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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

Microsoft chooses home automation startups for accelerator program

Microsoft will start working with the companies this fall

Chromebook sales to triple by 2017 as enterprise interest grows

But devices need to improve to begun business-friendly

AppliedMicro's 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

AppliedMicro to cram 64 cores in X-Gene 3 chip to crank up performance

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

Microsoft moves from experiment to deployment of FPGAs to deliver faster search results

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.

Kovter blackmail Trojan hunts for victims as CryptoLocker fades

Infections hit 40,000 per day in June, says Damballa

Nonprofit to bring Sega game console chips back to life

The chips could be used in small electronics or do-it-yourself projects

Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

The new Sparc chip will ship in Oracle's Unix servers next year

Android Trojan passes off crafty RAT as ESET security software

The Russians are coming


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