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Samsung starts production of 3D DDR4 DRAM modules

Samsung says the first applications for the new modules will be in enterprise servers.

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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords over fire, burn risk

There have been almost 30 reports of power cords overheating and melting

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Microsoft considering Raspberry Pi-like development boards for Windows Phone, RT

The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers

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Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications

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Dirt cheap Windows PCs already hitting the streets, with help from Microsoft

PC makers are selling laptops with Microsoft's royalty free Windows 8.1 with Bing OS starting at $249

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Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is developing a smart dock to wirelessly connect to monitors and peripherals, the company said.

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Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

No-name tablets from China could deliver decent performance at a price of $35 or under

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Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

The company says it is committed to supporting the second generation as well, all in the name of promoting Windows as the answer to the Internet of Things.

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Lenovo's x86 server buyout from IBM clears last US hurdle

The agency that reviews foreign deals on security grounds has approved the $2.3 billion acquisition

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Heartbleed exposes weaknesses in hardware design

Heartbleed highlights memory and cache architecture weaknesses, but a DHS-funded project proposes changes

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

Nonprofit to bring Sega game console chips back to life

The chips that ran the gaming consoles of the 1990s were advanced for their time, and the Open Core Foundation thinks they can be used in the sensor devices and DIY projects of today.

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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

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

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Microsoft moves from experiment to deployment of FPGAs to deliver faster search results

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'Biochip' aims to quicken disease diagnosis, cut medical test costs

The Hydra-1K will make it easier to recommend drugs for a disease