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Intel fills need for speed in mobile with new Skylake, Xeon chips

Intel has just started shipping some of its fastest mobile chips to date, meaning new, powerful laptops should soon be on the market.

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Microsoft won't support many Skylake PCs without Windows 10

Yikes! A new policy retroactively withdraws support for PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1 if it has a new-generation processor

IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server

IBM's Power systems business is growing for the first time in years

A new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off

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The first fruits of Intel's biggest buy ever will come this quarter

The first chips that combine Intel and Altera components will ship in the first quarter

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Look for Amazon's new homegrown chips in data centers, not Fire devices

Amazon subsidiary Annapurna Labs is now selling ARM chips to system makers

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Better together: Qualcomm says no to split despite declining profit

Qualcomm's board has decided that the company's existing corporate structure is the best way forward

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Imagination hopes Creator board will woo IoT developers to its MIPS platform

Chip maker Imagination Technologies is readying a new development board to help hardware designers connect smart devices to the Internet.

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After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

The company aims to achieve scaling and cost savings with upcoming 10-nanometer and 7-nm processes

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Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

ARM reaches beyond mobile stronghold to hit lucrative server market

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IBM teams up with Xilinx to take on Intel with Power chips

IBM has partnered with Xilinx to make its programmable chips work with IBM's Power processors

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ARM readies update to IoT platform -- but it's not ready for prime time yet

ARM's mbed OS development platform for the IoT is still only a technology preview, a month after the company had planned a final release

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Intel targets IoT with new Quark chips and free cloud OS

Intel says developers can start building apps within 10 minutes with the new products

Larry Ellison speaks at Oracle's OpenWorld conference. Will he show up at Dreamforce?

Oracle just made its biggest Sparc announcement since buying Sun

The M7 is the first Sparc processor designed from the ground up by Oracle

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Intel's tiny Curie chip for wearables coming to Arduino early next year

Hardware enthusiasts who want to start tinkering with Intel's tiny Curie chip will be able to get their hands on it early next year in the form of an Arduino development board

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 outdoes itself with more power and refined features

Intel's Skylake chip, a revamped Surface Pen and Type Cover, and gobs of memory and storage pump up this productivity tablet

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IBM carbon nanotube breakthrough could bring faster, smaller chips

IBM researchers have learned how to connect carbon nanotubes with transistors without letting the size of the connection adversely affect its electrical properties

A Qualcomm snapdragon 820 prototype

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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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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