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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...

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.