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Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

The Korean electronics maker, best known for TVs and mobile devices, also makes the processors powering those devices. Here's why it's now angling to be first with new chip technology.

By April 17, 2015

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Moore's Law is the reason your iPhone is so thin and cheap

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's observation 50 years ago set the groundwork for self-driving cars on the road and computers in our pockets today.

By April 16, 2015

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Liquid water on Mars right under rover's nose?

We've known for some time that the Red Planet has frozen water and likely once hosted massive oceans, but it turns out Curiosity may not have to dig too deep to wet its whistle.

By April 14, 2015

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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

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Sling TV: Everything you need to know

Sling TV is a new $20-per-month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HDTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

By January 20, 2015

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Dwarf planet Ceres reveals surface secrets in NASA color map

Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.

By April 13, 2015

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How the 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' trailer made Web history

The "Phantom Menace" trailer wasn't only a treat for fans: it was a coup for Apple and, in 1998, one of the biggest tests the Internet had faced.

By November 28, 2014

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A look back at Nintendo's epic console history (pictures)

Nintendo has teased the existence of the NX, a gaming system that will purportedly feature entirely new gaming concepts. What innovations could the new hardware bring to the table? Let's take a look back at Nintendo's console history.

13 Images By March 25, 2015

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Sling TV comes to Xbox One, adds History, Lifetime, and more March Madness

The pioneering Internet TV service added the Xbox One to its list of compatible hardware and upgraded the base $20 channel lineup with A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime, bringing the total to 20 channels. It also added a truTV option to bolster March Madness availability with TBS and TNT.

By March 17, 2015

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From pipe dream to prototype: A history of Valve VR (pictures)

Valve's Virtual Reality prototype has come a long way. We take a look at its inception and progress.

15 Images By March 4, 2015