This Day in Tech: People like iPads more than computers

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, May 20.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, May 20.

Survey: Young more eager to pay via mobile phone
A MasterCard poll finds that 63 percent of those 18 to 34 years old would be comfortable paying for items using their cell phones, compared with 37 percent of those 35 and older. More

p> Volvo working on wireless charging for EVs
Volvo begins testing wireless charging technology for its Volvo C30 Electric. More

Are iPads the $500 computer of choice?
According to CNET poll results from last week, it certainly seems that way. Do you agree? More

Flexible solar panel uses thin-film cells (photos)
SoloPower's thin-film solar panels are made into flexible rolls, which makes them easy to manufacture, transport, and install, the company says. Join CNET for a factory tour. More

Google Books now finds, defines, translates text
Company beefs up its Google e-books by enabling readers to search for occurrences of a highlighted word as well as call up a definition or translation. More

Car Tech Live 216: CNET drives the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
What's the best engine out there? Can Satellite radio make it in the 21st century? Google pushing robo cars. And we drive the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V. More

Panasonic HDC-TM80 image samples
Unless you're shooting cropped into a subject in bright sunlight, the video quality of the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80 and HS80 will probably disappoint. More

Brian Tong gives the Buzz Report.

 

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