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Intel offers clarification on ‘Ivy Bridge’ chip delay

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Chip giant offers more clarification on the Ivy Bridge chip delay. Intel today spelled out in more exacting detail just what the Ivy Bridge chip delay means in the wake of comments published Sunday

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You’ll be using this soon: Karma social gift-giving

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New Facebook-connected smartphone gift catalog and app gets it right where it counts. Karma is one of the most well thought-through gift-giving services I’ve seen. It combines smart analysis of users’ Facebook streams, with

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IBM claims huge strides in quantum computing

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With its latest research, Big Blue says it’s reached device performance close to the minimum requirements for implementing a “practical quantum computer.” But many hurdles remain. Seen here is a silicon chip housing three

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Young man crushes blindfolded Rubik’s Cube record

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A cube master conquers one of the toughest gaming challenges known to man in record time. A Hungarian brought glory back to the motherland of the Rubik?s Cube. (Credit: Rubik’s/Seven Towns) Do you think

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Google+ users spend increasingly less time on site

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Despite a growing base of members, the search giant’s social-networking effort is still in the minor leagues with users spending just 3.3 minutes per month on the site. Next to Google+, Facebook is proving

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Can Microsoft make Windows 8 the mobile OS?

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The software giant will unveil the beta version of its upcoming PC operating system at Mobile World Congress as it repositions Windows as tablet operating system. Microsoft Windows president Stephen Sinofsky introduces a test

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Kodak brings social photo app to Android

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The photo company debuts an Android version of an app that lets users create temporary social networks among party-goers to share pictures. Kodak has launched an Android version of a mobile app that lets

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Best extreme-definition 27-inch monitors

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If you don’t have the space (or the funds) for a 30-inch super-duper high-res display, a 27-inch super-high-res monitor should be your second choice. Here are the five best. While most 27-inch monitors you’ll

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AT&T to have app developers pick up bandwidth tab?

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Carrier considers system that would allow app publishers to pay for the subscribers’ use of apps, according to The Wall Street Journal. ATT is considering a new system in which mobile app developers and

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China occupies Obama’s Google+ page

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The president’s Google+ page is bombarded with hundreds of messages from Chinese citizens who found a way to get past censorship blocks. (Credit: Screenshot of Obama’s Google+ page by CNET) President Barack Obama’s Google+

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QR-coded condoms let you share the site of your tryst

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No, it’s not a check-in app for orgy-goers. It’s part of an effort by one Planned Parenthood chapter to hook up with members of the social-media generation. (Credit: Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest)

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Researcher to demo smartphone attack at RSA

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Hole in Webkit software used in browsers affects mobile and desktops but is more easily exploited on smartphones where security is limited, researcher says. This is a screenshot of the real Command Control server

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Whole Foods’ sci-fi shopping cart stalks you as you shop

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“I’m sorry; that’s not the proper spaghetti. Put it back on the shelf. Now.” It’ll be a frightening new world if and when this prototype Kinect-enabled shopping cart hits the aisles. He was found

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Yahoo picks patent fight with Facebook

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The foundering Web pioneer reportedly wants the social-networking giant to license 10 to 20 patents related to advertising and Web page personalization. Yahoo appears to be turning to patent licensing to boost its fortunes.

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Sony bulks up on slim cameras for spring 2012

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Sony fills out the remainder of its T and W series Cyber-shots with the ultracompact TX66, rugged TX20, and the twin 10x zooms of the WX150 and W690. Apparently, it wasn’t enough for Sony

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More long-lens options coming to Sony Cyber-shot lineup

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Five new high-zoom H-series cameras are coming from Sony, but only one of them is truly new. The HX30V features a 20x zoom lens in a compact body. Sony announced today five new Cyber-shot

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Wii active video games don’t count as exercise

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A new study shows that kids who play Wii Sports or Dance Dance Revolution are as active as those who play Disney Sing-It Pop Hits or Super Mario Galaxy. The Wii U. (Credit: Sarah

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Dyson’s new DC39 is company’s first canister vac with Ball technology

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The Dyson Ball has made its way into a canister vacuum that the company says is easy to maneuver, even around the “tightest corners.” The DC39 Multi-floor is due out in mid-March and retails

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Astronaut builds Lego space station in real space station

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Nimble-fingered astronaut builds a Lego space station scale model while floating around inside the actual International Space Station. Space Legos are much more challenging than Earth Legos. (Credit: NASA) Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa flew

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New Samsung Galaxy S III details leaked online

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Sources close to BGR have provided a number of details for what could be Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2012. A 4.8-inch display with 1080p resolution already sounds like a winner. (Credit: BGR) We may

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