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Intel venture capital funds target Chinese startups in wearables, IoT

Intel is investing in companies that develop smartwatches, iris readers and communication equipment

GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

The chip maker is getting factories, patents, employees -- and a $1.3 billion payment from IBM

Apple's iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices

Apple's A8X chip could be used in the next Apple TV, 4K TV, gaming devices or even Macs

MasterCard teams up with startup to launch first payment card with fingerprint sensor

Combines security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless payment

Apple iPad Air 2 is thinner and speedier than its predecessors

Apple took the wraps off its next-generation tablets at an event Thursday

China's chip investments potentially more good than bad for TSMC

TSMC is hoping it has more to gain than lose from China's investments into its local semiconductor industry

Will.i.am's beast of a smartwatch makes calls and more without needing a phone

But it does need a data plan from AT&T in the U.S. or from O2 in the U.K.

NEC wearable measures blood pressure with less squeeze

Smartphone-linked prototype can be worn under clothing

Scientists harness smartphones as cosmic ray detectors

University of California researchers aim to build world's largest detector

Grey market iPhone 6 prices plummet in China, as Apple prepares official sales

Grey market prices in China for the iPhone 6 Plus had been reaching over $2,000

UK student's virtual hunter-gatherer appliance in Electrolux competition finals

The home appliance giant opens up the floor to young designers for futuristic devices once a year

Google outlines strategy for investing $100m a year in European tech startups

Six partners from Google Ventures EU talk together in public for first time

Samsung sticks to US PC market with $249.99 Chromebook 2

Samsung's Chromebook 2 NP900X3E-A02US will ship in the U.S. next week for US$249.99

Apple's new iPads and Retina iMac divide opinion

Apple yesterday unveiled the 9.7-in. iPad Air 2 and the smaller 7.9-in. iPad Mini 3

TfL refers Uber's controversial tax affairs to HMRC

Boris Johnson said the travel regulator has no powers over where firms pay tax

Q&A: Will.i.am dubs his Puls wearable a bracelet, not a smartwatch

Will.i.am, during an interview, explained the thinking behind his wearable device

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 'phablet' first with Android 5.0

The devices can be ordered on Oct. 17, and will start shipping on Nov. 3

Asus' dual tablet-smartphone Padfone X Mini comes to the US next week

The Padfone X Mini will first ship on Oct. 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract

European wearable tech startups get a boost as first dedicated accelerator lands in London

Pledges to offer wearable startups investment and mentoring

Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

The widespread availability of Gigabit Internet connectivity by 2025 will open a brave new world of killer apps


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