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These ultra-thin solar cells can be bent around a pencil

Scientists in South Korea have developed solar cells thin enough they can be bent around a pencil. The cells, which were announced on Monday, could help usher in the use of solar energy in small portable gadgets where space is at a premium.

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The FCC is about to take a big step to superfast 5G networks

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will move to open up high-frequency spectrum to not-yet-available 5G mobile services in an effort to bring the superfast wireless connections to U.S. consumers.

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E-book buyers will soon get settlement payments from Apple price-fixing case

Some buyers of e-books will begin to receive payments Tuesday as part of a settlement in a price-fixing case against Apple.

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Intel pits monster 72-core Xeon Phi chip against GPUs

When introducing its new monster 72-core Xeon Phi chip, Intel couldn't help but take a swipe at graphics processors being sluggish for some tasks.

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China's secretive mega chip powers the world's fastest computer

Fifteen years ago, China decided to build homegrown processors for PCs, servers, and supercomputers. Now the country's latest chip is powering the world's fastest computer.

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How big data is changing the game for backup and recovery

It's a well-known fact in the IT world: Change one part of the software stack, and there's a good chance you'll have to change another. For a shining example, look no further than big data.

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How to find out if you have the latest Android security patch

Software updates don't always guarantee you're up to speed with security. Here's where to look.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter review: A dreadful case

Three weak cases, one decent, and a lackluster finale make Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter a marked step back from its predecessor.

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Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers

Acer recently revealed its online store was the victim of a data breach that lasted nearly a year.

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Behold, the 10 most powerful supercomputers ever created

It’s that time again – the latest supercomputer power rankings have a mighty new champion. These are the 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world.

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Microsoft disses Chrome's atrocious battery life to bolster Windows 10's Edge

If all you want out of your browser is good battery life for your laptop then Edge just might be the browser for you.

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Meet KiloCore, a 1,000-core processor so efficient it could run on a AA battery

Researchers at UC Davis have created a monstrous 1,000-core computer processor that's so power-efficient, it could run on a AA battery.

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Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India

Apple may finally get clearance to set up its stores in India, following the Indian government’s decision Monday to liberalize rules requiring local sourcing of part of the products sold in foreign-owned stores.

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Nvidia monstrous Pascal GPU-powered Tesla P100 is getting a PCI-E version, too

Some of the world's fastest computers employ Nvidia's graphics processor for computer vision and complex calculations, and a new GPU will supercharge these applications.

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House-painting company Paintzen debuts a new online service for do-it-yourselfers

Provide dimensions, pick your colors and finishes, and Paintzen will deliver everything needed for a DIY paint job in 24 hours or less.

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