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Shopping goes high tech and hassle-free with new Intel technology

Poking into your shopping habits and recognizing your face may sound too invasive, but retailers are trying to make the shopping experience better. It starts with products like Intel's Responsive Retail Platform, which can track store...

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Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Tesla has announced the prices vehicle owners will have to pay to use its Supercharger stations. A trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will now cost about $15 under its plan. But, early adopters will still be able to juice up for...

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyways.

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Clip Amazon Echo's ears with a home-brewed 'kill switch'

Amazon's Echo is hearing you all the time, and that isn't necessarily a good thing. The device can randomly order items you don't want, record conversations, and has raised several privacy concerns.

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43% off Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 Keyboard and Mouse Bundle - Deal Alert

The Wireless Desktop 900 keyboard has quiet-touch keys, and the full-size ambidextrous mouse provides comfortable, precise navigation. The Wireless Desktop 900 also includes Advanced Encryption Standard to help protect your...

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NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Nano-RAM, which is based on carbon nanotubes, is now being produced in seven fabrication plants in various parts of the world and is expected to challenge traditional memory and flash for dominance.

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44% off Logitech G700s 910-003584 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse - Deal Alert

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse. Full-speed USB performance whether wireless or wired: Executes commands up to eight times faster than a standard USB mouse

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A deeper look at Microsoft's Surface Book i7 with Performance Base

CIO.com's Sarah White reflects on her past month using the Microsoft's top-tier hybrid laptop, the Surface Book i7 with Performance Base.

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Intel Joule shipments blocked in key countries, pending certification

If you can't find Intel's Joule developer boards in your country, it's because shipments have been held up.

Predictions for the Future of Programming

6 hybrid tablets we want to see in 2017

Rumors are flying about the next big thing in the tablet hybrid market. Here are six devices we hope to see in 2017.

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Dell: Mainstream laptops with wireless charging are still years away

Back in 2014, Intel declared it wanted laptops to be free of wires, and a centerpiece of that plan was wireless charging. But the technology has been slow to mature, and it may be years before the technology takes off.

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The 'Late 2016' MacBook Pro isn't exciting, but still leads by example

Apple's latest MacBook Pros might not be as pedestrian as they seem.

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The wild, weird, and powerful PC hardware of CES 2017

No, CES isn't a "gadget" show. It's become one of the coolest PC enthusiast hardware shows on the calendar, and the 2017 event did not disappoint.

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Create your own VR content with the pocket-sized LucidCam

The LucidCam looks like a point-and-shoot camera, but it packs two lenses and captures VR-ready footage in 4K.

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Panasonic shows off a flexible battery for wearables

Panasonic has developed a flexible lithium ion battery for use in wearable devices that maintains its electrical characteristics even after repeated bending.

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Intel's Optane: What users can expect in PCs and when it will ship

Intel is known for cranking up PC speeds to new highs, and now it's doing the same for storage with Optane.

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5 simple steps to boost your digital hygiene in 2017

January is a good time to stop making excuses and get your digital life in order. Here are five inexpensive, money-saving, aggravation-reducing ways to maintain tech, and protect yourself and the environment in the New Year.

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