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Intel CEO talks Apple, water-cooled PCs, carbon nanotubes

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, in a wide-ranging Reddit AMA, addresses Moore's Law, tablets, overclocking, and carbon nanotubes, among other topics.

By Feb. 19, 2014

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Why Mark Zuckerberg's future points to Bill Gates' past

Different eras and different technologies, but both moguls share a common trait when it comes to pursuing their enlightened self interest.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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DRAM inventor Robert Dennard gets prestigious Kyoto Prize

The 81-year-old IBM researcher is behind the now-pervasive memory technology and Dennard scaling, which mapped the march of progress in performance during the chip industry's glory days.

By Nov. 11, 2013

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IBM sells its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion

An expected deal to sell off its Intel-based servers to the Chinese electronics company has arrived, reflecting the shifting realities of the market for powerful networked machines.

By Jan. 23, 2014

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IBM raises outlook on solid third quarter

Big Blue shows strength in businesses ranging from services to mainframes to analytics as earnings hit $2.82 a share on revenue of $24.3 billion.

By Oct. 18, 2010

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End of an era: NASA shuts down its last mainframe

The space agency powers down its last System Z machine, years after IBM stopped selling them for the mathematical calculation jobs for which NASA originally bought them.

By Feb. 13, 2012

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Petulant and passionate: New play imagines Bill Gates at 20

The lively "First" relives the early days of the PC revolution through the eyes of a young Bill Gates -- leisure suits, punch cards, pay phones, and all.

By Oct. 21, 2013

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MakerBot honcho kicks off SXSW 2013

The frontman of MakerBot, the popular, sometimes-controversial 3D printing company, makes sure that the first official day of South by Southwest, the megamedia, music, and technology show, hits the ground running.

By Mar. 8, 2013

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IBM ships 5.2GHz chip, its fastest yet

A chip in IBM's new zEnterprise System clocks in at 5.2GHz. The fastest IBM microprocessor to date is targeted at mainframes. It packs in four cores, plus a respectable helping of DRAM.

By Sep. 1, 2010

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Feds: IBM bribed South Korea, China officials

IBM has agreed to a settlement of $10 million to settle civil charges. It's being sued by the SEC for using bribes to gain computer equipment contracts.

By Mar. 18, 2011