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This isn't a carry-on suitcase, it's the Lian Li PC-TU300 carry-on PC case

When you simply must take your PC with you, the new Lian Li PC-TU300 turns it into rolling, liquid-cooled luggage.

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Must-see PC: Feast your eyes on ThermalTake's Core P5 open-frame case

ThermalTake's Core P5 case turns a work machine into a work of art.


AMD's Pro APUs for business launch quietly with just one major customer, HP

Based on the Godaveri and Carrizo chips, AMD adds its AMD Secure Processor for corporate peace of mind. Whether anyone will buy is the open question.

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Google, NASA sign 7-year deal to test D-Wave quantum computers as artificial brains

The deal with D-Wave Systems will see a steady stream of D-Wave quantum chips used as the foundation of an artificial intelligence lab.


Nvidia hits gaming milestone: True desktop performance in a laptop with GeForce GTX 980

With Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 980 (that's right, no 'm') the company promises desktop performance in a laptop. Read on to find out how Nvidia made it happen.

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Corsair unveils its own liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Corsair has partnered with MSI to make an overclocked water-cooled GPU.

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Qualcomm building 8 cores into its new Snapdragon 4-series chips

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 617 and 430, two smartphone processors with 8 cores--a strategy a Qualcomm exec had previously labeled a dumb idea. Meanwhile, the company also says that its X12 LTE modem will connect to just about everything.

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Samsung's new RAM heralds the dawn of 6GB smartphones

More RAM will land in smartphones and tablets in the coming months thanks to Samsung's new 20nm-based 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM.

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Intel packs Skylake CPU with innovations as PC industry hopes to reboot

Skylake is “the best processor we’ve ever done,” said Intel's Kirk Skaugen. Move over, Broadwell: this is what the PC industry wants you to buy, starting with dozens of new Skylake PCs showing at IFA in Berlin.


Intel Skylake: All the speeds, feeds, and prices, and which one is right for you

Take a deep dive into Skylake's 48 new CPUs, from energy-sipping mobile versions to beefy overclockers.


Intel unveils ultra-tiny, fully upgradable '5x5' mini-PC motherboards

Intel rolled out a new motherboard at its developer conference that offers more power than a NUC, but less than the mini-ITX.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820's new Hexagon DSP for always-on sensors, image processing

Qualcomm's drip-drip of Snapdragon 820 details rolls on with the Hexagon 680 DSP, which will be the chipmaker's way of monitoring step tracking and improving low-light photos.

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Fantastical PCs, flying spy sharks, and robot spider hordes: IDF 2015's coolest demos

Every year at the Intel Developer Forum Intel and its partners showcase the latest technology with some outstanding exhibits. These are the best of what we found.

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Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF this week

Intel's annual developer conference focused on robots and the Internet of Things, with new processors taking a back seat

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Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm