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FSP's wild new power supply is liquid-cooled and built for silence

FSP is coming to Computex with a liquid-cooled power supply for your PC.

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AMD's Ryzen Mobile chips are ready for liftoff, with the new Ryzen Pro not far behind

With the Ryzen desktop chips already launched, AMD's attention is turning to the mobile and commercial PC markets with the upcoming Ryzen Mobile and Ryzen Pro chips.

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The next 5 years in AI will be frenetic, says Intel's new AI chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years, the head of Intel's new AI division predicts.

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Sony's clever image sensor helps autonomous cars see better

Sony has developed a CCD image sensor that can help autonomous cars make sense of electronic road signs and see better when transitioning between dark tunnels and daylight.

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Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4 tech will give phones a boost midyear

If you hate waiting for your smartphone to charge up, relief is coming soon. After some hiccups, Qualcomm's superfast charging technology, called Quick Charge 4, will be in smartphones around the middle of this year.

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Apple’s next iPhones may cut corners on memory due to price squeeze

Apple could cut the capacity of DRAM in its upcoming anniversary iPhones with the rising prices of storage and memory components hitting its profit margins.

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This overclocked EVGA GTX 1050 Ti costs less than reference models

Amazon's offering this factory overclocked GeForce GTX 1050 Ti budget card for just $116 right now.

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Amazon has knocked $30 off the sticker price of AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X processor

Anyone building a new PC should take a look at this deal on the Ryzen 7 1800X.

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Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft and Rambus are teaming up for the next-generation memory technologies that will accompany quantum computing.

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Prices of SSDs and RAM will crash in 2019, Gartner predicts

Minor relief is in sight next year, when prices of memory and NAND flash will start to gradually decline. But prices will plummet big time in 2019, said Jon Erensen, research director for semiconductors at Gartner.

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Apple said to be targeting a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business

Apple is the latest company to be linked with a possible bid for or an investment in Toshiba's sizable computer memory business, which is up for sale.

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BlackBerry wins $815 million in overpaid royalty to Qualcomm

BlackBerry said Wednesday it has been awarded US$815 million in an arbitration decision for excess royalties it had paid to chip company Qualcomm.

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Pure adds more NVMe with an eye to the next storage speed bump

The NVMe interconnect should allow for bigger and denser flash modules and faster application performance. Pure Storage is tapping into this potential with its new FlashArray//X.

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Apple is developing its own power management chips, says analyst

Apple could be developing its own power management chips, according to a report from German private bank Bankhaus Lampe. The release of the report led to a sharp drop in the shares of Dialog Semiconductors, the current supplier of these chips to the iPhone maker.

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Samsung's profit soars after recovery from Note7 debacle

The costly Galaxy Note7 debacle, which led to the recall of about 3 million smartphones because of overheating batteries, seems to be behind Samsung Electronics, with the company forecasting a 48 percent growth in operating profit in the first quarter.