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DRAM will live on as DDR5 memory is slated to reach computers in 2020

Hardware experts believed the last DRAM would be the current DDR4, but that's not the case, with DDR5 memory now under development.

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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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Micron aims to cram more storage into smartphones with stacked 3D NAND flash

Micron announced its first 3D NAND chip for mobile devices with the goal of cramming more storage into handsets, and maybe reducing reliance on SD card slots.

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Intel experiments with 3D Xpoint as it ships out SSDs to testers

Intel's groundbreaking 3D Xpoint technology is poised to shake up computer memory and storage with its blazing fast speed and high capacity, but the chipmaker is still trying to figure out the best fits for the technology.

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Intel profit slides on costs related to layoffs

Intel's profit dropped sharply last quarter due to heavy costs from a restructuring announced in April, though sales were up thanks to the company's powerful data center group.

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3 things to know about Softbank's plan to acquire ARM

Since the release of the iPhone, ARM's chip designs have driven a mobile revolution. The small chip company has kept giants like Intel on their knees, and now it's on the verge of being acquired by Softbank for a stunning US$32 billion.

SoftBank agrees to buy mobile chip giant ARM for $32 billion

SoftBank's $32 billion ARM acquisition would give SoftBank a strong presence in the smartphone and IoT markets.

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One Laptop Per Child redux: Spin-off delivers successors to XO hardware

Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: to sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking low-cost PCs almost a decade ago.

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June's powerful new PC hardware: The dawn of a glorious future

After years of iterative tweaks and minor evolution, the flood of next-gen PC hardware in June felt like a glimpse of a glorious future.

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Qualcomm wants to bring LTE to more IoT devices

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are common in sensor devices, but Qualcomm's out to make LTE a common feature in such devices.

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The heart of smart devices: These sensors make the Internet of Things aware

Sensors are at the heart of the Internet of Things, collecting the data that powers wearables and smart cities alike. We took a look at some of these components.

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Apple retires its Thunderbolt Display without warning or a successor

Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the high-resolution external display that users of the MacBook and other Macs could use to get a better picture and work with more apps.

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Disposable robots can sprint, fly, and potentially save lives

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing sophisticated robots that are up to 10 centimeters long, and can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel.

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HPE wants Oracle to pay $3 billion for breach of Itanium contract

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is asking a jury to award the company US$3billion from Oracle after the database giant stopped supporting HPE's Itanium-based servers, even though it allegedly signed a contract to do so.

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Riotoro emerges with PC power supplies, liquid cooling gear, and gaming keyboards

Riotoro is a new company founded by former Corsair and Nvidia employees that used Computex to fill out its product line.