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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.

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Qualcomm makes its pitch as the go-to player for IoT

Like Samsung and Intel, it wants to power the expected flood of future devices.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 13

Fujitsu unlocks smartphone with iris ... Russian cybergroup stalks U.S. bank customers ... Online video pushes up cloud power consumption

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Samsung's Artik boards will be the guts for drones, robots and an army of IoT devices

Samsung's three Artik boards have varying speeds and power consumption, and are meant for different device development

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Russia's homegrown Elbrus processor and PC would be fantastic in 1999

Move over, Intel's Pentium III. Russia's Elbrus 4C microprocessor is here, and it's ready to kick some American tail.