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PC prices will continue to go up due to SSD, DRAM, LCD shortages, Lenovo says

PC prices are going up due to a shortage of a number of components, and the situation isn't expected to change in the coming quarters.

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Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Michigan State University researchers have come up with something new in foldable displays: a foldable, stretchable OLED circuit that can be printed using a conventional inkjet printer.

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Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs—yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk on Tuesday under a wave of bad news.

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Intel's 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips reuse 14nm process as other Core CPUs ease into new tech

Intel has indicated not one but two new chips—a 14nm chip for desktops, known as Coffee Lake, alongside the 10nm Cannon Lake—will launch sometime before the end of the year.

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Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

Intel's got some high priced chips, but none is as expensive as the new Xeon E7-8894 v4 server processor.

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Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

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Kim Stevenson's exit from Intel hints at problems in its PC business

The second-in-command of Intel's PC chip business, Kim Stevenson, has left the company unexpectedly.

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Intel packs a tablet chip from yesteryear inside New Balance's new RunIQ smartwatch

Yes, smartwatches like the New Balance RunIQ are growing more powerful every day. But when they start using former phone and tablet processors like the Atom, things can get a little crazy.

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S. Korea plans to tighten battery regulations post Note7 crisis

In the wake of the Note7 debacle, South Korea is introducing new tests and regulations to ensure battery and smartphone safety, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said.

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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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Micron fast-tracks superfast GDDR6 graphics memory to satisfy PC gamers

Micron is rushing to release the latest GDDR6 graphics memory by the end of the year, and e-sports is a major driver behind the plans.

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AMD confirms its Ryzen CPU will launch in early March, followed by the Vega GPU

AMD confirmed earlier reports that its Ryzen chip would launch in early March, followed by its Vega GPU chip a quarter later.

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Skyrocketing memory prices may get worse before getting better

The price of desktop RAM is skyrocketing—and it may not get any better until later this year.

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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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Pioneer reveals the first 4K Blu-ray drives for PCs

Pioneer's 4K Blu-ray drives are the first Ultra HD players available for PCs.