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Intel's Skylake chips to power PCs as thin as tablets, with big battery boost

The company highlights new Windows 10 devices using its new processors -- including an updated Intel Compute Stick -- during a press conference at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.

By September 2, 2015


Intel ups the ante on graphics and video with fifth-generation Core processors

One of the biggest players at Computex, Intel is packing a punch with the promise of better performance in its new range of fifth-generation Intel Core Processors.

By June 2, 2015


Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B as chipmakers consolidate

The world's largest chipmaker, looking ahead to changes in computing, makes its biggest acquisition ever.

By June 1, 2015


Intel takes on big data with new Xeon E7 v2 chips

Last year, the term du jour in enterprise tech was big data. Now, it's advanced analytics.

By February 18, 2014


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


Mac status report: More laptop and desktop upgrades still possible for 2014

MacBooks and iMacs have already been updated this year, but these systems have not.

By September 5, 2014


WWDC 2014: The pre-show Mac lineup report card

Find out when each Mac computer was most recently updated, and which ones are most likely to get new versions at Apple's developers conference.

By May 27, 2014


Google acquires a taste for Power -- IBM's processors, that is

An effort to license IBM processor designs bears fruit as one of the most powerful computing companies on the Net shows its own server using Big Blue's Power8 chip. That could mean more competitive pressure on Intel.

By April 29, 2014


Dell workstations could embrace Thunderbolt later this year

Intel's high-speed port has been costly and immature, Dell argues, but that's changing. Expect Thunderbolt to arrive as Dell angles for growth in a market that's evaded PC sales declines.

By February 12, 2014


This serious Intel, Nvidia silicon is not for tablets, smartphones

If you look hard, among all of the smartphones, tablets, wearables at CES, there's a machine packing some serious, old-school silicon.

By January 9, 2014