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Intel preps wireless power laptop tech for 2016

A wireless charging system that packs enough power to replenish a laptop battery should hit the market in 2016, helping realize the long-held dream of a cable-free desk, Intel said on Wednesday.

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New drone hopes to make aerial photography a Snap

Vanatage Robotics' new Snap camera drone combines stabilized 4K video with a variety of shooting modes and a focus on safety and portability -- attributes it hopes will enable the product to stand out in an increasingly crowded market....

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Simple self-driving golf carts point the way for autonomous cars

Researchers from the U.S. and Singapore have developed self-driving golf carts that use minimal sensing equipment, and demonstrated them in a public park.

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Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

Oracle's next Sparc chip will feature on-board Infiniband

Looks like Oracle was serious about its commitment to the Sparc processor it inherited from its 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems. It introduced a remarkable new processor, codenamed "Sonoma," at the Hot Chips semiconductor...

Intel unveils all of the details on the next-gen Xeon Phi

It's been some time since Intel introduced the Knight's Corner generation of its Xeon Phi co-processor, an add-in card that looks like a video card and acts as a floating point co-processor. It has slowly released the details,...

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Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

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Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.

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AMD's amazingly tiny and powerful Project Quantum dissected!

We tear down this little, liquid-cooled, two-story PC to find out what makes it tick.

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From AMD Nano to Skylake, 11 reasons why August was awesome for hardware

It's been a great summer to be a PC hardware enthusiast. Here's everything August brought, from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and even Google.

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

"What about the tech world today keeps you up at night?" was the question. RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum all shared their biggest fears....

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Intel pumps $60 million into Chinese drone maker Yuneec

Intel has previously invested in Airware and PrecisionHawk, but the Yuneec deal marks the chipmaker's largest investment in a drone company.

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SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants

The memory maker plans to build three new semiconductor facilities by 2024 in preparation for what it sees as future increased demand.

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IDC lowers its 2015 outlook for the PC and tablet markets

A strong U.S. dollar, a lack of interest in upgrading hardware and a surplus of notebooks will contribute to the declines

Apple unveils Apple Watch-Apple's most personal device ever.

Best Buy will have the Apple Watch in all stores by the end of September

After initially saying it would sell the Apple Watch in approximately 300 of its stores, Best Buy has now decided to have it in all of its locations by the end of next month.

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MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

MIT has built a 3D printer that can print with multiple materials and has an integrated machine vision system for self-calibration of print heads, 3D scanning and a closed-feedback loop to enable print corrections.

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Intel unveils ultra-tiny, fully upgradable '5x5' mini-PC motherboards

Intel rolled out a new motherboard at its developer conference that offers more power than a NUC, but less than the mini-ITX.

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Exclusive! Inside AMD’s wild Project Quantum PC

Join us on Hardcore Hardware this week as we tear down AMD's intriguing Project Quantum prototype PC.

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