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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

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Low-end Android phones could get VR with new Imagination GPU

Apple's iPhone GPU provider has its eyes set shaking the Android landscape by bringing VR to low-end Android phones.

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Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale

The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren't expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen.

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyways.

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Vintage data-transfer tech gets upgrade after 35 years

Tech artifacts like old Mac computers are finding their way to museums, but some still hang on, serving requirements important to computing.

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AMD Ryzen CPUs: 7 all-new details revealed at CES 2017

AMD's hotly anticipated Ryzen CPUs were out in full force at CES 2017, and we learned all sorts of new details about both Ryzen and its AM4 platform.

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As Trump presidency approaches, US warns China on semiconductors

The U.S. has accused China of rigging the steel, aluminum, and green technology markets, the semiconductor industry is the latest in the crosshairs.

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AMD drops huge news on Ryzen overclocking and core counts at CES 2017

Every single Ryzen chip can be overclocked, but don't expect every motherboard to play ball.

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Intel's Compute Card mini-computer is so small that you may lose it

You've perhaps never seen a full-blown computer smaller than Intel's amazingly thin Compute Card, which was shown for the first time at CES.

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Xavier and BB8: Nvidia heroes drive ambitious autonomous car plans

The race between two key chip makers to put self-driving cars on the streets is getting heated.

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BMW, Intel and Mobleye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads

BMW is working with Intel and computer vision company Mobileye to place 40 autonomous test cars on public roads in the second half of 2017.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data transfer rates many times faster than regular wired Internet connections.

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Intel's Go supercomputer for cars points to a PC-like horsepower race

There's a race to put more computing power in self-driving cars, and it's shaping up to be eerily similar to an earlier battle between Intel and AMD to crank up PC horsepower.

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5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

This is the processor that will power most of the high-end Android phones this year, and it sounds pretty good.

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ARM PCs with Windows 10 get a new start with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Take your pick: you could have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 speedy chip in your next smartphone or PC.

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7 dazzling smartphone improvements with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip

Unparalleled improvements will come to smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, a tiny chip with powerhouse features.

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ODG's AR smartglasses offer a mix of Google Glass, Microsoft's HoloLens

The new R-8 and R-9 mixed reality smartglasses from Osterhout Design Group are sleek, small, and fit in your pocket. The products show that AR headgear doesn't need to be as big and clunky as Microsoft's HoloLens.

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12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin Windows 10 laptops and tablets will soon become available with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips, which were announced at CES. These chips, called 7th Generation Core, will extend laptop battery life to new heights, and bring...

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