Tech Update this week, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the iPad, RIM's BlackBerry Playbook goes on sale, robots go where humans can't at the crippled nuclear power plant in Japan, Google lets U,S. users customize maps, and Kohler debuts a tech-filled toilet.


Intel's First Quarter Is Boosted By Enterprise Strength, New Products

McAfee and Infineon Wireless contributed to Intel's first-quarter revenue and profit growth.

Intel's First Quarter Earnings Boosted By Enterprise Strength, New Products

McAfee and Infineon Wireless contributed to Intel's Q1 revenue and profit growth.

Huawei Opens R&D Center In Santa Clara

China-based Huawei Technologies opened a research center in Santa Clara last week--the latest addition to the company's ten-year presence in the U.S.

iRobot Packbots Enter Fukushima Reactor Building

A pair of remote-controlled robots entered a reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Sunday morning for the first time.


World Tech Update: Microsoft MIX, Japan, and Kinect

Let's look at Microsoft's MIX Conference, innovative uses for the Kinect UI, tech being used in Fukushima, and a power-generating sidewalk.


Remote-Controlled Equipment Cleans Up Japan's Nuclear Disaster

Tokyo Electric Power is putting remote-controlled machinery to use at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Helicopters are being used to monitor the plant, and an excavator and transporter are being used to clear debris.

World Tech Update: Special Edition from Japan

This week's World Tech Update is a special edition from Sendai, Japan, where we look at the effect of the quake and tsunami on the tech industry and how tech is helping evacuees.

Clean-up Still Going on at Sony's Blu-Ray Factory Badly Damaged By Tsunami

Sony's facility for producing Blu-Ray discs and HD-camcorder tapes is located one mile from the ocean and suffered greatly during the recent earthquake and tsunami. Sony is just starting to pull the pieces together there.


New Baggage Screening System At LAX Promises More Efficient, Safer Travel

Los Angeles International Airport stepped up its baggage screening capabilities with the addition of new equipment for checked luggage. Called Siemens Apron Baggage Screening, the system can detect explosives and divert questionable bags for further screening.

Amazon Cloud Player & Cloud Drive Stores and Streams Your Media

Amazon introduced the cloud based services on Tuesday, offering 5GB of free storage to users.