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Amazon accelerates and simplifies its cloud infrastructure offering

Amazon Web Services continued to push its infrastructure offering forward on Wednesday with the launch of upgrades to its existing instance types and new tools for both simplifying and accelerating computation tasks in its public...

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AWS launches FPGA-based cloud instances to accelerate complex applications

Amazon Web Services gave its cloud customers a set of new infrastructure capabilities aimed at making its compute offering faster, simpler and more capable of running complex applications that benefit from hardware acceleration.

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Microsoft Surface Studio teardown reveals Intel and ARM chips inside

The teardown masters at iFixit got their hands on a Surface Studio earlier than expected. Inside, they found swappable storage drives and a dedicated ARM processor for the display.

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AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

AMD's Zen chips are supposed to be as fast as Intel's fastest, and they may also be a lot cheaper. If the rumors come true, Intel will finally have some competition in high-end gaming CPUs.

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10 smartphone trends to watch in 2017

Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

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5 burning questions about AMD's Zen chip

AMD's Zen chip is just around the corner; it'll first come to gaming systems any day now. There's a lot of excitement about Zen, which AMD believes is its most important chip this decade.

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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: to start certifying open-source hardware. The goal behind certification is to clearly identify open-source hardware from the mish-mash of other hardware products, which could...

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HP's EliteBook 705 laptops pack AMD's latest Pro chips

AMD's been dodgy about the release of Zen chips for laptops, and HP is providing a bridge with new laptops based on chips code-named Bristol Ridge.

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Research chip modeled after the brain aims to bring smarts to computers

The dream of creating intelligent computers has inspired the development of exotic chips based on the structure of the brain, which operates in mysterious ways. Some researchers are making such chips from components found in today's...

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Intel chases AI with new chips, but still lacks a potent GPU

Intel is taking a new direction in chip development as it looks to the future of artificial intelligence, with the company betting the technology will pervade applications and web services.

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Intel to invest $250M in self-driving cars

Intel plans to spend an additional $250 million over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality.

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Next year's premium smartphones may get Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip

If you plan to buy a premium smartphone next year, here's an important detail: the handset could be equipped with Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 835 chip, which was announced on Thursday.Mob

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Rust language revs up compiler speed

Rust 1.13 is out, but it's marred by a 'serious' bug in ARM code generation

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Intel packs more horsepower in its monster 22-core processor

CPU performance increases were ignored for years, but AMD put them back on the map with its upcoming Zen chip. This has rubbed off on Intel in a good way.

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Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year

Intel's has reached Kaby Lake with its PC chips but isn't done with the previous generation Skylake architecture quite yet.

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As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools

AMD has a clear-cut business plan: Its upcoming 32-core Zen chip will bring it back into high performance servers, and the company has expressed a desire to make high-performing GPUs for such systems.

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

Just over five years ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer crushed opponents in the televised quiz show Jeopardy. It was a preview of how artificially intelligent computers would storm into our daily lives.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 fiasco hits Qualcomm's revenue

Samsung's cancellation of the Galaxy Note7 hurt Qualcomm's chip sales, but the company expects other smartphones to fill that void.

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