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This wildly ambitious PC uses copper foam and custom engineering to pack big power in a small, silent package

The Silent Power mini-PC and its innovative cooling solution is eye-catching, but its independent crowdfunding campaign raises some red flags.

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AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

AMD's new chips will bring console-style gaming to small desktops

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Intel's Raspberry Pi-like MinnowBoard Max behind schedule, selling at a premium

The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.

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Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

System problems hit thousands of travelers worldwide

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Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past

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Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent

An Oracle spokeswoman won't say whether the cut is related to shareholders' gripes about executive pay

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Meet Microsoft's Sharks Cove: A Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1

Microsoft has announced its own Raspberry Pi look-alike, but don't expect a cheap price for this Windows flavored tiny PC.

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Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.

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State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide

The problems followed routine maintenance work so hacking is not suspected

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Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Starting next year, tablets with Allwinner's new chip could sell for $250, analyst says

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Dead devices and shuttered services: Tech's no good, very bad week

A slew of devices and services were left for dead this week.

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