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Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft

PC makers are selling laptops with Microsoft's royalty free Windows 8.1 with Bing OS starting at $249

Sony's perfume bottle camera is aimed at selfie addicts

The latest Cyber-shot has a swiveling lens and beauty effects

What happened to the Flashback Trojan? Turns out US universities are still riddled with it

Malware hiding in dorm rooms

Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktops

The PC maker also announced its new Chromebook 11

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

Mystery TorrentLocker ransomware targets only Australian victims

An Australian creator or more Russian messing around?

Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

These low-cost tablets appeal to people who can't afford to buy a separate phone

Spam industry reinvented as messages containing malicious links surge

Malicious links now in one in six spam emails

Samsung buys SmartThings in ambitious push to connect your home

SmartThings makes a mobile app and a software platform for controlling household objects

Harvard unleashes a swarm of self-organizing robots

The Harvard Kilobots provide a glimpse into how machines can mimic biological processes

IBM turns to local rival for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms

Inspur has been trying to steal IBM's server business in China

Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is developing a smart dock to wirelessly connect to monitors and peripherals

Sony serves up tennis swing-analyzing sensor in US, Canada

Built on acoustics know-how, the sensor is coming in January for US$200

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

No-name tablets from China could deliver decent performance at a price of $35 or under

OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

The push-to-talk device will work with iOS and Android smartphones and ship later this year

Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

B&N e-book and multimedia services are tied to the device

Samsung to lure buyers for its smart TVs with new games, Skype group calls

Samsung newest TVs will come with games like "Need for Speed: Most Wanted" and "Real Football 2014"

LG to unveil curved ultrawide monitor at IFA

The screen measures 34 inches diagonally and will work with PCs and Macs

Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

Android continues to gain in the enterprise

Android smartphones use in the enterprise is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according Good Technology.


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