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Hot Deals Thursday: sweet savings on a Dell XPS 11 Convertible, Lenovo Yoga 8, MS Office, and more

Today's top deals from LogicBuy include the best-yet price on a Dell XPS 11 Convertible, super cheap prices on Microsoft Office for Home or Business, a Dell accessory bundle including headphones, and even a toy helicopter.

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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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Hot Deals Thursday: incredible savings on a Dell Latitude laptop, XPS 18, floating desk, and more

LogicBuy has scrounged up some amazing deals this week, including a Dell XPS 18 for $750, a Linksys dual-band gigabit router at more than half off, and a huge discount on Adobe Acrobat XI Pro for Windows.

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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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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?

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Alienware's first Steam Machine: Very black and very shiny

Alienware and Valve unveiled the "full potential" of the Steam Machine at CES on Monday.

Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

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Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

Next up: Humans, systems team in cognitive computing

Cognitive computing promises to change the game, as humans and computing devices collaborate, each performing the function best suited to its expertise.

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Google cheers contestants at Robotics Challenge

Now the owner of Boston Dynamics, Google rolls in to watch events at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.