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Lenovo's Yoga A12 Android 2-in-1 has a futuristic touch panel keyboard

Lenovo's bringing its cool new style of typing to the new Yoga A12 2-in-1, which can be an Android tablet or a laptop.

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Intel's Optane faces threat as Micron chases future QuantX tech

Intel made waves at CES with Optane, a new class of memory and storage that will supercharge PCs and servers. But rival Micron's already looking to outclass Intel's Optane.

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AMD sets Ryzen CPUs up for a strong start in looming chip brawl with Intel

AMD now is looking to rally its dwindling fan base with a series of Zen-based chips this year for desktops, servers, and laptops. The hyped-up Zen chips are expected to be good, and even Intel readily acknowledges the stiff competition coming its way.

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New 'made in China' chip on the way as country boosts indigenous tech

The number of powerful chips coming out of China keeps growing as a war of words on semiconductors with the U.S. escalates.

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Intel pursues Moore's Law with plan to make first 7-nm chips this year

For decades, Moore's Law has been the guiding light for Intel to make teenier, faster, and more power-efficient chips. Intel's trying to hang on the observation as a way to push its chip technology forward, though many agree Moore's Law is history.

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Intel ships first Optane memory modules for testing

Intel's Optane technology is already shipping in the form of storage, but you'll have to wait until next year to buy Optane memory modules.

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Qualcomm CEO slams Apple for 'without merit' lawsuits

Senior executives at Qualcomm slammed Apple on Wednesday for lawsuits filed in the last week alleging the smartphone chip-maker significantly overcharged it for licensing fees.

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In PC comeback, ARM will battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10

ARM tried but had a disastrous outing in PCs starting with Linux-based smartbooks and then tablets with Windows RT.

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How does China respond to US chip threats? With a $30 billion factory

U.S. and China don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to technology, and the battle over chips is getting more intense between the countries.

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AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip

At CES, AMD launched its first Zen chips for PCs, called Ryzen. Next on deck is the 32-core server chip code-named Naples, which will ship in the coming months.

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Researchers create wild ReRAM memory chips that store data and act like a processor

Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor.

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

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Apple's graphics provider wants to bring VR to affordable Android phones

Apple's iPhone GPU provider has its eyes set shaking the Android landscape by bringing VR to low-end Android phones.

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Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale

The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren't expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen.

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyways.