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Intel unleashes the powerful teraflop Core i9 processor

The battle between Intel and AMD is heating up. At Computex in Taipei on Tuesday, Intel previewed its mammoth Core i9 processor.

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The next 5 years in A.I. will be frenetic, says Intel A.I. chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years -- after which the industry will concentrate around a handful of core technologies and leaders.

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Patch to fix Intel-based PCs with enterprise bug rolls out this week

PC makers will roll out a patch this week that fixes a severe vulnerability found in certain Intel-based business systems making them easier to hack.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming it can reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on some newer laptops.

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Imagination, Dialog, Synaptics: Will Apple ditch ARM?

Apple appears to want to take total control of its component supply chain, sparking big market rumors across third party suppliers

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What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: it wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.

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As computing evolves, Intel takes a new approach to chip design

Intel is preparing for the future and making big changes in the way it designs chips

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Apple said to drop Imagination's IP in favor of own graphics chips

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for graphics processing units for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products, the...

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Apple loses its Imagination, will build its own GPU

There's big news as Apple promises a shift to self-made GPU in ‘15 months’ time.

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Intel's Cannonlake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

If you're expecting to buy laptops with Intel's next-generation Cannonlake chips by the end of this year, you may be disappointed.

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What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

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Intel digs in to keep Moore's Law alive

Many scientists agree that Moore's Law -- Intel's guiding light to make chips smaller, faster and cheaper -- is dying. The company is now revisiting some of the metrics in a bid to keep it alive.

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China devotes $22B to domestic chip industry expansion

China is pouring more money into its semiconductor ambitions. The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup, which has been building up the country’s chip industry, received a 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) investment.

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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

Researchers have come up with a unique self-assembling technique that could be used to cram more features on smaller chip geometries.

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Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's new Optane memory for PCs will let laptops and desktops boot up twice as fast and boost storage performance 14x for a range of activities.

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6 things you need to know about Apple’s A11 iPhone processor

TSMC will begin churning out Apple’s next generation A11-series processors for the next-generation iPhone in April -- what can you expect

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