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Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession

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Computex 2015: The powerful, wacky, and important PC gear you need to know about

From new Intel and AMD chips to one of the most fire-breathing graphics cards ever to a crazy laser-projected mouse you have to see to believe, this is the PC gear you need to know about from Computex 2015.

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Average cost of a 128GB SSD now just $50 for PC makers

Contract prices being paid by laptop and desktop manufacturers for SSDs have dropped dramatically over the past year.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, June 4

Prototype of HP's Machine due next year

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Acer shifts to IoT with enterprise focus

Acer has been focusing less on PCs, and more on enterprise and cloud products

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Big news in mini-PCs: Asus shows prototypes with Intel Skylake at Computex

Skylake, with its wireless charging and other advances, could be Intel's most important chip in a decade. The Asus mini-PCs offered a peek, but no firm word yet on pricing or release date.

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Microsoft teases first wave of Windows 10 devices from HP, Dell, and Toshiba

Part of the first wave of Windows 10 devices, some of these feature biometric authentication.

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Intel's tiny Compute Stick PC could pack a bigger punch this winter

A leaked product roadmap indicates double the RAM, double the storage, and a boost to Core M processors.

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Apple's 12-inch MacBook won't reach Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds

Thunderbolt 3 cables will plug into USB Type-C ports of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds of 5Gbps

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Dell warms to AMD processors in new laptops, desktops

Dell's new Inspiron 5000 desktop replacement laptops run on AMD's upcoming Carrizo chips

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Asus pushes a range of Skylake-compatible machines at Computex

So long, Broadwell. Asus's new line of computers packs Skylake—including its gorgeous, iMac-like Zen AiO.

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Intel brings more bandwidth and USB-C compatibility to Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt's not dead. It's getting better, offer four times the data and and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable.

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Acer sheds more light on mysterious Predator 8 gaming tablet

The Predator 8 gaming tablet has an Intel Cherry Trail chip and the Android OS.