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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.

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Faster Wi-Fi coming soon to a device near you

Qualcomm's QCA9994 and QCA9984 Wi-Fi chips tap into the higher 160MHz spectrum.

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Silverstone just made it possible to pack more power into a smaller PC

See you later, 600W limit. Thanks to Silverstone's new 700W SFX-L power supply, you can cram big gaming power into the smallest rigs.

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Five reasons why Intel wants to buy Altera

Altera specializes in FPGAs, reprogrammable chips which Intel lacks

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Chip maker Avago may be close to buying Broadcom

The companies reportedly are in advanced talks

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Intel to reveal 'next-generation' Thunderbolt connector at Computex

Intel could put to rest doubts about Thunderbolt's future after Apple did not include the technology in the 12-inch MacBook

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ARM seen making rapid progress on next high-end chip

ARM is in the advanced stages of developing a top-line processor to succeed the Cortex-A72.

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RAM for the rich and nerdy: 128GB DDR4 memory kits become reality

DDR4 promised higher capacities than DDR3 and the time is finally here: Corsair and Kingston have announced 128GB RAM kits.