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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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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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Jawbone's new trio of Up2, Up3 and Up4 bands: fitness tracking, heart rate and mobile payments (hands-on)

A trio of new Jawbone fitness bands are on their way: two coming soon, one later this summer. They're slimmer, and they're ambitious. And we have two of them here to review.

By April 15, 2015

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This working computer is smaller than a grain of rice

The University of Michigan's Micro Mote is a fully autonomous computer that's programmed and charged via light and could be used for a variety of medical and industrial purposes.

By April 6, 2015

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My difficult time trying on the Apple Watch

Technically Incorrect: A trip to an Apple store on a weekday morning shows that it's hard to judge how a watch looks on you when the watch is faceless and the atmosphere is one of slight indifference.

By April 13, 2015

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Samsung RH29H9000SR

This fridge dials up the cool factor, but it's an uneven performer that lacks compelling features beyond the Food Showcase door. A slightly smaller version that retails for $1,000 less is the better value.

By April 15, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating April 15, 2015
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Ultimaker 2 3D printer goes bigger and smaller, but remains expensive

Ultimaker announces two new 3D printers, the Ultimaker 2 Go and Ultimaker 2 Extended, that are the compact and enlarged versions of the Ultimaker 2. The printers will ship in April with prices of $1,500 and $3,000, respectively.

By January 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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Dell's Alienware 17 packs potent power into a slightly smaller shell

You'd be hard pressed to notice, but Dell's new Alienware gaming machines have slimmed down a tad.

By January 6, 2015