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Well, you know how wild those library parties get

High-level manager for this library system tells IT support there's a problem with her laptop's keyboard: No matter what key she types, random things happen.


Chip maker Avago may be close to buying Broadcom

Avago Technologies is in advanced talks to acquire Broadcom in a potential deal that could mark the latest consolidation in the global semiconductor industry, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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Does he stay or go? Parsing Apple's promotion of designer Jony Ive

Apple's well-known designer, Jony Ive, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief design officer. Does that mean he's staying at the company or leaving?

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Long-term review: The new MacBook is a great travel laptop

Apple's new MacBook doesn't have the best performance, but a brilliant display, light-weight design and long battery life make it the perfect travel laptop.

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Lenovo introduces new budget laptops

One model, the Lenovo Z51, can be upgraded to include Intel's RealSense 3D camera.

Oh, THAT'S what you meant!

Pilot fish is new on the job, supporting a collection of healthcare facilities spread over a wide area -- and at one of them, the pharmacy's server just refuses to boot.

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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality.

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Jony Ive gets promoted -- hands management drudgery to underlings

Stephen Fry has news for you: He once met Steve Jobs and burst through the reality distortion field, popping it like a bubble. Incidentally, Jony Ive....

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Review: HP’s latest blade delivers big punch in small package

ProLiant BL-460 Gen 9 blades are tuned for virtual workloads.

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Microsoft implores enterprises to help it test optional Windows 7 updates

Microsoft wants enterprise IT administrators to play guinea pig by deploying many more fixes to Windows 7 and Server 2012 R2, another step in getting customers to test patches before they're rolled out everyone.

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Chromebook craze won't abate this year

Google's effort to add features and push Chromebooks into more hands is working, with shipments of the low-cost laptops expected to jump 27 percent this year.

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Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple says it has resolved a widespread iCloud issue that caused service disruptions for 40 percent of its users, which amounts to at least 128 million people, based on a company customer count.

By the numbers: Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac quarterly sales

While there's a lot of chatter about declining iPad revenue, what about overall number of devices sold? We take a look at unit sales, accounting for seasonal swings.

Well, it was funny while it lasted

User from HR emails this support ticket to the help desk, a pilot fish on the scene reports: "When I printer my documents nothing comes out."

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ARM CEO sees fierce smartphone rivalry driving faster chip development

Heated competition in the smartphone and tablet markets has pushed chip makers to speed up the pace at which they release new processors, ARM CEO Simon Segars said this week.

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Apple spreads Force Touch trackpad to 15-in. MacBook Pro

Apple today refreshed the 15-in. MacBook Pro, adding its new Force Touch trackpad to the laptop to match the move made in March on the smaller 13-in. model.

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5 details you may miss in Apple’s new Macs

Apple ships new MacBook Pro and cheaper 5K iMac

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Intel to unwrap 'next-generation' Thunderbolt in two weeks

Apple's decision not to include Thunderbolt in its super-slim 12-inch MacBook hasn't discouraged Intel from continuing development of the high-speed connector technology.

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Forecast update: 410M PCs on Windows 10 in 18 months

Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 410 million PCs within 18 months of the new OS's release, an analysis of user share data and upgrade tempos shows.

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