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  • [video] Robots, mood phones and more at Intel research day

    Click above to see some of the futuristic technologies Intel is cooking up in its labs.

    Earlier this week at Intel's (INTC) annual research day in Silicon Valley, the company showed projects that could influence the way we live tomorrow.

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    - Jun 13, 2008 5:50 PM ET
  • [video] Intel CTO talks WiMax, innovation and Apple

    Click above to see video of my interview with Intel CEO Justin Rattner.

    Earlier this week at Intel's (INTC) research day in Mountain View, I got a few moments on camera with Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner where he talked about innovation, WiMax, and the relationship with Apple (AAPL).

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    - Jun 13, 2008 11:02 AM ET
  • HP reaches for the cool factor

    Later this year, select Micro Center stores will set up HP-branded areas like this one that show off sleek designs and demonstrate how the products work together. Image: HP

    Rahul Sood was working in a Calgary rug store when fate beckoned in 1991. A friendly customer saw him fixing a computer by the front desk, and suggested he take his skills into the PC business.

    Sood borrowed $1,500 on a MasterCard and started MORE

    - May 28, 2008 12:36 PM ET
  • EMC eyes consumer storage

    Iomega's Rev drives compete with portable hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital; EMC hopes to buy the company and turbocharge the brand. Image: Iomega

    What happened to Iomega (IOM)?

    It was a gravity-defying technology stock during its best run a decade ago. At its peak in 1996, the company's nearly $6 billion valuation meant many investors were betting it would be the future of digital storage.

    Iomega seemed to be at the MORE

    - May 1, 2008 9:29 AM ET
  • Microsoft Surface: consumer version in 2011?

    Microsoft Surface is a tabletop computer that's controlled by physical touch instead of a mouse or keyboard. Image: Microsoft

    Microsoft's tabletop computer could appear in homes in three years or less, the executive in charge of its development said this week.

    Since unveiling the Microsoft Surface product last year, the company has gotten plenty of feedback from businesses and enthusiasts who want to get their hands on the technology, said Tom Gibbons, MORE

    - Mar 26, 2008 8:43 AM ET
  • Flash vs. hard drive battle heats up

    Lenovo's critically acclaimed ThinkPad X300 laptop does without a hard drive. Image: Lenovo

    While munching on a reuben at Birk's, a steakhouse in Silicon Valley, Seagate (STX) CEO Bill Watkins is explaining why he's not too worried about a these trendy new laptops that have everything but a hard drive.

    On the surface, this would seem to be a big problem. Seagate, after all, is the world's largest hard drive maker with MORE

    - Mar 17, 2008 8:25 AM ET
  • Apple's $18 billion shopping spree?

    Mint CEO Aaron Patzer isn't itching to sell his online budgeting service, but a company like Microsoft would do well to buy it anyway.

    No one's said much about it, but there it was, plain as day, in Apple's (AAPL) earnings call this week: Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer said the 'A' word.


    When an analyst asked what Apple would do with more than $18 billion in cash it's sitting on, Oppenheimer MORE

    - Jan 25, 2008 11:44 AM ET
  • Apple could shock the naysayers

    Apple executives are fond of talking about seven years ago, the last time Wall Street seriously underestimated the company. Faced with an economic slowdown that saw his tech industry peers slashing staff and cutting projects, CEO Steve Jobs proclaimed that he and the rest of Apple would instead "innovate our way" out of the slump.

    Jobs made good on that promise. Soon after, Apple (AAPL) unveiled the iTunes Store, the iPod MORE

    - Jan 24, 2008 9:21 AM ET
  • How did Apple do? A Macworld 2008 report card

    Last year's iPhone introduction was an A+, with a beyond-cool gadget, new software and new services. So how did Apple (AAPL) score this year with its Macworld presentations? A slim laptop with Intel (INTC) inside won bonus points, but aside from that, CEO Steve Jobs had to rely on his top-notch presentation skills. This is how we graded his keynote announcements:

    - Jan 16, 2008 12:23 AM ET
  • Live: Steve Jobs keynote at Macworld 2008

    Flash-based laptops? Suped-up iPhones? The wait is over for Apple's biggest announcements of the year.

    The crowd at Macworld 2008 settles in for the Steve Jobs keynote. Photo: Jon Fortt

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The keynote has begun. There's a Mac vs. PC commercial showing. PC is talking about what a bad year 2007 was, with all of Apple's announcements including the iPhone. PC says 2008, though, will be a great year. "What MORE

    - Jan 15, 2008 11:54 AM ET
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