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Moore’s Law slows and so does Intel, adding a third 14-nm ‘Kaby Lake’ chip to roadmap

Intel is moving to a tick-tock-tock model, adding a third chip, Kaby Lake, to its existing 14-nm roadmap before shifting to 10-nm manufacturing chips in the second half of 2017.

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AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

Fewer customers than expected have bought AMD's APUs (combining a CPU and a graphics chip), forcing AMD to rely on sales of lower-margin products to survive.

Samsung's next-gen tech could spawn smaller, supercharged batteries

Samsung researchers have found a way to make silicon a more viable material for future lithium-ion batteries.

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Intel continues wearables buying spree with smart-goggles maker Recon

Recon will use the funding to nurture a developer base and tap Intel's chipmaking ability.

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Renesas joins IoT development platform rush

Renesas says its chips-and-software package can cut out the need to build baseline functionality

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Why graphics card lust is the cruelest obsession: Relentless upgrades take no prisoners

New tech replaces old with blinding speed, especially when it comes to graphics cards. Learn from the story of Nvidia's GeForce Titan X vs. its own cousin, the 980 Ti--a classic tale of tech triumph turned into tragedy.

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Chip vendors work to make Bluetooth perfect fit for IoT

STMicroelectronics is hoping to help developers implement voice control over Bluetooth

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Wi-Fi signals can do rough head counts

Estimating the number of people present by looking at Wi-Fi signals could help make buildings more energy efficient

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Injectable electronics could form basis for brain implants

An international team has recorded and monitored mouse brain cells with mesh electronics inserted via a syringe

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, June 3

Senate passes bill reining in NSA...Cook attacks other tech vendors for trading on privacy...Intel marries Thunderbolt to USB-C

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AMD's Carrizo chip targets the one thing every laptop user wants: Longer battery life

For the Carrizo, AMD squeezed more transistors onto the same 28-nm node as the prior generation, increasing performance and reducing power.

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Nantero's radical carbon-nanotube memory could replace SSDs and DRAM

Nantero's new carbon-nanotube chips could replace DRAM, solid-state and hard drives in PCs, and bring more storage to wearables

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Intel launches Broadwell-H chips for desktops and laptops, but world waits for 'Skylake'

The Broadwell-H line will serve as a stopgap until its next "Skylake" chips roll out later this year.