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Next-gen USB connector will (finally!) fit both ways

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group plans to publish a final specification for the USB Type-C connector by the middle of 2014

Intel's Quark chip

Users should have their hands on Intel's Galileo computer within two weeks

Intel's Galileo board will be based on the extremely low-power Quark processor.

Cyber Monday deals: 15 more decent PC buys from the seedy discount jungle

Black Friday may be gone, but the deals keep coming, particularly for PC users.

Acer needs to focus on brand building, tablets under new leaders

As it searches for a new president and chairman, Acer looks for ways to shed its reputation as a low-end seller of notebooks.

Internet of Things means gadgets chatter more than us

The so-called Internet of Things means the trend of more data being generated by things other than human beings, which could present business opportunities.

D-Wave pitches quantum co-acceleration to supercomputing set

D-Wave's 512-qubit quantum system could help solve optimization problems much more quickly than supercomputers, the company boasts.

Deals revealed for Surface, Windows 8 laptop holiday sales

Microsoft is whacking prices on Black Friday for its first generation Surface Windows RT tablets as well as for Windows 8 laptops and Xbox consoles.

Intel, NXP team on computers that take wireless transactions

Online shoppers will be able to pay by tapping a contactless card or an NFC-enabled mobile phone against their PC or laptop.

SC13: GPUs would make terrific network monitors

An off-the-shelf Nvidia GPU is able to easily capture all the traffic of a 10Gbps network, Fermilab research finds.

Acer's president and replacement CEO abruptly resigns as founder takes helm

Acer's upcoming CEO has abruptly resigned from the troubled PC maker, in a surprise move that will result in founder Stan Shih temporarily taking over leadership.

Nvidia Emerald supercomputer

Growing inequality in supercomputing power

The first 17 entrants in the latest supercomputer ranking produce half of all the supercomputing power on the list.

Micron's Automata processor

Micron challenges conventional computer architecture with new chip

Micron's Automata processor uses modified memory cells that can be reprogrammed to solve specific problems.

Intel rushes to exascale with redesigned supercomputing chip

Intel promises big performance and power improvements with the redesigned Xeon Phi chip, code-named Knights Landing.

Nvidia Emerald supercomputer

China continues reign with top supercomputer

China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The little computer that could: Raspberry Pi passes 2 million mark

As it turns out, millions of people have a sweet tooth for the deliciously affordable Raspberry Pi.