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HP's new Stream tablets, laptops fuel Microsoft-Google OS battle

HP's new products will ship in November, and include a $99 7-inch Stream 7 tablet

HP's Moonshot server now packs 64-bit ARM chips

HP is offering the chips as one of the options on a server that an handle different architectures


Intel investing $1.5 billion in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is targeting China's booming mobile market

'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

The U-blox SARA-U260 chip module has been certified for use on AT&T's network

Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

The vendor's massive annual conference gets underway Sunday

Samsung raises storage capacity on SSD to 3.2TB

Samsung's previous highest-capacity SSD could store 1.6TB

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Consumer Drives Shown To Be More Reliable Than Enterprise Drives

Cloud service provider Backblaze has updated its study of hard drive failure rates from 27,000 drives to more than 38,000. The results show higher capacity drives often fail more often, and that Seagate drives fail the most.

ARM's new processor could usher in feature-rich robots, appliances, wearables

ARM's M7 processor could make drones more agile

Dell's PC, tablet innovations draw attention

Dell's 6-millimeter Venue 8 7000 tablet is highlighting the company's progress in design

Lenovo to cough up $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

IdeaPad U310/U410 owners can get either a $100 refund or $250 voucher as part of a class-action settlement

EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal

Nvidia pumps more horsepower into flagship graphics chips

Nvidia's flagship GeForce GTX 980 is faster and more power efficient than predecessor GTX 780, which shipped last year

Qualcomm shows its Snapdragon 810 in action

The brief demonstration shows that Qualcomm thinks HD graphics will set it apart from rivals

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In Depth

Beyond FLOPS: The Co-Evolving World of Computer Benchmarking

Benchmarks have been evolving along with the hardware they measure, and both are getting more complex.

Toshiba slashes struggling consumer PC business

The laptop maker will leave some markets and cut staff

Amazon's new Fire tablets have more features at lower prices

Amazon.com also introduced Fire OS 4 "Sangria," the next generation of software and services tuned for Fire devices

Scary video highlights danger of damaged Lithium Ion batteries

A battery explosion serves as a reminder to replace damaged Lithium Ion batteries

ARM 64-bit processors could come to multifunction printers too

AppliedMicro is introducing its Helix ARM 64-bit embedded processor family at ARM TechCon

Microsoft adds 3D printing via cloud to application

Users will be able to print 3D models for home delivery in Microsoft's 3D Builder app

New DisplayPort 1.3 standard supports 5K monitors

DisplayPort 1.3 also supports multiple 4K monitors

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