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Apple will release Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands, but only in Brazil

The $49 country-specific watch bands probably aren't reason enough to fly to South America, but they sure are snazzy.

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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Mars rover uses A.I. to decide what to zap with a laser

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now has the ability to decide what targets it wants to capture with a camera or hit with its laser all on its own. No humans needed.

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Solar module prices hit all-time low as inventories pile up

Suffering from a marked downtick in demand and oversupply, the prices of photovoltaic modules are expected to drop from now into the fourth quarter of the year.

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Intel experiments with 3D Xpoint as it ships out SSDs to testers

Intel's groundbreaking 3D Xpoint technology is poised to shake up computer memory and storage with its blazing fast speed and high capacity, but the chipmaker is still trying to figure out the best fits for the technology.

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Chromebook shipments are exploding, but not replacing Windows PCs

Chromebook shipments will grow in double digits this year, but not as Windows PC replacements, which is what Google had hoped for.

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Tesla wants to end fossil fuel use, make self-driving cars 10X safer

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's plans for his company's future, spelled out today, include integrating solar power and battery storage, expanding Tesla vehicles to new markets and making self-driving vehicles 10X safer than other vehicles.

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RIP, VHS players: The last VCRs ever will be made this month

Soon, you'll no longer be able to buy a brand new VHS player.

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Southwest Airlines delays flights after computer issues

Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Texas, said Wednesday that performance issues with its technology systems had led to flight delays.

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Samsung files artificial muscle patent for use in flexible smartphones

Samsung has registered two U.S. patents for technology that would connect tiny plates with ‘robotic muscles’ in a matrix to enable Smartphones to be bent and retain virtually any shape.

Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...

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Virtual Superman: Six Flags adds thrills to its top coaster

Network World's Keith Shaw and Brandon Butler get a first-hand look at the new virtual reality experience on the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags New England. The coaster recently debuted the VR experience, in which riders can...

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Nvidia's next-generation Tegra mobile chip is on its way

From smartphones to self-driving, Nvidia's Tegra chips have been used in many ways. And the next-generation Tegra is just around the corner.

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Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

We review four mini-PCs that give you complete Windows computing power in extremely small form factors.

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How ARM set itself up for a $32 billion acquisition

The TV you watch perhaps has an ARM processor chip in it. So does the Amazon Echo that helps switch on the light and air-conditioner through voice commands.

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GeForce GTX 1060 review: Nvidia battles AMD for PC gaming's next-gen sweet spot

The first head-to-head battle in the next-generation graphics card war is here: Nvidia's $250 GeForce GTX 1060 vs. AMD's $200 Radeon RX 480. We take it to the test bench.

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Acer's new Predator G1 gaming PC dumps the Titan X for a more ferocious GTX 1080

Acer's Predator G1 gaming desktop is now available with the GeForce GTX 1080 instead of the originally announced Titan X.

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Seagate's 10TB Barracuda Pro is the world's largest consumer hard drive

Seagate brings back the Barracuda Pro with 10TB of storage and 7,200rpm speed.

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