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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.

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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.

First Windows Mango Phone Unveiled

The first smartphone based on the new "Mango" edition of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform has been unveiled in Tokyo.

Toyota's High-Tech Realistic Driving Simulator

It looks like something out of science fiction...the world's most advanced driving simulator, designed to replicate the sensations of sitting behind the wheel of a car. It's part of Toyota's research into reducing road accidents.

Contour+ Helmet Cam Records 1080p, Uses Your Smartphone as Viewfinder

The Contour+ logs GPS coordinates, shoots 1080p video and turns an Android phone or iPhone into a viewfinder via Bluetooth.

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Apple Releases Lion, the Space Shuttle Retires, and More

In World Tech Update this week, Lenovo introduces new tablets, the space shuttle Atlantis touches down for the final time, Apple releases Lion, the Nissan's Leaf electric car expands availability, and more.

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Toyota Develops Pedestrian Collision-Detection System

Toyota has developed a safety system that can automatically stop a car in the moments before a collision with a pedestrian.

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Hudson: Hong Kong Sees Dip in Hiring Expectations

At the request of Computerworld Hong Kong the story headlined "Hudson: Hong Kong sees dip in hiring expectations" and posted July 19, 2011, has been removed from...

Windows Phone 7, Assange, Netflix, and Innovation

In this week's World Tech Update: Ballmer jokes about Windows Phone 7, Assange fights extradition, Netflix raises fees, and more.

China's Tianhe-1 Supercomputer Boots Up

One of China's fastest supercomputers is now running in Hunan. The Tianhe-1 has a theoretical peak speed of 1.1 petaflops, which means it can perform up to 1,100 trillion operations per second.

The Boing787, Facebook's Video Chat, and PowerPoint Issues

On World Tech Update this week, we take a look inside the most advanced passenger jet in the sky, check out Facebook video chat, and find out what one Swiss man is doing against PowerPoint.

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Spy Cameras, Violent Games, and the MySpace Sale

On World Tech Update this week: Office365 launches, violent video games can be sold to minors, U.S. police use secret cameras, and more.

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Balmer Launches Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer formally launched the much-awaited Office 365 this week. The new suite is a nod to the rising popularity of cloud-based apps.