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Intel isn't just coming to CES with fifth-generation Core processors for traditional PCs -- it has big news for the tablet crowd, too. The company is now delivering its first 14-nanometer Atom system on a chip, previously nicknamed Cherry Trail. The new processor should be both faster and offer mo...

January 5th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Qualcomm is sitting pretty right now. Its Snapdragon processors and cellular chips are present in most of the big-name mobile devices you can use today, whether it's the Nexus 6 or the iPhone. However, the company isn't content to stop there -- it just confirmed plans to launch its own line of ser...

November 20th 2014 at 3:36am 0 Comments
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Microsoft may have already cut the Xbox One's price to $349 for the holidays, but there are hints that the game console may get a permanent price drop before too long. An AMD chip design manager recently updated his LinkedIn resume (since made private) with word that he worked on a more efficient,...

November 3rd 2014 at 4:23am 0 Comments
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After the new-but-not-very-fresh iPad mini 3, the most disappointing part of Apple's recent show-and-tell was the $499 Mac mini -- the RAM is now soldered in, making it impossible to upgrade. iFixit has just revealed that the model has other user-unfriendly features as well. While access to the RA...

October 21st 2014 at 6:05am 0 Comments
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It feels like just yesterday that AMD brought in Rory Read to turn around its ailing fortunes, but today there's another changing of the guard. The chip designer has announced that chief operating officer Lisa Su is its new CEO, effective immediately; Read will stick around as an advisor until th...

October 8th 2014 at 9:41pm 0 Comments
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Here's the short answer, right up front: no. The long, more explanatory answer is more complex of course. Last week at E3 2014, GameTrailers host and well-known video game dude Geoff Keighley tweeted this: After @xboxp3 interview I've been asking devs about impact of new Xbox sdk on perf. Bung...

June 17th 2014 at 9:51am 0 Comments
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While Titanfall might be one of the Xbox One's most popular games this year, Respawn said the game wasn't originally in production for the console at all. In an interview with Eurogamer, lead engineer Richard Baker explained that Titanfall was initially in development for PC only, saying that "orig...

March 13th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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While entry-level smartphones are getting to be quite good these days, few of them have fast LTE; many have to make do with either basic LTE or 3G. If Broadcom is successful with its just-revealed M320 and M340 system-on-chip designs, though, advanced 4G could soon be very affordable. The new chip...

February 10th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If you caught our recent coverage of the huge Star Swarm demo, you'll know that AMD's Mantle programming tool has already proven itself capable of radically transforming a real-time strategy game. But the console-inspired API has been claimed to deliver performance benefits in FPS games too, start...

February 3rd 2014 at 11:22am 0 Comments
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If you're still enjoying that fresh Snapdragon 800 CPU, guess what? Qualcomm's just trumped it with a new model: the Snapdragon 805 'Ultra HD' quad-core processor. The most headline-grabbing feature is UltraHD video playback on your tablet, smartphone or Smart TV -- so you can finally watch that 4...

November 20th 2013 at 8:04am 0 Comments