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When a monitor just isn't big enough, try Microsoft's SurroundWeb

A Microsoft research project paints your PC screen on the surrounding walls. Because, really, what are your apartment's walls actually doing?

Nearly all US adults are online for Web's 25th anniversary

Pew reports that 53 percent of Americans say the Internet would be "very hard" to give up.

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Google's Project Tango phone understands its environment like humans do

By essentially sticking Kinect in a phone, Google aims to give our mobile devices a "human-scale understanding of space and motion."

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Intel aims to cut graphics power draw with research chip

Intel says a new graphics core can cut power consumption by 40 percent and increase battery life in devices

US wins 'spampionship' but zombies everywhere help spew

The U.S. is officially the world's capital for spam-spewing zombified computers after taking top spot on the 2013 Dirty Dozen Spampionship league table.

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Global smartphone sales passed one billion in 2013

Smartphones priced at less than $150 helped fuel record year, analysts at IDC say.

Most cybercrime comes from a few core groups, report says

Reports on under-reported Russian activity

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How 3D printing could revolutionize manufacturing

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists are exploring the use of 3D printing in manufacturing, including creating new raw materials.

Tech spending forecast to jump worldwide in 2014

Gartner analysts expect worldwide tech spending to total $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.1 percent increase from 2013 spending of $3.7 trillion.

Chip orders offer a clue that PC sales are due for a boost

A major Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer has reportedly received large orders for PC and smartphone chips, offering a hint of products to come.