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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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Microsoft ready to block updates for Windows 7 on latest PCs

Microsoft may be prepping to enforce a new support policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that blocks updates on newer machines with the latest processors.

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Here’s what Trump’s budget means for renewable energy

While President Trump’s budget proposal is just that – a spending plan for Congress to consider – industry experts say it could translate into big cuts for renewable energy.

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Apple is pumping money into creating an international chain of R&D centers

Apple is investing big money in creating an International network for advanced research and development, will a wave of fresh innovation follow the attempt?

Missing question #576: 'And when did this start?'

It's fashion-show week in New York City, and for this apparel maker's IT department, that means all the users are in one place. Good thing, too, because one user's laptop is mysteriously shutting down.

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Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

AR and VR are slowly catching on among early adopters, and some analysts envision a 10-fold spike by 2021 in the number of headsets sold.

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Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs

Some users are reporting that one of this week's Windows 10 updates crippled their PCs.

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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Microsoft quietly promotes Creators Update in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has begun a low-key promotion for the next Windows 10 feature upgrade with the release of this month's Patch Tuesday updates.

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AMD's Radeon memory business slows down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

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Google to ship Project Soli gesture development kits later this year

Google will start shipping development kits for its Project Soli wireless gesture recognition technology later this year.

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel is pursuing chips like Curie for wearables; it will be smaller and faster than existing chips, and help make sleeker wearables.

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Robotics industry learns from successes and failures at Fukushima

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, robots continue to play a key role in the cleanup effort. Scientists are learning more about the robots' capabilities, and where improvements are needed.

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Defensive Computing for email attachments

Email attachments are the modern Trojan Horse and need to be treated as such.

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