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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

A new model of the Raspberry Pi is out, but it's not Raspberry Pi 2. Instead, it's the final revision to the old board packed with four USB ports.

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Meet Alienware's Alpha console, a Steam Machine without SteamOS (for now)

Even though Valve's SteamOS has been delayed, Alienware's Steam Machine hasn't. Here's all the details about Alienware's $550 Alpha console.

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Next wave of wearables slated for the Computex spotlight

Tablet and laptop makers will also use the Taiwan trade show to highlight their latest products

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Sync Your Android Tablet with Your PC

Ready to stock your tablet with music, videos, and other goodies from your PC? Here are your options.

Behind the curtain: How Netflix streams movies to your TV

The company operates its content delivery network with 1,000 homegrown, high-density storage systems

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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

A new open source project for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs lets you build your own voice command personal assistant for your home.

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Newton is the first MIPS-based mini-computer for wearables

The Newton development kit is the first with a MIPS CPU. Android Wear is on the roadmap, too.

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Fujitsu's PC-phone hybrids cut power consumption for unified communications

Fujitsu also showed a laptop with its PalmSecure palm-vein authentication built in at the Cebit trade show

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Stieger Leet PC

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Apple patents solar-powered MacBook

A case made of switchable smart glass could appear both translucent and opaque.

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HP's all-in-one Z1 G2 sports Thunderbolt, touchscreen

HP has unveiled its second-generation all-in-one workstation, the Z1 G2 with its graphics and processor boost and a 27-inch display with optional touch capabilities.

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Intel finishes work on 64-bit Android 4.4 for x86 smartphones

Now device makers can load the OS on their products, and developers can start making applications for it

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The PC's weird and wonderful future

We saw the possible future of PCs at CES 2014, and it's...out there. Here are the eleven craziest devices we saw in Las Vegas.

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Valve convinces 14 PC builders to make Steam Machines a reality

The unanswered question: Which games will run on all those Steam Machines?