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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.


Tablets, 3D Glasses, and More at IFA in Berlin

Check out the highlights of the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. Tablets, 3D glasses, phones and many and more devices were on display.


Multiplayer Gaming Goes Fullscreen with LG's 3D Dual Play Glasses

Normally in multiplayer games the screen is split, but with LG's Dual Play glasses and a 3DTV, each gamer can view a full screen.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Mysteriously Vanishes

Just days after introducing it at the IFA consumer electronics show, Samsung yanked the tablet after a German court order.


Sony's Head-Mounted Personal 3D Viewer

Sony is offering a head-mounted display as an alternative for consumers who don't want to buy a 3D TV.


Tablets Galore at the IFA Show in Berlin

In World Tech Update this week, tablets are all the rage here at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. Plus: new ultraportable laptops and cloud-connected cars.


Samsung Galaxy Note: Small Tablet or Big Smartphone?

Samsung hopes that it can convince consumers that the Galaxy Note is the bridge between smartphones and tablets.


Ford Evos Car Will Connect to the Cloud

Billed as a cloud-connected automobile, Ford says its concept car will make decisions based on driver preferences.