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Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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The world's worst wearable tech concepts (so far)

From a wig that buzzes your head with notifications to a bra that tells you when you're overeating, these wearable tech concepts are wacky in all the wrong ways.

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IoT silliness: ‘Headless’ devices without a UI

Many Internet of things devices can be controlled via smartphone only. What could possibly go wrong?

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Cool tech from CES 2015

Here's some of the great --and wacky -- tech being revealed at this year's show

Two standards groups backing 'wireless' charging plan to merge

The largest group, Wireless Power Consortium, is still pushing its standard with an eye to quicker adoption

The hidden economic boom at CES

The show appears to be mostly about novelties or expected tech toys -- unless you look hard enough

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The road warrior's essential mobile toolkit

If you spend more time with your smartphone and tablet than a computer, here's what you should have with you

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Top 10 tech stories of 2014

It's been quite a disruptive year in tech. Here's a look back at the highlights

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The geek gifts you didn't (but still can) get for Christmas 2014

Thankful as you are for your presents, the techie in you knows more is out there. These 10 items may scratch that geek itch

IoT groups are like an orchestra tuning up: The music starts in 2016

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now

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Free geek gift! Download the 'Conversational Geek' e-book

With this easy-to-read overview of geekdom, anyone can get up to speed fast and become conversational in geek

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The 10 greatest and goofiest gadgets of 2014

We look back at the tech products that were released for sale to the general public in 2014, and picked out the ones that left an impression

LG readies WebOS TVs with better performance, 4K content

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Think different: 5 cool geek gift ideas

Good for the holidays or any time of year, these off-the-beaten-path items will stand out

No, you can't buy a cloud at Best Buy

Cloud computing is confusing enough, without personal NAS providers muddying the waters

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Intel gives Google Glass a needed boost

Move to supply chips for Glass counters reports that Google is shelving its prototype wearable

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Home automation is a solution in search of a problem

The best-known part of the Internet of things is full of dubious products and notions

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The InfoWorld 2014 geek gadget gift guide

While others dream of sugarplums, here are a dozen gadgets that the true geek is hoping to see under the Christmas tree this year

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Microsoft enters smartwatch market with $200 Microsoft Band

Band isn't Microsoft exclusive: apps will allow it to work with Apple iPhones, Android, and Windows Phones

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