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Gadgets that can hear, track and watch to dominate CES

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Wearable cameras, glasses, smartwatches to dominate CES show floor.

google vp9

Google's 4K video format to hit TVs, mobile devices, PCs

Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Intel, and other companies have pledged their support for Google's VP9 4K video format

Archos smartwatch

Archos to show sub-$100 smartwatches at CES

The smartwatches from Archos will start at around $83; in addition, the company plans to roll out an Android tablet geared toward home automation.

Facebook tops US social networking charts, but users diversifying

Facebook remains universal favorite, but LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram also are seeing growth.

ARM server chip pioneer Calxeda shuts down

Calxeda folds operations after it failed to find additional capital.

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Intel eyes cloud servers with Broadwell server system-on-chip

The Broadwell-DE chip will be put directly on server motherboard and has some advantages and tradeoffs

HP's Whitman gets one heck of a pay raise

Whitman's annual base salary has been bumped to $1.5 million from just a dollar.

Neuromorphic chip at the University of Heidelberg, Germany

Bringing brains to computers

Silicon brains will create new computers that can use the human brain as a model to make decisions.

AppliedMicro offers first development kit with 64-bit ARM server chip

AppliedMicro's $5,000 MyX-Gene development board will ship to system makers, software partners before solo developers.

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Avago agrees to buy LSI for $6.6 billion

Avago looks to ride the wave of growing mobile traffic with LSI acquisition

Intel to acquire wireless assets of Mindspeed Technologies

Intel gets wireless base-station expertise with acquisition

ARM targets mobile gaming with Geomerics acquisition

ARM wants to boost its presence in the fast-growing mobile gaming industry.

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Dell establishes $300 million venture fund to invest in emerging tech

The fund will invest in early-growth companies in the areas of storage, cloud, data, security, mobility and data centers.

Dell Chromebook 11 (1)

Dell's Chromebook 11 breaks reliance on Google's cloud

Dell's first Chromebook is targeted at the education market, with consumer models coming later.

Dell joins the Chromebook army with 11-inch educational laptop

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Dell will initially ship Chromebook 11 to educational institutions, models coming to consumers later