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  • BYOD is as entrenched (and complicated) as ever

    The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been around for years now, and even though it's become a fixture at many companies, some IT shops are still grappling with how to make it work.

    Written by Matt Hamblen16 Oct. 15 20:24
  • Moore's Law at 50: The past and future

    When you're strapping on the latest smart watch or ogling an iPhone, you probably aren't thinking of Moore's Law, which for 50 years has been used as a blueprint to make computers smaller, cheaper and faster.

    Written by Agam Shah17 April 15 06:05
  • Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

    Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful. Does that spell doom for Intel -- or is ARM's triumph overblown?

    Written by Jim Turley27 Feb. 14 14:22
  • Mindspeed acquisition fuels Intel's hopes for bigger network role

    Intel's acquisition of mobile network assets from silicon vendor Mindspeed Technologies will give the chip giant what it needs to extend the Intel architecture throughout mobile operator networks, helping the carriers upgrade hardware and roll out new services more quickly, according to Intel.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Dec. 13 23:48
  • Bringing brains to computers

    For decades, scientists have fantasized about creating robots with brain-like intelligence. This year, researchers tempted by that dream made great progress on achieving what has been called the holy grail of computing.

    Written by Agam Shah17 Dec. 13 21:48
  • Could be business as usual with Intel's new CEO

    With Intel's new CEO ready to step up next month to lead the world's largest chip maker, industry analysts don't expect to see any big change in strategy.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin02 May 13 20:17
  • Europe looks to ARM chips for supercomputing edge

    The European Union is moving to build a high-performance computing industry to challenge U.S. dominance, but it doesn't want to play catch-up. It wants to leapfrog, and it is seeing whether ARM Holdings technology can give it that edge.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Nov. 12 11:13
  • Samsung laying groundwork for server chips, analysts say

    Samsung's recent licensing of 64-bit processor designs from ARM suggests that the chip maker may expand from smartphones and tablets into the server market, analysts said this week.

    Written by Agam Shah07 Nov. 12 17:51
  • Autonomous cars will arrive within 10 years, Intel CTO says

    Intel CTO Justin Rattner predicts that driverless cars will be available within 10 years and that buyers by then will increasingly be more interested in a vehicle's internal technology than the quality of its engine.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin22 Oct. 12 17:42
  • What smartphones will be like in 2012

    Since the advent of the first modern smartphone--arguably the original Apple iPhone in 2007--the power of these mobile computing devices that also happen to make phone calls has advanced by leaps and bounds.

    Written by Jared Newman12 Nov. 11 01:31
  • Display tech to watch this year: Haptics create a buzz

    If multitouch display technology is proliferating, haptic feedback is helping to fuel the trend. Haptics provide tactile feedback to your fingers as you touch a display by vibrating all or part of the display surface.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell16 March 11 05:33
  • ARM CEO: PC market not our target

    Chip design firm ARM grabbed the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week when Microsoft announced that its new Windows OS would work on the ARM architecture. ARM processors go into most of the world's smartphones and tablets, and with Windows support, the company can now focus on the wider market for PCs, where it has virtually no presence. Nvidia also announced that it was building its first ARM-based chip, code-named Denver, for PCs and servers.

    Written by Agam Shah12 Jan. 11 05:41
  • What's new in PC components

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn't just all tablet, cameras, and laptops; there's plenty of news for the PC component geek, too, ranging from tiny flash drives that pack a lot of heat to the hand-held gaming console.

    Written by James Mulroy11 Jan. 11 02:35

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