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Dell's new Skylake Precision laptops get smaller, thinner, and faster

Dell's new Precision 15 5000 corporate laptop takes an important cue from its cousin, the XPS 13

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Low-cost 3D printers driving massive growth

3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between 2016 and 2019, with China leading the world

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Mini PC invasion: 13 radically tiny computers that fit in the palm of your hand

Some of today's 'desktop' mini PCs make laptops seem downright bulky in comparison. Here are 13 examples

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Apple committed to producing an electric car by 2019

Apple has poached many of its electric car team from Tesla, reports claim

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The most expensive PCs in computing history

Raspberry Pi-like specs at recreational vehicle prices -- as computed in today's dollars


Now with HTTP/2: Major Nginx upgrade arrives

Nginx Plus Release 7 features performance boosts, TCP load balancing, and denial-of-service protections

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Qualcomm follows the trend, builds 8 cores into new Snapdragon 4-series chips

A Qualcomm exec had previously labeled 8 cores 'a dumb idea,' but if everyone else is doing it....

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Know-it-all newbies learn a red-hot lesson

For a seasoned techie, it's tough to find the right balance of assisting or letting young IT pros learn their own lessons through trial and error

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10 reasons why August was awesome for hardware

It's been a great summer to be a PC hardware enthusiast. Here's everything August 2015 brought, from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and even Google

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Intel promises $50M for quantum computing research

Intel is funding quantum computing research in the Netherlands, hoping to make fully functional quantum computers a reality in a dozen years or so

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Intel launches major new processor range

More than 50 new sixth-generation Core processors will appear in hundreds of anticipated PCs


Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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IDC lowers its 2015 outlook for the PC and tablet markets

A strong U.S. dollar, a lack of interest in upgrading hardware and a surplus of notebooks will contribute to the declines

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MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

Researchers built the printer with off-the-shelf parts for $7K, compared to systems that print with just three materials and can cost $250,000

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

Demand for higher-end and low-end servers helped drive growth as server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago

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Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers

The new DSS group will target areas like Web service delivery, oil and gas, and research

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Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF

Intel's annual developer conference focused on robots and the Internet of Things, with new processors taking a back seat

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Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

By eliminating liquid electrolytes, the batteries eliminate fire risk. Samsung and MIT see it as a power storage 'game change'

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