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The Internet of Things is already linking up in sports

Sensors help players improve their game with smart gadgets and digital coaching.

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Chromebooks enter homes, schools, small businesses

The Chromebook owns just 1 percent of the PC market, but may find long-term success in the classroom.

Appliance maker prepares to grow the Internet of Things

A German appliance maker starts a separate firm to design sensors so its products can communicate over the Internet to each other and other gadgets.

Consolidation will cut cloud choice next year, Gartner says

One in four cloud vendors will be gone by 2014, Gartner analysts predict.

10% of new US jobs are tech

Technology hiring has been on the upswing in the first half of this year, constituting about 10% of all the job growth in the U.S. in June, according to two independent assessments.

HP: Windows XP's demise will do more for PC sales than Windows 8

Hewlett-Packard executives say that the coming demise of Windows XP may do what Windows 8 could not, and that's boost PC sales significantly.

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Internet visionary Cerf proposes 'digital vellum' to preserve Internet data

Vinton Cerf, one of the computer scientists who turned on the Internet in 1983, is concerned that much of the data created since then, and for years still to come, will be lost to time.

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IT weather forecast: Hurricanes with a chance of dead satellites

NOAA is working to fix a broken weather satellite--the one that watches the Atlantic Ocean--even as it gears up for what's expected to be an above-normal year for hurricanes.

Desktop chips zip along to faster speeds

Clock rate speeds still matter to some, and that is pushing chip makers to push the limits.

IBM's x86 exit may shake up market and rivals

IBM's share of the x86 server segment has declined over the last several years.

Are there 60 votes in the Senate for online sales taxes?

Congress is expected this week to take up a non-binding amendment to test support for online sales tax collections.

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HP still innovating, still cutting jobs to restructure, CEO says

HP has reached the halfway point in its restructuring, with 15,000 employees left to cut to meet its layoff target by the end of next year, according to CEO Meg Whitman.

Businesses get new marketplace for used IT gear

Here's a new way for midsize and large businesses to unload or buy used servers, PCs, components and more.

Dell offers glimpse of its post-buyout life

There is a lot yet to be told about how going private will change Dell, but one thing it won't change is its enterprise strategy.

Meet Dell's new thumb drive-sized PC 'Ophelia'

Dell is planning to release by mid-year a computer that's all of 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. It's not much bigger in girth than a USB stick, and is similar in design.