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This wildly ambitious PC uses copper foam and custom engineering to pack big power in a small, silent package

The Silent Power mini-PC and its innovative cooling solution is eye-catching, but its independent crowdfunding campaign raises some red flags.

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

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.

Intel's developing perceptual computing chips to help PCs hear, see, and feel

The head of Intel's perceptual computing group says that functions like speech, gestures, and recognition will take advantage of Intel's existing microprocessors, but require dedicated chips as well.

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IDF 2013 keynote: Intel announces Bay Trail tablet CPU, slew of Haswell Chromebooks

Ending weeks of anticipation, Intel launched its next-generation Atom chip, Bay Trail, at the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday.

Next-gen storage wars: In the battle of RRAM vs 3D NAND flash, all of us are winners

While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

The sounds of a sick PC: Listen to the noises that could mean bad news

Is that beeping good or bad? Sharpen your ears with our audio examples.

How to stretch the life of your SSD storage

No one likes a bricked SSD. You can reduce wear and tear and wring out every last write cycle—just don't treat it like a traditional hard drive.

Build the ultimate Intel Haswell PC for under $1000

Upgrading to Intel's hot new Haswell processor requires a brand-new motherboard, so why not build an awesome new PC while you're at it?