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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data transfer rates many times faster than regular wired Internet connections.

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Intel’s Go supercomputer for cars points to a PC-like horsepower race

There’s a race to put more computing power in self-driving cars, and it’s shaping up to be eerily similar to an earlier battle between Intel and AMD to crank up PC horsepower.

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5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

This is the processor that will power most of the high-end Android phones this year, and it sounds pretty good.

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ODG's AR smartglasses offer a mix of Google Glass, Microsoft's HoloLens

The new R-8 and R-9 mixed-reality smartglasses from Osterhout Design Group are sleek, small, and fit in your pocket. The products show that AR headgear doesn't need to be as big and clunky as Microsoft's HoloLens.

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ARM PCs with Windows 10 get a new start with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Take your pick: You could have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 speedy chip in your next smartphone or PC.

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7 dazzling smartphone improvements with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip

Unparalleled improvements will come to smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, a tiny chip with powerhouse features.

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12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life.

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Intel's new NUC mini-desktops get Kaby Lake, Optane, and Thunderbolt 3

A lot of cool technologies are coming to Intel's latest NUC mini-desktops, which have been upgraded with the company's latest Kaby Lake chips.

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Intel kicks Kaby Lake into high gear with more than 40 chips and Optane support

Intel has launched its seventh-generation Core chips, also known as Kaby Lake, for desktops, notebooks, two-and-ones, and more. Support for high-speed Optane memory could be Intel's edge over AMD's impressive Ryzen chips. Here are all the details.

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Imagination plans new MIPS CPU, PowerVR GPU as it looks to bounce back

It's been a rough year for Imagination Technologies. The CEO resigned in February, layoffs followed in the next month, and the cloud of a takeover hung over the company with rumored negotiations to purchase the company.

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017

In an era of sexy gadgets, its easy to knock PCs of being dinosaurs from a bygone era. But For every blue screen of death, there are many technological enhancements driving PCs into the era of virtual reality, 4K video and 5G connectivity.

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Imagination's new GPU could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics

Apple's powerful iPhone 7 GPU is based on Imagination Technologies' PowerVR GT7600 architecture, and a possible successor could come next year.

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How much will AMD's Zen cost? Here's what we think

AMD's upcoming 8-core chip might cause a CPU price war. Here's why.

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The top 10 tech stories of 2016: Post-PC, post-reality

Evolution inevitably entails the creation of new problems, and the big tech stories of the year show that this goes for IT just like anything else.