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Automation arrives at restaurants (but don’t blame rising minimum wages)

McDonald's this week described plans to install self-ordering kiosks and mobile ordering at its restaurants. It isn't the only food chain turning to automation.

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Honda rolls out pedestrian detection for Legend sedan

The 2015 Honda Legend will have millimeter-wave radar and a windshield camera

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Apple and sapphire supplier strike deal to end partnership

GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have agreed to a deal that will let GT close the two factories where it was producing scratch-resistant sapphire, and void the contracts it signed with its one-time partner.

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Want to upgrade your PCs to SSD? SanDisk will make a house call

SanDisk offers on-site replacements of HDDs with SSDs.

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Four can't-miss deals on Intel Haswell PCs

As the holiday season approaches, PC makers are starting to clear their shelves. Here are four must-see deals on PCs with Intel Haswell chips.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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The new Mac Mini is pretty much non-upgradable

The Mini seems to take some design ideas from the iPhone and iPad.

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World’s first 3D full-body scanning booth to create custom you figurines

3D hardware maker Artec announced the U.S. debut of the Shapify Booth, which can scan a person's body in 12 seconds to create 3D printed replica figurines

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ARM vs. Intel: Why chipmakers want your Chromebook’s brains

As Chromebooks gain credibility among consumers, corporations and schools, Intel has every reason to elbow into what used to be ARM's turf exclusively.

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How a coworking space made me rethink my computing needs

As our workplaces become more flexible and more customizable to our needs, we need to ensure that we choose the right desktop, notebook, and mobile computing options to be successful in those variable workspaces.

With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

After selling chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries, IBM will focus on designing faster chips and Watson-like computers.

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Is Samsung's newest Chromebook 2 the best value Chromebook you can buy?

Samsung has come out with a refreshed version of its Chromebook 2. Is this the best Chromebook you can buy at its $250 price?

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was sentenced to 2 years as the court backed Japan's stiff gun controls.

GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

The chip maker is getting factories, patents, employees -- and a $1.3 billion payment from IBM.

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This is not a toy: $250 Samsung Chromebook 2 has Intel CPU, fanless design, aluminum reinforcement

Samsung's $250, aluminum-reinforced Chromebook 2 is designed to take rough handling, and it'll appeal to consumers as well.

Qualcomm solidifies its wireless play with CSR acquisition

Qualcomm broadens its product offerings by acquiring a leader in Bluetooth wireless.

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Apple’s October event recap: iPads, Apple Pay, new Macs, and more

Missed Apple's big event on Thursday? Check out what's bigger, thinner, golder, and coming soon.

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