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AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

The company's new SSDs start at $40.99 and have capacities from 120GB to 960GB

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How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions

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Recommended KB 3133977 patch can cause Asus PCs to freeze

Blame Asus for the headache, which is apparently caused by a conflict with a Secure Boot setting in the Asus BIOS

Quantum computing

Want to run apps on IBM's quantum cloud? Don't hold your breath

Plans to offer quantum computer access via IBM's cloud platform are vapor until we can run real-world apps on it

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IBM's quantum processor comes out of hiding

The company will open up a 5-qubit quantum processor to everyone through the cloud

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EMC's latest VCE nodes aim to make clouds easy

Neutrino Nodes let different software stacks run anywhere in a VxRack system

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Intel's Atom architecture to live on despite smartphone chip cancellations

The next-generation Atom architecture code-named Goldmont will be in upcoming Pentium and Celeron chips code-named Apollo Lake

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass

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25% off Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse - Deal Alert

The MX Anywhere 2 is loaded with features, and is available for $59.99 with the current 25% discount.

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Microsoft finally gets the bugs out of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Users' complaints about buggy, unreliable systems have subsided since the massive April 19 fixed most driver problems

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59% off StarTech SATA to USB 3.0 Converter Adapter - Deal Alert

The USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to SATA adapter cable lets you connect a 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive to your computer through an available USB port. It is currently discounted 59% on Amazon.

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Save 69% on Dell XPS 13 13.3" Full HD Signature Edition Laptop - Deal Alert

This fast, durable and very portable laptop is currently discounted over $1,600 on Amazon.

European Union

Europe places $1 billion bet on quantum computing

Aim is to place Europe at the forefront of a technological revolution that offers 'spectacular possibilities,' one researcher says

The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

American plans envision a system that can solve science problems 50 times faster than the 20-petaflop systems now available

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Why email hasn’t killed the fax

We should have had a suitable alternative to the fax long ago, but email failed

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Lenovo Yoga 900 Review

It's not as thin as its predecessor, but the Yoga 900 is faster and lasts longer between charges.

AMD's Kaveri A-series chip

A new AMD licensing deal could create more x86 rivals for Intel

AMD is licensing its server chip technology to a Chinese joint venture and may later license its PC chip designs

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PCWorld Show Episode 13: Big Intel layoffs, rose-gold MacBooks, and dumb ideas for smart mattresses

Jon, Melissa and Gordon discuss the meaning of the hottest tech news this week, from big changes at Intel to disappointingly small changes to the 12-inch MacBook.

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