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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.

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Hands-on: Updated Razer Blade and Blade Pro laptops are slim, more supercharged

These gaming laptops add Nvidia's swanky new mobile GPUs, and the ultrathin Blade adds a Retina-class touch display and other goodies.

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Raspberry Pi gets an audio upgrade via new sound card

Raspberry Pi fans can now get their hands on a $33 Wolfson audio card that improves the board's audio processing chops.

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Fujitsu's PC-phone hybrids cut power consumption for unified communications

Fujitsu also showed a laptop with its PalmSecure palm-vein authentication built in at the Cebit trade show

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Wall Street Beat: Despite sagging hardware sales, confidence in tech remains high

PC market declines as growth rate of tablet shipments slows, but industry insiders remain optimistic

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Coping with weather may require a change of computer

A meteorologist says the U.S. weather prediction system is insufficient because of an outdated commitment to certain equipment.

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5 favorite Hollywood tech flubs

Movies with tech themes are fun, but their depiction of computing in the workplace is typically problematic.