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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 […]

Apple iPhone 5 to Feature A5X Processor

August 25, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The much-awaited iPhone 5 is expected to go on sale from the 21st of September. As we all know, the rumored date is being keenly watched by many out there. The latest we stumble upon is that the iPhone 5 could come with the A5X processor, which, in fact, is the same dual-core variant featuring […]

LG Optimus Vu Ditches Qualcomm; Opts for Tegra While Going Global

August 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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With a global release round the bend, LG has announced that it will be featuring Tegra 3 processor instead of the earlier Qualcomm processor in its Optimus Vu. The coming September will mark the global release of the handset and LG will be taking its device to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin […]

Nano SIM Tray Leaks; Believed to Find its Place Inside the iPhone 5

August 8, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The Nano SIM hullabaloo has been here for some time and has been hovering around the Cupertino based Apple. The much-awaited iPhone is expected to come this fall and the talk in the tech world is that Apple will definitely introduce the smaller SIM card standard this time. Since Apple had even proposed its own […]

Microsoft Unveils New Mouse, Keyboard Designed for Windows 8

July 30, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Microsoft has announced a new range of exclusive hardware accessories that are designed to accompany Windows 8 and there’s an update for the Touch mouse on the cards as well. The Wedge Touch mouse and Wedge Mobile Keyboard are joining the Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Keyboard. These are all designed to play nicely […]

Amazon Introduces Rentable Servers for App Developers [Video]

July 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Almost everybody writes code for a living and almost every geeky guy you met on the street has an app under his name. With the popularisation of tablets and smartphones, app development has turned out to be a buzz word. Amazon is trying to catch some fish from that flood now. It has introduced SSD-backed […]

Intel 8-Core Itanium Chips Set for Arrival

July 17, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Intel’s Itanium chip is all set to be back in the game, this time with the full power of 8 cores and a 32-nanometre manufacturing process. Though Itanium is widely assumed to be slow, Intel wants to revive it with the forthcoming 9500 series Itanium 64-bit processor. Though companies like Oracle think Itanium is doomed, […]

AMD HSA Foundation Live; Intel Has No Plans to Join

June 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Advanced Micro Devices, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, and Texas Instruments have come together to make programming easier for software developers, while taking advantage of both CPU and GPU computing, with the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation. Lisa Su, AMD senior vice president, said this is meant to make it easier for software developers. So they’re not designing […]

Freescale Integrated Sensor Platform for Windows 8 Portables Announced

June 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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As the world eagerly awaits Windows 8, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced an integrated sensor solution for portable devices based on the operating system. Freescale 12-axis sensor platform includes Xtrinsic MMA8451Q 3-axis accelerometer, Xtrinsic MAG3110 3-axis magnetometer, Xtrinsic MPL3115A2 precision altimeter, pressure and temperature sensor and an analog ambient light sensor, in addition to support for […]

Hybrid HDDs to Add Color to Dell and Fujitsu Ultrabooks

June 4, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Competing with the HP Envy Series Ultrabooks, Dell and Fujitsu have decided that their ultrabooks will be featuring hybrid hard disks instead of conventional hard disks. These ultrabooks will be running on Intel’s Ivy bridge processors and are predicted to be the coming season’s top sellers. A hybrid HDD is different from standard hard drives […]

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