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Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel today announced the availability of the new fifth-generation Core processors for PCs with support for technologies that eliminate a myriad of cables and connectors

Qualcomm's Snapdragon woes mount as a 'major customer' defects

Qualcomm warned that its chip division will haul in less revenue than expected in the second half of the year.

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AMD looks to its Carrizo chips for PC rebound

Advanced Micro Devices hopes to shore up its position in the PC market with its new Carrizo chip.

Look for PC prices to stay low this year

PC shipments are expected stabilize this year, while average prices for desktops and laptops may decline a little.

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Intel bought a foothold in tablets; now, it wants to cut its losses

The chip maker plans to focus on making money this year on mobile chips rather than shipping large volumes.

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Memory prices to fall this year after stabilizing in 2014

After more than a year of holding steady, memory prices could fall this year as competition heats up between DRAM makers and excess inventory floods the market.

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The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

Forty years after Intel's iconic 8080 chip launched the personal computing revolution, we spoke to early processor designers and other industry experts to find out what the next 40 years of computing will bring.

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Dell plans laptops with Intel's Skylake chips in second half of year

Wire-free computing could be around the corner, with Dell planning to release laptops based on Intel's Skylake chips in the second half of the year.

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Intel's Broadwell chip lets Apple go Retina with MacBook Air

The new Core processors and graphics chipsets Intel launched on Monday will allow Apple to build a MacBook Air with a Retina screen without sacrificing battery life.

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Wire-free tablets with Intel Cherry Trail chips due this year

Charging a tablet could soon be as simple as placing it on a kitchen countertop, desk or table at a cafe.

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10 things you need to know about Intel's new Broadwell chips

Intel's new Core I processors based on Broadwell offer good battery and graphics features.

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Why Nvidia ignored mobile and bet the farm on auto tech at CES

One pundit complained Nvidia's press conference was 'a teraflop'

Nvidia's Tegra X1 aims to make driverless cars more reliable

Nvidia hopes its new "mobile super chip" will help achieve truly self-driving cars, but the company did not detail plans to use the chip in mobile devices.

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Lenovo's new ThinkPads are slimmer, lighter and faster

Lenovo's new ThinkPads now have Intel's latest fifth-generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

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AMD retools laptop chip strategy to challenge Intel

Advanced Micro Devices wants its chips in more laptops, and is looking to reverse a free fall it has endured in the PC market in recent years.

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US trade agency will investigate Nvidia complaint by Samsung

The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate complaints by Samsung that Nvidia has infringed some of its patents covering graphics chip technology, the agency said

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Samsung promises better smartphone performance with new memory modules

High-end smartphones could soon have 4GB of super-fast RAM, resulting in better multi-tasking and the ability to continuously shoot images with 20-megapixel cameras.

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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

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6 technologies that will change PCs in 2015

In an era of slick gadgets, PCs are the dinosaurs, ensnared in wire clutter, sporting tired 2D cameras and stricken with the occasional blue screen of death. Technology coming up in 2015, though, is set to make PCs more...

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Orion's lesson for IT: Test your systems, then test again (and again)

When NASA's new spacecraft, Orion, made its maiden voyage last week it relied on systems that NASA "tested it in all directions."

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