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Intel buys chip maker Movidius to help bring computer vision to drones

Low-power chips from Movidius could help Intel-powered drones recognize what their cameras are seeing

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Intel's low-cost 'Apollo Lake' Celeron and Pentium processors quietly debut

The next generation of Celeron and Pentium processors are coming to budget laptops and desktops soon.

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AMD thinks beyond Zen chips as it prepares for the future

AMD has set high hopes for its upcoming Zen PC chips, but the company also has offered some clarity on how it will manufacture successor chips.

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Qualcomm's all-in-one VR headset aims for a sweet spot

This week, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for self-contained virtual reality systems that would use its Snapdragon 820 mobile processor.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 will power Google's VR-capable Daydream phones

The first smartphones to use Google's Daydream virtual reality platform are coming later this year, and many could have Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 821.

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Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision

New chips can be a reason to upgrade PCs. But does Intel's latest 7th Generation Core chip, code-named Kaby Lake, have enough bite to trigger replacements of old PCs?

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Intel's Kaby Lake chip is a must-have for 4K video fiends

Intel's Kaby Lake chip brings a modest bump in performance and some amazing video optimizations, as the third chip on the company's aging 14-nm process.

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Microsoft's new Catapult v2 server design is targeted at AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade.

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Inside Zen: How AMD designed its powerful new processor

When AMD chip designers sat down four years ago to etch out the Zen design, they had two things in mind: to drive up CPU performance as much as possible and to keep power efficiency stable.

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Open source 25-core processor can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Nvidia's new Tegra chip can avoid trouble with the traffic police

Buying an autonomous car may be in your future, but make sure it has a capable chip installed so the vehicle doesn't get in trouble with the police.

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IBM's 24-core Power9 chip: 5 things you need to know

IBM's latest Power9 chip is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

Meet ARM's new weapon in the race to build the world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

The 1000-core KiloCore chip

See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.