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Apple makes hardware video decoding available to developers

Apple has finally made hardware-accelerated video decoding available to third-party developers—including Adobe Flash.

ARM denies imminent Apple takeover

The chief executive of ARM has denied that Apple plans to buy the company.

Is Apple targeting ARM for takeover bid?

Rumors are circulating in London's financial community that Apple may bid for ARM, a Cambridge-based chip maker.

Intel says its Light Peak optical cables may succeed USB

Intel sees its Light Peak technology for linking devices by optical cable as potentially succeeding USB 3.0.

Intel reports 'best first quarter ever'

Intel on Tuesday reported strong earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, with the company calling it the "best first quarter ever."

Apple updates MacBook Pros with Core i5, i7 processors

Apple on Tuesday released an update to its MacBook Pro portable computers, sporting Core i5 and i7 processors and new graphics chips from Nvidia.

Intel to ship samples of experimental 48-core processor

Intel will ship systems with the experimental 48-core chip in a few months.

iFixit takes iPad to pieces

Not even a day old, and iFixit has already subjected an iPad to the indignity of being disassembled into its component pieces.

Intel stays atop chip market but Samsung gains in tough 2009

Intel remained the world's largest chip maker by revenue for the 18th straight year in 2009, despite an overall decline in the global chip market, Gartner said.

Sony to axe 8,000 jobs, close factories

Sony plans to cut 8,000 jobs, close factories and reduce electronics investment by nearly a third in response to the current economic conditions, it said Tuesday.