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AMD unveils powerful new eight-core processors

The new processors can be easily overclocked to 5 GHz

AMD has released its new line of eight-core processors based on the Piledriver architecture.

What You Need to Know About Acme Packet Now


Each year, we take a look back in order to look ahead. We do this by industry, by trend, and ultimately by stock. Here's a closer look at Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), Fool style.

Challenging the Bulls: Is the Housing Market Still a Threat to the Stock Market?


Coming off the rally stocks have seen in the latter half of 2010, hopes are high for 2011. But several dark clouds remain on the economic horizon, with the lingering housing crisis looming largest. Unlike most other industries, the sector has yet to stage anything resembling a recovery. And the light at the end of tunnel may be further off than anyone would care to admit.

34 Expert Analysts Uncover Outstanding Dividend Plays

 In researching a series of articles, I've had the enviable opportunity to hold lengthy discussions with 34 of the Fool's analysts and advisors over the past two months, learning the companies they like and why. Stepping back and analyzing three notepads full of strategy, numbers, and logic, I've gleaned two key takeaways. Over the course of this article, I'll share those and the one company I plan to buy as a result of their insights.

 

IBM's "Racetrack" Closer to Starting Its Engine

 A memory technology that could enable a handheld device like an MP3 player to store about 3,500 movies or 500,000 songs is a step closer to commercial viability, researchers at IBM (NYSE: IBM) say.

 

Is ConocoPhillips' Stock Cheap by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- yet they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

Analysts Are Completely Wrong About These Stocks


These are some of the CAPS community's most-favored companies. So why does the professional analyst community look down on them? Who's got it right? The professional class of analysts, sitting in their paneled offices, smoking stogies, or a motley crew of community investors pooling their best thoughts for others to share. We've got an idea on who we think will come out ahead, how about you?

Is Corinthian Colleges' Stock a Bargain by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

How Cheap Is Alliance Resource's Stock by the Numbers?


Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

Is Wynn's Management Creating Value?

 Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, once said, "I think I've been in the top 5% of my age cohort all my life in understanding the power of incentives, and all my life I've underestimated it. And never a year passes but I get some surprise that pushes my limit a little farther."