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Mac Pro users clamor for hardware upgrade

Ardent users are clamoring for quick upgrades to Apple's Mac Pro, while an unstable hardware timetable for the high-end desktop has raised concerns about the future of Apple's onetime most powerful Mac.

Remains of the Day: Myths and legends

The new iPad gets a legendary first unboxing, the rumored iTV is spotted overseas, and Microsoft has created a magical new touchscreen.

Intel aims for faster Thunderbolt with PCI-Express 3.0

Intel is working to boost data transfer speeds with a faster pipe on Thunderbolt, a high-speed connector technology that link computers with peripherals.

Apple's new A5X chip may be for iPad only, analysts say

Apple delivered a performance breakthrough Wednesday with its new A5X processor for the iPad, but it's possible that this chip won't make its way into the next iPhone.

Price of DRAM plunges to all-time low of around $1

Prices of DDR3 DRAM memory used in laptops and desktops have dipped to an all-time low of around $1, and will continue to fall, which could help PC makers pack more memory into computers, according to analysts.

Samsung decides to spin off LCD business

Samsung Electronics has decided to spin off the company's LCD (liquid crystal display) panel manufacturing unit.

Seagate: Shortage of disk drives to continue through 2012

Seagate Technology says that supply of hard disk drives will continue to fall short of demand as a result of flooding in Thailand.

Impact of Thailand floods continues to bite tech industry

A hard disk drive shortage caused by flooding in Thailand is forcing some high-tech companies to alter their revenue forecasts.

Gartner: Apple is the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors

Apple became the biggest buyer of semiconductors last year, ahead of Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard, Gartner said on Tuesday.

IBM smashes Moore's Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms

IBM announced that after five years of work, its researchers have been able to reduce from about one million to 12 the number of atoms required to create a bit of data.

Samsung to buy Sony's share of LCD panel joint company for $934 million

Sony said Monday it will sell off its entire stake in an LCD (liquid crystal display) manufacturing joint venture with Samsung Electronics for $934 million.

Remains of the Day: Frenemy fire

Samsung tries to recast its tablet as forbidden fruit, Siri goes abroad and learns some new tricks here at home, and Walter Isaacson is going to milk his cash cow until the, uh, cows come home. And stare at him accusatorily.

Apple MacBook component factory in China still shut down

Chinese authorities continue to inspect a factory that produces aluminum casings for Apple's MacBook laptops, following residents' complaints of unbearable odors coming from the facility.