New Numbers Reveal: Cord Cutting Is Real

U.S. Pay TV subscriptions have declined for the first time in history in the second quarter. Comcast & other cableco's lost a total of 711,000 subscribers last quarter, which represents the biggest quarterly loss ever for cable TV. Telcos and sattellite TV providers were better off.…

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Cisco Crams Its Broad(band) Ambitions Into an Android Tablet

Cisco today unveiled an Android tablet that means it has an integrated solution stretching all the way from the network and server to the client device. Cisco is betting that the integration and its cachet in the enterprise justifies its entrance into the tablet market.…

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EMC's Crazy Plan to Create a Worldwide Data Cloud

Pat Gelsinger is stirring things up EMC with a plan to virtualize and federate storage so data and compute can be linked together to keep constantly changing information up to date despite networks that are built for gigabytes rather than petabytes.…

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Does the Cloud Need a Specialized Chip?

Tilera, one of many companies trying to build specialty chips or systems for cloud and web-scale computing, received a strategic investment today from Broadcom. But even as the investment validates Tilera, does the cloud need its own specialty chips and gear?…

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Facebook Friends Austin, But It's Complicated

Facebook is coming to Austin with plans to create 200 jobs as part of its first big U.S. expansion, if the city will approve $200,000 in incentives on top of the state's offer of $1.4 million. So will Facebook help keep Austin weird?…

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Can Qualcomm Compete As Smartphones Become Computers?

Our mobile devices are getting smarter, faster and mimicking the functionality of a full-fledged PC. As the top wireless chipmaker, Qualcomm has long been the "Intel inside" for mobile phones. But can it compete against a host of new processors with better graphics and more performance?…

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Intel Goes to the Super Bowl: We Are All Nerds Now

This year Intel will return to the Super Bowl with two new ads for its latest line of processors as well as sponsor the post-game show. Intel helped make advertising for geeky tech components cool, and this latest marketing effort aims to keep Intel on top.…

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Analyst: ARM Will Beat Intel in Ultra Mobile

Intel isn't going to beat ARM when it comes to providing the brains behind smartphones, netbooks and even ultra-mobile PCs, according to ABI Research. The analyst firm said today that ARM-based ultra mobile devices will surpass x86 based devices by 2013.…

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Intel's Results Rocked, But It Can't Count On the Old Guard

Intel this afternoon reported fourth-quarter profits that rocketed past expectations, buoyed by a rebound in the PC market. But unlike the past two decades, the chip maker can’t count on continued growth in PC buying and other familiar benefactors to keep its momentum up.…

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Qualcomm Leapfrogs Intel With 28-Nano Chips

As part of Qualcomm's effort to gain an edge over Intel, the wireless chip giant plans to skip the current cutting-edge technology and go straight to making 28-nanometer chips. If done well, Qualcomm's chips will perform better and cost less, giving it an advantage.…

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SeaMicro's Secret Server Changes Computing Economics

We offer up the details on SeaMicro, a stealthy server company that today scored $9.3 million from the Department of Energy as part of a program encouraging data center efficiency. The company is one of two building specialty hardware to meet the demands of web comapnies.…

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Viva La Wi-Fi!

Wi-Fi was hot last year and it's only getting hotter in 2010 as the availability of personal hotspots such as the Mi-Fi and the rise of the Direct Wi-Fi standard mean that putting a Wi-Fi chip in anything makes the device more useful.…

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FTC Makes Graphic Claim Against Intel

The Federal Trade Commission today sued Intel, claiming it abused its market power and cut competitors out of the marketplace -- not merely with regard to rival AMD, but also as the graphics market heats up. Nvidia must be thrilled.…

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The Nexus One: A Non-Story

The Google phone, dubbed the Nexus One--an unbranded HTC-made carrier-unlocked handset running Android 2.0--looks slick. Here is why it won't be an iPhone killer, though.…

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Coming Soon to Your HD Home Theater…7Gbps

The Wireless Gigabit Ethernet Alliance today came out with its first version of a standard designed to send video wirelessly around the home at transmission rates of 7 gigabits per second, or 10 times faster than what you can do using the fastest Wi-Fi out today.…

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Has Intel Reached the Limits of x86?

Intel will rethink the market for its Larrabee chip, once destined to be a graphics processor. Does its failure to make an x86-based GPU mean that it's reaching the limits of x86 computing as we take our devices to extremes on the low and high end?…

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Intel’s Atom Paves the Way for Smarter Electric Cars

In recent weeks, gabby Nissan execs and updates from the Chevy team have helped to build anticipation for late 2010, when tech-laden electric vehicles are expected to hit dealer lots. While cars have been experiencing the steady creep of infotech into in-car displays, advanced entertainment and navigation systems and more, electric vehicles will accelerate that process. Judging by recent statements, Intel appears to be positioning itself as the go-to chipmaker for speedy, low-power embedded EV chipsets.…

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