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New rugged laptop from Dell has a screen with a twist

Dell introduces a 11.6-inch rugged laptop that can double up as a tablet

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Fumble-free USB 3.1 connector will be in products by year end

USB Implementers Forum says final USB 3.1 specification will be published in July

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

The Newton development kit is the first with a MIPS CPU. Android Wear is on the roadmap, too.

Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Beyond selling more x86 chips, the Intel investment could be pushing Cloudera away from software development for ARM.

Samsung's 28-inch, 4K monitor to sell for $699.99

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Samsung's new 4K monitor should bring the price of 4K monitors down even further.

Intel upgrades Edison, its smallest computer

Intel will add more connectivity capabilities to its Edison board for wearable devices.

Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

The company has set up a Web page about the recall, which affects numerous laptops sold in 2010 and 2011.

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Intel makes 'significant' investment in Hadoop company Cloudera

Intel will market Cloudera's Hadoop distribution over its own

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Intel cautious about selling wearable devices directly

The acquisition of fitness tracker Basis opens the way in that market, but Intel plans to move slowly

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Windows Phones to get better gaming, battery with DirectX 12

Better gaming via DirectX 12 isn't only for PCs and consoles, Qualcomm says

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Nvidia adds Pascal but delays Volta GPU, Parker mobile chip

Nvidia's Tegra road map adds a new Pascal graphics GPU and Erista mobile processor, while Volta and Parker are moved.

Nvidia pushes brain-like computing with new graphics products

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Nvidia unveils the Titan Z graphics card, which is the company's fastest GPU to date

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Servergy becomes first company outside of IBM to build Power server

IBM's Power architecture expands its wings to Servergy's Cleantech Server CTS-1000 blade server

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Dell continues software expansion with StatSoft acquisition

Dell acquires predictive analytics company for undisclosed amount

Intel's first Broadwell chips set the stage for faster PCs

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The chips will make their way into desktops during the second half of 2014