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Toshiba bakes TransferJet file transfer and wireless charging into touchscreen kiosk, charges phones and credit cards

In an effort to make Toshiba's TransferJet more... <i>business</i>, the company revealed a touchscreen kiosk that allows you to buy (and immediately download) music, videos and more. Just in case that alone wasn't enough, the kiosk, which is adorably petite, also uses NFC to pair the device and (if you …

Qualcomm Now Has a Foot in All the Wireless Charging Camps

Qualcomm, which has been a major backer of the Alliance for Wireless Power, is now also taking part in two rival wireless-charging-standards …

Tech Trends

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could compete (if not necessarily win) in the big leagues. Amazon's third trick — revealed Wednesday — is to blow past Apple …

Gear & Gadgets

Best Laptops for 2018

Price Unavailable Not Available<p>CNET's Rating<p>9 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 8 Performance<br>• 9 Battery<p>The pen-enabled Yoga 920 is as impressive for its design as it is …

Gear & Gadgets

Surface blades: Microsoft bets on accessories as the future of tablets

Microsoft's biggest announcement this week wasn't its Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablets, or even what was inside them. It was a surprising Music Cover and the thinner, more impressive second-generation Touch Cover. Instead of rethinking the core concepts behind the Surface itself, Microsoft is …

Google Glass is shattering: 6 months after launch, multiple reports of breakage and breakdowns

Google Glass appears to be living up to its name. At least, the latter half of it.<p>The sexy prototype augmented reality devices are unexpectedly fragile, breaking down with some degree of regularity after just a few months of use.<p>“First, a few weeks ago the side of the prism started to delaminate,” …

iOS 7 downloads causing network outages at several school campuses, activation server failures

As noticed by BusinessInsider, Apple’s release of iOS 7 today is causing havoc for the networks of several college campuses and other schools where a large number of iOS device users are attempting to download the new OS. Some schools, including Ohio University, is even urging students to delay …

Kogan debuts second Agora smartphone: 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Jelly Bean, $189

Kogan's Agora brand may not drive techies wild like Galaxies or iThings do, but its motto is clear: try to deliver reasonable hardware at the lowest possible price. The company's first bid for a piece of the smartphone pie launched earlier this year, and today we're learning of its sequel. …