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IBM pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over IBM's chip-making unit

Yes, you read that right. GlobalFoundries is getting factories, patents, employees -- and a $1.3 billion payment from IBM.

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Nvidia raises the curtain on its latest mobile GPUs: the GeForce GTX 970M and the GeForce GTX 980M

This mobile architecture boasts all the same features as the desktop version of “Big Maxwell,” but in a smaller package that sips even less juice.

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ARM's new processor could usher in feature-rich robots, appliances, wearables

ARM's M7 processor could make drones more agile

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Why you will (and won’t) want a 64-bit Android phone

New 64-bit Android devices are on deck. They may pay performance dividends—but not necessarily because they’re 64-bit.

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Intel's next-next-gen Skylake chips set for 2015 launch despite Broadwell delay

Intel says Skylake will deliver better battery life and performance.

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How Intel plans to break into smartphones

Intel will draw lessons from an aggressive strategy that bought it success in tablets.

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AMD launches new 8-core FX-series processors, drops prices on high-end chips

AMD's new FX-series processors aim to compete with Intel’s Core i5/i3 series processors.

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Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

Aimed at gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, new chip boasts 2.6 billion transistors; supports DDR4 memory.

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Intel finds specialized TSX enterprise bug on Haswell, Broadwell CPUs

Intel has issued a patch that will turn off a specialized technology called TSX from its leading-edge Haswell and Broadwell chips. PC users, however, shouldn't worry.

IBM's new brain-mimicking chip could power the Internet of Things

The IBM TrueNorth brain-inspired prototype processor offers the equivalent of 256 million synapses