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Cloud-savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to reach devices by year end

The Bluetooth 4.1 specification can connect wearable devices directly to the cloud without a hub.

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Toshiba, SanDisk start producing smaller, faster 15nm NAND flash memory

The chips feature a data transfer rate of 533 megabits per second, according to Toshiba.

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USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

Corning's new 10-meter USB 3.Optical Cable is priced at $109.99 on Amazon.

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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

PCWorld News

Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

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

PCWorld News

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.

PCWorld News

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.