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Lawsuit filed against AMD over security flaws 

A law firm has filed suit against Advanced Micro Devices after researchers found security flaws affecting products by AMD and other computer chipmakers.  The complaint, which seeks class action status, was filed by the Rosen Law Firm and in U.S....

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Always Connected PCs to help blur the line between computers and phones

Have you ever wished your laptop was connected automatically online all the time instead of requiring you to seek a Wi-Fi hotspot whenever you’re traveling or trying to get work done at a coffee shop? Two tech titans, Microsoft and Qualcomm, are hoping...

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With $282M acquisition, Silicon Labs doubles down on Internet of Things 

Silicon Laboratories is doubling down on the “Internet of Things” market with its recent $282 million acquisition of California-based Sigma Designs. Austin-based Silicon Labs has continued to notch higher sales growth thanks in part to its efforts...

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Dell reports 3rd quarter sales of $19.6 billion, lowers operating loss

Dell Technologies on Thursday reported a more than 20 percent year-over-year growth in sales for its fiscal third quarter, while also reporting that it lowered its operating loss. Boosted by solid sales in PCs, servers and networking devices, the...

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Rear-view cameras and other new-car features you can add to older vehicles

If you’ve been coveting some of the tech features you’d typically find in newer cars but you’re determined to hang on to an older vehicle you love, you can split the difference with some smart aftermarket upgrades. For instance, I get a lot of use...

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Michael Dell: We’ve realized ‘revenue synergies’ from merger with EMC of a ‘few billion dollars’

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell said during an interview at the Boston Harbor Hotel that after buying EMC Corp. for $58 billion in 2016, they have realized “revenue synergies” beyond what they expected. According to the Boston Business Journal...

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Longtime rivals AMD and Intel team up against Nvidia

For decades, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has battled for dominance in the computer chip market against rival Intel Corp.  But on Monday, both companies announced they were putting their competition aside to work together. Intel is developing ...

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Austin’s Cirrus Logic reports better-than-expected sales, profit

Austin-based chipmaker Cirrus Logic reported higher-than-expected revenue and profit in its fiscal second quarter, in large part due to demand for new Apple smartphones.  CEO Jason Rhode said in a letter to shareholders that the company’s $425 million...

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How do credit card skimmers work?

Halloween has come and gone, but settle in for a scare — someone might be watching you at the gas pump, and it’s no ghost story. Unsavory activity at local filling stations has spread like a virus across Central Texas in the form of credit card skimmers...

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Dell lost control of one of its websites this summer 

For a month this past summer, Dell Technologies lost control of a customer support domain it owns after the domain expired and a third-party buyer purchased it, the company told the American-Statesman on Tuesday. The domain, www.dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage...

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