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3|4|2014 SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel is in the process of buying smartwatch startup Basis, as part of the tech giant's new focus on wearables and the Internet of Things. ...

1|31|2014 MADISON, Wis. — MediaTek is quietly going after the emerging market of under-$50 wearable devices.

1|13|2014 LAS VEGAS -- A panel of experts at the International CES discussed trends in handset development and what will spark public interest in 2014 and beyond.

1|13|2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Remember how delighted we were when we first discovered that mobile phones can generate different sound effects? Ironically, many of us ...

1|13|2014 LAS VEGAS — There is no such thing as “game over” for the mobile apps processor battle.

1|12|2014 Dozens of vendors at the Consumer Electronics Show offered wares to keep you healthy, spanning products for fitness and improved sleep to at-home medical care. ...

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Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line?
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MADISON, Wis. -- Am I the only one scratching my head over this newborn love among “makers,” board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me most is not ...

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Patent Lessons From Apple v. Samsung
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — I am humbled by vast stretches of gray area in the field of patents I see as I sit in on the second big Apple v. Samsung trial here.

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As I write this we are on the brink of a conversion from DDR3 to DDR4 DRAM in PCs and servers. Cellphones and tablets use separate interfaces, but in all cases the ...

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Fitness Wearables Lack Accuracy
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The Bodymedia Fit, the Nike+ Fuelband, the Up, and the Fitbit are all trendy wristbands that health adepts wear to monitor their fitness. I believe they may play an ...

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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words – So Add One to Your Profile Already!
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The adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. It also aptly characterizes one of ...

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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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