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Nvidia hits gaming milestone: True desktop performance in a laptop with GeForce GTX 980

With Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 980 (that's right, no 'm') the company promises desktop performance in a laptop. Read on to find out how Nvidia made it happen.

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Corsair unveils its own liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Corsair has partnered with MSI to make an overclocked water-cooled GPU.

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Qualcomm building 8 cores into its new Snapdragon 4-series chips

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 617 and 430, two smartphone processors with 8 cores--a strategy a Qualcomm exec had previously labeled a dumb idea. Meanwhile, the company also says that its X12 LTE modem will connect to just about everything.

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Samsung's new RAM heralds the dawn of 6GB smartphones

More RAM will land in smartphones and tablets in the coming months thanks to Samsung's new 20nm-based 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM.


Intel Skylake: All the speeds, feeds, and prices, and which one is right for you

Take a deep dive into Skylake's 48 new CPUs, from energy-sipping mobile versions to beefy overclockers.

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Intel packs Skylake CPU with innovations as PC industry hopes to reboot

Skylake is “the best processor we’ve ever done,” said Intel's Kirk Skaugen. Move over, Broadwell: this is what the PC industry wants you to buy, starting with dozens of new Skylake PCs showing at IFA in Berlin.


Intel unveils ultra-tiny, fully upgradable '5x5' mini-PC motherboards

Intel rolled out a new motherboard at its developer conference that offers more power than a NUC, but less than the mini-ITX.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820's new Hexagon DSP for always-on sensors, image processing

Qualcomm's drip-drip of Snapdragon 820 details rolls on with the Hexagon 680 DSP, which will be the chipmaker's way of monitoring step tracking and improving low-light photos.

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Fantastical PCs, flying spy sharks, and robot spider hordes: IDF 2015's coolest demos

Every year at the Intel Developer Forum Intel and its partners showcase the latest technology with some outstanding exhibits. These are the best of what we found.

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Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF this week

Intel's annual developer conference focused on robots and the Internet of Things, with new processors taking a back seat

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Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm

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Samsung plots Galaxy S6 price cut, new phones to help business

The major South Korean electronics maker continues to be hit by fierce smartphone competition

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

Intel, Micron unveil a new class of memory...Facebook's mobile revenue tipped to rise again...New drones help drivers with tricky deliveries

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3D XPoint might change computing as much as SSDs did

Intel and Micron's new memory technology is a leap ahead that took years to pull off

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Intel, Microsoft working to squash Windows 10 battery life bug

Intel acknowledged Thursday that it is working with Microsoft to eliminate a bug that can cut battery life of Windows 10 PCs.