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Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

Amazon is aiming to speed up large data transfer jobs with a truck. The Snowmobile is a big, white semi trailer that can hold 100PB of data that will then get driven to an Amazon endpoint and loaded into its public cloud storage.

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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9, and ARM chips

Ambitious supercomputer being built at Barcelona Supercomputing Center will host a trifecta of chip architectures

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33% off Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance.

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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP are now operating on their own but have each changed their business focus to keep up with the competition

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets low-bandwith LTE with add-on chip

An Altair LTE Category-1 chipset will attach to the top of the Raspberry Pi 3 board for long-distance communications

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29% off Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance.

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4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing

Microsoft plans to create its own quantum computing systems; here's how the company is doing so differently and how it can do it better

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34% off Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader - Deal Alert

This extremely versatile device reads 25 popular memory card formats and leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. Currently discounted by a generous 34%.

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Review: Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Notify for Women

Frederique Constant's second-generation smartwatch has more beauty than brains.

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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

The Open Source Hardware Association certification could help buyers hack into and copy products

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U.S. sets plan to build two exascale supercomputers

Both systems, using different architectures, will be developed simultaneously in 2019 -- if the Trump administration goes along with the plan

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Microsoft puts quantum computing higher on its hardware priority list

The company is stepping up efforts to make quantum computing hardware and software

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What could an iPhone cost post-Trump?

Trump has pressured Apple to start making the iPhone in the U.S. But would you pay double for an iPhone if it helped make America great again?

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Awesome tech gifts that cost $50 or less

Bring holiday cheer to family and friends with these cool and affordable, tested and approved, tech-centric presents

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IBM, Intel, Google, Microsoft prep next-gen hardware for AI

See how the four tech giants are working on hardware to complement and accelerate the software side of machine learning and artificial intelligence

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Intel chases AI with new chips, but still lacks a potent GPU

AI chip code-named Knights Mill, targeted at deep learning, will ship next year as part of the Xeon Phi chip family

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Microsoft Surface Pro Intel i7 review

CIO.com's senior writer Sarah White puts this updated Surface Book with Performance Base through its paces to see what this thoroughbred device can do.

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Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?

China and the U.S. are in a race to build bigger and faster supercomputers. Will the Trump Administration let the Chinese win?

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