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Qualcomm's Toq smart watch

Chip makers see opportunities in hot wearable-computer market

Wearable devices present an opportunity for chip makers to use technologies that may have not been successful to date, says an analyst.

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Dousing rumors: Inferno at Hynix factory won't spark high-priced RAMpocalypse

The rumors and speculation came fast and furious after a Hynix production facility was engulfed in flame, but the damage wasn't really all that bad.

Fire-hit SK Hynix DRAM plant in China to resume operations soon

A fire at a SK Hynix memory chip plant in Wuxi, China will have no impact on the company's DRAM production, the company said on Thursday, adding that the factory will resume operations soon.

Mac Pro and Bride of Frankenmac

Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

What happens when Macworld Lab takes some spare PC parts and puts together a computer that runs Mac OS X? The results are impressive, but also illegal.

Intel's new Core i7 Extreme Edition series: Gaming power for those who can afford it

Surprise! Intel's most powerful CPU isn't based on its new Haswell architecture. Meet the Ivy Bridge-E series.

Samsung 20nm-class, 4Gb-based, 32GB DDR4 module

Samsung starts mass production of DDR4 memories

Samsung Electronics has started mass producing DDR4 memories that it expects will go into enterprise servers in next-generation data centers.

Gentlemen, start your solid-state engines: Intel takes overclocking to SSDs

At IDF 2013, Intel will demonstrate a way to overclock its SSDs. But even if you can overclock SSDs, is it smart to do so?

IBM POWER8 roadmap

IBM's Watson could get even smarter with Power8 chip

IBM disclosed some of the tchnical details of its Power8 chip on Monday, with the expectation that technologies like "Watson" will get even better.

Xbox One full specs

Xbox One's massive, custom CPU can pick you out of a lineup

At the Hot Chips conference at Stanford, Microsoft designers reveal the chips at the heart of the Xbox One console as well as its Kinect depth sensor.

HSA targets native parallel execution in Java virtual machines by 2015

Industry consortium HSA Foundation intends to bring native support for parallel acceleration in Java virtual machines, which would make it easier to tap into multiple processors like graphics processors to speed up code execution.

Samsung Ad

Samsung’s ridiculous ad for the 840 EVO SSD will live forever in Web infamy

The viral ad is so horrible, you can not look away. And it just might be the most brilliant marketing move in Samsung's history.

Toshiba takes step toward 3D flash memory chips

This new type of memory chip being developed by Toshiba could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.

Bring on the 20Gbps speeds: Asus announces world's first Thunderbolt 2 motherboard

You think USB 3.0's 5Gbps transfer speeds are fast? Thunderbolt 2 is FOUR TIMES FASTER.