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Apple unveils minor bumps to MacBook Pro laptops

Apple today refreshed the MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades of the processor, a small price cut to the aged non-Retina model, and additional RAM for the least-expensive Retina configurations.
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Feds arrest Florida man who allegedly conned Apple out of $309K

A Florida man was arrested and charged with wire fraud after he allegedly bilked more than three-dozen Apple stores across the country of more than $309,000 worth of products over a several-month stretch.

Lithium-metal battery could boost gadget power

Researchers at Stanford University have made progress toward designing a battery with a lithium anode, a development that could increase battery power in electronics.

Qualcomm plants the seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

Smarter contextual awareness, 4K video and augmented reality are just some of the new technologies that will be offered by smartphones and tablets over the next year or so, according to Qualcomm's product blueprints.

Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory in '15

Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and 4K video, LP-DDR4 memory will reach smartphones and tablets close to two years earlier than expected, an analyst said.

Non-IBM Power8 servers to appear early next year

The first third-party servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early in 2015.

The other Apple economy: $2B in devices on eBay

In the U.S. alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices -- Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods -- were sold on eBay over the past 12 months.

Ultra high-def TVs still too expensive

A new report from IHS shows that because of steep prices, UHD TVs are not making deep inroads in the television market.

Low-cost Android tablets will get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner's plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end.

Apple grows Mac sales by 18% on the back of the MacBook Air

Apple sold 4.4 million Macs in the June quarter, the most ever for that three-month stretch, with an annual growth rate the rest of the PC industry hasn't seen since 2010.

Hardware In Depth

Lenovo plans new small-screen Windows tablet for U.S. market

Lenovo has stopped sales of its existing small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S., but plans a new model for release by the end of the year.

Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler

Review: Halt and Catch Fire adds sizzle to PC history

AMC's new TV series harks back to the early days of PCs -- but drama, not desktops, takes center stage.

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

Impact of Today's Hardware and Software Applications in Cloud-based Environments: Part 1

As an industry, we have been looking at cloud-based technologies both from private and public structure and how best to optimize design, engineer and develop such technologies to better optimize the world of wireless and the Internet of Everything.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

Marios Papadopoulos stores media files on a 1TB external hard drive. He asked about using the same drive for backup.

The enterprise PC: Not quite dead yet

Tablets haven't killed off the PC market, which is about to return from a downturn.

HP Places Its Data Center Bet on 'The Machine'

Many industry leaders over the years have developed technology to drive data center innovation. However, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle writes that HP's Machine concept -- which treats the data center as an appliance -- looks to redesign the data center from the ground up.

Boost that battery: Tips and tricks for laptops

All laptops run on batteries and all batteries eventually run out -- especially when you use your device throughout the day. Here are some tips to help keep it going.

Is Hardware Back? Mobile and Cloud Technology Offer Clues

If you haven't been living under a rock, you've heard pundits proclaim the death of the PC. As consumers move to tablets and stop buying laptops and desktops, and as companies pinch IT budgets even harder than they have in the past, it's easy to paint a doomsday scenario for hardware. Even the hardware companies play into this myth -- look no further than AMD to see weakness portrayed. For many, it seems, hardware has lost its sexiness.

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