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Intel's next-gen processor, Broadwell, is (mostly) a 2015 thing

If you're waiting for a redesigned Mac or Windows 8.1 device with Intel's latest and greatest silicon, chances are you will have to wait until 2015 to got to a store and pick one up.

By June 18, 2014

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Double-speed next-gen version cements PCIe computing power

PCI Express has lasted more than a decade, and faster speeds should extend its longevity as a key enabler of computing power. Also coming: adaptations for the mobile market.

By June 5, 2014

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Need a 3D printer? Hit the hardware store

Home Depot and MakerBot team up to bring 3D printers to the masses. Here's why the unusual pairing makes perfect sense.

By July 16, 2014

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Inside Innoconn: Foxconn's new hardware startup incubator

Will this Chinese manufacturer's search for the next big thing pay off? CNET takes a tour of Foxconn's Innoconn Beijing campus to find out more.

By May 27, 2014

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Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video

Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.

By January 17, 2014

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CNET's Next Big Thing: What's next for hardware?

CNET's Next Big Thing at CES 2014 gets panelists from Misfit Wearables, Intel, Ford, and Microsoft to talk about challenges going forward for sensored devices and connected cars.

By January 7, 2014

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Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in Nike’s technology vision. That means cutting the FuelBand, including a slimmer version planned for the fall.

By April 18, 2014

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Game sales up as next-gen console war kicks into gear

The gaming industry generated $791.1 million in revenue in the US in October, according to market researcher NPD, a 5 percent increase over the same period in 2012.

By November 15, 2013

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VLC steps into next-gen video wars with VP9, HEVC support

With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.

By November 15, 2013

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The Next Big Thing SuperSession: The new hardware

Brian Cooley and Tim Stevens discuss sensor-based hardware innovations with top leaders in the tech industry.

By January 8, 2014