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6 historic tech items rescued from the trash

These pieces of technology history were almost lost for good until they were rescued from a dumpster, landfill, or recycling center

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Review: 3 curved displays provide a new view

Juggling two or more monitors on your desktop? A curved screen can give you a wider view while taking up less room

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Microsoft reorg solidifies role of Surface, HoloLens, and other devices to sell Windows

By uniting its Windows and Devices group under Terry Myerson, Microsoft wants to "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types," per CEO Satya Nadella.

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Top techie Father’s Day gifts

The Apple Watch, a home security system, gadgets for the grill, and 'Star Wars'-themed headphones all make the list of great Father’s Day buys

Microsoft Surface Hub goes on sale in September

The giant widescreen PC will combine videoconferencing, presentations, and whiteboarding

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The true Apple revolution: Selling products, not customer data

Read between the lines for the biggest takeaway from WWDC: Apple's stance on data mining

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Review: Dell’s slim FC830 server packs a heavyweight punch

The latest Dell FX2 server module stuffs a massive amount of computing power into a 1U space

Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession

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Quanta's Compute Plug is a Windows 10 PC in a wall wart

Small-form-factor PCs like the Quanta Compute Plug and the Foxconn Kangaroo have an 'anything goes' air about them

Prototype of HP's futuristic 'Machine' coming next year

The single-rack prototype will have 2,500 CPU cores and 320TB of main memory -- more than 20 times the amount of any server on the market today

Apple's 12-inch MacBook won't reach Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds

Thunderbolt 3 cables will plug into USB Type-C ports of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds of 5Gbps

Nantero NRAM

Fab plants are now making superfast carbon nanotube memory

NRAM has an almost infinite number of write cycles, and is thousands of times faster than flash

Intel cranks up speed of Thunderbolt 3, builds in support for USB

Intel's Thunderbolt 3 can transfer data two times faster than its predecessor, and uses a USB Type C connector

Faster Wi-Fi coming soon to a device near you

Peak wireless data transfer speeds of the QCA9994 and QCA9984 Wi-Fi chips will reach 1.7Gbps

Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

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

Hewlett-Packard BL460 Gen9 server

Review: HP’s latest blade delivers big punch in small package

ProLiant BL-460 Gen 9 blades are tuned for virtual workloads.

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Beyond Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Maker boards bring home the Internet of things

Big vendors are infiltrating the maker movement, tapping its creative minds to build the Internet of things -- with ridiculously low-cost prototyping kits, cloud services, and dev environments

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Utah researchers make light-speed computing breakthrough

University of Utah researchers claim light-speed advances could make their way to supercomputers super soon

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