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Facebook launches Hello, aims to replace your Android phone's dialer

It ties your contacts and phone calls more deeply to Facebook, while promising freedom to block unwanted phone calls.

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HP Envy x360, Pavilion x360 convertible laptops get makeovers, better battery life

These consumer models take cues from the higher-end Spectre x360 to bring convertible talents to budget-friendly levels.

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Sony's flagship Xperia Z4 phone quietly announced

The Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone will be available in Japan in the summer.

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Moore’s Law turns 50: What’s next for this tale of incredible shrinking chips

Moore's Law took us from room-sized servers to computers on a stick, and the law itself may shrink to nothing soon--though new chip technologies could change everything.

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Apple's new 12-inch MacBook closely guards its secrets with screws, solder, and glue

iFixit took apart Apple's latest Retina MacBook to see what makes it tick, and it wasn't easy.

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Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one

Intel's prototype can be wirelessly charged and connected to peripherals. Others like it could be launched in 2016, or even later this year.


Dell loads Ubuntu Linux onto its best thin-and-light laptop

The XPS 13 Developer Edition comes in four configurations, and is a smidgeon cheaper than its Windows counterpart.

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HTC pushes out One M9 software update to improve camera performance

A last-minute fix is supposed to improve the camera experience. Does it work?

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US challenges China in supercomputing race with upcoming 180-petaflop system

It's a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer called Aurora, which will be deployed in 2018

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Samsung banking on record Galaxy S6 shipments ahead of April 10 launch

Supplies of the curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge may be harder to come by due to a shorter supply.

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Intel to help Chinese vendors churn out more PCs

Chinese manufacturers have generally focused on mobile devices, instead of PCs

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Dell's Venue 10 7000 vs Microsoft Surface 3: Same price, different appeal

The Venue runs Android 5.0 and is thinner and lighter, while the Surface 3 comes with Windows, Office and more ports.

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Samsung rebuts tester's claim that Galaxy Edge S6 bends easily

The phone maker thinks a stress test applied too much pressure.

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Verizon Galaxy Note 4, LG G2 score Lollipop in our weekly Android update roundup

The original HTC One M7 on AT&T is also making the leap to Android 5.0 in a busy week of new software.


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Raspberry Pi 2 laptop coming with Pi-Top assembly kit

The Pi-Top kit will turn an otherwise stationary Raspberry Pi 2 into a portable computer.