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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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.

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

Microsoft says Samsung is trying to avoid its future payments.

PCWorld News

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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Windows 10: 12 things you need to know

Microsoft's OS is due next year and will run on all devices

PCWorld News

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

PCWorld News

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.

PCWorld News

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

PCWorld News

Apple's iPhone 6 livestream not very iSlick

The livestream of Apple's launch event was marred by interruptions

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Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm over GPU patents, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia says seven of its GPU patents were infringed, opening a new front in the patent wars

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Google to build quantum computing processors

Google will work with UC Santa Barbara to push quantum computing forward

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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

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Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

Apple failed to show that it suffered enough harm as a result of Samsung's infringement