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Steve Johnson covers the microchip industry, cyber security and the big-technology sector that includes Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Cisco Systems.


Russian website shows live feeds of baby monitors and other webcams

Somebody may be snooping on your baby's video monitor or other webcam feeds, British authorities are warning, after discovering a Russian website hosting live broadcasts from thousands of such devices. BBC News, which reported the problem Thursday, declined to identify the Read More →

U.S., China industries reportedly pushing up chip sales

Robust industrial production in the U.S. and China is generating stronger demand for microchips, according to a new study. The report by research firm IHS Technology predicted that global sales of industrial semiconductors will rise by 12.9 percent in 2014, reaching Read More →

Intel to merge its PC and mobile chip units

Hoping to get its microchips faster into mobile devices, Santa Clara-based Intel plans to merge its mobile and personal-computing divisions early next year. While its chips long have dominated the personal computer market, Intel has struggled to make much headway in Read More →

Most cars will have some self-driving ability by 2035, report predicts

Getting to and from your job, the store or grandma's house ought to get a lot easier in a couple of decades, according to a new report. The study by Navigant Research predicts that 75 percent of vehicles sold worldwide by Read More →

Chilean students win $50,000 in Intel innovation competition

A team of Chilean students has won the Intel Foundation's 10th annual Global Challenge, a competition that encourages student entrepreneurs to tackle important issues through computing technology. The team from the University of Chile and a local cancer research center - Read More →

Study finds younger workers eager for Internet-linked brain implants

Millennial and Generation X professionals are so fired up about their jobs and staying connected many of them would willingly get an Internet-linked brain implant and others would give up sex for a month in order to keep their smartphones, Read More →

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