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  • Silicon Valley's rumor mill suggests that Google, too, has a smartwatch in the works.

  • Mandiant, the cybersecurity firm that in February released a ground-breaking report detailing the suspected activities of a Chinese military hacking unit, told CNBC it is suffering the consequences of going public.

  • Scrolls

    As Mojang, the maker of the popular videogame "Minecraft," gets ready to release the beta version of its next game "Scrolls" at the end of April, it is targeting a different type of gamer.

  • Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed Wednesday, prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea.

  • The rapidly expanding drone market has not gone unnoticed by lawmakers and privacy watchdogs and is causing some concern.

  • Cloud storage providers often engage in digital dragnets in the hunt for illicit data. But what falls under that category isn't as simple as it seems.

  • Celebrity Hack Victims

    Hackers claim to have what seems to be the First Lady's credit report. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on what some are calling the "no-hack celebrity attack."

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    Apple stock jumped Monday amid speculation of a share buyback and dividend. The stock was also getting a bounce from key technical levels.

  • Algorithms are growing ever more powerful but they are not always up to deciphering the ambiguity of human language and the mystery of reasoning. They are being asked to be more humanlike in what they figure out.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy is being wooed by sovereign wealth funds including Qatar's who are ready to back him to start a private equity fund. The Financial Times reports.

  • Sizing Up the PC Landscape

    Dell's core PC business is declining, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. To make the company private under Michael Dell's plan would mean the company would take on about $15 billion in debt. Gerry Smith, Lenovo President of the Americas, weighs in.

  • The buzz at the South by Southwest festival is all about the gadgets: computers controlled by the wave of a hand, cool new cameras and more.

  • A report that will be voted on in the EU parliament March 12 could lay the groundwork for laws banning pornography across all media — including the Internet — and could potentially restrict free speech advocates claim.

  • There has been the distinction between physical and electronic works--books, songs, movies--since digital goods became widely available a decade ago, but it is now under attack, both in the courts and the marketplace, reports The New York Times.

  • Texas Instruments raised its targets for first-quarter earnings and revenue to the upper end of its previous forecast ranges, due to improving demand for its chips in an industry that has been hit for several quarters by a weak global economy.

  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn demanded Dell pay out $15.7 billion in special dividends, joining a growing chorus of opposition to founder Michael Dell's plan to take the world's No. 3 personal computer maker private.