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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella

HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

German-language site Mobile Geeks recently uncovered specs on the HP Stream 14. It looks nice, but can it run Windows well enough?

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

At last, Intel has mobile chips to reckon with

The smaller 'Broadwell' chips with 3D transistors will finally give Intel a leg up in its battle with ARM

AppliedMicro's 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

AppliedMicro to cram 64 cores in X-Gene 3 chip to crank up performance

Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

The new Sparc chip that will ship in Oracle's Unix servers next year promises big performance gains

Microsoft tweaks Windows to lure Internet of things market, maker community

Microsoft is shipping a Galileo board with custom Windows OS to reach smart devices and Internet-connected appliances

SAP makes it cheaper, easier for customers to use Hana in certain scenarios

The move signals that competition has truly arrived in the in-memory database market, says one observer

Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7

Nvidia shares details about its Denver chip for the first time at Hot Chips

The 3 ways the Internet of things will unfold

The three key segments of the real IoT are on different paths, so don't think of them as one entity

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The InfoWorld Hardware Hall of Fame

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Intel's Nehalem simply sizzles

In a range of tests, the new quad-core Xeon processor shows huuuuge performance gains more

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