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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 23

Qualcomm plans reorg... pressure grows on Apple Music probe... Microsoft fights revenge porn

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Qualcomm plans cuts, may spin off assets

The mobile technology company reported declines in revenue and profit.

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AMD launches affordable A8-7670K APU for gaming PCs built on a budget

AMD adds another budget chip to its A Series to lure gamers and budget PC builders ahead of the Windows 10 launch.

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AMD revenue plunges 35 percent, dragged down by merciless PC market

AMD's net income and revenue tanked as sales in its Computing and Graphics segment fell by 54 percent.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 16

Qualcomm hit with European antitrust probe...Intel slows down Moore's Law...Law enforcement shuts down hacking forum

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Chip vendors hit the ground running with Thread IoT spec

Silicon Labs and Freescale are already working with vendors on connected-home products

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Moore’s Law slows and so does Intel, adding a third 14-nm ‘Kaby Lake’ chip to roadmap

Intel is moving to a tick-tock-tock model, adding a third chip, Kaby Lake, to its existing 14-nm roadmap before shifting to 10-nm manufacturing chips in the second half of 2017.

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AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

Fewer customers than expected have bought AMD's APUs (combining a CPU and a graphics chip), forcing AMD to rely on sales of lower-margin products to survive.

Samsung's next-gen tech could spawn smaller, supercharged batteries

Samsung researchers have found a way to make silicon a more viable material for future lithium-ion batteries.

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Intel continues wearables buying spree with smart-goggles maker Recon

Recon will use the funding to nurture a developer base and tap Intel's chipmaking ability.

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Renesas joins IoT development platform rush

Renesas says its chips-and-software package can cut out the need to build baseline functionality

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Why graphics card lust is the cruelest obsession: Relentless upgrades take no prisoners

New tech replaces old with blinding speed, especially when it comes to graphics cards. Learn from the story of Nvidia's GeForce Titan X vs. its own cousin, the 980 Ti--a classic tale of tech triumph turned into tragedy.

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Chip vendors work to make Bluetooth perfect fit for IoT

STMicroelectronics is hoping to help developers implement voice control over Bluetooth