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Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

A new process reduces the cost of making gallium arsenide chips and solar cells.

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Here are the components that will power your next smartphone

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung and LG are all working on exciting new products

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Hands-on with AMD's FreeSync: The technology that could kill Nvidia's G-Sync

AMD's open alternative to Nvidia's G-Sync finally arrives. and in force. We kicked the tires on FreeSync to see if this alternative is good enough to overcome its competition's nearly two year head start and try to pick a winner.

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Samsung chip could bring 128GB storage to cheaper phones

The flash storage module is aimed at mass market devices

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Relayr wins over $30,000 for its WunderBar IoT sensors

The company came out on top at a competition at the Cebit trade show

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The brutal graphics war continues as Nvidia reveals the GeForce GTX Titan X

Just when you thought the graphics war was over, Nvidia opened the curtain on the "ultra-enthusiast" GeForce GTX Titan X which it claims is the most powerful gaming GPU it's ever made.

HSA spec released, will share workloads among CPUs, GPUs

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery from mobile devices

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Fujitsu's thin heat pipe could help smartphone chips run cooler

While it won't eliminate heat, this heat pipe could spread it out better and reduce extremes of temperature on the surface of smartphones

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Google researchers hack PCs using DRAM electrical leaks

The 'Rowhammering' attack exploits electrical interference to change binary values in memory

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Want 32GB of RAM in your laptop or NUC? You can finally do it

If you're the kind of person that's been held back by the pathetic 16GB of RAM in your laptop, I'M Intelligent Memory says its new chips can take you to 32GB even if Intel doesn't approve of it.

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6 things to know about the USB-C port in the new MacBook

The new USB 3.1 port in the 12-inch MacBook is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook

Apple's quest for ultra-thin simplicity in the new 12-inch MacBook has left a lot of technology in a shallow grave, replaced by a single Type-C port.

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Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming

Intel announces its Iris Pro integrated graphics for desktop PCs and a new NUC that will be powered by the lower-performance version of the new chip.