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Win RT Tablets Will Cost $300 Less Than Win 8 Slates

Microsoft's ARM tablets will be priced to attract consumers, says a Lenovo executive; the expected price tag bumps Apple's iPad while pricier Intel Surface models aim for business.

Google Play Store Set to Get Gift Cards, Wish Lists

Hackers uncovered code supporting the features in a new update of the store’s application package.


Windows Phone 7.8: Leaked Document Details Missing Features

Microsoft has been silent on what will be missing in Windows Phone 7.8, but a document originating in France and attributed to Nokia offers some clues.

Collar to Keep Track of Dogs' Temperature is in the Works

The Dog Caller is meant for people who leave their dog in a car. It sends an alert to the owner's phone warning them their dog's temperature is reaching an unsafe level.


RadioShack Plan for Carrier Service Leaked

The retailer is apparently moving from simply selling handsets to providing mobile service in partnership with Cricket.


Microsoft Updates Its Free Movie Editing, Photo Software

Windows Essentials Movie maker upgrades video stabilization, sound editing, and titling. Win Essentials Photo Gallery gets a new auto-collage feature.


Scaled-Down Office App to Ship with Surface Tablet

Features are being removed to make the OS perform better and improve the tablet's battery life.

Laptop bundles, 46-inch TVs Top August Deals

Consumer electronics shoppers in search of bargains on iPhones, Kindle Fire should take a wait-and-see approach.


Apple, Samsung Wage Battle Both In and Out of Court

The opening week of the "tech trial of century" over patent protection and alleged copying reveals the combatants' strategies regarding evidence and publicity.


Facebook Baseball Pages Hacked, Naughty Messages Posted

A Jeter sex change and pit bull giveaway were among the outlaw posts to team pages until MLB restored the site with apologies.

Facebook Reports 80M Accounts Are Bogus

Facebook says 8.7% of accounts classified as duplicate are false by social network.

Google Brings Google Wallet to the Cloud

Google Wallet now has a cloud-based version and new security features.


Court Delays Apple's Bid To Ban Galaxy Nexus Smartphone

Samsung's phone can continue to be sold in the United States while the case winds through the court system.


Republic Wireless Opens Unlimited, $19-a-Month Voice, Text and Data Service to New Members

Carrier also adds the Motorola DEFY XT Android smartphone to its handset lineup.


NBC's Olympic Coverage Takes a Social Media Beating Online

Despite setting viewing records, the TV network's overall Olympic efforts are being roundly blasted on the Net.