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Mac of the future: the graphics

The chips that will run the graphics in future Macs will do a lot more than run the graphics: Increasingly, they'll take care of general computing tasks, too. And they'll be getting way, way more powerful, too.

Mac of the future: the CPU

What kinds of chips will power the Macs we'll be buying two from now? AnandTech's Anand Lal Shimpi makes some informed predictions.

Intel: 1000-core processor possible

A group of Intel researchers has pioneered a messaging system that would allow multiple cores to communicate.

Intel, Toshiba, Samsung team to shrink chip circuitry

Three big NAND flash competitors have formed an unlikely alliance to develop the smallest semiconductors in history.

Is the MacBook Air a peek into the future of laptops?

Much more than a "$999 netbook," the new MacBook Air might well be a harbinger of things to come in the world of mobile computing. Here's a look at three innovations to watch out for in future laptops.

iFixit airs out Apple's newest laptop

The sadists at iFixit have torn apart one of Apple's brand new MacBook Airs to see what's inside.

Apple offers new MacBook Pro processor configuration

Apple on Thursday added a new processor option for its MacBook Pro line: a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chip.

Intel attacking new markets with investments

Intel said manufacturing investments totaling $6 billion to $8 billion will help the company target new markets.

Intel posts increased profit, sees bright future

Intel reported an increase in quarterly profits on Tuesday, brushing off weakness in the consumer market and predicting "healthy worldwide demand for computing products."

MacBook Pro owners eligible for free repair in Nvidia lawsuit settlement

Owners of 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models bought between May 2007 and September 2008 may be eligible for free replacement and reimbursement of repair costs as part of a class-action settlement for a case involving Nvidia graphics chips.

iFixit takes apart Apple TV, catalogs innards

The inimitable folks at iFixit have disassembled the new version of the Apple TV and declare it to be surprisingly eco-friendly.

Intel pushes itself beyond the chip

CEO Paul Otellini kicked off the company's annual IDF conference by announcing that Intel is on track to ship a 22-nanometer processor in 2011.

Intel to spotlight future laptop, desktop chips at show

Intel at IDF will share further details on the Sandy Bridge chip design, which will be used in its next-generation chips.

Nvidia's laptop graphics cards to boost Web browsing

Nvidia on Friday announced seven new GeForce 400M series laptop graphics cards, which could help accelerate Web surfing and 3D image rendering.

Intel ups speed with two new desktop processors

Intel introduced Core i3 and Pentium desktop processors running at 3.33GHz.