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Five reasons why Intel wants to buy Altera

Altera specializes in FPGAs, reprogrammable chips which Intel lacks

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Intel buys Altera for $16.7 billion to ramp up Internet of Things offerings

The Intel/Altera deal had been rumored to be in the works since March.

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EU online electronics retailers still don't all comply with guarantee laws

Consumer electronics retailers don't always inform consumers of their legal guarantee rights, the European Commission said

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 1

Intel, Altera said near a deal... Senate lets NSA dragnet expire... Asus promises 4-day smartwatch life

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Senate delays vote on NSA phone records dragnet

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week

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The NSA reportedly tried -- but failed -- to use a Stuxnet variant against North Korea

U.S. agents couldn't access the core machines in control of the nation's nuclear weapons

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Italy's architectural elite moves to rub out crowdsourcing design site

Crowdsourcing design site CoContest threatens established architects

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Silk Road mastermind gets two life sentences

Federal prosecutors claimed Silk Road faciliated the sales of more than $213 million in online sales of drugs and unlawful goods

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New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say.

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Intel reportedly close to purchasing Altera for $15 billion

The merger talks were revived after Altera reported weak first-quarter earnings.

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Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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Man charged with selling fake discount coupons on Silk Road

The trade in counterfeit coupons still thrives on other underground marketplaces.

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FCC proposal would extend Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband

The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal