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It's still alive: DDR5 memory is on the way

More DDR memory is on the way, despite many predictions that its time would soon be up.

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Let's Play Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park is an incredible homage to the LucasArts point-and-click era of games.

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Here's how Microsoft is helping companies build IoT hardware

One of the biggest challenges with building connected hardware is getting from proof-of-concept prototypes to devices that are ready for a large-scale production rollout. Microsoft is aiming to help with that issue through a trio of...

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12+ reasons you’ll want to be at WWDC 2017

Here are 12 reasons to keep an eye on why we’ll all want to find out what happens at this year’s Apple developer’s event.

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38% off Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Post

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is one of Seagate's thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives

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Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

The Surface Studio, Surface Book and Surface Dial will now available in many more Asian and European countries.

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Samsung announces DeX dock for new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

Smartphone docks haven’t done well historically, but analysts say this one might catch on.

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What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

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Intel digs in to keep Moore's Law alive

Many scientists agree that Moore's Law -- Intel's guiding light to make chips smaller, faster and cheaper -- is dying. The company is now revisiting some of the metrics in a bid to keep it alive.

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46% off CyberPower Surge Protector 3-AC Outlet with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports - Deal Alert

This compact surge protector provides 600 joules of protection, 3 outlets, and a folding wall tap plug. Two USB ports (2.1 Amp) charge personal electronics, including smartphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other devices.

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China devotes $22B to domestic chip industry expansion

China is pouring more money into its semiconductor ambitions. The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup, which has been building up the country’s chip industry, received a 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) investment.

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Elon Musk’s next venture may link human brains with computers

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may be preparing to launch a new company that will develop technology to neurologically link human brains to computers.

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FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster...

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Microsoft winds up work on Windows 10 Creators Update

Work on Microsoft Windows 10's next feature upgrade, dubbed the Creators Update, appears to be done, with a release expected within two weeks.

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Apple’s iOS 10.3 update frees up storage and improves security

Apple’s Very Important iOS 10.3 update is available now.

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Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, prepares for Cobol, cloud, mainframes

The White House on Monday announced an "Office of American Innovation" to oversee a revamp of federal IT operations; the effort will be led by President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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Solar power-related jobs in U.S. grew 25% in 2016

New data from The Solar Foundation’s annual job census show the number of jobs in the U.S. solar-power industry grew at historic levels in 44 states.

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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

Researchers have come up with a unique self-assembling technique that could be used to cram more features on smaller chip geometries.

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