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Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

Tablet shipments will increase by just 7.2 percent this year, compared to 52.5 percent in 2013.

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Intel to tame passwords with biometric authentication

McAfee software to log into Windows and websites will be available for download by year end

AMD tablet development stalls as priorities change

AMD is assigning more resources to products that can help the company make money

NXP opens wallet to build wearables with better battery life

The company has acquired Bluetooth Low Energy technology

Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

Monitors at this price point include models from Dell, AOC and Planar

WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products

Announcements by Cisco and Microsoft this week may signal that the WebRTC project Google released in 2011 for web-based communications apps might be ready for prime time

Molecular flash memory could store massive data

Researchers focus on metal-oxide molecule clusters that can retain electrical charge and act as RAM

Intel plans 3D NAND flash next year for 'as much storage as you want'

The company says it can pack double the number of bits in a die compared with its competitors

Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year

The devices will plug into smart TVs and monitors

As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel battling to keep up

Intel is facing more challenges to keep up with Moore's Law, which manifested in the 14-nanometer process

Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China

Qualcomm plans to co-develop the technology with Chinese partners

Darkness, fog are no problem for NEC camera tech

The system uses image-processing algorithms instead of infrared lighting

USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shifts

Its PC and mobile products will be developed by the new Client Computing Group

Sony adds autofocus tracking to smartphone image sensor

The Exmor RS IMX320 borrows autofocus tech from SLR cameras

Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices

Intel says its supercomputing chips won't suffer Larrabee's fate

So it introduced a new version of its fastest chip

US funds effort to regain supercomputing crown from China

Department of Energy is ordering up supercomputers that are five to seven times faster than existing systems in the country

IBM shares plans for supercomputing future

IBM is placing more accelerators, CPUs and FPGAs at multiple layers in supercomputers

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