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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC has eight 64-bit ARM cores
— 10:59 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, Spain, and our inbox is flooded with press releases about new mobile products. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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ARM and TSMC tape out test chip on 16-nm FinFET process
— 10:39 AM on February 24, 2014

One way Intel hopes to capture more share of the market for mobile chips is by taking advange of its more advanced manufacturing capabilities. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Audience introduces low-power motion processor
— 1:00 AM on February 24, 2014

Remember Audience? The company's audio processors are used in a staggering number...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Prototype Google smartphone maps its surroundings in 3D
— 10:38 AM on February 21, 2014

Google wants smartphones to be able to see and understand the world around them. That's the impetus behind Project Tango, which has produced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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64-bit Bay Trail tablets are coming soon
— 3:39 PM on February 12, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail processor is a bona-fide 64-bit chip, but right now, pretty much all Bay Trail-powered Windows 8.1 tablets come pre-installed with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD promo video pimps the DockPort standard
— 6:00 AM on February 12, 2014

Many moons ago (actually just over two years), AMD took us into a back room of its CES mega-booth and showed us Lightning Bolt,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Dell's 11'' Windows 8.1 tablet has a removable battery
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2014

As ultrabooks and tablets have become commonplace, removable batteries have become something of a rarity. Not all manufacturers are locking their batteries up, though. As...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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ARM updates mid-range offerings, intros Cortex-A17 CPU
— 12:01 AM on February 11, 2014

The world of ARM processors already has tremendous variety, and it's becoming a little bit more robust today with the announcement of the Cortex-A17 CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Stylus-toting Asus VivoTab Note 8 listed for $329.99
— 9:13 AM on February 10, 2014

Yet another addition has been made to the growing list of eight-inch Windows 8 tablet—but this one isn't quite like the others. As Engadget...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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DigiTimes: January notebook shipments 'better than expected'
— 1:51 PM on February 6, 2014

Well, here's a break from all the doom and gloom about the PC market (which, today, was compounded by Sony's sale of its Vaio...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Haswell-powered Toshiba Chromebook costs $280, is up for pre-order
— 2:41 PM on February 5, 2014

There seems to be a passionate affair going on between Haswell and Chrome OS. Just yesterday, Asus announced its Chromebox, a mini-desktop with a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft has chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella
— 9:15 AM on February 4, 2014

Well, looks like Stephen Elop didn't get the job after all. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that its CEO search has come to an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Personal tech Servers

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Win8.1 tablet prices slashed to $229-249 in Microsoft Store sale
— 11:56 AM on February 3, 2014

Late last year, we saw the arrival of many Windows 8.1 tablets with 8" displays and Bay Trail Atom processors from Intel. This week, Microsoft's...

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WQHD version of Acer's Aspire S7 ultrabook on the way
— 9:19 AM on February 3, 2014

Acer's Aspire S7 ultrabook has been around for a little over a year. It's already gotten an upgrade to Haswell processors. Now, according to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Unlocked Haswell CPUs, more SSDs, and a Windows tablet
— 12:05 PM on January 31, 2014

With the Super Bowl primed for Sunday, most of this week's sales focus on big-screen TVs and other consumer electronics gear. However, we've still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Cooling Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Samsung to back off Android customization
— 9:24 AM on January 30, 2014

Samsung has developed a bit of a reputation for messing with Android. The company's mobile devices typically run a heavily reskinned version of the...

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IDC: One billion smartphones shipped in 2013
— 11:52 AM on January 28, 2014

Market research firm IDC has published some staggering smartphone shipment figures for 2013. Over one billion smartphones reportedly shipped last year, a jump...

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