Hardware/IT

Can AMD compete with Intel? AMD’s stock soars as it jumps back into profitable chip server market

Standing on a stage at Austin’s Long Center for the Performing Arts,  Lisa Su beamed down at the invite-only audience as she announced the long-awaited news that Advanced Micro Devices was elbowing its way back into the profitable server business...

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Dell: Progress slow as it aims to increase number of women, people of color in workforce

Dell Technologies hasn’t made significant progress in increasing the number of women and people of color that it employs, according to its latest report on the diversity of its workforce.  The Round Rock-based company said on the second-to-last page...

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Your broken Mac’s not old and unfixable, it’s ‘Vintage’ (and unfixable)

My 2011 MacBook Pro died suddenly as I was in the middle of editing some photos for work. The workhorse machine has been a great companion, but it was the subject of a recall for faulty graphics cards and already had its innards replaced once. Now...

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Dell reports stronger PC sales in its first quarter

Dell Technologies said Thursday that sales stemming from its PC division grew by 6 percent, to $9.1 billion, in its fiscal first quarter.  Though Round Rock-based Dell Technologies is now a tech conglomerate that sells a lot more than computers, the...

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Want to create a podcast but don’t have the budget for expensive audio equipment? Enter Adam Curry.

Podcaster Adam Curry has been on a quest for over a decade to create the perfect podcasting device.  Curry, who rose to fame as an MTV host in the 1980s and 1990s, now lives in Austin. He’s spent the last 13 years producing various podcasts, including...

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AMD’s rebound has meant big money for key executives

As chief executive at Advanced Micro Devices, Lisa Su earned $2.9 million in 2015. A year later, her earnings with the California-based chipmaker ballooned to $16.6 million. The remarkable rise in Su’s income is due to a metoric rise in the value...

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How much money were Dell executives paid last year?

Want to know how much money Dell Technologies executives made last year? You’ve come to the right place.  We’ve analyzed an annual filing from Dell Technologies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which discloses how much money their...

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Dell leaves beige boxes far in the rearview with its design reinvention

Let’s think together for a moment about all the things you and I wish for when we’re buying a new laptop. It should be fast and powerful, at least capable enough to run the apps we need. It should be quiet, because no one wants to hear a jet engine...

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How has the merger with EMC affected Dell’s PC business? That and other burning questions for one of Dell’s top executives

We sat down with Sam Burd, the vice president and general manager of Dell’s PC division, to ask all of our burning questions about the company’s personal computing business, which makes up nearly 60 percent of its revenue in the most recent quarter...

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