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'Cloak' could make heat, static invisible in electronics

Search for two-part invisibility cloak yields technique that could help eliminate static and heat build-up in electronic devices

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Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

When Microsoft released a critical update for Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several versions of the Windows OS -- even the technical preview for Windows 10.

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Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of...

Molecular flash memory could store massive amounts of data

Novel molecules could help flash memory move beyond its storage limits, allowing for massive amounts of data to be recorded in small spaces.

Intel touts 3D NAND flash that offers 'as much storage as you want'

Intel plans to ship 3D NAND flash chips next year that will allow it to cram more bits into solid-state storage.

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Coming in 2015 from Intel: thumb-sized 'compute sticks'

Intel is shrinking PCs to thumb-sized "compute sticks" and expects them to be out next year.

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Moore's Law nears 50, and Intel's battling to keep up

It's becoming more difficult for Intel to keep up with Moore's Law.


Dear Mac users, please, please backup today

That fast Mac with an SSD drive delivers blistering performance -- until disaster strikes. That's when you really need to have a backup system in place.

Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China

Qualcomm wants to enter the server market and will tap expertise in China to build the low-power chips it needs.

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Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

A federal court in Florida has temporarily shut down two "massive" telemarketing operations that allegedly conned tens of thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by tricking them into fixing nonexistent computer errors.

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Coming by 2023, an exascale supercomputer in the U.S.

The U.S. has set 2023 as the target date for producing the next great leap in supercomputing, if its plans aren't thwarted by two presidential and four Congressional elections between now and then.

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Apple's remaining co-founders, Woz and Wayne, reminisce about early company relics

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn't surprised at the growing interest in early artifacts from the company, including the Apple-1. But Ron Wayne, another co-founder, is amazed by it.

Intel to combine PC and mobile chip divisions to reflect market shifts

Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.

Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80

The story, "Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80," posted Monday, incorrectly reported the number of K80 cards that the Dell PowerEdge C4130 server can accommodate. It can accommodate four K80 cards.

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OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.

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Apple strikes deal with China's UnionPay for App Store payments

Apple today announced it had struck a deal with UnionPay, China's most popular credit and debit card system, to accept payments for digital goods on its App Store.

Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80

Nvidia's PC graphics chips may draw all the attention, but supercomputing chips are driving the company's GPU technology ahead.

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Mobile 4K video gets wired to TVs

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices

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