James NiccolaiDeputy News Editor, IDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Virtual reality goes 3D with Samsung's Project Beyond camera

It looks like a UFO, but Samsung says it's real. Project Beyond's array of cameras can deliver 3D livestreams to Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset.

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Dell looks to wow clients with a new type of converged system

The PowerEdge FX has a modular design that can be configured for different workloads

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Michael Dell gets his payback, slams 'turmoil' at HP and IBM

Dell's CEO enjoyed a moment of schadenfreude at Dell World on Tuesday

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HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

The ProLiant m710 is designed for application delivery and video transcoding

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Google asks Supreme Court to decide Oracle's Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright

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Rohm shows the Swiss army knife of sensors

Rohm's wearable key device is a prototype built to show manufacturers what they can do with its components

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Mazda's adaptive headlights let you keep your high-beams on without annoying everyone

Mazda is developing low-cost technology that automatically adjusts a car's headlights when another car is approaching

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Toshiba's smart glasses ditch Google's over-the-lens prism

The glasses use a projector like Google Glass but aren't wireless.

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HP will split itself in two, separating PCs and printers from enterprise business

CEO Meg Whitman will head Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while PC and printer business head Dion Weisler will run HP Inc.


Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion last year to build Android phones

Microsoft says Samsung is trying to avoid its future payments.

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Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

AppliedMicro is looking to disrupt the embedded chip market with the new SOC

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ARM builds an OS for the Internet of Things

ARM's mbed OS will be free for use on ARM chips when it's released next year.

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HP's Moonshot server now packs 64-bit ARM chips

HP is offering the chips as one of the options on a server that an handle different architectures

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Larry Ellison's best zingers: a look back

Ellison stepped down as Oracle's CEO on Thursday. Here's a look back at some of his choice quotes

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Qualcomm shows its Snapdragon 810 in action

The brief demonstration shows that Qualcomm thinks HD graphics will set it apart from rivals.