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5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook

Apple's quest for ultra-thin simplicity in the new 12-inch MacBook has left a lot of technology in a shallow grave, replaced by a single Type-C port.

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Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming

Intel announces its Iris Pro integrated graphics for desktop PCs and a new NUC that will be powered by the lower-performance version of the new chip.

Intel CEO wants to crack the mobile market

Intel has done well with PCs and tablets and now CEO Brian Krzanich is chasing an aggressive strategy to get its mobile processors into more handsets.

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Intel CEO Krzanich: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel is looking to partners to help make its mark in smartphones. IDG News Service sits down with Intel's chief executive, Brian Krzanich.

Intel announces Atom X3 SoFIA, its new best hope for smartphone relevance

At Mobile World Congress, Intel unwraps details on its Atom chips—the X3, X5, and X7—which will appear in mobile devices later this year.

Intel hasn't forgotten about mobile

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discussed chip updates and mobile security at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

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USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 may be too expensive to start with for flash drives, the USB Implementors Forum CTO says.

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MediaTek eyes new markets with $300 million startup fund

MediaTek Ventures will invest in hardware, chips, services and IoT startups

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AMD will skip Chromebooks until prices, features match better, CTO says

Mark Papermaster says AMD chips' graphics power isn't needed yet, but he also indicates a reluctance to win designs via deep discounting, as rival Intel can afford to do.

Flash drives in mobile devices to become faster with new standard

JEDEC's eMMC 5.1 standard will also secure storage on mobile devices.

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ARM, IBM offer starter kit for making IOT devices

IOT devices can be built in a matter of minutes with ARM and IBM's mbed starter kit

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AMD claims Carrizo chip offers substantial performance, battery life boosts

At the ISSCC conference in San Francisco, AMD announces more details surrounding its Carrizo microprocessor, including exactly how it improves battery life over the prior generation, Kaveri.

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Nvidia hit with false advertising suit over GTX 970 performance

Nvidia was hit with a class action lawsuit Thursday that claims it misled customers about the capabilities of the GTX 970, which was released in September.

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Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown 64-bit architecture

The first premier mobile chips based on Qualcomm's internal architecture will ship for testing by the end of the year.

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Reality check: Nvidia's numbers remind us that it's a GPU company

Talk all you want about the self-driving car, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Nvidia's fourth-quarter numbers show that the company will be built on PC gaming for many years to come.