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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

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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


New Intel Core processors mean slimmer computers, long-lasting batteries

Processor improvements don't necessarily mean a boost in everyday tasks like email and web browsing, but they will mean thinner machines that have longer battery lives.

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Intel launches major new processor range

More than 50 new sixth-generation Core processors will appear in hundreds of anticipated PCs

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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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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

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

Qualcomm plans cuts, may spin off assets

The mobile technology company reported declines in revenue and profit

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

IBM leapfrogs over competitors with first 7nm chip

Test chip is produced, but commercial production of the world's first 7nm chip may be several years away

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