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PCWorld Show Episode 29: Samsung Note7 recall, Google to ditch Nexus for Pixel

Jon, Jason, and Gordon talk about the flaming Samsung Note7, Google's decision to do a Pixel phone, and the remote hack of Tesla.

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IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM's mind, and it's making progress toward achieving that goal.

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Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

Dell wants to prove that you don't need a high-end GPU in your computer to create content for virtual reality headsets.

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Surface Pro 3 plagued by more battery problems

The Surface Pro 3 is having battery issues again, but this time it's largely affecting LG-made batteries.

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The so-called Universal Stylus Initiative launches without the three biggest players

The Universal Stylus Initiative released its first specification for generic digital styluses, suggesting a future where they'll be as commonplace as the mouse. However, the three biggest players—Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung—have yet to sign on.

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Oakley and Intel pack a fitness coach into new pair of smart glasses

For wearables to succeed, many people believe technology should be inconspicuous, not popping out and making a fashion statement of its own. Google Glass may have gotten it wrong, and Oakley and Intel may have done it right with the new Radar Pace.

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This $139 Windows 10 computer can be a PC or robot

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year

Forget PCs and servers: D-Wave Systems is looking into the future with its quantum computer, up to 1,000 times faster than an earlier model.

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Android takes on Apple's tvOS with open-source Poplar developer board

Google's Android OS isn't as popular in TVs as Apple's tvOS, which powers the Apple TV media box. But Linaro, a non-profit organization that champions Android, wants to change that.

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Nvidia bundles Gears of War 4 free with GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards

Gears of War 4, Microsoft's first flagship Xbox Play Anywhere game, is being bundled for free with Nvidia GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards as well as laptops with GTX 10-series graphics.

Firmware update for HP printers bans third-party ink

The long-standing tradition of getting cheaper ink by buying "off brand" cartridges just hit a snag for HP printer owners after a DRM-infused firmware update.

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New braking chip will help keep you safe in autonomous cars, ARM says

Autonomous cars don't have the benefit of humans slamming on brakes to avoid accidents; chips will need to swiftly crunch sensor data and algorithms.

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IBM targets x86 server territory with new Power servers

IBM sold off its x86 server business two years ago to Lenovo, thinking it was going to be a cut-throat, low-margin business. But the cloud has only intensified x86 server chip sales, and IBM is paying attention.

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Strength in PC orders leads Intel to raise Q3 revenue guidance

The PC market is showing signs of recovery, with Intel increasing its revenue guidance based on improved chip shipments.

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iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals what Apple did with the headphone jack's space

iFixit's iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals Apple put the extra space from the missing headphone jack to good use.