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Intel demonstrates its tiny Compute Card

The card-sized PC packs a CPU, memory, storage and wireless modules and is coming in August 2017. HP, Dell and Lenovo are early backers.

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Intel's Compute Card is coming in August

This is Intel’s Compute Card. A tiny PC that connects to a bunch of devices

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Intel shows off wireless VR on the HTC Vive

Intel showed for the first time at Computex in Taipei a prototype wireless HTC Vive virtual reality headset

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Nvidia Max-Q puts desktop graphics inside a laptop as thin as an MacBook Air

Nvidia's new Max-Q technology can squeeze GTX 1080 graphics into super thin laptops

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Intel unleashes the powerful teraflop Core i9 processor

The battle between Intel and AMD is heating up. At Computex in Taipei on Tuesday, Intel previewed its mammoth Core i9 processor.

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In Win's crazy interactive robot PC case

This interactive, robotic PC case is trying to give you the perfect selfie.

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Asus ZenBook Flip S First Look

This is the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Asus says it is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop in the world.

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Asus VivoBook Pro First Look

Asus VivoBook Pro will be the first laptop to offer Optane memory as an option

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AMD's Ryzen just democratized multi-core CPUs

If you're a multi-core fan but could never afford it, think again. AMD's new Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 makes powerful multi-core CPUs within reach to all

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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

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LG Gram 14: This ultra-lightweight laptop stuffs in quite a few features

For the second-generation of the Gram, LG has added more to its feather-light notebook without compromising performance.

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AMD shares timing for Ryzen 3, mobile chips and Vega GPUs

AMD's Ryzen chips are off to a strong start in desktops, and more chips are coming in the second half of this year.

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Windows Defender: What changes in Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows Defender gets organized in the Creators Update, bringing formerly scattered features under one roof. See how it’s changed here.

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HP EliteBook x360 G2 review: A business-class laptop worth splurging on

This attractive convertible provides a premium experience for those willing to shell out the cash for it.

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Conduct your own symphony, play some Atari, and Competitor Corner

Electronic instruments, cool cases, and the latest rival to the Raspberry Pi.

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Intel projects decline in chip prices, and AMD's Ryzen is one reason

Intel is forecasting a "slight decline" in its premium chip prices for the remainder of the year, and AMD's Ryzen chips could have played a part in that.

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Hands on with the unusual Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop

To prove it's going big in PCs, Acer held a product launch event at world's largest IMAX screen in New York. It made a big statement with the Predator Triton 700, a super-thin laptop with some unusual features.

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Hands on Acer's Switch 5, a competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro

Microsoft has set the gold standard for tablet-style 2-in-1s with its Surface Pro, and other PC vendors have followed suit with their own designs. Acer's latest Surface-style device is the Switch 5, which offers a couple of...

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How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo

In late 2015, HP was reborn as a PC maker following a split of the parent organization, Hewlett-Packard. At the time, HP was a lost cause, and its double-digit decline in PC shipments was a main reason for the split.

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Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

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