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One of Google's mysterious barges is on the move

The Maine-docked Google barge, which created so much curiosity and brouhaha last fall, is on the move.
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Thumb drives can be reprogrammed to infect computers

Most USB devices have a fundamental security weakness that can be exploited to infect computers with malware in a way that cannot easily be prevented or detected, security researchers found.

NASA plans next-gen scientific tools for 2020 Mars rover

NASA has planned out the new and improved scientific instruments that will be included onboard the next robotic Mars rover. The instruments will look for signs of past life and the ability to create oxygen and rocket fuel on the Red Planet.

AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

Advanced Micro Devices wants to help gamers build cheaper, smaller desktops through new processors the company started shipping on Thursday

Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.

Intel's MinnowBoard Max coming in late, commanding higher prices

It's been a rough start for Intel's MinnowBoard Max open-source computer, which has been delayed and is now pricier.

AMD's 64-bit ARM board points toward x86 coexistence

Advanced Micro Devices is moving closer to a motherboard design that will accept both x86 and ARM chips with the shipment of its first 64-bit ARM board.

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.

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.

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.