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Steve Wozniak visits Xiaomi in China, endorses its products

Wozniak was invited on a speaking engagement to help inspire the company's engineers.

Top tech crimes of 2013

Prisons around the world this year made way for techie criminals alongside the more garden variety murderers, thieves, and schemers.

TechHive: First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Makes Its Debut

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Samsung jumped firmly behind Microsoft's next-gen Windows operating system for phones and tablets Wednesday by announcing its ATIV product family.

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First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Makes Its Debut

Samsung uses the IFA 2012 tech conference in Berlin to unveil itsnew ATIV line, which includes the ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, as well as new tablets, cameras, and PCs.

Federal Jury Decides Largely in Apple's Favor, Samsung Hit With $1 Billion in Damages

The jury in the Apple/Samsung patent case decides that Samsung must pay Apple $1 billion for mobile tech patent infringements.

The Byte: Chrome OS Update, Tablet Race Results, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

Amazon's Kindle Fire is catching up to Apple's iPad. Google hopes to fixed dropped WiFi on its Chromebooks. Researchers think that SSDs have a bleak outlook. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean might be on the horizon.

iPad 3 Announcement, FBI Wants Data From Social Network, and Google-Motorola Deal is Approved

On World Tech Update this week, Apple announces when they will debut the next iPad, the FBI wants to mine data from social networks, a Yahoo shareholder challenges board picks, US and Europe approve Google-Motorola deal, and President Obama launches marshmallows.

The Byte: iPad 3 and LTE, Yahoo is Challenged, Android Losing to iOS

Apple's iPad 3 will debut on March 7 and could support US LTE data networks. Yahoo faces a board challenge from a shareholder who rejected the proposed candidates and suggested his own. Android lost smartphone marketshare for the first time as Apple had a great fourth quarter. CERN's Large Hadron Collider is shifting into high gear.

The Byte: Google's Buy Approved, HDDs Soar, Sony’s Smart Socket

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility is approved. Hard disk drive prices will remain high until 2014. A humanoid robot shoots and scores on the ice. Sony Smart Sockets can control power consumption.

The Byte: Microsoft Hacked, Apple Wants Inspections, White House CTO Resigns

Microsoft's online store is hacked, Apple asks for Foxconn inspections, the White House CTO resigns, and the FCC maps mobile-broadband penetration.

App Reviews: Fitness and Health Apps

Your best and cheapest personal trainer may be your tablet or smartphone. On this week's App Review we'll take a look at some of the best health and fitness apps including RunKeeper, Instant Heart Rate, Fitness HD and MyFitnessPal.

Yahoo Shakeup, Google Fiber, and Samsung Mocks Apple

On World Tech Update this week: Yahoo shakes up its board, Google fiber gets ready to go in Kansas, WiFi on planes isn't taking off, a website makes it easier to stalk fellow commuters, DARPA develops a four legged robot for the military, and Samsung mocks Apple.

The Byte: Yahoo Starts Afresh, Nokia Layoffs, Chrome for Android 4.0

More than half of Yahoo's board will be new. Nokia will lay off 4,000 workers and move production facilities to Asia before the end of 2012. Google's Chrome browser will come to Android 4.0 devices.

The Byte: Sony Rebrands, ThinkPad Gets Android 4.0, Google Fiber

Sony will merge its PlayStation platform into broader services and products, Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet gets an OS upgrade, and Google preps for fiber cables.

The Byte: Not Stringer's Fault, Google Fined, Playbook Cut, Android Market Cleaned

Sony's CEO says losses aren't his fault, Google has to pay a fine, RIM cuts the price of its Playbook again, and Android Market malware is reduced.