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World Tech Update: Microsoft puts Office on the iPad and Facebook's $2 billion VR bet

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories

Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

Nasdaq Computer index closes down for the week

Philips smart TVs open to remote attacks via default wireless connection, researchers say

The latest firmware for some Philips smart TVs opens an insecure Miracast wireless network by default, security researchers from ReVuln said

Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

The company has set up a Web page about the recall

Silicon Valley firm makes it easier for Tech City start-ups to accept payments

San Francisco-based Stripe was co-founded by rising Irish tech star John Collison

Windows Phones to get better gaming, battery with DirectX 12

Better gaming via DirectX 12 isn't only for PCs and consoles, Qualcomm says

HTC to develop products for China with help of local retailer

HTC and Suning have entered in a partnership to sell the company's phones

Facebook's Oculus VR buy is about much more than gaming

CEO Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as the next major computing platform

Facebook buying Oculus VR virtual-reality company for $2 billion

CEO Mark Zuckerberg called virtual reality one of the 'platforms of tomorrow'

Nvidia's Shield handheld gaming console to get KitKat upgrade

Nvidia is also pushing game streaming updates with the Android 4.4 over-the-air upgrade

Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

The Facebook chief explains some of his thinking behind Internet access delivered via drone and satellite

Intel upgrades Edison, its smallest computer

Intel will add more connectivity capabilities to its Edison board for wearable devices

Classified X-37B space plane breaks space longevity record

The secret space plane could be testing new technology for spy satellites

Cointrust CEO says his technology can take Bitcoin mainstream

The stealth-mode startup by serial entrepreneur Steve Kirsch will make an initial product launch later this year

Intel cautious about selling wearable devices directly

The acquisition of fitness tracker Basis opens the way in that market, but Intel plans to move slowly

Man wins 16-year laptop battle after spending £250,000 on legal fees

For the want of a modem

Intel acquires health band maker Basis Science

Basis band adds to chipmaker's growing arsenal of wearable technologies

Nvidia adds Pascal but delays Volta GPU, Parker mobile chip

Nvidia's Tegra road map adds a new Pascal graphics GPU and Erista mobile processor, while Volta and Parker are moved

Nvidia pushes brain-like computing with new graphics products

Nvidia unveils the Titan Z graphics card, which is the company's fastest GPU to date

Cryptolocker infection forces chamber of commerce to spend $5,000 on new PCs

Still cutting a swathe through small-town America


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