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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 31

Former agents charged with stealing Silk Road bitcoins... Intel wants to quadruple SSD space... smartwatches forecast to boom in 2015

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 30

Pebble Time breaks Kickstarter record... Tim Cook speaks out on discrimination... Intel is said to be considering Altera buy

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USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector.

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USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

Desktop motherboards with USB 3.1 connectors are being released by hardware companies.

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Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

A new process reduces the cost of making gallium arsenide chips and solar cells.

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Here are the components that will power your next smartphone

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung and LG are all working on exciting new products

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Hands-on with AMD's FreeSync: The technology that could kill Nvidia's G-Sync

AMD's open alternative to Nvidia's G-Sync finally arrives. and in force. We kicked the tires on FreeSync to see if this alternative is good enough to overcome its competition's nearly two year head start and try to pick a winner.

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Samsung chip could bring 128GB storage to cheaper phones

The flash storage module is aimed at mass market devices

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Relayr wins over $30,000 for its WunderBar IoT sensors

The company came out on top at a competition at the Cebit trade show

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The brutal graphics war continues as Nvidia reveals the GeForce GTX Titan X

Just when you thought the graphics war was over, Nvidia opened the curtain on the "ultra-enthusiast" GeForce GTX Titan X which it claims is the most powerful gaming GPU it's ever made.

HSA spec released, will share workloads among CPUs, GPUs

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery from mobile devices

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Fujitsu's thin heat pipe could help smartphone chips run cooler

While it won't eliminate heat, this heat pipe could spread it out better and reduce extremes of temperature on the surface of smartphones

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Google researchers hack PCs using DRAM electrical leaks

The 'Rowhammering' attack exploits electrical interference to change binary values in memory