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Intel, NXP team on computers that take wireless transactions

Online shoppers will be able to pay by tapping a contactless card or an NFC-enabled mobile phone against their PC or laptop.

Shopular is the mallrat's guide to Black Friday and beyond

Every ad for every store, all in one place? Yes, please.

How to stretch your savings when shopping on tech deal websites

Those in the know share their insider tips on how to save bucks for gifts from tech deal sites.

Amazon, U.S. Post Office team up for Sunday deliveries

Sunday deliveries are coming to New York and L.A. ahead of a larger roll out in 2014, and weekend shipments are still free for Amazon Prime members.

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Smartphone sales increase sets record in third quarter

Smartphone shipments grew by 9% in the third quarter, a record for a single quarter, which continues a record-setting trend, research firm IDC said.

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iPad trade-in interest jumps

Long before Apple started selling its iPad Air, more than double the number of consumers asked for price quotes on their older tablets than last year, a pair of buyback companies said.

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Amazon announces ten-dollar increase to free-shipping minimum

Amazon’s free shipping minimum went up Tuesday from $25 to $35 -- the first price increase in over a decade -- in an apparent play to boost Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Jamba Juice introduces Mobile Wallet support with a freebie

Up to one million free Jamba Juice smoothies will go to Isis mobile wallet smartphone users later this year, when Isis takes its NFC-ready technology to the national stage.

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Microsoft unveils app gift cards

Microsoft has begun selling gift cards good for purchases on its digital content market, taking a page out of Apple's iTunes playbook.

5 lingering (and silly) tech fees we shouldn't still be paying

Several charges and fees appear on bills for technology long after they should no longer apply. Here are some of the worst offenders; be aware.

Mobile shopping still stalled by security worries, hassle

Without exception, using a credit or debit card was deemed more secure than a mobile phone, whether the purchase was made in-store or online, according to a survey sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal. In addition, the personal computer was seen as the safest option for accessing the Web by 62 percent of the respondents versus six percent who chose a smartphone.

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