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AMD's Zen CPU: 10 key things you need to know

AMD's Zen CPUs are finally nearing the finish line and here's everything you need to know about them.

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Zen Q&A with AMD's CTO: 'We’re bringing competition back to high-performance x86'

Want to know more about AMD's amazing new Zen microprocessor? We did too. Gordon Mah Ung and Mark Hachman sat down with AMD CTO Mark Papermaster to grill him on what we can expect.

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Let the CPU wars begin: AMD shows its Zen CPU can compete with Intel’s best

AMD says it's back in the game with its first two Zen chips, which will feature an 8-core consumer chip and a 32-core server chip.

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Intel's lack of potent graphics may hurt in VR and AI chase

Intel is highlighting its CPUs and VR and AI, and the lack of a GPU to chase all the fast-growing markets could be a hole in the company's product line.

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When your computer beeps at you, that's a cry for help

When your computer beeps at you, pay attention because it's crying out for help—and it's giving you a code you can decipher.

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Netflix moved cord cutting forward; it's also holding it back

Netflix's vast video library makes it easy to cut the cord, but you can't see what's available unless you use its native app.

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Opinion: How the H-1B visa affects American workers

Computerworld national correspondent Patrick Thibodeau has covered the controversial H-1B guest-worker visa for many years. It's a complicated topic, but to understand it, you need to know just one thing: its effect on American IT workers.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Alleged NSA data dump contains powerful, rarely seen hacking tools

A stolen cache of files that may belong to the National Security Agency contains genuine hacking tools that not only work, but show a level of sophistication rarely seen.

Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8: An affordable flagship aimed at Millennials

Are you young, hip, and cool? If so, Honor would love the honor of being your next smartphone.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the cloud.

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Microsoft Rewards is how Microsoft will pay you to use Edge, Bing and more

If you liked Bing Rewards, you'll probably love its evolution into Microsoft Rewards. The company will pay you not just for using Bing, but for using its Edge browser or shopping at its online or brick-and-mortar stores.

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33% off Hibermate Sleep Mask with Integrated Headphones - Deal Alert

This comfortable and durable sleep mask has integrated speakers, allowing you to drift to sleep in complete darkness while listening to relaxing music or sounds.

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It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.

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Intel abandons copper cables for lights and lasers to speed up data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

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Microsoft Edge's bookmarks bar is called the Favorites bar, and here's how to enable it

Microsoft’s new Edge browser has bookmarks, but they're called Favorites. Here's how to enable them.

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19% off Goal Zero Yeti 400 Electric Power Generator with Solar Charging - Deal Alert

Quiet, portable power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.