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University researchers develop special smartphone display for the far-sighted

Want to read your smartphone, but forgot your glasses? MIT researchers may have you covered.

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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries

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Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Starting next year, tablets with Allwinner's new chip could sell for $250, analyst says

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Debt offsets console gains as AMD just misses profit estimates

AMD reports a loss after debt repayments are factored in, and CPU shipments decline. However, the company is still being buoyed by game consoles.

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Thin, light, wire free -- Intel's vision for your next PC

Intel's Broadwell chips will result in PC-replacement tablets thinner than the iPad

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Intel shipping Broadwell, but next-gen Skylake chip could slip

Intel executives said Tuesday that while the company has begun shipping its Broadwell chip, its follow-on, Skylake, could slip as a result.

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Intel beats estimates, says PCs packing next-gen Broadwell chips on track for the holidays

Intel handily beat Wall Street estimates for both profits and revenue for the second quarter, and said that shipments of its new Broadwell processor would be in time for the holiday season. But its communications sales were awful.

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Apple's iPhone and game consoles to prop up chip industry in 2014

The semiconductor industry will see more incoming revenue this year after the new iPhone is released, Gartner says

The GPU Streamlines Video Creation

An AMD Radeon GPU can significantly accelerate conversion of video to a format ready for YouTube, a laptop or an iPhone.

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IBM rethinking decades-old computer design with $3 billion investment

IBM is also looking ahead at a world in which computer chips don't have silicon.

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Samsung reveals supercharged 850 Pro SSDs stuffed with bleeding-edge V-NAND tech

By stacking flash cells on top of each other, Samsung claims the 850 Pro SSD series offers unprecedented levels of speed, durability, and power efficiency.

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Flash storage faces challenge from Crossbar's RRAM

Crossbar's new memory type, called RRAM, will come in capacities of 1TB of more per chip

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7 days, 7 futuristic technologies: Insanely fast chips, mood-sensing computers, and more

Amazing advances in computing technology revealed themselves at small events around the globe this week. Catch up on Hybrid Memory Cubes, super-speedy processors, and more.

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China sets out to become global leader in chip manufacturing

China wants to encourage more investment in its local chip-making industry