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It wasn't the money: Wozniak on robots, design and Apple's origins

More than 40 years after founding Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak has a lot to say about the early days of the world's richest company and about technology, Silicon Valley and being a born engineer.

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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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63% off Anker Quick Charge 3.0 39W Dual USB Car Charger - Deal Alert

3 cutting-edge technologies combine to deliver the fastest possible charge to any device. Charge compatible devices up to 80% in just 35 minutes with Quick Charge 3.0. Patented PowerIQ and VoltageBoost deliver high-speed charging to...

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Why you should not get excited over Windows Server on ARM

There is a long string of failures behind these efforts.

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Mingis on Tech: A dive into Windows 10 Creators Update and the future of OSes

Coming soon to a PC near you: Windows 10 Creators Update. But what comes after that in the years ahead for PCs, and Macs, and mobile devices? Are we headed for a voice-activated future?

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Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

John Goodenough, 94, a professor at the University of Texas and co-inventor of the original lithium-ion battery, responded to skeptics who say his technology for a new, safer, lithium-ion battery appears on the surface to defy the...

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3D web content could get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

The next NASA rover to head to another planet might take along a robotic scout that can fold up its wheels and tuck itself away or unfold and pop up like a piece of origami.

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Microsoft completes Windows 10 customized for China's government

Microsoft has finished a version of Windows 10 for China's government and state-owned businesses, and is ready to begin selling the software.

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Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai

Tesla is touting its new solar power and battery storage substation on the Island of Kauai. The facility will provide 52 megawatt hours of energy, saving 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel a year that has been used to supply generator...

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now updated for build 15063, released on Mar. 20, 2017: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft.

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ARM pushes its chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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Apple vs. Microsoft 3.0: The quest for electronic medical record supremacy?

EMR is in desperate need of a standard. Should Apple or Microsoft come to the rescue?

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Single-owner vintage Apple-1 for sale

A German auction house that hopes to rap the gavel on an antique Apple-1 personal computer in May has pegged its likely sales price at between $190,000 and $320,000.

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New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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Intel claims storage speed record with its large-capacity Optane SSD

Intel says large-capacity Optane drives with up to 1.5TB of storage are on their way.

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It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

Most forms of biometric data are hard to get, and you usually need someone's permission to capture fingerprint or iris scans. But anyone can take a picture of your face.

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DARPA's latest idea could put today's Turing-era computers at risk

DARPA has come up with crazy ideas in the past, and its latest is to come up with computers that are always learning, much like humans.

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San Diego installs massive flow battery that can power 1,000 homes

San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled a new pilot energy storage substation that utilizes a vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage system that can store up to 2 million watts of electricity.

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