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Intel to unwrap 'next-generation' Thunderbolt in two weeks

Intel could put to rest doubts about Thunderbolt's future after Apple did not include the technology in the 12-inch MacBook


IBM switches on the light for high-speed data transfers

IBM's new silicon photonics chip will be used in data centers, and competes against a similar Intel technology

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Gordon Moore is still amazed at how Moore's Law shaped the tech industry

'We've just seen the beginning of what computers are going to do for us,' Moore says

Five paths for Moore's Law

Even after the prediction dies, there may be ways to make devices smaller, faster and power efficient, analysts say

Moore's Law at 50: The past and future

Moore's Law, which has provided a guideline to maker cheaper, smaller and faster computers, endures even after 50 years

Chromebooks coming with Intel's new Braswell chips

Intel will announce new Celeron and Pentium chips code-named Braswell at IDF Shenzhen

7 things to know about Intel's 'Cherry Trail' Atom chips

Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first device announced with Intel's Atom chip code-named Cherry Trail

Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's new Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but graphics are a joy

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Intel: Moore's Law will continue through 7nm chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

Intel's upcoming 'Skylake' chips to allow thinner Windows tablets

New Core M chips, coming later this year, will enable lighter computers with longer battery life that might compete better against iPad Air

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ARM unwraps its most powerful mobile chip yet

ARM's Cortex A72 will find its way into devices later this year

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel's new Core chips with vPro will support technologies for wireless storage and displays

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Will the Mac dump Intel for the same chip as the iPad?

The rise of iPad apps such as Microsoft Office would make the transition easier than you might expect, but it's still no slam-dunk

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The best PCs of 2015 will be superlight, pen-friendly, and Broadwell-based

Three clear trends in laptops emerged from CES

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The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

Early processor designers and other industry experts predict what the next 40 years of computing will bring

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Intel's Broadwell chip lets Apple go Retina with MacBook Air

Apple is unlikely to wait until Skylake, Intel's next iteration, due later this year

Forget commodity hardware — now the cloud wants custom chips

It used to be that computing hardware was kept general-purpose to support any workload, but that may not work well in the cloud

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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

By layering processing and memory on top of each other, chips 'leap frog' in performance

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