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  • HP hits former Autonomy execs with $5B suit

    The UK's Serious Fraud Office may have dropped its investigation of software firm Autonomy earlier this year, but that doesn't appear to have done much to allay HP's ire. HP -- which acquired Autonomy in 2011 -- has confirmed that it plans to sue Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain, Autonomy's former CEO and CFO, for $5.1 billion.

  • Seven things to know about Intel's 'Cherry Trail' Atom chips

    Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first announced device to use Intel's new Cherry Trail Atom chips, but you can expect therm to show up soon in other devices too. So what are the chips capable of and what should we expect?

  • Arista decouples switch, software pricing

    <a href="">Arista Networks</a> this week decoupled the pricing of its software and switch hardware as a consumption option for cloud providers.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 31

    Former agents charged with stealing Silk Road bitcoins... Intel wants to quadruple SSD space... smartwatches forecast to boom in 2015... and more tech news.

  • IBM to pump US$3 billion into new IoT business unit

    Hungry for a bigger piece of the Internet of things market, IBM will invest US$3 billion over four years to establish a new business unit dedicated to providing IoT systems and services to enterprises.

  • Intel could strengthen its server product stack with Altera

    Intel's chips dominate servers in data centers, but the possible acquisition of Altera could help the company provide a wider variety of custom chips designed to speed up specific applications, analysts said on Friday.

  • Goodbye GPS? DARPA preparing alternative position-tracking technology

    Finding GPS unreliable in certain situations, the U.S. government is placing a high priority on developing a more reliable real-time position tracking technology whose signals won't disappear in blind spots and can't be jammed.

  • Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

    One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.

  • USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

    The emerging USB 3.1 standard is set to reach desktops as hardware companies release motherboards with ports that can transfer data two times faster than the previous USB technology.

  • Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M "Nobel Prize in Computing"

    Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, is the recipient of the <a href="">2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award</a>, a.k.a. the "Nobel Prize in Computing."