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China develops its own homegrown servers amid cybersecurity concerns

China's Dawning Information Industry, also known as Sugon, has developed the nation's first entirely homegrown servers.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience

Toshiba's new Chromebook 2 offers admirable build quality and outstanding speakers and display. However, its less-than-sterling performance makes it an imperfect package.

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ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

The faster CoreLink interconnects will help servers react faster to the glut of data from mobile and IoT.

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5K Retina iMac supply tightens

Ship times for Apple's new 5K Retina iMac continue to slip, proof that the company's problem syncing supply and demand is getting worse.

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

HP today released its first Moonshot server with an Intel Xeon chip, the Moonshot ProLiant m710.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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IBM’s chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications.

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About this "iPad is DOOMED" foolishness

Can we put a stop to the ridiculous narrative that Apple has an iPad problem? At best it is just foolishness, at worst it's mendacious FUD.

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Samsung now producing 32GB DRAM modules, 128GB to follow

Samsung said its 20nm process technology has allowed it to begin mass production of 8Gbit DDR4 chips, which will be used to produce 32GB modules today and 128GB modules in the future using 3D technology.

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

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Yosemite users complain about crippled Wi-Fi

Complaints that Mac OS X Yosemite disrupts or entirely disables Wi-Fi connections have been flowing onto social media sites and discussion forums since the OS was released last Thursday.

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Ethernet is coming to cars

One of the largest suppliers of automotive chips for in-vehicle electronics announced a new Ethernet board and software that will connect instrument clusters, infotainment systems, cameras and sensors over 100Mbps Ethernet.

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An easy guide to Apple iMessage troubleshooting

If you can't get iMessages to work consistently or just want to activate the new SMS Relay feature then you may need this short guide.

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Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5M computers

Apple said it sold a record 5.5 million Macs in the September quarter, boosting sales by 21% year-over-year during a stretch when the overall PC business remained in the red.

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Apple's profits up, Mac sales up, iPhone sales up, iPad sales -- DOWN

Yesterday was a pretty good day for Apple -- the company reported strong sales of iPhones and Macs -- bringing forth great Q4 earnings. As if that weren't enough, bloggers are buzzing about the company's new 'Apple Pay' mobile payment...

IPhones dial up larger Apple profit in Q4

While Apple's iPad shipments declined, strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company's profit in its fiscal fourth quarter.

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Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

Samsung has issued a software fix to address slowdown problems with its triple-level cell 840 EVO SSDs -- the company's most affordable consumer drive.

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IBM exits semiconductor business and re-creates itself

With its announcement today that it will sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.

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