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Oversupply sends DRAM prices to one-year low

DRAM chip prices reached a one-year low on Tuesday and approached their cheapest ever due to a post-holiday oversupply.

Intel's Atom chip: can it take on ARM?

Intel will make a big splash at the CES trade show Jan. 6 showing its Atom chips running inside tablet computers and netbooks. But how well it can compete for...

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.