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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

Researchers have come up with a unique self-assembling technique that could be used to cram more features on smaller chip geometries.

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Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's new Optane memory for PCs will let laptops and desktops boot up twice as fast and boost storage performance 14x for a range of activities.

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3D-printed partial liver transplants targeted for 2020

A U.S. company that 3D prints liver and kidney tissue for pharmaceutical testing expects to commercialize a process for printing portions of specific livers that could extend the lives of patients waiting for a transplant.

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Will Apple ever update the Mac mini?

Apple’s Mac mini has been languishing without an update for a very long time now. Will the company ever release a new Mac mini?

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Dell Precision 5520 is a beauty and a beast

This the best laptop for Linux power users.

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Save $1,100 on the HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer By Using This Code - Deal Alert

HP is having a spring sale, and they've discounted the LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer by a whopping $1,100 if you use their special code between now and 3/31.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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Intel merges AI operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

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CW@50: 50 years of storage

By the time Computerworld was born in 1967, IBM was well established as the kingpin for computer storage. But over the next five decades, that changed dramatically as new companies rose and fell, storage capacities soared and costs...

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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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Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Apple cut the price of its entry-level iPad by almost 18 percent -- perhaps in a move to fend off Google in the education market. The company also refreshed the iPhone SE, introduced a red version of the iPhone 7 and announced a new...

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One more thing: Why Apple could still launch a new iPad Pro at Apple Park in April

Could Apple be saving more surprises for Apple Park’s grand opening next month?

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Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

John Goodenough, 94, a professor at the University of Texas and co-inventor of the original lithium-ion battery, responded to skeptics who say his technology for a new, safer, lithium-ion battery appears on the surface to defy the...

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NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

The next NASA rover to head to another planet might take along a robotic scout that can fold up its wheels and tuck itself away or unfold and pop up like a piece of origami.

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Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai

Tesla is touting its new solar power and battery storage substation on the Island of Kauai. The facility will provide 52 megawatt hours of energy, saving 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel a year that has been used to supply generator...

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ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with 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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Single-owner vintage Apple-1 for sale

A German auction house that hopes to rap the gavel on an antique Apple-1 personal computer in May has pegged its likely sales price at between $190,000 and $320,000.

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The 15 highest-performing PC components you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want, from the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to the Intel Core i7-6950X.

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