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  • 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

    HP's announcement 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.

  • IBM joins Tencent to target China's growing enterprise cloud market

    After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.

  • 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.

  • IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

    Finding new sources of oil underground is an expensive and risky undertaking. Now IBM is working with energy company Repsol to look for ways in which new cognitive computing techniques could help reduce the uncertainty and improve production.

  • Startup Capriza scores $27M to Zapp legacy apps into mobile ones

    Capriza, a startup that helps enterprises convert their legacy apps into mobile- and cloud-based ones, Thursday announced it has racked up an additional $27 million in venture funding. That should be enough to help Capriza scale its business on the marketing and sales side, and maybe even have enough left over to afford a drummer and bassist to form a company band (more on that later...).

  • HP embraces 'blended reality', dives into 3D printing

    HP has announced a new 3D printing technology called Multi Jet Fusion that it said will enable mass production of parts with a technology traditionally reserved for rapid prototyping.

  • Cleveland Clinic uses IBM's Watson in the cloud to fight cancer

    The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a pilot program with a cloud service based on IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to aid its research into new cancer treatments.

  • Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

    IBM and Twitter have announced a partnership that will merge Twitter's massive flows of social media data with Big Blue's analytics software, including Watson.

  • IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the Cloud

    Two of IBM's most popular analysis products, the Cognos Business Intelligence and the SPSS predictive analytics package, are headed for the Cloud, the latest in an ongoing push by IBM to port its vast software portfolio to the Cloud.

  • 3 power-sipping monitors lower energy bills

    While businesses have always been careful about how much they spent on electricity, today's displays are making it a lot easier to keep bills lower -- and the environment safer.

  • Speedboats race with the cloud

    The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations.

  • ARM to bring 4K to smartphones, tablets with new GPUs

    ARM, whose processors are used in most mobile devices today, is supercharging its latest Mali graphics technology to bring 4K graphics to tablets and smartphones, while also extending device battery life.

  • Dell's Alienware 13 laptop lets gamers use powerful desktop graphics cards

    Dell's Alienware 13 laptop attaches to powerful external desktop graphics cards, achieving what many laptop makers have been chasing for years.

  • AMD hires former Dell executive Norrod to run server, custom chip businesses

    The leadership shakeup at Advanced Micro Devices continued on Monday with the company appointing Forrest Norrod, formerly from Dell, to run its server and custom chip businesses.

  • Feds set to destroy H-1B records

    The U.S. has changed its H-1B record retention policy to the concern of people who study the visa's impact on the workforce and economy.

  • Dell takes one last shot at selling Windows 7 Home Premium PCs

    Just days before Microsoft orders OEMs to stop building new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium, Dell tried one last time to spur sales using the lure of the five-year-old consumer OS.

  • Microsoft's Surface turns first profit in two years

    After two years and nearly $2 billion in losses, Microsoft's Surface turned a profit in the September quarter.

  • Big Data digest: Rise of the think-bots

    It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans -- artificial intelligence -- has been lots and lots of data.

  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience

    At first, if you wanted a Chrome OS laptop, your choices were to either pay $1,300 for a top-of-the-line experience or to suffer with a poky and poorly built product in the $200 to $400 range.