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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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AMD tablet chip development stalls as priorities shift

AMD is assigning more resources to products with larger profit margins.

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Far Cry 4 woes with dual-core processors point to a bleak future for budget PC gamers

Far Cry 4's minimum PC requirements weren't kidding: The game appears to truly NEED a quad-core processor. And it isn't the only one.

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As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel's battling to keep up

Intel is facing more challenges to keep up with Moore's Law, which manifested in the 14-nanometer process

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

Intel's optical technology will light up supercomputers next year

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Intel will pay you $15 to settle claims it fudged Pentium 4 benchmarks

A lawsuit alleges that Hewlett-Packard and Intel manipulated Pentium 4 benchmarks 14 years ago. But if you bought a PC then, good news! It's lunch on Intel.

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New ARM Mali graphics processors bring 4K video to phones and tablets

The company will upgrade its Mali graphics products to support 4K video.

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LG unveils its own processor, putting it right to work on giant new LG G3 Screen phone

LG is going the Apple route, doing more of its own internals in-house instead of relying on others.

AMD slashes A-series desktop APU prices

AMD has a new CEO and now it has new pricing for its Kaveri and Richland APU processors.

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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.