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Low-end Android phones could get VR with new Imagination GPU

Apple's iPhone GPU provider wants to bring VR to low-end Android phones.

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyway.

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As Trump presidency nears, U.S. warns China on semiconductors

The U.S. has accused China of rigging the steel, aluminum, and green technology markets, the semiconductor industry is the latest in the crosshairs.

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AMD drops huge news on Ryzen overclocking and core counts at CES 2017

Every single Ryzen chip can be overclocked, but don't expect every motherboard to play ball.

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Intel's Compute Card mini-computer is so small that you may lose it

You've perhaps never seen a full-blown computer smaller than Intel's amazingly thin Compute Card, which was shown for the first time at CES.

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Xavier and BB8: Nvidia heroes drive ambitious autonomous car plans

The race between two key chip makers to put self-driving cars on the streets is getting heated.

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BMW, Intel and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads

BMW is working with Intel and computer vision company Mobileye to place 40 autonomous test cars on public roads in the second half of 2017.

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Intel's Go supercomputer for cars points to a PC-like horsepower race

There's a race to put more computing power in self-driving cars, and it's shaping up to be eerily similar to an earlier battle between Intel and AMD to crank up PC horsepower.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data-transfer rates many times faster than regular wired internet connections.

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ODG's AR smartglasses combine Google Glass and Microsoft's HoloLens

The new R-8 and R-9 mixed reality smartglasses from Osterhout Design Group are sleek, small, and fit in your pocket. The products show that AR headgear doesn't need to be as big and clunky as Microsoft's HoloLens.

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ARM PCs with Windows 10 get a new start with the Snapdragon 835 chip

Take your pick: you could have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 speedy chip in your next smartphone or PC.

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12 things Kaby Lake-based PCs will offer

Amazingly thin Windows 10 laptops and tablets will soon become available with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips, which were announced at CES.

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Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 devices get sexier designs, faster chips

The venerable ThinkPad brand turns 25 this year, and Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 devices will kick off celebrations with a slew of upgrades including sexier designs, edgier screens and faster processors.

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Samsung upgrades Notebook 9 laptops with Kaby Lake chips

Samsung upgraded its Notebook 9 laptops with Intel's latest Kaby Lake chips, jumping ahead of rivals that are expected to announce new PCs at CES.

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Imagination plans new MIPS CPU, PowerVR GPU as it looks to bounce back

It's been a rough year for Imagination Technologies. The CEO resigned in February, layoffs followed in the next month, and the cloud of being a takeover target hangs over the company.

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017

In an era of sexy gadgets, its easy to knock PCs as being dinosaurs from a bygone era. But for every blue screen of death, there are many technological enhancements driving PCs into the era of virtual reality, 4K video and 5G...

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Imagination GPU tech next year could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics

Apple's powerful iPhone 7 GPU is based on Imagination Technologies' PowerVR GT7600 architecture, and a possible successor could come next year.

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