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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

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ARM pushes its chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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AMD's Radeon memory business slows down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel is pursuing chips like Curie for wearables; it will be smaller and faster than existing chips, and help make sleeker wearables.

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Intel-Mobileye merger to boost BMW's self-driving car plans

Mobileye’s buyout by Intel buttresses a decision by the vehicle vision system firm to favor BMW with its EyeQ vision chip technology over Tesla.

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Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia's next big chip called Xavier is headed first to self-driving cars, and the company is working with Bosch to develop such systems.

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Why Intel put a smartphone chip in Tag Heuer's $1,600 smartwatch

Do smartwatches need upgrades every few years like PCs? It's not clear yet, but Intel's powerful chip in the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45, a $1,600 luxury smartwatch, will ensure the wearable isn't outdated anytime soon.

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Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, chip design changes

Intel surprised many when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company's PC, IoT and Systems Architecture groups. He's now spearheading a cultural change at the company, getting employees to think beyond PCs.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new A.I. server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on...

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What's Microsoft after with Windows Server on ARM?

It was unclear today just what kind of edge Microsoft might gain by partnering with Qualcomm and others to run Windows Server on ARM processors.

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Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Future iPhones to get 4K with new PowerVR graphics architecture

A new PowerVR graphics architecture from Imagination Technologies will give a serious graphics boost to Apple's future iPhones, including 4K graphics.

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with Qualcomm's help

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.

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AMD hopes to break Intel server dominance with new 32-core Naples chip

The outspoken Forrest Norrod has never shied away from server challenges. As a server chief at Dell, the company's data-center hardware business flourished, and he was one of the few skeptics of ARM servers.

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IoT and 5G drive computing to the edge

By 2020, Intel predicts that an average user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. More data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices and internet of things devices.

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Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets

In a room cordoned off from the Mobile World Congress audience, Samsung was showing off untethered headsets that operate independent of smartphones.

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Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades

Intel is changing its view on how it upgrades chips.

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MediaTek will sit out the ARM race for Windows 10 PCs

Despite a turbulent past, Windows PCs with ARM are making a grand return later this year with only Qualcomm chips.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

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