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World's first 3D printed metal gun blows through 50 rounds

The pistol is a 3D-printed replica of the storied .45-caliber, M1911 semi-automatic that served as the U.S. military’s standard-issue sidearm for more than 70 years.

Acer Computex 2013 Laptops

Do-or-die time for Acer as it hunts for winning strategy

With consumers flocking to tablets and smartphones, Acer’s once-thriving PC business has been left in the dust.

Dell faces scrutiny for alleged labor violations at factories in China

Workers at four Dell suppliers in China are allegedly enduring long overtime hours and facing exposure to toxic fumes, according to new reports from watchdog groups.

Of punchcards, platters, and wooden mice: The PC's origin story

As the computing world splinters into diverse niches and form factors, let's remember that all these devices share the same background.

Acer's CEO is just the latest victim of the PC industry's struggles

Yet another CEO of a major PC player has been shown the door. The times appear dark, but the future of computing has never been brighter.

Acer CEO resigns as company plans restructuring and layoffs

Acer CEO J.T. Wang is resigning from his post at the Taiwanese PC maker and will be replaced by president Jim Wong as part of a corporate restructuring that will try to revitalize the company's sagging fortunes.

MegaCloud's free cloud storage service reported inaccessible

The website for MegaCloud, a provider of free and paid consumer cloud storage, is inaccessible and users of the service are complaining on social media sites that they have not had access to their data for days.

Cybercrooks shift tactics in DDoS attacks, researchers say

The shuddering effectiveness of the DNS reflection DDoS attack on Spamhaus this March is a forewarning of a growing criminal interest in the technique, new figures from mitigation firm Prolexic have suggested.

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Security researcher says new malware can affect your BIOS; communicate over the air

If it exists, badBIOS infects your machine's BIOS -- the small bit of firmware that prepares your machine before booting the operating system.

Intel's Galileo board with Quark chip

Intel's open-source Galileo computer on sale for $69.90

Hackers and DIY'ers take note!

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Cray acquires Gnodal research staff and IP in Europe

Supercomputer maker Cray has hired the founders and key engineers of Gnodal who will be working to develop new technology.

larry ellison oracle ceo

Oracle shareholders vote against Ellison's compensation package

Shareholders voted against Oracle’s executive pay practices at last year’s meeting as well.

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FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

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