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First benchmarks: We test Intel's new high-end Skylake chips

The first computers running Intel's sixth-generation processors are meant for expensive gaming rigs, but mainstream models will follow soon.

By August 5, 2015


Intel's Skylake chips: What you need to know about the next big CPU change

Move over, Broadwell: the sixth generation of Intel Core i-series CPUs are almost here. Here's how it will -- and won't -- affect your PC and Mac buying choices.

By July 19, 2015


IBM and allies find a way to make chips even tinier and faster

A prototype chip has quadruple the circuitry and double the performance of today's cutting-edge chips. This kind of work keeping Moore's Law ticking hastens the day your smartwatch has a lot more brains.

By July 8, 2015


Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015


Windows 10 targets current pirates with free update

Microsoft wants to bring pirated copies of current Windows software back into the fold. Plus, Windows 10's hardware requirements have been laid out.

By March 18, 2015


Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, and more hot news from Mobile World Congress 2015 press day

From long-expected new products like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 to surprises like the Huawei Watch and HTC Vive, here's everything you missed on the day before the Mobile World Congress officially opened.

By March 1, 2015


​Intel: With Core M, there's finally a reason to upgrade your laptop

The energy-efficient fifth-generation Core chips will enable fanless laptops that can be converted into tablets, and a handful of them are on the way.

By September 5, 2014


Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore

The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.

By July 29, 2014


IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.

By July 9, 2014


At Computex, Intel's 'Moorefield' and 'Broadwell' chips span Android and Windows

Intel will be busy at Computex. Expect a raft of announcements centered on its small-device strategy, which the chip giant is trying to get into high gear.

By June 1, 2014