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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail

Researchers at MIT have developed a tiny wireless trackpad that can be worn on a thumbnail.

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Apple's new Retina MacBook is 'repair nightmare'

Apple's new 12-in. MacBook is a "repair nightmare," as tough on do-it-yourselfers as 2012's first Retina-equipped MacBook Pro, according to iFixit.

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iFixit's MacBook teardown review may be a hard fix for Apple

Recent reports indicate that although Apple's new MacBook may be easy to build at a factory, after the glue sets it becomes quite a pain to take apart...

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Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

XYZprinting has released its least expensive 3D printer, the da Vinci Junior 1.0, which at $349 will likely delight beginner makers with its fully-enclosed design and onboard LED-control display. But don't expect a lot of detail in...

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9 new Apple technologies for WWDC 2015

Apple has woven together a program of platform potential that staggers belief

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Intel sales sag as PC sales slowdown drags on

The slower PC market has hit Intel's financial results.

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Is your business ready for 'stick' PCs?

The tech market is loaded with gizmos that violate a grandmotherly platitude that’s apropos for business: Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should. So what’s the general value of stick PCs and why should they be...

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Antique Apple-1 computer lands on eBay today

A collector will sell a rare Apple-1 personal computer on eBay this week, with 10% of the proceeds going to the ALS Association.

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Turing manuscript sells for $1M

A 56-page notebook manuscript by English mathematician Alan Turing sold at auction Monday for $1.025 million.

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U.S. chip block may delay China's 100 petaflop supercomputer

The U.S.'s recent denial of Intel chips for China's fastest supercomputer could derail an upgrade to double the machine's processing power.

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Apple Watch, MacBook ship times slip even more

Shipping times for Apple's Watch and new MacBook stretched into the future over the weekend, with most of the former now showing "June" and the latter backordered four to six weeks.

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Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one

Intel has shown what it calls the "world's first no-wires" laptop, which has wireless charging and can connect to peripherals without cables.

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Apple gets serious about online ordering push

Apple's head of retail is apparently serious about pushing customers to order online: There are no new MacBooks available for pickup at the company's brick-and-mortar stores.

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MAGIC gold MacBook: Apple's light laptop (heavily COMPROMISED)

Light, golden, pleasing to the eye -- no, it's not a breakfast biscuit or supermodel -- it's Apple's newest MacBook. That's the good news...

U.S. stops Intel from selling Xeon chips to Chinese supercomputer projects

U.S. government agencies have stopped Intel from selling microprocessors for China's supercomputers, reflecting concern about their use in nuclear tests.

PC shipments hit a six-year low as XP upgrades slow down

A slowdown in Windows XP upgrades and the wait for Windows 10 sent worldwide PC shipments tumbling to a six-year low in the first quarter this year, according to IDC.

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Apple updates Yosemite, ditches iPhoto for new Photos app

Apple today updated OS X Yosemite to 10.10.3, a build most notable for Photos, a new application that replaces the aged iPhoto.

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Update: Microsoft quietly seeds consumer PCs with Windows 10 upgrade 'nag' campaign

Microsoft has seeded Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs with an as-yet-optional update that will pitch the free Windows 10 upgrade to customers.

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