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Qualcomm Zeroth robot

Qualcomm's brain chip could turn your phone into a robot butler

Qualcomm's Zeroth chip is designed to mimic the way the human brain thinks -- and learns. And, as the engine of most of the world's smartphones, the chip may pave the way for literally smarter phones.

Valve: AMD-based Steam Machines are also en route

Valve Software and AMD confirm that Steam Machine game consoles using AMD processors will arrive next year.

Intel changes mind, ships Haswell-based Pentium, Celeron processors

Aiming at budget laptops, Intel has started shipping new Pentium and Celeron processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture.

IBM's Power7+ remains alive with new integrated servers

IBM's decision to license its future Power8 processor to third parties doesn't mean life has ended for the current Power 7+, which will go alongside x86 chips into new PureFlex System preconfigured servers announced on Wednesday.

Chip makers accelerating in-car entertainment

Chip makers like Broadcom and Renesas Electronics are ramping up in-car entertainment with faster processors and networks for wireless HD movies and navigation, aiming to keep drivers informed and passengers entertained.

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Intel's Galileo board with Quark chip

Intel outfits open-source Galileo DIY computer with new Quark chip

With its first computer based on the extremely low-power Quark processor, Intel is tapping into the 'maker' community to figure out ways the new chip could be best used.

HTC One

HTC, Qualcomm scramble to rework HTC One chip design to avoid import ban

HTC and Qualcomm are reworking a radio chip for the HTC One smartphone in order to avoid a U.S. ban on imports of patent-infringing technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

America's Cup (3)

The America's Cup: nerves, skill, and computer design

This year's America's Cup will be remembered for Oracle Team USA's jaw-dropping comeback against Emirates New Zealand, but it should also be remembered for the huge role computers have come to play in the competition.

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The unreal deal: How to ID phony phones, counterfeit CPUs, and other tech traps

Fake tech products are a multimillion-dollar business, and you’re the intended victim. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Security researchers can sneak undetectable trojans into Intel's Ivy Bridge chips

By tinkering with the electrical properties of the silicon at the heart of chips, undetectable security vulnerabilities can be introduced at a hardware level.