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Tech sales forecast improves for 2014, Forrester says

Growth will pick up even more in 2015, particularly for software, and will be "better but subpar" in 2014, according to a new report.

Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

New tablets, convertibles

Apple, Samsung forecast to still rule tablets in 2014

Tablets will make up 50 percent of the PC market next year, according to a new report.

Boost your IQ: Boot up a game

Video games are good teachers. Even first-person shooters might teach skills you need for work.

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Smart devices get smarter, but are still short on security

While many smart devices are coming with more cool features, improved security isn't one of them.

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Next up: Humans, systems team in cognitive computing

Cognitive computing promises to change the game, as humans and computing devices collaborate, each performing the function best suited to its expertise.

Phishing

Less phishing, but better targeting in 2013, report says

Websense identifies the top come-ons and scams that still seem to work.

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Tablets face a turning point

The PC industry takes "glimmers of hope" from market interest in more capable talents, analyst notes; but 2014 may be a pivotal year.

U.S., China lead in e-waste, forecast to grow 33% by 2017

Annual e-waste production over the next five years is expected to be to weigh the same as almost 200 Empire State Buildings.