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Startup Flex Logix aims to score big in a niche chip market

Flex Logix will come out of stealth mode with a new type of FPGA chip to speed up specific applications

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 19

Samsung buys LoopPay ... Qualcomm getting set to roll out 64-bit mobile chips ... Ex-GM CEO warns Apple off the car business

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Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown 64-bit architecture

The first premier mobile chips based on Qualcomm's internal architecture will ship for testing by the end of the year.

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Lenovo building its first prototype ARM server

Lenovo's ARM-based NextScale is an effort to build more power-efficient systems for data centers

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PCPartPicker website overhauled to make building a PC easier than ever before

One of the best PC building resources on the web just got even better.

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How Intel and PC makers prevent you from modifying your laptop's firmware

The UEFI firmware that boots up your PC is a closed, proprietary blob of codeā€”and you can't change it out even if you wanted to. Here's why.

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Apple makes progress in cutting use of conflict minerals

Refiners and smelters that don't undergo an audit will be removed from Apple's supply chain.

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Intel's Core M 'Skylake' chips coming later this year

The new chips should allow for thinner, lighter computers with longer battery life, Intel's chief executive said.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 11

Kill switches lower smartphone thefts ... Anthem hit for failure to communicate ... IBM's Watson is learning Japanese ... and more tech news

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Dell's prescient tech support will call BEFORE trouble strikes your PC or tablet

Dell will be able to track the health of your PC or tablet in real time with its new ProSupport Plus support package

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New standard paves way for 8K display in all-in-ones, laptops

8K displays ahoy! Displays based on VESA's new Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.4a standard will reach PCs, mobile devices by 2016.

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BeeLink's Pocket and Mini PCs take a cue from Intel

As Windows PCs shrink ever-smaller, Beelink is the latest brand to get on board.

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Hands-on with the HP Sprout, an imaging powerhouse built into a touch-friendly PC

This PC-projector-camera combo's skills are a bit primitive now, but it's easy to see a promising future in 3D printing and augmented reality.