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Samsung Semiconductor DDR4 memory

Hefty price premium awaits early DDR4 memory adopters

With new DDR4 memory, computers will be faster next year but users will likely pay a premium on the price of the technology.

New proof-of-concept tool detects stealthy malware hiding in graphics cards

Which is scarier: The fact that malware can get cozy in your hardware, or the fact that it was completely undetectable until now?

Stanford researchers develop first computer using only carbon nanotube transistors

Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated the first functional computer built using only carbon nanotube transistors, according to an article published Wednesday on the cover of scientific journal Nature.

10 glorious examples of conspicuous PC excess

Faster, flashier, and far more expensive than anything you'd even need, these titanic tales of excess symbolize the pinnacle of PC prowess.

hynix dram

DRAM prices jump despite reasurrances after facility fire

Prices of DRAM chips have continued to climb after a major Hynix FAB plant was damaged by fire last week.

Intel IDF 2013

12 of the coolest technologies we spotted at IDF 2013

There was a lot of great new products on display at this year's Intel Developer Forum, including powerful new CPUs, power-sipping SoCs, and PCs in brand-new form factors.

SK Hynix shifting more production to DRAM after price jump

SK Hynix will increase DRAM production at its headquarters, the company said Friday, following a price spike in memory chips after a fire at a company factory in China.

The legend of Jack Kilby: 55 years of the integrated circuit

Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit to executives at Texas Instruments 55 years ago. Though crude, his small invention changed the face of electronics and made possible much of today's technology.

Overclocking with liquid nitrogen

Five benchmarking world records bite the dust at the Intel Developer Forum

Expert overclockers use liquid nitrogen to push gaming rigs to the limit, setting all-new benchmarking records.

The astounding evolution of the hard drive

Invented more than 50 years ago, the hard drive has transformed from a room-size appliance capable of storing just a few megabytes of data, to a pocket-size device that can stash terabytes.

Brian Krzanich Intel

Intel challenges ARM with new Quark chips for wearables; shows off Bay Trail, Broadwell

Intel launched its Intel Developer Forum Tuesday by announcing a new line of Quark embedded chips, while showing off PCs running next-generation "Bay Trail" Atom and "Broadwell" Core chips.

Video slot machine

AMD describes more fruits of ARM embedded partnership

AMD discloses four chips for the embedded market, as the chipmaker diversifies beyond PCs.

Seagate hard drive

Seagate to offer hard-drive failure insurance

Seagate announced plans Monday to offer data recovery and drive-replacement services for all its hard drives, provided the consumer pays an insurance fee up front.