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Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers propose high-performance chips that can biodegrade


US sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted

Lenovo introduces new budget laptops

One model, the Lenovo Z51, can be upgraded to include Intel's RealSense 3D camera

Ads for MacKeeper refunds will run on Facebook

MacKeeper's original developer is offering $2 million to settle a class-action suit

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Falcon Northwest releases micro-tower Tiki PC with 18 cores inside

This 4-inch wide PC packs a true 18-core Xeon CPU, thanks to breakthroughs in tiny motherboards using more powerful chipsets than before.

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

The company's r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance is now generally available

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Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars

Hyundai will begin using Android Auto in its Sonata infotainment system, making it the first major carmaker to use it in production vehicles.

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory

Microsoft partners with 20 more Android tablet makers to pre-load Office apps

The move continues Satya Nadella's 'mobile-first, cloud-first' strategy

Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

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Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android phones and iPhones

Just another sign that Microsoft is becoming more and more platform-agnostic

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

Power problems disrupt Africa's telecom sector

As the issue gets worse, outages become common

Here's how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Researchers in Denmark say that it’s child’s play to track your Android phone via Wi-Fi even if the Wi-Fi is nominally turned off – and even if you didn’t allow an app to track your location.

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Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Community Council ask Kubuntu developer to step down as leader

Friction between the lead Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell and Ubuntu reached extreme temperatures on Monday when the Ubuntu Community Council (UCC) asked Riddell to step down from the position of Kubuntu Leader.

Private, insulting tweet gets Italian senator sued

Economics researcher relayed the message publicly on Twitter and subsequently lodged a complaint

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World's geekiest license plates

Images of vanity plates so geeky that others took geeky snapshots of them.

HP buying SDN company for NFV

HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers.

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IT workers win key ruling against visa-using firm

Infosys had asked for a dismissal of the case brought by four of its IT workers. But the judge rejected outright dismissal.

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