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Computex 2014 wrap-up: Intel and co. usher in the future of computing

For the last few years, we've travelled to Computex in Taiwan to see the latest flock of Ultrabooks, with the latest and greatest models providing the biggest news of the show.

Verizon slaps Netflix with cease and desist letter over error message (Update: Netflix responds!)

In this digital age, it can be nice to receive a letter. Not so much if you're Netflix, and the letter is a cease and desist from an angry Verizon.

Amazon's likely announcing its new phone on June 18th (update: yep, it's a phone)

What has six cameras, a large screen and tracks your head? Amazon's new phone, probably. The company's first handset has been long rumored and occasionally leaked, but now the company seems ready to make it official: Jeff Bezos is hosting a hitherto unannounced "launch event" later this month.

Her name is Cortana. Her attitude is almost human.

She was modeled after real-life personal assistants. She is the product of two years of work, and a large team of scientists and product managers.

Apple: Putting doctors, trainers and nutritionists in your pocket

It's been a long day. You were in meetings from nine in the morning until five in the evening, with barely enough time to eat in between.

Intel's Windows 8.1 Pro Broadwell tablet is thinner than the iPad Air

When Intel announced the new 14nm Core M (Broadwell) processor to enable thinner, fanless convertible devices, I knew the "Llama Mountain" reference design would be impressively svelte.

Apple attempts to conquer the connected home

It was only one announcement among many at WWDC 2014's opening keynote, and Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of software engineering, made mention of Apple's new foray into home automation practically in passing.

Apple reveals iOS 8 at WWDC, available for free this fall

We all knew it was coming, and now it's here. Apple CEO Tim Cook just put months of breathless speculation to rest by pulling back the curtain on iOS 8 during the company's WWDC 2014 keynote address in San Francisco.

OS X Yosemite: Apple's latest desktop OS works even better with your iPhone

Apple's just unveiled the latest update to its desktop operating system for Macs and it's called Yosemite.

Hands-on with ASUS' Zenbook NX500: The MacBook Pro meets its match

Before you yell at me for putting the word "MacBook" in the headline, hear me out: The new ASUS Zenbook NX500 really is one of the closest things I've seen yet to a Retina display MBP competitor.

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