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Wireless charging to reach PCs, tablets next year

Wireless charging will be common in laptops in a few years, much like wireless communications are today, Intel says.

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With the Core M, Intel promises thinner, cooler, more powerful PCs

Intel formally launches its Core M chips for notebooks and tablets, the first wave of its new Broadwell generation of chips. Expect dramatic improvements in performance and battery life, Intel says.

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AMD launches new 8-core FX-series processors, drops prices on high-end chips

AMD's new FX-series processors aim to compete with Intel’s Core i5/i3 series processors.

Intel Haswell-E CPU

Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

Aimed at gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, new chip boasts 2.6 billion transistors; supports DDR4 memory.

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Samsung starts production of 3D DDR4 DRAM modules

Samsung says the first applications for the new modules will be in enterprise servers.

'Project Tango' chip maker Movidius touts faster second-gen visual processor

If you thought Project Tango's image-processing chops were pretty cool, the successor chip, called Myriad 2, is 5 to 25 times faster, making it adept at creating 3D objects and other complex visual stunts. The company starts shipping samples this week.

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Microsoft, Baidu find speedier search results through specialized chips

Everyone wants their web search results faster. At the Hot Chips conference, Microsoft and Baidu showed how reprogrammable chips drastically accelerated search performance, good news for end users and for overtaxed data centers.

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Nvidia reveals PC-like performance for 'Denver' Tegra K1

The 64-bit "Denver" derivative of Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor has yet to ship, but Nvidia released some early benchmarks of its performance at the Hot Chips conference.

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Intel preps for its Broadwell launch, but businesses aren't waiting for the new CPUs

Intel will reveal new chips at the IFA conference next month, the company said. The world is expecting Broadwell chips to be the headline news, but it appears that businesses aren't waiting for the new CPUs to arrive.

Toshiba 64-gigabit NAND flash with 19 nanometer process

Storage maker builds fast SSD to prepare for life after NAND flash

The company used phase change memory and developed its own low-latency interface software.

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PwC: IoT will become multitrillion-dollar market by 2020

The number of businesses adopting 'Internet of things' technology continues to grow

PCWorld News

Train robots hands-on to dump trash with this new OS

Brain Corporation's BrainOS is designed to do away with complex programming to train robots to do specific tasks.

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This wildly ambitious PC uses copper foam and custom engineering to pack big power in a small, silent package

The Silent Power mini-PC and its innovative cooling solution is eye-catching, but its independent crowdfunding campaign raises some red flags.