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  • The merger will create a company that will rank ahead of such well-known names as Broadcom, Texas Instruments and AMD, with a market cap of $40 billion.

  • The new line, which includes 14nm "Cherry Trail" chips and is aimed at smartphones, tablets, phablets and notebooks, will be introduced at the MWC show.

  • The vendor, under fire due to dangerous adware loaded onto its systems, says the future holds "cleaner, safer PCs."

  • Gone will be the confusing mashups of numbers, replaced by the easier-to-understand and remember Atom x3, x5 and x7 names.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Despite the fretting on social media, Superfish isn't actually malware, but whether it should be pre-installed on the PC you paid good money for is another issue.

  • At the ISSCC, the chip maker said its latest APU offers significant gains in performance-per-watt, energy efficiency and battery life.

  • At the ISSCC show, Intel engineers will talk about the gains made with their 14nm Broadwell chips and that Moore's Law will continue through 7nm.

  • Since the Asus Zenbook UX305 was unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics show in 2014, the lightweight notebook has attracted the interest of enterprise customers as much for its affordable price as its thin, ultraportable design. But if PC market-share numbers are to be our guide, Asus is not a top player in the corporate computer market. But in 2014, it was ranked as the fifth-largest PC vendor in unit sales and wins its share of enterprise PC sales. The company has for the past several years watched competitors like Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo continue to dominate the enterprise notebook PC market. But the Asus Zenbook UX305 attracted a following last year by bridging the gap between beauty and function. In a price-sensitive market where enterprises are always looking to get the best-possible prices for their PC purchases, it offers a fine balance between two things IT decision-makers care about: form and function. This slide show will take a look at the Zenbook UX305 and find out why this handsome ultraportable has caught the attention of so many.

  • The company's plan to license its FPGA technology will boost the performance and flexibility of systems, from smartphones to networks, officials say.

  • Next month, Microsoft is making it easier for Xbox One users to populate their friends lists and share their real identities to the world.

  • While a snazzy snap-on case or colorful soft travel pouch may be enough to protect the average consumer's notebook from dings, dents and perhaps even the occasional coffee spill, oil workers, surveyors and other professionals working in hazardous or even extreme environments need something more. Enter the Toughbook 54, Panasonic's latest in its line of rugged and semi-rugged laptops aimed at users looking for enhanced security by providing a cable lock slot and support of multiple variations of dual-form authentication with optional fingerprint, insertable and contactless smart card readers. On the outside, a full magnesium alloy case features a handle and has resistance to spills and drops. "Our customers are on-the-go professionals who need devices that are durable enough to handle a life on the road, while remaining portable," Anthony Mungiello, Toughbook product manager for Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, told eWEEK. Panasonic isn't the only vendor offering rugged notebooks, however. Dell, best known for its line of consumer-oriented computers, also makes rugged devices, while companies such as Getac take things one step further.

  • Lenovo responds to criticism related to its installing Superfish adware on some PCs, but experts warn of risks, including man-in-the-middle attacks.

  • Dell hasn't been the world’s largest notebook maker in a long time. In fact, in worldwide PC shipments, the company is still trailing Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo. But when it comes to Chromebooks—devices running Google’s Chrome operating system—Dell performs surprisingly well. A major reason for Dell's success in Chromebooks has been its Chromebook 11, a computer that delivered all the right features to corporate and education customers in 2014. But on Feb. 12, Dell announced that the time had come to update its Chromebook 11 with some new components to make it even more attractive to customers. The Chromebook 11, Dell said, is one of its top-selling computers and is now a better value for customers seeking a desirable Chrome OS experience. This slide show puts that claim to the test by examining the latest Chromebook 11 to see if it has the features and enhancements to keep Dell's Chrome OS business going strong. While the update is not a complete overhaul of the Chrome OS notebook, it's enough to deserve some attention from buyers.

  • How does Cortana get to know users? Microsoft opens up about how its virtual assistant will deliver individualized recommendations.

  • The vendor's ProSupport Plus service for PCs and tablets includes SupportAssist technology, which monitors the health of the enterprise systems.

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