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Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

U.S. and Chinese researchers are developing high-performance chips that can biodegrade

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Beyond Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Maker boards bring home the Internet of things

Big vendors are infiltrating the maker movement, tapping its creative minds to build the Internet of things -- with ridiculously low-cost prototyping kits, cloud services, and dev environments

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Utah researchers make light-speed computing breakthrough

University of Utah researchers claim light-speed advances could make their way to supercomputers super soon

Intel to unwrap 'next-generation' Thunderbolt in two weeks

Intel could put to rest doubts about Thunderbolt's future after Apple did not include the technology in the 12-inch MacBook

IBM switches on the light for high-speed data transfers

IBM's new silicon photonics chip will be used in data centers, and competes against a similar Intel technology

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Gordon Moore is still amazed at how Moore's Law shaped the tech industry

'We've just seen the beginning of what computers are going to do for us,' Moore says

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Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 is king of the 2-in-1 laptops

Faster, skinnier, and fanless, the new version of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is a lean, mean desktop replacement

IBM's flexible Power servers can take on cloud, databases

IBM's new Power E850 can also pack in the horsepower to run databases, analytics

AMD developing megachip that combines CPUs and GPUs

AMD's as yet unnamed high-performance chip will be designed for high-end graphics, supercomputing, and data modeling

AMD's Zen chips to square off against Intel's Skylake next year

AMD shares details of high-performance FX and mobile A-series chips due in 2016

Intel's 18-core Xeon chips tuned for machine learning, analytics

The new Xeon E7 v3server chips are based on the Haswell microarchitecture

IBM claims advance in effort to build reliable, large-scale quantum computer

IBM says it has made a breakthrough in multiple types of error correction for quantum computers

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Tech time bombs: The components just waiting to wear out

Your computer's next point of failure might be further up the stack than you think

How Intel could prolong Moore's Law with new materials, transistors

Intel could start using exotic materials and a new transistor structure in upcoming chips to keep Moore's Law going

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Mac sales up 8% as industry remains in doldrums

IDC projects that Q1 Mac shipments grew to 4.45 million, outpacing the PC industry which was down 7% overall

Five paths for Moore's Law

Even after the prediction dies, there may be ways to make devices smaller, faster and power efficient, analysts say

Moore's Law at 50: The past and future

Moore's Law, which has provided a guideline to maker cheaper, smaller and faster computers, endures even after 50 years

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Pompous professor swallows placebo PC

A tech pro's people skills are put to the test by a professor who demands more computing power than he knows how to handle

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11 keyboards beloved by programmers

Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings

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