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Dozens of zero-day flaws exist for exploit daily, report says

NSS Labs calculates that cybercriminals have access to 100 zero-day flaws on any day, with more than half affecting major vendors.

Consumers warm to touch, if not Windows 8, study says

One out of ten laptops shipped this year support touch input, says NPD DisplaySearch

Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks hit 13-year high

PCs and servers slump but software, components for mobile devices and good economic news generate optimism

Piixl's 'Jetpack' gaming PC straps to the back of your TV

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Jetpack, a customizable SteamOS-compatible gaming PC that you'll never actually have to look at!

Acer new 21.5-inch all-in-one PC has an integrated battery

But Acer's Aspire Z3-600 offers only 2.5 hours of battery life.

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.