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New CEO tries to break Acer's reliance on PCs

Jason Chen is moving the company into wearables and other non-PC segments

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Hands on with Acer's Aspire Switch 10 hybrid

Acer's hybrid is primarily a tablet, but a magnetic keyboard base lets users give it different shapes

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Acer's first wearable is Liquid Leap, a fitness-tracking wristband

The 17 mm wide Liquid Leap will first launch as a companion product in select markets

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Acer announces a slew of new laptops, tablets, hybrids, and all-in-one PCs

The company also shows off what it says is the world's fastest Chromebook

AMD's string of tablet failures may end with Mullins chip

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AMD releases a new tablet chip called Mullins and a laptop chip called Beema, which are based on the Puma+ architecture

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Game consoles spur AMD's x86 processor market share

AMD's market share rose to 16.9 percent during the first quarter of 2014.

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Cloud-savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to reach devices by year end

The Bluetooth 4.1 specification can connect wearable devices directly to the cloud without a hub.

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Wearable device battery could last 10 years

Researchers at ORNL test a new battery that is safer and longer lasting than current ones, but it could be years before it reaches products.

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Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft lost business by not bringing Office to the iPad earlier.

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IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings

Apple's iPad shipments decline, but revenue and profit increase.

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Raspberry Pi alternatives emerge to fill need for speed

The HummingBoard and $50 Banana Pi are faster alternatives to the popular $25 Raspberry Pi PC.

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What kind of tablet does $5,000 get you?

Xplore's new XC6 DMSR tablets may break the bank, but they can take 7-foot drops and remain submerged in water.

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Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand

Micron ships M500DC SATA SSDs with capacities from 120GB to 800GB, priced at $1 per gigabyte

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Samsung's 28-inch 4K monitor price drops to under $600

Amazon, Newegg now selling Samsung's U28D590D 4K monitor for $599.99, which could lead to a drop in competitive prices.

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Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon

A researcher says plastic computers are still far away, as challenges need to be resolved on writing data and processing