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USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

The emerging USB 3.1 standard is set to reach desktops as hardware companies release motherboards with ports that can transfer data twice as fast as the previous USB technology.

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Ford to put brakes on speeding with new tech

Ford's upcoming Intelligent Speed Limiter system monitors road signs with a camera mounted on the windshield, and slows the vehicle as required.

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Apple buys into big data?

Reports claim Apple has agreed to purchase FoundationDB, manufacturer of powerful future-focused databasing software

Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a new way to make chips and solar panels using gallium arsenide, a semiconductor that beats silicon in several important areas but is typically too expensive for widespread...

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

A security researcher discovered the flaw in November and reported it to the PC manufacturer, which patched it in January. However, it's not clear if the fix closed all avenues for abuse.

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HP boxes up the cloud for the enterprise

Enterprises that want to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing but still prefer to keep computational resources in-house should take a look at a new cloud system offered by Hewlett-Packard. A preconfigured package of hardware...

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'Becoming Steve Jobs': Why it matters

A review. Who was Steve Jobs? What motivated him, how did he see the world, and where did he find the inspiration and motivation that caused him to express himself through the products he put his stamp on?

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SolarCity to build its own power grids

SolarCity, a solar panel installer, is offering to set up mini-power grids that include battery backup, which can be deployed by corporate campuses, military bases and even cities.

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Holy smoke! The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast

Benchmark tests on a new MacBook Pro show it can pin the needle at more than 1,400MBps.

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Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

Microsoft is looking beyond 4K with Windows 10 and bringing 8K support to the operating system, years before TVs, monitors and content for that display resolution become widely available.

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Apple gives stamp of approval to new Steve Jobs biography

CEO Tim Cook says Walter Isaacson's authorized bio didn't do justice to Jobs's legacy.

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Get ready for Photos for OS X

Photos for the Mac is coming, it's good but different.

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Here are the components that will power your next smartphone

The last couple of months haven seen the launch of a clutch of new smartphones -- and also new chipsets that aim to make the next generation of smartphones more powerful and simpler to recharge.

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Bare-metal switches poised to take off in data centers

Bare-metal switches that can be programmed like Linux servers aren't just for big Web companies anymore. They may show up in a lot more average enterprises in the next few years.

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Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new...

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After hitting Raspberry Pi 2, Windows 10 will head to Qualcomm's board

Raspberry Pi 2 has been the only announced option for enthusiasts looking to make electronics using Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10, but Qualcomm is now offering its DragonBoard 410c as an alternative.

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Tesla's Elon Musk says driving may someday be illegal

The Tesla founder said at an Nvidia conference that humans may not be allowed to drive for safety reasons once autonomous cars are ubiquitous.

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Pirates will stay pirates, even after Windows 10 upgrade

Although Microsoft will let pirates upgrade to Windows 10, the company's not giving them a free pass.

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