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Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's new Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but graphics are a joy

USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 chips may be too expensive to start with for flash drive makers to adopt the technology


Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable

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Intel: Moore's Law will continue through 7nm chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

HP Moonshot System

Review: HP's Moonshot is flexible, manageable, amazing

HP's cartridge-based, hyperscale computing system brings significant server power and high efficiency to a variety of workloads

Lenovo building its first prototype ARM server

Lenovo's ARM-based NextScale is an effort to build more power-efficient systems for data centers

Sony to release developer edition smart glasses for $840

The price tag is about half of what Google wanted for Glass before it shut down sales

Intel's upcoming 'Skylake' chips to allow thinner Windows tablets

New Core M chips, coming later this year, will enable lighter computers with longer battery life that might compete better against iPad Air

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Windows for $0? Yes, on a $35 Raspberry Pi -- but there's a catch

Microsoft and the Raspberry Pi Foundation team up to offer Windows 10 for developers of the tinkerer-favorite board

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel's new Core chips with vPro will support technologies for wireless storage and displays

Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

The only bleak spot in Apple's earnings was iPad sales, which are being 'cannibalized' by other products, Tim Cook said

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

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InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award 2015

Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners showcase the best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses

Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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Western Digital, HGST top the list of most reliable hard drives

Hard drive failure data from cloud backup service Backblaze has Western Digital and Hitachi coming out on top -- and Seagate upping its game

Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest

The purchase price for Oracle systems has been an 'impediment' for some customers, Ellison admits

The future of input devices

Good-bye, keyboard: The future of input devices is (almost) here

The end of typing as we know it may be a gesture, a blink, or a thought away

HP bringing augmented reality, 3D printing features to tablets, laptops

HP wants to provide a more interactive computing experience through its mobile products

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Let it rain: The triumph of trickle-down tech

Trickle-down doesn't work so well for economies, but it makes for great low-cost networking and storage gear

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