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IGEL turns old laptops into thin clients with new software

The company's Universal Desktop Converter 2 software costs $80 per laptop

Deutsche Telekom and Rimowa's smart suitcases have integrated tracking

The bags have an integrated e-ink display that shows weight, whom the suitcase belongs to and a barcode for pairing it with a smartphone app

Fujitsu says its all-in-one PC-phones cut power consumption for unified communications

Fujitsu also showed a laptop with its PalmSecure palm-vein authentication built in at the Cebit trade show

Government launches consultation on smartphone cheque payments

Aims to digitise £840 million cheque payments each year

Wall Street Beat: Despite sagging hardware sales, confidence in tech remains high

PC market declines as growth rate of tablet shipments slows, but industry insiders remain optimistic

Ruling on model plane raises questions on regulation of drones

An administrative law judge ruled that policy statements are not binding on the general public

Tablets coming back to earth after years of breakthrough growth

Tablet shipments will grow 19.3 percent in 2014 compared to last year, a signal that the rate of uptake of the devices is slowing

Boris Johnson’s promo office to launch London traveltech incubator

Aims to support the next Skyscanner or AirBnB

Rogue ads overtake porn as top mobile malware attack method

But smut remains proportionately more risky

Seagate preps large-capacity storage drives for tablets

Seagate CFO Pat O'Malley says high-capacity storage will make it to some tablets this year

Xen hypervisor moves into ARM space

Xen jumps in front of Hyper-V and VMware ESX in offering full virtualization for ARM systems

Neil Young to launch hi-fi music player via Kickstarter

The PonoPlayer was designed to surpass the sound quality of MP3 files

Sony shows SmartEyeglass prototype to developers

There's no word yet when the Google Glass competitor will be released

Samsung's Milk music streaming service is free, has no ads

Samsung's Milk streaming service initially will work in U.S. and on Galaxy devices, but will be extended to other countries and devices

Academics hope to launch £40 space "travel" idea on Kickstarter

The team need are aiming to raise £30k on the crowdfunding platform

TI targets enthusiasts with $19.99 mini-computer for small electronics

Components can be added to Texas Instruments' Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad through expansion cards

The greatest security story never told – how Microsoft's SDL saved Windows

“We actually had to bus in engineers.”

Khan Academy to offer free SAT prep in partnership with the College Board

The tools were co-designed with the authors of the new SAT

Tor network used to hide 900 botnets and darknet markets, says Kaspersky Lab

Uncovers abuse of network

AMD's Sempron lives on with new desktop chips

AMD's new Sempron chips could go into systems starting as low as $60.


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