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Remains of the Day: A wristed development

Apple is likely watching the wearable devices market, Tim Cook may have been soft on Samsung, and Bill Gates is all about the Apple products.

Remains of the Day: Places of interest

It's a globetrotting sort of day: Rumors say Apple is turning on Apple TV tests in China, even as Oregon and New York battle out what may be Apple's first U.S. manufacturing facility. Elsewhere, Apple lays down roots in Texas and we get some quality Time with Tim Cook.

Mac of the Future: Storage

SSDs continue to rule, but mechanical hard drives aren’t going away entirely.

Mac of the Future: the CPU

Intel will be shipping a new generation of CPUs, based on a new architecture, soon. Question is: Will Apple use those chips in its next generation of Macs?

Remains of the Day: Rack 'em

Samsung says it's not jacking up Apple's prices, a German board game company is whacking iOS apps for trademark violations, and Apple is packing stores into two new countries.

Remains of the Day: Paydirt

Apple's paying a big chunk of change to Samsung and the Swiss railway, but maybe it's all a distraction from the main event: the iPhone 5S.

Core i5 vs. Core i7: How much power do you need?

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Macs are now split between those that use Intel's Core i5 chip and those that use the i7. Is the i7's extra power really worth the extra money?

Remains of the Day: Rumor has it

Rumors abound of Apple updating every single product line at next week's media event, even as the company apparently winds down its relationship with Samsung. Elsewhere, the iPod nano is dissected ... for science!

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Tech factory contrast: Foxconn ascends, while Sharp struggles

China's Foxconn manufacturing sites are expanding based on cheap labor, while Japan's older, traditional Sharp plants hang on through cost-cutting measures.

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Intel: Thunderbolt not yet feasible for smartphones and tablets

The Thunderbolt interconnect technology could take a while to reach smartphones and tablets because of power consumption issues that need to be resolved, according to Intel executives.

Nvidia to release Quadro K5000 graphic card for Mac Pro

It will be available inside Apple's Mac Pro, another piece of hardware that's taking a long time to update.

Ins and outs of upgrading your iMac

What happens if you upgrade an older iMac with an SSD and more RAM? You might be surprised at the performance results. Macworld Lab has a report.

Remains of the Day: Screwed up

Apple licenses certain significant patents to one of its historical arch-rivals. Elsewhere, another leak may or may not show off a key iPhone part, but it's always good to be skeptical, because you never know when you might get screwed.