This Day in Tech: First look at new Nook, Windows Phone update

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, May 24.

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Boonsri Dickinson is a multimedia journalist who covers science, technology, and start-ups. She is a contributing editor at CBS SmartPlanet, and her work has appeared in Wired, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Discover magazine. E-mail Boonsri.
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Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, May 24.

Exclusive hands-on: Windows Phone update to integrate apps into hubs CNET gets a close look at four big changes that pertain to apps in Windows Phone 7's next update, code-named Mango. More

B&N's new Nook: Better than Kindle? Barnes & Noble has officially unveiled the second-generation Nook, a touch-screen e-ink e-reader that the company is branding as the "Simple Touch eReader." CNET's David Carnoy gets up close and personal with it. More

Tablet games for cats are touch-screen catnip Friskies' three new tablet games just for cats greatly widen the feline sphere of influence over technology. More

Estimates peg App Store at 500,000 apps Apple's App Store has hit half a million applications, a milestone that's been reached in just under three years. More

Drive safely with Vlingo InCar Vlingo InCar for Android 2.2+ does your texting and dialing for you while you keep your eyes on the road. Just say, "Hey Vlingo!" More

Bite this! Handheld device sniffs out bedbugs Bed Bug Detective works like a dog's nose to find the hidden creepy pests and their eggs so you can toss your sheets in the drier--or run screaming out of the house. More

Mitsubishi's 360-degree video of Bolivia's Death Road To prove the ruggedness and driving capabilities, Mitsubishi recorded its drive down Yungas Road in Bolivia using 360-degree cameras. More

Video: Crave, Ep 43: Meeting the Makers Eric and Donald reflect on their time at Maker Faire 2011 and encounters with robots, propane, and high-voltage sculpture, and wacky automobiles. More

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 GPS and fast shooting performance make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 a worthy rugged point-and-shoot even if its photos and videos aren't the sharpest. More