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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'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

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

Intel's IoT vision sees far more than chips

The new Intel IoT Platform combines hardware, software, and partnerships designed to help its customers quickly churn out complete systems

Intel plunks down billions to expand in mobile market

Intel's $1.6 billion investment in a Chengdu plant will help it regain complete control of manufacturing mobile chips

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shifts

As the line between tablets and laptops blurs, Intel's PC and mobile products now will be developed by the new Client Computing Group

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Intel will pay you $15 to settle claims it fudged Pentium 4 benchmarks

A lawsuit alleges that Hewlett-Packard and Intel manipulated Pentium 4 benchmarks 14 years ago

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's layoff news comes just a week after Lisa Su took over as CEO

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Intel earnings show stong revenue gains in notebooks, Internet of things

Net income is up 19 percent from a year ago, proof of healthy worldwide PC supply chain, Intel says

Next DRAM bust will slow down chip market in 2016, Gartner says

But the semiconductor market will record fast revenue growth until then

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Cloud-scale switches based on Broadcom Tomahawk should emerge soon from vendors

Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

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Intel aims to get inside everything, not just PCs

Intel's chips now power all sorts of items you probably didn't expect: beer kegs, big-rig trucks, and wireless charging

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