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Mac Pro shortage sets record as worst Mac production debacle

Apple's inability to meet demand for its Mac Pro desktop computer has surpassed that of its most egregious Mac production problem in memory, the debacle over the all-in-one iMac of late 2012 and early 2013.

As pings go silent, Robotic sub joins search for Malaysian jet

Failing to hear any further pings from the missing Malaysian airliner, searchers today began using an autonomous underwater torpedo-shaped robot.

Google invests in company developing service robots

Google has invested in robotics company Savioke, which plans to produce a robot that could work in places such as nursing homes and hospitals.

Windows XP expiration couldn't save PC market in Q1

The looming threat of running an unsupported OS wasn't enough to save PC shipments from continuing their slide in the first quarter.

Phantom flying drone shoots improved, more stable video

Aerial videography drone maker DJI introduced its next generation quad-copter, the Phantom 2 Vision Plus, at NAB in Las Vegas Monday.

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 supports peer-to-peer Mac connections

Intel is bringing peer-to-peer computer networking capabilities to Thunderbolt 2 with a feature that allows Macs -- and soon, PCs -- to connect directly for high-speed data transfers.

HP touts speedy Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs

Hewlett-Packard's new Z Turbo Drive solid-state drives will be faster than conventional SSDs that plug into hard-drive slots, the company said.

Raspberry Pi plans new modular computer for maker audience

Raspberry Pi -- popular for its $25 PC -- plans later this year to ship new hardware in the form of a smaller board that plugs into a custom motherboard slot, which could appeal to a new audience of makers, enthusiasts and enterprise users.

Qualcomm talks up its fastest ever 64-bit Snapdragon chip

Qualcomm is getting high on 64-bit chips with its fastest ever Snapdragon processor, which will render 4K video, support LTE Advanced and could run the 64-bit Android OS.

Mainframe turns 50: IBM System/360 launch was dawn of enterprise IT

In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Public Wi-Fi speeds to get a boost from Qualcomm's new antenna technology

Qualcomm has chipsets on the way that use new antenna technology to boost Wi-Fi download speeds in crowded spaces where lots of people are competing for bandwidth.

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.

Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs

Intel is preparing a new 'Braswell' chip to succeed its power-efficient Bay Trail processor found in PCs besides working on bringing over 20 Chromebook designs to the market this year.

Amazon releases Fire TV set-top box with voice activation

Amazon announced its $99 Fire TV set-top box that plugs into an HDTV's HDMI port and includes voice activated searches.

First images of reversible USB cables emerge

A presentation at the Intel Developer's Forum this week showed images of the upcoming USB Type-C plug that is smaller than today's USB 3.0 connectors and is symmetrical in design.

Apple looks to buy Renesas chip joint venture

Apple is said to be in talks with Renesas Electronics to buy its majority-owned joint venture that designs chips for smartphone displays.

Intel to offer exclusive content to devices running its chips

After falling behind ARM in the mobile processor market, Intel plans to go on the offensive by creating exclusive content for devices built around its chips.

Intel unveils China innovation center

As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart of one of China's major technology hubs.

Newton is the first MIPS-based mini-computer for wearables

A Chinese company has released a computer about the size of an SD card that can run a full version of Android and should make it easier to build wearable devices.

U.S. Navy to test humanoid robotic firefighters

Some day, if there's a fire on a U.S. naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out.