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Microsoft relents, extending support for Skylake PCs with older Windows versions

Microsoft has extended the special support period for customers who wish run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on newer Skylake hardware, though differences still remain with older "Broadwell" systems.

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ASRock workaround brings overclocking back to non-overclockable Skylake chips

Intel's cops are gone, and ASRock is turning the music back up. It's time to get overclocking once again.

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Cisco makes a rare hardware play with Leaba Semiconductor acquisition

Cisco Systems is buying in some chip expertise that could help it in the datacenter.

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Thunderbolt 3's lightning-fast speeds hit Linux PCs

Already compatible with Windows PCs and Macs, the super-fast Thunderbolt 3 connector technology will soon also work with Linux PCs.

Next-gen DisplayPort 1.4 standard will support 8K displays and USB-C

Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with a new version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays.

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Supercharged Raspberry Pi 3 adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more speed, but still costs $35

Raspberry Pi has an in-store treat on its fourth anniversary.

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Future electric cars could refill batteries from roads infused with wireless charging

Charging an electric car while driving may sound like a wild idea, but Qualcomm wants to bring that capability to automobiles.

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Foxconn will pay over $6 billion to buy most of Sharp

Sharp has approved an offer from Hon Hai Precision Industry and related companies to acquire over 66 percent of the company’s voting stock, making the Taiwanese contract manufacturer the new parent of the venerable Japanese firm.

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Oppo shows off faster-than-fast charging for its future smartphones

The most frustrating thing about Oppo's SuperVOOC fast-charging demonstration at Mobile World Congress is waiting for the battery to discharge so that they can run it again.

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Apple’s GPU designer aims to bring high-power graphics to low-cost phones

The designer of the graphics chips for the iPhone 6s and HTC One M9+ is setting its sights lower for its next generation of products, a move that spells good news for mobile gamers with a smaller budget.

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Microsoft's killing Skylake support early for Windows 7 PCs, but not Windows Server

Microsoft's decision to cut support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Intel Skylake chips is being upheld by its Windows Embedded teams, but not Windows Server.

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Future Intel chip tech will sacrifice speed gains for power efficiency

To keep up with the demands of a connected world, future Intel chips may focus on energy efficiency over absolute computing power.

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Apple's GPU supplier ditches CEO, seeks new strategy

Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses.

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Strong Taiwan quake appears to have little effect on chip industry

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck close to a major chip manufacturing hub in Tainan, Taiwan on Saturday morning local time. Some damage was reported to TSMC, a major chip manufacturer.

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Turn a barebones PC into a graphics powerhouse with AMD's new FirePro server GPUs

A barebones PC could turn into a multimedia or virtual reality powerhouse with new FirePro server graphics processors introduced by AMD.