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AMD brings Kabini APUs to the desktop with affordable, upgradeable AM1 platform

And they aren't soldered to the motherboard like Intel's competing Bay Trail chips.

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Intel and SGI cool servers by dunking them

The companies are exploring a cooling technique that submerses electronics in a special fluid developed by 3M.

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Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections

The feature is available now through OS X Mavericks

Raspberry Pi plans even tinier, modular $30 micro-computer for industrial use

The new Pi board with circuitry from the famous $25 PC will ship later this year and likely be priced at $30 in lots of 100 units

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Fumble-free USB 3.1 connector will be in products by year end

USB Implementers Forum says final USB 3.1 specification will be published in July

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Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst

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Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

The Facebook chief explains some of his thinking behind Internet access delivered via drone and satellite

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Memory rivals brace for legal battle after alleged trade secrets theft

The Toshiba-SanDisk joint venture has filed lawsuits against SK Hynix for misappropriating trade secrets

$310 million DRAM price fixing settlement could get you $10 - or much, much more

Settlement covers many consumer electronics products bought between 1998 and 2002.

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US funding for key IT research programs could be slashed

U.S. President Barack Obama is proposing a DARPA budget of $2.9 billion for 2015, but less money is going to ICT and electronics research.

Intel expects Bay Trail successor in tablets by year end

Intel's next Atom chip, code-named Cherry Trail, will be in devices by the year-end holiday shopping season

STMicro's invisible lasers could bring touchless gesture control to smartphones

Touchless swipes, taps and double-taps can all be identified by STMicro's 'time-of-flight' proximity detector

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64-bit smartphones are coming, but Apple's iPhone 5s still stands alone

No 64-bit smartphones were announced at MWC, though new chips there will pave the way for handsets in coming months

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Sisters bet robotics in schools will plant seeds for STEM careers

Two sisters have developed a robot-building kit that they want to sell to schools.

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Faster computer performance targeted by next-gen HMC memory spec

Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium hopes to double memory bandwidth with its second-generation specification.