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Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Intel Galileo

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

sms audio biosport

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

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AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips

AMD said it will customize 64-bit ARM server chips for customers, but first needs to see how the market evolves

Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7

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Nvidia shares details about its Denver chip for the first time at Hot Chips

intel board wiot

Microsoft ships Galileo super-mini-Windows PC to Internet of Things developers

Microsoft wants Windows to be part of the Internet of Things, so it's seeding a Galileo board with custom Windows firmware to selected makers and developers

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

Energy harvesting technologies will work for really low-power wearables, not power-hungry smartwatches.

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Mobile chips face lockdown to prevent hacks

Chip makers are adding more security layers to protect mobile device users from malicious attacks and code injection

PCWorld News

Fujitsu guns for faster supercomputers with new chip

The company is targeting 100-petaflop supercomputers with the SPARC64 XIfx chip

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AMD claims supercomputing GPU performance crown with FirePro S9150

AMD says the FirePro S9150 is faster than Nvidia's fastest Tesla processor