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Google Chromebooks get boost from chip-computer giants

Google's drive to put the future of personal computing firmly in the Internet "cloud" got a boost on Tuesday from chip titan Intel and hardware giants including Lenovo.


Videogames offer hope for autistic children

The game over, a beaming Sawyer and Michael, both 10, cheer and give each other a high-five.


ITEX 2014 to bring more inventions to the fore

The International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2014 (ITEX 2014) is back and celebrating 25 years of bringing together local inventors to showcase their ideas.


Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

People clinging to Microsoft's aging Windows XP operating system will be left to fend off cybercriminals by themselves come Tuesday.


More evidence parents should monitor kids' media diet

How parents monitor the television and videogame habits of their children is tied to the kids' performance in school, their relationships with peers and their weight, according to a new study.


In new social networks, anonymity is all the rage

When mobile social app Yik Yak swept into Auburn University, some of the coolest kids were quick to start posting on it.


Trash to treasure: Bicycle brings 3D printing to Taiwan streets

Cycling through the streets of Taiwan's capital, staff from a design company turn discarded plastic cups and bottles into pieces of art on the spot with Mobile Fab — an ordinary bike kitted out with a computer and 3D printer.


Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital

Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants "wonderful!" and emits a slightly metallic round of applause.


Facebook, Instagram crack down on gun sales on social networks

Facebook Inc and its photo sharing subsidiary, Instagram, will delete posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks, Facebook announced on Wednesday.


IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer in Africa

IBM began rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa on Thursday, saying it would help to address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and e-commerce research.