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Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

Tablets that issue reminders could help elderly patients in nursing homes

Bite into your music with jaw-controlled iPhone player

Bite twice quickly to play tunes through Rhythmi-Kamu earphones

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

ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

The faster CoreLink interconnects will help servers react faster to the glut of data from mobile and IoT

Microsoft Kinect could hold key to stroke patient recovery finds professor

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University uses gaming technology to help stroke patients recover

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


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