Microsoft will reportedly offer AMD CPUs across its Surface Laptop 4 lineup

Since 2019, Microsoft has offered a 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3 that you can configure with an AMD processor. And now it looks like the…

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Joe Biden will tackle global chip shortage with executive order

The Biden administration is planning “aggressive steps” to alleviate the global semiconductor shortage, Bloomberg reports. The chip shortage has impacted the auto industry and contributed to the…

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Intel tries to take down Apple’s M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks

If it wasn’t already clear that Intel is anxious about Apple’s M1 chip, it is now. PC World and Tom’s Hardware report that Intel has shared a…

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Razer just had to put RGB lighting in this $330 Thunderbolt 4 dock

We’ve seen a handful of manufacturers announce Thunderbolt 4 docks since Intel detailed the interface standard back in 2020, but few have come out with one as…

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Intel’s PC business is up 33 percent thanks to cheap notebooks

We already know that 2020 was a huge year for PC shipments, now Intel is confirming that report with explosive fourth quarter earnings results. The chipmaker says…

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Presenting the Best of CES 2021 finalists!

We’ll admit, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect when we agreed to judge the annual Best of CES Awards without an in-person show. How many companies…

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Watch Intel’s CES 2021 press conference in 10 minutes

In case you haven’t heard, we’re on the edge of a processor revolution. Intel is facing growing competition in the CPU space, and at CES it’s showing…

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Intel’s Rocket Lake S CPUs are up to 19 percent faster than last year

We’ve known since October that Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake S desktop CPUs will only support up to 8-core chips, down from last year’s 10-core i9-10900K. The real…

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Intel is using its RealSense tech for facial recognition

Intel has found another use for its RealSense depth-sensing camera. It married the tech with a neural network to develop a facial recognition system that can enable…

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2020 put us on the edge of a processor revolution

In this episode of our explainer show Upscaled, we took a look back at the year in CPUs. From one perspective 2020 feels like the new normal…

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