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Acer's new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices

The 11-inch Aspire One Cloudbook model will launch in August in North America

Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

The new chip could become a rival for Intel's Xeon and make Oracle's servers more competitive with those from HP and IBM


Obama rolls out initiative to boost U.S. supercomputer capability

National Strategic Computing Initiative will involve government agencies, academia, and the private sector to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops

Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

3D XPoint is 1,000 times faster than flash and 10 times more dense than DRAM, the companies say

IBM's Q2 sales slide 13 percent on sale of low-end server unit

Hardware revenue slumped 32 percent but was helped by an increase in mainframe sales

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Retina MacBook still constrained by shipping delays

More than three months after it went on sale, Apple's Retina-equipped MacBook remains backordered two to three weeks on Apple's e-store

Intel pushes 10nm chip-making process to 2017, slowing Moore's Law

To make up for the delay, Intel has added a new chip design to its roadmap

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Michael Dell: Dell will ship Windows 10 PCs on July 29

Microsoft apparently hasn't shipped a final version of the OS to its partners, but that doesn't faze Michael Dell

IBM leapfrogs over competitors with first 7nm chip

Test chip is produced, but commercial production of the world's first 7nm chip may be several years away

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The truth about Intel's Broadwell vs. Haswell CPU

We test identical notebooks with Intel's 4th-gen and 5th-gen CPUs to see how different they really are

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Samsung snubs Windows, but the joke's on us

Clearly, Samsung hates Windows Updates, but the company's decision to disable the software reveals its true contempt for the customer

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6 historic tech items rescued from the trash

These pieces of technology history were almost lost for good until they were rescued from a dumpster, landfill, or recycling center

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Review: 3 curved displays provide a new view

Juggling two or more monitors on your desktop? A curved screen can give you a wider view while taking up less room

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Microsoft reorg solidifies role of Surface, HoloLens, and other devices to sell Windows

By uniting its Windows and Devices group under Terry Myerson, Microsoft wants to "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types," per CEO Satya Nadella.

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Top techie Father’s Day gifts

The Apple Watch, a home security system, gadgets for the grill, and 'Star Wars'-themed headphones all make the list of great Father’s Day buys

Microsoft Surface Hub goes on sale in September

The giant widescreen PC will combine videoconferencing, presentations, and whiteboarding

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The true Apple revolution: Selling products, not customer data

Read between the lines for the biggest takeaway from WWDC: Apple's stance on data mining

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Review: Dell’s slim FC830 server packs a heavyweight punch

The latest Dell FX2 server module stuffs a massive amount of computing power into a 1U space

Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession

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Quanta's Compute Plug is a Windows 10 PC in a wall wart

Small-form-factor PCs like the Quanta Compute Plug and the Foxconn Kangaroo have an 'anything goes' air about them

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