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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

Mainframe at 50: A look back at a transformative computing triumph

IBM’s System/360 was a computing system that not only transformed the company that developed it, but the computer industry as a whole.

IBM's mainframe turns 50

On April 7, 1964, IBM announced the System/360 -- regarded by many as the first modern mainframe. Despite repeated predictions of their demise, mainframes still power much of today's critical infrastructure.

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Meet Novena, the pricey PC that's open-source inside and out

Open your wallet wide, very wide, for this open-source, Kickstarter-funded, homespun laptop.

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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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Newton is the first MIPS-based mini-computer for wearables

The Newton development kit is the first with a MIPS CPU. Android Wear is on the roadmap, too.

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Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

Nasdaq Computer index closes down for the week

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What USB Power Delivery means for you

The new USB Power Delivery spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head. Here's what you need to know.

Intel's first Broadwell chips set the stage for faster PCs

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The chips will make their way into desktops during the second half of 2014

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Oracle reverses decline in hardware revenue during Q3

Engineered system sales push hardware product revenue up 8 percent

Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

Hardware manufacturers should move the software part of their innovations into the Linux kernel, Mark Shuttleworth said.

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Dell replacing displays on XPS 12 hybrids with 'burn-in' issues

The computer maker will replace screens whether the system is in or out of warranty

Dual-boot Android and Windows tablets, PCs face skepticism

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Analysts say dual-boot systems with Android and Windows will appeal to a few users such as coders and tests

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D-Wave prepping quantum computers to outperform conventional servers

D-Wave preparing a faster quantum computer with a 1,024-qubit processor for release this year.