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Google to Cardboard developers: Keep it short and simple, and watch out for nausea

Google Cardboard experiences should be the duration of traditional YouTube videos, said a Google executive

Intel reportedly close to purchasing Altera for $15 billion

The merger talks were revived after Altera reported weak first-quarter earnings


Acer rolls out new laptop, desktops with Windows, Chrome

New offerings include a new 11-inch Switch hybrid, Aspire Z all-in-ones and Chrome desktop

Windows takes early lead over Android in Cherry Trail tablet battle

Acer said it will launch a tablet with Cherry Trail later this year

Lenovo seeks to be hip 10 years after ThinkPad buy

Lenovo debuted a new company logo this week

Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

IDC forecasts drop in PC and tablet shipments this year

The arrival of Windows 10 won't lead to a surge in PC sales

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DARPA wants you to verify software flaws by playing games

Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) think so and were so impressed with their first crowdsourced flaw-detecting games, they announced an new round of five games this week designed for improved...

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20 best iPhone/iPad games

Star Wars Rebels, Fireworks, Shakespeare and lots of quests are featured in top iPhone and iPad games.

Lenovo aims at toppling rivals in the server market

Lenovo's IBM x86 server business purchase has given the Chinese vendor a foothold in the market

9 movies that get IT (almost) right

9 movies that get IT (almost) right

Hollywood hackers too often fail to capture the true triumphs -- and mind-numbing drudgery -- of endless hours at the console

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Avago buying Broadcom for $37 billion to create networking chip giant

The combined company will develop chipsets for wired and wireless networks

Server sales bolstered by cloud expansions

Both revenue and unit shipments showed strong growth during the first three months of the year

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Don’t be sloppy, use a floppy

These relics apparently make great drink coasters. Who knew?

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs

Lenovo's new Windows 10 tablet to arrive in August

It will also starting selling its own media streaming device called the Lenovo Cast

Chip maker Avago may be close to buying Broadcom

The companies reportedly are in advanced talks

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A match made in heaven? 10 tech mergers that defined the industry

Execs at AOL and Verizon hope their merger will be a story for the ages, not a cautionary tale.

Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers propose high-performance chips that can biodegrade

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

The company's r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance is now generally available

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