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Mobile Shoppers Must Wait for NFC Payments

NFC-based mobile payments are still years from adoption, but shoppers can expect a plethora of contactless 'commerce services' first.

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.


Buy New Tech and Pay No Taxes on Your Purchase

If you're a lucky resident in one of eight select states, you'll have a chance to buy laptops, printers, software, and more in August without paying any taxes. Here are the details.

Google Play $25 Credit Amps Android Downloads

Nexus 7 owners who get a nudge to go shopping at Google Play are finding many interesting and budget-priced apps available.


Apple Patents Hint of iPhone Equipped with NFC

Near Field Communication technology could enable a future iPhone to act as a Universal Remote Control for cameras, game consoles, thermostats, and more.

7 Reasons to Beware Bitcoin

The virtual currency BitCoin is interesting from a technical perspective and problematic from a business viewpoint.

Google's 16GB Nexus 7 Disappears from Play Store

The popular tablet is still flying off the shelves, with many retailers taking back-orders and impatient buyers turning to gray markets.


iPad Launch in Beijing Quiet, Orderly

Apple's new iPad went on sale in China Friday with a sparse, orderly line at one of Beijing stores, as the company used a reservation system to distribute the tablet.


System Sales Estimates Disputed

Gartner's research suggests only Apple is increasing its market share in the PC market, but other trend-watchers say all worldwide shipments are down.

Back to School Sales Aren't Only for Students

Deals are already appearing, so it's not too soon to shop around for laptops, tablets, accessories and the seasonal Apple back-to-school special. Here's an overview.