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Panasonic opens smart town targeting zero-emission houses

Electric vehicles, solar panels and security cameras abound in the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

Windows tablets available for under $100

HP, Toshiba and E-Fun are selling Windows tablets for under $100 with 7-inch and 8-inch screens

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The techiest ways NASA flies with you everyday

NASA technology is all over current airplanes.

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Using lasers for backhaul Internet

You can now add laser to the list of Internet delivery methods available. Here’s what you need to know about a new combined optic and Millimeter wireless technology being pitched. It’s called Composite Optical RF, or COR.

UK network BT mulls mobile return to fuel quad-play competition

Fixed netowrk operator BT is considering buying a UK mobile network, and is in talks with the owners of O2 and EE

Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China

Chinese state press said an unnamed foreign company matching Microsoft's description had been forced to pay 840 million yuan in back taxes.

Breaking up is hard to do, but HP won't look back

The split will be 'the biggest separation that's ever been done,' HP's CEO said

Ebola speeds up educators' embrace of tech in Sierra Leone, Liberia

The University of Sierra Leone turns to online learning while nonprofit Rumie sends tablets to Liberia

Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

Tablet shipments will increase by just 7.2 percent this year, compared to 52.5 percent in 2013.

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Monster snow: How Buffalo-area businesses kept things going in the storm

Seven feet of snow and then the threat of flooding has not taken down Buffalo tech companies' networks or spirits.

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Next-gen car maps will be nowhere near the center stack

Look for a change in the automobile speedometer cluster, because maps will be appearing there soon.

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10 mind-blowing Oculus Rift experiments that reveal VR's practical potential

The inspiration for the Oculus Rift may have been gaming, but these experiments show how the consumer-grade virtual reality headset could transform more than just your World of Warcraft experience.

Fidelity's top IT exec sees potential in A.I.

For several years, Stephen Neff, enterprise CTO at Fidelity Investments, has been focusing on the cloud, social tools and mobile. Now he's turning his attention to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, gamification...

Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already in Kansas City and Provo, Utah

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Jolla’s open-source tablet might actually stay the course

The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

HP Pavilion All-in-One PC deals

11 Black Friday deals for HP Pavilion All-in-One PCs with Windows 8.1

Here are a dozen 'steals' on computers: 11 'steals' if you are shopping for a HP Pavilion All-in-one PC with Windows 8.1 installed and one $370 steal for a MacBook.

Intel to tame passwords with biometric authentication

McAfee software to log into Windows and websites will be available for download by year end

Slack now letting employers tap workers' private chats

The company hopes to attract more businesses with the optional feature


New products of the week 11.24.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Extreme and Red Seal.

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