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Newegg Premier is like Amazon Prime for PC geeks

Newegg just launched a cheaper, geekier Amazon Prime alternative with free shipping, free returns, and other goodies.

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Apple gobbled up the most chips in 2013 -- is that bad?

Apple easily outspent every other technology company in buying up chips during 2014, according to a new report. But does that give the edge to Samsung?

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Intel to reduce its workforce by 5 percent this year

The chip giant sees the PC market stabilizing, but forecasts a year of flat sales ahead.

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Five components that will rock your next smartphone

Processors, memory, screens and sensors are all getting an upgrade, giving you a preview of what to expect from 2014's flagship phones.

Intel CEO points toward wearable future with ‘smart earbud’, smartwatch

Intel chief Brian Krzanich launches a wave of wearables at his CES 2014 keynote along with a new version of its Quark embedded processor, code-named Edison.

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Freescale wants to kickstart DIY wearables with new Warp development kit

Freescale's mini-computer called Warp allows DIYers and device makers prototype wearable devices

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Samsung wants to cram 4GB of RAM into your next phone

The company's new low-power chips will pave the way for faster applications and 4K displays on smartphones and tablets.

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Consumers win as chip vendors fight it out over LTE

New chipsets will result in cheaper LTE tablets and smartphones next year.

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Store closure marks the end of an era in Tokyo's Akihabara

Tokyo's world-famous Akihabara district lost one of its signature stores on Saturday, and with it a piece of the area's rich electronics history faded away.

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Flexible batteries designed from carbon nanotubes

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has created flexible batteries out of nanotube structures that could someday power flexible displays, tablet computers, or TVs that literally fold up.

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Researchers boost wireless range in smartphones

Researchers have found a new way to tune the radio frequency in smartphones and other wireless devices that promises to reduce costs and improve performance of semiconductors used in defense, satellite, and commercial communications.

Considering a new video card? Check your monitor first

GPUs get faster and faster with each generation. Now they are at the point where they no longer give a benefit to certain monitors.

Intel's Bay Trail chips to hit 10 tablets, hybrids next month

The first Bay Trail tablets that have already been announced run on Windows 8.1 and start at $299. New tablets running Android will be in stores by Thanksgiving weekend, said Intel's CEO.

The legend of Jack Kilby: 55 years of the integrated circuit

Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit to executives at Texas Instruments 55 years ago. Though crude, his small invention changed the face of electronics and made possible much of today's technology.

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Intel challenges ARM with new Quark chips for wearables; shows off Bay Trail, Broadwell

Intel launched its Intel Developer Forum Tuesday by announcing a new line of Quark embedded chips, while showing off PCs running next-generation "Bay Trail" Atom and "Broadwell" Core chips.