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Motorola Solutions buys IP push-to-talk vendor to span PCs, phones, radios

Twisted Pair’s Wave PTT system isn't not limited to one carrier or type of technology. It’s designed to let workers in offices and in the field join the same instant-calling groups.

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Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

3d organ printer

The first 3D printed organ, a liver, is expected in 2014

Printed tissue could vastly improve drug testing

Acer names semiconductor veteran as new CEO

Now top man at Acer, Jason Chen previously held sales and marketing positions at Taiwan Semiconductor and Intel.

Next up: Humans, systems team in cognitive computing

Cognitive computing promises to change the game, as humans and computing devices collaborate, each performing the function best suited to its expertise.

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Google cheers contestants at Robotics Challenge

Now the owner of Boston Dynamics, Google rolls in to watch events at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

on techhive.com

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Tablets face a turning point

The PC industry takes "glimmers of hope" from market interest in more capable talents, analyst notes; but 2014 may be a pivotal year.

ARM server chip pioneer Calxeda shuts down

Calxeda folds operations after it failed to find additional capital.

Mac Pro assembly line

Order your Mac Pro today, get it in February 2014

You won't be able to get your hands on Apple's high-end workstation for several weeks.

on macworld.com

Customizing a 2013 Mac Pro

You won't believe how much you'll pay for a maxed-out Mac Pro

Clear out some space on that credit card--you'll pay a pretty penny for a completely tricked-out Mac Pro.

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Acer focuses on cloud services to revive business

Acer has been struggling financially because of declining PC sales and is looking for new leadership

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Oracle's Q2 profits down 1 percent, revenue up 2 percent to $9.3 billion

Annual maintenance revenue rises 6 percent to $4.5 billion

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Biologically inspired: How neural networks are finally maturing

Loosely modeled on the human brain, artificial neural networks are finally finding use in industry.