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Intel’s Kaby Lake Chip Promises Deeper Internet Immersion

Facing a shrinking market for personal computers and a stalled market for tablets, Intel on Tuesday unveiled its 7th-generation processors, code-named “Kaby Lake,” which deliver more speed and power than its 6th-generation chipsets, while improving battery efficiency. Intel has positioned the new Kaby Lake chipsets as ideal for the immersive Internet. Their 14 nm+ technology delivers 12 percent increases in …

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Apple Hopes iPhone 7 Extras Will Make Up for Missing Headphone Jack

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday officially unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus, confirming a rumor that has evoked widespread dread: The company has ditched its traditional headphone jacks. The new iPhones are sleeker than their predecessors, though, as well as water resistant. Their biggest plus might be the advanced camera lenses that create what Apple touts as the …

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Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

The Sunday keynotes at Oracle OpenWorld were good — especially when compared with prior years — but they still suffered from the perennial problem of trying to stuff too much content into a two-hour event. Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve. There …

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Broadcom Sews Up $5B Deal for Brocade

Chip manufacturer Broadcom on Wednesday announced that it would buy Brocade Communications, a major supplier of fiber channel storage area networking technology to data centers, for US$5.5 billion in cash and the assumption of Brocade’s $400 million debt. That represents a 47 percent premium over Brocade’s closing share price last week, said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. The “architecture, algorithms, software …

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