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TSMC Speculated to Work on Apple A7 Processors

March 16, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The chips that are needed to power up future iPhones and iPads are being readied by Apple and its manufacturing partners. We would probably see one of the next-generation processor getting into form later this month. According to a report, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, will supposedly tape out Apple’s A7 chip this month. […]

No More Scratches with Sapphire Mobile Screens

March 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Gorilla Glass is tough. Gorilla Glass 2 is tougher. But Sapphire screen  is virtually indestructible. Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 had a stall that showed off the strength of the Sapphire screen. It can apparently withstand almost all damages that might occur to one’s phone in everyday life. But is it commercially viable? At this […]

Qualcomm RF360 Chip Set to Move You Towards a 4G Phone Era

February 23, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Everyone knows that a 4G network now has area-wise restrictions that limit its potential considerably. Once the handset is moved out of a particular region, the network downgrades to 3G or 2G according to the network’s availability. But to eradicate this crisis once and for all, Qualcomm has been working hard and they have indeed […]

Apple Rumored to be Prepping Next-Gen iPhone Components

January 29, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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It’s been weeks since there has been any movement in the next gen iPhone speculations, but it looks like that silence is broken now. There are some photos that have surfaced in the internet and these are claimed to be that of the components of the next generation iPhone. The photos were first seen on […]

Nokia Lumia 820 Personalized Handset Cases are the New Fad

January 21, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Nokia has been brilliant in all the things they do and this time they have gone a step forward with their idea of fun. With the release of all the things one need to build their own personal handset case for the Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia proves that the Lumia phones are built for each […]

Nokia to Play Full House with New Smartphone Camera Tech this Year

January 14, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Though most of the manufacturers have been pumping up their smartphones with whatever they can find these days, Nokia has preferred to remain happy with what they have in mind. Yes, these mobile giants now have plans to incorporate software tweaks and better internal lens filters to improve their image quality once and for all. […]

Microsoft Xbox 720 Chipset Rumored to Have Completed Design at AMD

January 3, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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It’s been an year since every gamer has started waiting for next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The latest leaked news suggests that there might be a happy thing happening during this year’s E3. Yes, it has been pointed out that Microsoft and AMD have finalised the chip architecture of Xbox 720. Though there […]

Apple Patents Glass Bending; Curved Glass Displays Definite for Future

December 27, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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When it comes to patents, Apple is keen in acquiring all most everything they can even if they aren’t going to use it for a very long time. Continuing the trend, the latest news suggests that Apple has successfully obtained a patent for glass bending technology. So does this mean the next iPhone will have […]

Intel Clover Trail Chip Works Faster than Some of its ARM Rivals

December 21, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Microsoft’s Surface tablet is clashing swords with an Intel-based Windows tablet from Acer. The device apparently does better than ARM-based machines with central processor unit performance benchmarks, but the graphics department falls short. There is also a bug which is reported to have delayed the release of some of Intel’s tablets. ARM’s latest chip, going […]

Intel Chips to Become More Power Efficient

December 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Intel is planning to bring in chips that devour less power so as to reduce energy consumption and cost. They are going to go ahead with their current line of Ivy Bridge processors instead of waiting for the next generation. The future versions of the chip will reportedly bear significant reductions in power consumption. The […]

Microsoft Mulls Over Diving into Hardware Terrain

October 26, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The software giant is all set to take huge steps in the hardware sector. Steve Ballmer has expressed that Microsoft wouldn’t retreat from their hardware venture and would continue to stride forward with more devices. According to him, Surface tablets are just the beginning. This decision of Microsoft hasn’t apparently met with a warm response […]

Apple-Samsung Deal Regarding Chips Likely to be Off

October 13, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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For the last few months, the deal between the two electronic giants, Apple and Samsung, has turned havoc and it looks like the deal will be off in a short time. At the same time, there is also news regarding Apple’s hiring of a 16-year AMD chip veteran who could allow the firm to shift […]

Tablets with Upgradable CPUs in the Making

September 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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In the PC era, upgrading the processing power of a device was not a question at all since users were able to swap the CPU or the mother broad for a better one if the situation arises. But with the new portable computing solutions like tablets, upgrading the processing capacity was not very easy. You […]

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