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Windows 8 comes to open-source PCs with GizmoSphere board

The Gizmo is compatible with Windows 8 and older versions of the OS, including Windows 7 and XP, making it a possible PC replacement.

Intel proposes new standard to light up data transfers

Intel is looking to use light and lasers to shuffle data faster among servers, and is proposing a new optical interconnect, MXC, that could change the way servers are implemented in data centers.

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Rumor: Nvidia to make its own tablet

A number of Chinese blogging sites conclude that Nvidia's follow-up to the Nvidia Shield is its own tablet.

Next-gen storage wars: In the battle of RRAM vs 3D NAND flash, all of us are winners

While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

Report: One PC shooter will drive $800 million in hardware purchases

While the overall PC market may be in decline, a report this week contends that the PC gaming market will continue to rise -- in a big, big way. Can you believe a single game was responsible for more than $800 million in hardware purchases?

Intel's 'Bay Trail' Atom chip could blur the line between PCs, tablets

Aggressive pricing plus support for Android and Windows 8 could pave the way for versatile new machines.

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IBM to license Power chips to keep them relevant

IBM has decided to license the Power chip architecture to customers, who can then build chips based on the design. A collection of companies, including Nvidia and Google, will also join IBM in creating the OpenPower consortium to advance cloud computing.

Samsung starts producing fast, super-durable 3D vertical NAND chips

Samsung has started making flash storage chips that it claims will be twice as fast and up to 10 times more durable than the current flash storage used in mobile devices.

Crossbar takes on DRAM and flash storage with super fast, super long-lasting RRAM tech

Startup Crossbar emerged from stealth mode Monday to announce its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory), a new type of memory that could be a successor to flash storage and DRAM.

Tech shares close the week up, with Internet stocks rising

Tech stocks had an upbeat week as industry watchers appear to be looking at the positive side of earnings from Internet, consumer electronics and networking companies.

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Eyeing faster chips, scientists measure super-fast electrical switching

Researchers in Silicon Valley have managed to observe electrical switching that is thousands of times faster than transistors used in today's computer chips. Their work could lead to a better understanding of how transistors work at the atomic level and in turn help to enable more powerful computers.

Flash breakthrough promises faster storage, terabytes of memory

In the ongoing quest for faster access to data, Diablo Technologies has taken what could be a significant next step.

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Samsung claims fastest mobile chips for phones, tablets

Samsung is now mass producing 16GB, 32GB and 64GB embedded memory cards that have 400MB/sec interface speeds, almost triple the performance of its current embedded mobile memory.

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