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Windows Phone 7 Owners Won't Get In-App Purchases

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A note on the MSDN Windows Phone Developer Center website reveals that only Windows Phone 8 users will get in-app purchases.

Apple and Samsung: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Wacky claims aside, Cringely says patent trial affects more than iPads, iPhones -- the whole notion of tech innovation is at stake.

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Never Come Home to Empty Cupboards Again With This Virtual Grocery Store

You'll never forget to pick up the milk after a trip again with virtual grocery stores in airport departure lounges.

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4 Things Apple Will Eliminate With iPhone 5 and iOS 6

The latest beta releases of iOS 6 now give a clearer indication of which of Google’s services and features Apple will drop or replace with its own. Look for changes in maps, connectors, SIM cards, and YouTube access in the new iPhone.

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10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Wi-Fi-Only Tablet

Use these tips to download books, make phone calls, and get other vital information--all without investing in an expensive, built-in data plan.

Mars Rover FAQs: What's Next

NASA’s latest $2.5 billion mission to Mars started with a bang as the rover Curiosity landed safely. Here's what will happen next and how you can follow along.

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Samsung vs. Apple: Top 5 Revelations So Far

Court documents in the patent battle between the two industry heavyweights are unveiling insider ideas the companies didn't mean to share.

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A 3D-Printed Exoskeleton Made From Lego Plastic Changes Lives for Children

Metal exoskeletons are too heavy for disabled kids to use, so these researchers made a lightweight one, hot from the 3D printer.

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eBay Now Escalates Same-Day Shipping Wars

The auction site offers same-day retail delivery in a limited geographic area to rival similar and expanding services.

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iPhone Trade-In Flurry Begins

Seeking a used iPhone, or looking to trade up soon? After-market outlets are seeing an uptick in resales in anticipation of Apple's next-generation release.

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

One of the most complicated missions ever attempted by NASA, the landing of the one-ton rover Curiosity inside a crater on Mars.

Holiday Tech: Droolworthy Gear Coming This Fall

Ultrabook laptops, games, and HDTVs are likely to be hot this holiday season. And it's not too early to prepare for Black Thursday. Here's the lowdown.

5 Questions (and Answers) About Tonight's Mars Rover Landing

The Curiosity rover is on a mission of many months and millions of miles to test for microbial life on Mars, and its efforts are visible to the Earthbound.

How Outlook.com is Good for Gmail and Yahoo Mail

Now that Microsoft's revamped and flashy free e-mail service is drawing the spotlight, rivals Yahoo and Google have a clear reason to update their e-mail services.

Apple Could Sell 40 Million iPad Minis in a Year, Analyst Predicts

The 7-inch tablet is still hypothetical, and Apple still won't confirm its existence, but the buyers are ready for a smaller iPad, an analyst reports.