9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

It's time to split Linux distros in two

Desktop workloads and server workloads have different needs. Why address them in the same distribution? ...  more

A look inside China's most notorious e-waste town

Guiyu is known as the world's largest e-waste site, but is trying to clean up its act... more

Rotten Apple: Apple's 11 biggest failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 11 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company... more

iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone

Handoff, Touch ID, extensions, HealthKit, CloudKit, and HomeKit are all part of a larger plan that moves liquid computing forward... more

Java, C++ slip in popularity as domain-specific languages spread

Mixed signs for the two programming languages, but expert sees good signs for at least one veteran... more

Cloud security: We're asking the wrong questions

The outcry over celebrity nudes blames a new scapegoat -- the cloud -- for our security woes, but underlying causes run deeper... more

Leaked Windows screenshots look legit -- and hold some surprises

Two German blogs posted the same 21 screenshots of the next version of Windows, build 9834. Here's what you may not have noticed... more

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Why HP bought Eucalyptus: An easy way to go hybrid

HP picks up hybrid cloud expertise to round out its growing cloud portfolio -- and a great bargain... more

Mobile Edge by Galen M. Gruman

Too big, too small, or just right? Sizing up the iPhone 6 Plus

The 5-5-inch screen makes for one gargantuan... more

Open Sources by Simon Phipps

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document... more

Cloud Computing by David Linthicum

The feds are putting your tax dollars to work in the cloud

Cloud providers should copy the National Science... more

Tech's Bottom Line by Bill Snyder

Intel aims to get inside everything, not just PCs

Intel's chips now power all sorts of items you probably didn't expect: beer kegs, big-rig trucks,... more

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