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AMD drops huge news on Ryzen overclocking and core counts at CES 2017

Every single Ryzen chip can be overclocked, but don't expect every motherboard to play ball.

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Intel to ship groundbreaking speedy 5G modem

The company hopes to lay to rest its mobile chip failures when its first 5G modem ships to testers in the second half of this year

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12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life

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The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017

A bevy of new technologies next year will bring PCs into the era of VR, AI, and 5G

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Samsung upgrades Notebook 9 laptops with Kaby Lake chips

Samsung's upgraded its Notebook 9 laptops with Intel's latest Kaby Lake chips, jumping ahead of rivals expected to announce new PCs at CES.

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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Moore's Law lives on with speedy 7nm mobile chips coming in 2018

ARM is equipping TSMC to manufacture faster and more power-efficient chips

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Windows RT done right? Regular Windows apps will run on new ARM-based PCs

Microsoft-Qualcomm deal puts Windows 10 and Win32 apps on ARM-based PCs, using several techniques

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Qualcomm's new chip may be too late as ARM server market fades

After more than half a decade in the making, ARM server chips should have struck gold by now—but they haven't

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Mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Apple's GPU in the A10 Fusion chip used in the iPhone 7 is based on the same architecture used in the A9 chip, with tweaks for the speed boost

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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9, and ARM chips

Ambitious supercomputer being built at Barcelona Supercomputing Center will host a trifecta of chip architectures

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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

The Open Source Hardware Association certification could help buyers hack into and copy products

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Intel chases AI with new chips, but still lacks a potent GPU

AI chip code-named Knights Mill, targeted at deep learning, will ship next year as part of the Xeon Phi chip family

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Rust language revs up compiler speed

Rust 1.13 is out, but it's marred by a 'serious' bug in ARM code generation

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Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year

Intel's latest Xeon chips could have more than 22 CPU cores

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

IBM releases faster hardware and software that make it easier to train deep-learning systems

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Microsoft is working on tools to help people use cloud-based FPGAs

However, there are big challenges with programming hardware

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Worried about China, the US pushes for homegrown chip development

The world's fastest computer runs a Chinese chip, and that fact hasn't escaped notice by the U.S. government.

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