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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.

SC13: GPUs would make terrific network monitors

An off-the-shelf Nvidia GPU is able to easily capture all the traffic of a 10Gbps network, Fermilab research finds.

Acer's president and replacement CEO abruptly resigns as founder takes helm

Acer's upcoming CEO has abruptly resigned from the troubled PC maker, in a surprise move that will result in founder Stan Shih temporarily taking over leadership.

Nvidia Emerald supercomputer

Growing inequality in supercomputing power

The first 17 entrants in the latest supercomputer ranking produce half of all the supercomputing power on the list.

Micron's Automata processor

Micron challenges conventional computer architecture with new chip

Micron's Automata processor uses modified memory cells that can be reprogrammed to solve specific problems.

Intel rushes to exascale with redesigned supercomputing chip

Intel promises big performance and power improvements with the redesigned Xeon Phi chip, code-named Knights Landing.

Nvidia Emerald supercomputer

China continues reign with top supercomputer

China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The little computer that could: Raspberry Pi passes 2 million mark

As it turns out, millions of people have a sweet tooth for the deliciously affordable Raspberry Pi.

mii pc

MiiPC offers parental tools to track Web-savvy kids online

This low-cost Android-powered PC lets parents remotely control their kids' computer use. It's a nice idea, but it's not quite ready for prime time.

3D gun

3D-printed guns can explode, injure users, tests show

Federal firearms agents testing all-plastic guns made by 3D printers say the weapons can explode in users' hands.

open compute project

Facebook tests switch specs for Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.

Google begins work on six more solar power plants

Google plans to build solar power plants in California and Arizona that are expected to be operational by early 2014 and will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 17,000 U.S. homes.

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Temporary 'Intel Experience Stores' pop up for the holidays

in the crucial battle for mindshare, Intel's going directly to the people, armed with free coffee, movie nights, and a legion of loaner two-in-ones and Ultrabooks.