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Samsung's 28-inch 4K monitor price drops to $599

The price of Samsung's latest 28-inch 4K monitor has dropped by $100 to just under US$600, which could be a precursor to 4K monitor prices further plummeting as the technology goes mainstream.
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The da Vinci $499 3D printer goes on sale

XYZprinting's da Vinci 3D printer went on sale today and is among the lower priced printers in an arena mostly made up of $1,000-plus machines.

Invasion of the body snatchers: Wearable devices are coming for you

A place in your pocket is no longer enough for mobile gadget makers. Now, they want your body.

Researchers 3D print micro trusses as strong as steel, lighter than water

Using 3D laser lithography, a team of German scientists have created micro-truss and -shell structures from ceramic polymer composites that exceed the strength-to-weight ratio of all engineering materials, with a density below 1,000 kg/m.

Panasonic brings 4K to wearable action camcorders

If you want to record your next climb up a cliff in extreme detail, Panasonic is offering a high-resolution wearable camera that shoots in 4K at 30 frames per second progressive.

HP says never mind about June 3D printer announcement

At its annual stockholder meeting last week, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman delivered a delicious critique of 3D printing speeds. "[It's] like watching ice melt," she said.

After 30 years, HP brings multifunction inkjet printing to the office

Hewlett-Packard shipped its first inkjet printer in 1984, but waited 30 years to release a multifunction inkjet printer for general office printing in enterprises.

Dell replacing displays on XPS 12 hybrids with 'burn-in' issues

Dell has admitted that some of its XPS 12 convertible laptops have "burn-in" issues with the display and is offering to replace affected screens for free, even on systems that are out of warranty.

HP updates aim to make BYOD printing more secure

Using mobile devices for one-off printing tasks on office printers may not be a big deal, but Hewlett-Packard is trying to mitigate any security risk through direct wireless printing features it is bringing to enterprise printers.

Google Glass now available with designer frames, prescription lenses

Google Glass is now compatible with prescription lenses thanks to a set of four titanium frames designed to carry the company's Internet-enabled wearable computer.

Computer Peripherals In Depth

USB Type-C: Simpler, faster and more powerful

The next generation of USB cables, the Type-C, will offer faster data streams, an increased ability to power devices, and better ease of use.

Bart Perkins: Power to the people's devices

The new USB Power Delivery spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head.

Review: 3 new scanners store your documents in the cloud

If you regularly need to store documents in the cloud, a desktop scanner could help. We look at three new devices from Brother, Neat Company and DCT that approach the task in different ways.

Hands on: Trying a 3D printer -- a beginner's tale

Learning to use a 3D printer for the first time is not complicated, but learning to do it well comes with a significant learning curve.

3 Trends That Will Make Life Harder for CIOs in 2014

Robots, 3-D printers and wearable tech are indeed cool, but they should raise red flags for IT leaders. Here's how these emerging technologies will cause operations, privacy and user policy headaches for CIOs in 2014.

Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2013

From audio gear to gadgets, smartphones to stocking stuffers, we've rounded up the best tech gear to give and get this year. Search, sort or browse our list of ideas to find the perfect gift.

3-D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

3-D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.

Image is everything: A buyer's guide to business projectors

It's crucial to get the right projector for your company's sales presentations, training sessions and more. We help you sort through the bewildering array of projector styles and provide tips on what to look for.

Leap Motion Controller review: A touchscreen interface without the touching

The new Leap Motion Controller brings motion control to any computer. The question is: How effective is it, and does it have any practical value?

Keep watch: 5 cloud security cameras

Cloud-based security cameras can keep watch on your home when you're not around. We tested 5 of these systems and report on our findings.

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