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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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Intel Skylake CPU details revealed: These faster, more power-efficient chips can even drive three 4K monitors

Skylake-based laptops should offer a nice boost over today's Broadwell laptops, and here's why

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Skylake who? Intel focuses on smart devices and natural computing at IDF keynote

At its Intel Developer Forum Intel emphasized the Internet of things, which it is building its future around

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Samsung unveils 15TB SSD based on densest flash memory

The new SSD is the world's highest capacity 2.5-inch flash drive

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Best Dorm Room Gadgets

Your dorm room will never be a luxury apartment, but a few crucial gadgets can make it a multi-functional space for studying, sleeping, and hanging out.

Microsoft's Surface Hub collaboration tool delayed until 2016

While it was supposed to ship next month, Microsoft now says the mega-display and conferencing tool will be held back until January

Samsung mass produces 256Gb 3D vertical NAND chips

The flash memory doubles the density of conventional 128Gb NAND flash chips, according to Samsung

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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