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Qualcomm's ARM server chip
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Microsoft's Surface Book to reignite OEM hostility

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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HP, SanDisk partner to bring storage-class memory to market

Hewlett-Packard and SanDisk announced that they have partnered to develop resistive RAM memory (ReRAM) as a non-volatile memory replacement for DRAM that's 1,000 times faster than NAND flash.

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IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

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Dell said to be in talks with EMC over possible huge merger

Dell is reportedly in talks to buy all or part of enterprise storage powerhouse EMC, which would mark a bold and unexpected new chapter in the PC maker's history. A total merger would be one of the biggest deals ever in the...

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Toyota to produce a self-driving car by 2020

Toyota has been testing a new automated driving test vehicle called Highway Teammate, with the aim of launching related products by around 2020.


Hands-on with HP's collectible Star Wars Special Edition Laptop

HP's Star Wars laptop even comes with two TIE fighters and a box for your action figures

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Microsoft's zombie Lumia 950 / 950XL, plus Surface Pro 4 / Book (and ^2)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces the world to new Windows hardware. An improved tablet (Surface Pro 4), a convertible laptop (Surface Book), and a pair of pointless phones (Lumia 950 and 950XL)...

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Microsoft charges into laptop market with Surface Book

Microsoft today introduced the Surface Book, a keyboard-equipped premium-priced notebook that can twist into a slate or snap apart to serve as a tablet.

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Panasonic surpasses SolarCity with world's most efficient solar panel

Panasonic has achieved a new record for energy conversion in a photovoltaic panel, squeaking by SolarCity, which announced its own record last week.


Hardcore Hardware: Intel DC P3608 NVME SSD

This week on Hardcore Hardware, we look at Intel's RAIDed SSD that pushes 5GBps read speeds.

os x el capitan 5 ways notes just got useful

OS X El Capitan: 5 ways Notes just got useful

Notes become truly useful for Mac and iOS users with OS X El Capitan

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Windows 10: Adapt or die

Windows 10's faster update and upgrade tempo requires enterprises to discard habits acquired over decades, a painful change that can be managed.

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SolarCity claims it has created the world's most powerful solar panel

Solar City said it has created a photovoltaic panel capable of 22% efficiency, 7 percentage points higher than average solar panels.

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Nearly a million illegal tons of smog resulted from VW's diesel cars

According to an analysis by used car aggregation site Autolist, Volkswagen's 11 million emissions- cheating vehicles spewed 918,720 tons of additional nitrogen oxide pollution into the air we breath.

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12 ways to improve Apple Music

Apple Music -- a dozen ways to make it better

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Microsoft stays in the on-premises email server game with launch of Exchange 2016

Microsoft launched the 2016 edition of its Exchange Server software on Thursday morning.

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Retailers said to be weighing lawsuits over chip cards, fraud-liability shift

Retailers have complained of backlogs of six to nine months in getting credit-card companies to certify the new card terminals for use.

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IBM carbon nanotube breakthrough could bring faster, smaller chips

IBM researchers say they've made a major breakthrough in carbon nanotube technology that could speed the development of smaller, faster and more powerful chips.

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