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IoT and 5G drive computing to the edge

By 2020, Intel predicts that an average user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. More data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices and internet of things devices.

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Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets

In a room cordoned off from the Mobile World Congress audience, Samsung was showing off untethered headsets that operate independent of smartphones.

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Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades

Intel is changing its view on how it upgrades chips.

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MediaTek will sit out the ARM race for Windows 10 PCs

Despite a turbulent past, Windows PCs with ARM are making a grand return later this year with only Qualcomm chips.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

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Intel isn't yet done with x86 smartphone chips

Smartphones with Intel-based x86 chips aren't dead yet. Intel may have stopped making Atom chips for smartphones, but a partner is keeping that effort alive.

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MediaTek wants to put its new 10-core chip in $300 VR smartphones

The smartphone world will be rocked with MediaTek's new 10-core Helio X30 chip, which will bring premium features like Google's DayDream virtual reality platform to Android handsets with prices starting at $300.

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5G will help autonomous cars safely cruise the streets

Years from now, your first autonomous may have a lot of help from 5G networks to cruise the streets safely.

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Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with Snapdragon 835

What is Android's next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it's going to be used in untethered VR headsets.

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Samsung starts production of new 10-nm Exynos 9 Series chip

Samsung unveiled a new octa-core application processor that combines a custom CPU with a gigabit LTE modem and a separate processing unit for security applications, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the new Galaxy...

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Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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ARM buys Mistbase and NextG-Com to extend its reach in IoT

Chip designer ARM has a new strategy for the internet of things: offer complete solutions "from application software to antenna."

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Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

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Pondering post-PC life, Intel offers up a $1,099 quadcopter

Intel has made a name for itself in PCs and servers but is now dabbling in a new product category with its first-ever quadcopter now on sale.

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Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

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Smartphone CPUs put desktops to shame

Using a smartphone can involve CPU cores of multiple sizes, plus graphics processors, video processors, signal processors, and more.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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U.S. chipmaker plans new factory in China

GlobalFoundries will open a new factory in Chengdu, China, to make inexpensive chips for wireless devices.

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