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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.

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Meet DopaMine, the 6-GPU case designed for Bitcoin miners and PC enthusiasts

Red Harbinger's latest case is made to pile-in graphics cards and keep them as cool as possible.

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Intel CEO loves software, PB&Js

Hardware needs software more than ever, CEO Brian Krzanich said.

PCWorld News

Intel invests in Chinese cloud providers, eyes makers of components for wearables

Intel is making the investment as demand for its servers continues to grow in China

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AMD Radeon R7 250X promises 1080p gaming for $99

Decent framerates and low prices combine for a "good enough" desktop graphics card.

Reports: IBM may sell off its semiconductor business

The company is said to be mulling a semiconductor joint venture as an alternative

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Newegg Premier is like Amazon Prime for PC geeks

Newegg just launched a cheaper, geekier Amazon Prime alternative with free shipping, free returns, and other goodies.

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Connected clothing can tell how soundly your baby is sleeping

Rest Devices' Mimo baby monitor can send information to parents' smartphones

PCWorld News

Violin Memory names replacement for fired CEO

The company chose former Metaswitch Networks CEO Kevin DeNuccio

Apple gobbled up the most chips in 2013 -- is that bad?

Apple easily outspent every other technology company in buying up chips during 2014, according to a new report. But does that give the edge to Samsung?