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Intel announces Atom X3 SoFIA, its new best hope for smartphone relevance

At Mobile World Congress, Intel unwraps details on its Atom chips—the X3, X5, and X7—which will appear in mobile devices later this year.

Intel hasn't forgotten about mobile

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discussed chip updates and mobile security at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

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USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 may be too expensive to start with for flash drives, the USB Implementors Forum CTO says.

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MediaTek eyes new markets with $300 million startup fund

MediaTek Ventures will invest in hardware, chips, services and IoT startups

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AMD will skip Chromebooks until prices, features match better, CTO says

Mark Papermaster says AMD chips' graphics power isn't needed yet, but he also indicates a reluctance to win designs via deep discounting, as rival Intel can afford to do.

Flash drives in mobile devices to become faster with new standard

JEDEC's eMMC 5.1 standard will also secure storage on mobile devices.

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ARM, IBM offer starter kit for making IOT devices

IOT devices can be built in a matter of minutes with ARM and IBM's mbed starter kit

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AMD claims Carrizo chip offers substantial performance, battery life boosts

At the ISSCC conference in San Francisco, AMD announces more details surrounding its Carrizo microprocessor, including exactly how it improves battery life over the prior generation, Kaveri.

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Nvidia hit with false advertising suit over GTX 970 performance

Nvidia was hit with a class action lawsuit Thursday that claims it misled customers about the capabilities of the GTX 970, which was released in September.

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Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown 64-bit architecture

The first premier mobile chips based on Qualcomm's internal architecture will ship for testing by the end of the year.

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Reality check: Nvidia's numbers remind us that it's a GPU company

Talk all you want about the self-driving car, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Nvidia's fourth-quarter numbers show that the company will be built on PC gaming for many years to come.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, February 9

In-car wireless adds up to hacking, privacy problems ... ARM buys IoT security firm ... Alibaba funds phone maker ... and more news

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 4

ARM debuts its fastest mobile chip ... SAP puts entire enterprise suite on Hana ... Hack cost Sony $15 million ... and more news

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ARM launches Cortex A-72 platform, powering flagship smartphones in 2016

ARM, the CPU company that powers virtually all smartphones, announces the Cortex A-72 chip design as well as a new graphics core.