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  • HP's radical new Machine could start computing by 2016

    Hewlett-Packard's efforts to usher in an entirely new computer architecture, one potentially much faster and simpler, may bear fruit by the end of 2016, when the company's lab expects to have the first prototype machine based on its design.

  • Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

    Apparently caught off guard by strong demand for Xim, a mobile photo-sharing app from its Fuse Labs researchers, a regretful Microsoft has released it globally for Android and Windows Phone, while promising iOS support is due soon.

  • FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it remains open to a range of options for new net neutrality rules, following a news report saying it is leaning toward a controversial approach that regulates one piece of broadband service.

  • iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release

    In the six weeks since its release, iOS 8's app crash rate has declined more than 25% as app developers have adjusted to new APIs and issued updates, an app performance management developer said today.

  • BlackBerry upgrades BBM with timed messages

    Taking a page from the Snapchat playbook, BlackBerry will let BBM messaging service users control how long messages and pictures can be viewed, hoping the feature, along with other new capabilities, will result in a new revenue stream.

  • Sharp smartband LCD uses 1,000 times less power

    Sharp is developing a "color memory LCD panel" for wearables that has dramatically lower power consumption, allowing smartbands, smartwatches and other devices with small displays to be used far longer.

  • HP's move into 3D printing will radically change manufacturing

    <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2840555/hp-embraces-blended-reality-dives-into-3d-printing.html">HP's announcement</a> this week that it's entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50% cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.

  • Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggle

    Sony's new mobile chief has a tough job ahead of him -- convincing people to buy Xperia smartphones.

  • Samsung attacks Chinese rivals with new mid-range Galaxy phones

    With Chinese vendors coming out with high-spec phones at affordable prices, Samsung is hitting back with two handsets sporting "metal unibody" designs that'll be targeting consumers in China with mid-range prices.

  • The Google shakeup continues: Andy Rubin is out

    The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it's Andy Rubin, the former head of the company's Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who's out.