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Coolest Robots of 2010

2010 has been quite a year for our gear-driven robot friends. Here's our review of the year's robot news.


Santa Video-Chats with Sick Kids

Dozens of patients at Children's Hospital Boston videoconferenced with Santa this week.

Top Gadgets of 2010

Smartphones and tablets stole the gadget headlines in 2010 as the innovation spotlight turned away from consumer electronics and back to computing. Here's our look at the top gadgets of 2010.


Windows 8 Tablet Rumors, A Look at Chrome OS, and YouTube's Top 10

Time Magazine names its Person of the Year, we have a hands on with Google Chrome OS, rumors swirl about a Windows 8 tablet, the founder of Wikileaks makes bail, and YouTube publishes its list of the top ten videos of 2010.

2010: Microsoft's Year in Review

In 2010, Microsoft saw ups and downs with bright spots in gaming, mobile and cloud computing.


EU Fines LCD Manufacturers For Price-Fixing

The European Commission found five LCD manufacturers, including LG Displays and AU Optronics, guilty of forming a cartel and fined them $865m for price-fixing.


Chrome OS Laptops, Wikileaks, Facebook and More

On World Tech Update this week Google introduces laptops that run Chrome OS, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is under arrest, the EU fines an LCD cartel, we take a look at a green supercomputer in Japan, Facebook profiles get a redesign and a robotic arm imitates an elephant's trunk.


The Top Tech Quotes of 2010

Steve Ballmer, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, Lady Gaga and others round out our top tech quotes of 2010.


Sharp Announces Launch of Galapagos e-Book Tablet

Sharp will launch its Galapagos e-book tablets in Japan on Dec. 10. The tablets will go on sale in two versions: One has a 5.5-inch screen and the other has a 10.8-inch screen.


The Beatles, Cisco's Tablet, Netflix, and More

On World Tech Update this week the Beatles and Apple finally come together, a voice and data satellite launches, Walmart sells a cheap laptop, Cisco's Cius tablet gets a launch date, NEC shows of the LifeTouch, Kinect hits a milestone, Netflix plans to stream to Android and we build another PC.


World Tech Update: Google Bonuses, Bendable OLED Screens

Google tries to retain top talent, OLED screens from Samsung can bend and curve.


E-Ink and LG Debut Color e-Paper Screens

The first electronic paper displays that can show color were unveiled at the Flat Panel Display International show in Japan. The screens open to way for electronic book readers like Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader to add color but so far only a single Chinese device maker has committed to the technology.


Evernote 2.0 Now Available for Android

Evernote will launch a new version of its app for Android phones on Nov. 8. The company says it's the most advanced version yet for a phone.


Negroponte's OLPC XO-3 Tablet Delayed

One Laptop Per Child Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said that the XO-3 tablet computer would be first shown sometime in February 2011, about 45 days later than originally planned.


HP Tablet News, Celebs Try Microsoft's Kinect, and More

HP puts the Slate 500 on sale, OLPC delays its tablet debut, Sony stops selling its Walkman in Japan, YouTube plans the next Symphony Orchestra, celebrities try out Microsoft Kinect, and Foursquare offers a tough-to-get badge.