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Hardcore Hardware: The Brompton S6L is the ultimate folding bicycle

If you're looking for an edge in the urban rat race, this tiny British bicycle is it.

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Qualcomm hopes a gradual approach to server market will work

The ARM server market is a dangerous place to be: It's still about promise and there's virtually no money to be made. Some ARM server chip makers have quit or shut down, while others hold on to the hope that it will some day be viable....

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Navy tests first ‘reversible’ clean energy fuel cell storage system

Boeing has delivered what it's calling a first-of-its-kind "reversible" fuel cell system for the U.S. Navy that uses a solid oxide cell to store energy created from solar power to produce clean, zero-emissions electricity.

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Microsoft expands Windows 10 release notes, but experts want more, much more

Microsoft is touting new release notes, and a listing of past updates, for Windows 10, saying it's providing the added information customers demanded.

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Qualcomm brings LTE connectivity to wearables with new Wear platform

Wearables are overwhelmingly tethered to smartwatches. Qualcomm wants to change that by bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with its new Snapdragon Wear platform.

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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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Setting up a Windows 10 picture PIN

How cool is it to draw on a picture to log into your Windows 10 PC? It's a lot cooler than remembering a bunch of letters and numbers. Here's how to set it up.

Maybe they finally realized there IS a problem?

Engineer pilot fish working for a state agency gets a notification from IT by way of his boss: Something is using up all the space on his local hard disk. And as months go by, it's not getting better.

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World's largest solar plant goes live, will provide power for 1.1M people

The Noor Concentrated Solar Power plant has just switched on in Morocco and will produce enough power to meet the needs of 1.1 million people by 2018.

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Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung sees the popular Raspberry Pi board as a way for masses to develop products with Tizen OS.

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Navy calls on researchers to create firefighting humanoid robot

Office of Naval Research is giving a grant of $600,000 to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor to develop motion-planning algorithms for firefighting humanoid robots.

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HP plans to continue with Itanium in servers for HP-UX customers

Intel's Itanium processor lineup has an uncertain future, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to an upcoming chip code-named Kittson.

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HPE servers get new names to help users figure out what they can be used for

If you're looking at buying servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, don't let a new naming convention throw you off balance.

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The whiteboards of tomorrow: 3 interactive displays

Meetings are made more productive by digital 'whiteboards' that you can write on and interact with. We review three new displays by InFocus, Sharp and Smart Kapp.

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10 improvements in Apple’s latest iOS, OS X betas

The new features coming soon to your Apple devices.

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Adding a child user account in Windows 10

It actually costs you 50 cents to set up a child user account in Windows 10! But there's a good reason why, and you'll find out how it all works in this video.

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Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

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Apple's GPU supplier ditches CEO, seeks new strategy

Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses.

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