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IBM's Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge

IBM is pulling out all the stops to make Watson cognitive computing platform a success

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AMD, Bluestacks bring APU-optimized Android inside Windows

AMD is using BlueStacks dual-OS Android system and some extra code to play 'Angry Birds' on a tablet -- without touching the screen

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Wall Street Beat: After Facebook buy of WhatsApp, tech M&A set for strong year

Tech mergers and acquisition activity soared in the second half of 2013, PricewaterhouseCoopers says

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Nvidia tweaks its Titan: Meet the bigger, badder GeForce GTX Titan Black

Higher clock speeds for gamers; same double-precision for developers.

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Nvidia unveils Maxwell: A supremely power-efficient GPU architecture

The eventual successor to Kepler promises high-end gaming performance from low-end video cards.

Microsoft nudges us more firmly toward Windows 8

But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional

Data breaches boost interest in encryption, study says

Recent data theft prompts companies to evaluate new ways of protecting customer information (but not as many as you'd think).

Microsoft stays the execution of Windows 7 PCs for business, but not for pleasure

Windows 8 haters can continue to buy PCs pre-loaded with WIndows 7 beyond 2014, but they'll have to splurge on a business machine.

New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

Because bringing your own operating system to the party is a bummer when your PC can't find it.

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CIOs still in control of most IT spending, Forrester says

While business units are slowly gaining more influence in IT purchasing, CIOs should embrace this, according to the analyst firm

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The future of the desktop is a tabletop

The PC isn't going away. It's turning into a coffee table. Or a pint-sized NUC. We talk to Intel's desktop chief about the many faces of the future PC.

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HP's first Chromebox is coming this spring, focused on getting things done

The pint-sized HP Chromebox is packed with business-friendly features and a hulking Core i7 processor.

Sayonara, VAIO: Sony sells off PC business to focus on mobile

Sony steps up reforms as it forecasts a ¥110 billion loss for its fiscal year to March 31