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Text of Steve Jobs' Letter to Apple Employees

Steve Jobs sent the following letter to Apple employees and board members upon his resignation as CEO Wednesday.

Intel Pledges $300 Million for Thin Laptops

Intel plans to invest $300 million in companies that develop new technologies for "Ultrabooks," super-thin laptops designed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air.

Microsoft Tops US Game Market for Seventh Straight Month

Microsoft said its XBox 360 console sold 277,000 units in July, giving it a 45 percent share for the current generation of game boxes.

World Tech Update, August 4, 2011

Sony promises a ship date for its PlayStation Vita, an airline offers in-flight movies and TV shows over Wi-Fi, Google Chrome intros two noteworthy upgrades and more.

Japanese Care Robot Lifts Patients From Bed To Wheelchair

This is "RIBA-II," a robot designed to help with the tough task of lifting patients from their mattress into a wheelchair.

Nissan's Electric Car Can Power A House

In a twist on conventional charging for electric cars, Nissan has developed a system that allows a vehicle to supply electricity to power a house.