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Windows 8 ARM edition will include Office 15 and desktop mode

CCNY, UC Berkeley develop lasers that could rewrite quantum chips, spin those atoms right round

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Computers are normally limited by the fixed nature of their chipsets: once the silicon is out of the factory, its capabilities are forever locked in. The City College of New York and University of California Berkeley have jointly developed a technique that could break chips free of these prisons...
CCNY, UC Berkeley develop lasers that could rewrite quantum chips, spin those atoms right round

Reuters Agrees: The Next iPhone Will Be Larger

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The Wall Street Journal made waves yesterday. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal reported Apple is ordering larger touchscreens for the next iPhone. Now, citing its own unnamed sources, Reuters somewhat confirmed the reported. Prepare yourself, iPhone diehards. All signs point to a larger iPhone. The thought of a larger iPhone...
Reuters Agrees: The Next iPhone Will Be Larger

NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development

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It's a big day for open source fans now that NVIDIA, the last member of the "big three" chip makers with AMD and Intel, has signed on with the Linux foundation. The company has previously kept the system at arms length, with users relying on reverse-engineering to get things...
NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development

Confirmed: Galaxy S III To Pack Samsung’s New 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad Processor

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Samsung has been doing their damnedest to keep their next Galaxy phone under wraps, but there’s one thing they just couldn’t keep quiet about — the processor. The Korean electronics giant announced not long ago that their new 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad chipset would be the one to power...
Confirmed: Galaxy S III To Pack Samsung’s New 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad Processor
Intel Cove Point Windows 8 ultrabook hybrid may cost $1,000, says Intel

Apple’s secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors revealed by intern

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In 2009, Tristan Schaap received the chance of a lifetime when he was offered an internship by Apple’s Platform Technologies Group. During his time interning with the company, Schaap was part of a team that was secretly attempting to port Mac OS X to the ARM architect, according to...
Apple’s secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors revealed by intern

Tango video chat gets $40M from Qualcomm and Access, scores 45M users in 18 months

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Forget Apple’s Facetime. If there’s one app that shows the potential in the mobile video chat market, it’s Tango. Almost one year since its last round of $42 million, the cross-platform video chat company Tango announced that it has raised another $40 million in a third round of funding...
Tango video chat gets $40M from Qualcomm and Access, scores 45M users in 18 months

Broadcom releases new Ice Cream Sandwich-optimized chipsets at MWC

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Broadcom's taken the chance to bust out some killer new internals for Android phones here at MWC. The new range of SoCs are optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich, based on single or dual-core 40-nanometer ARM Cortex A9s. The BCM21654G has a 1GHz CPU, integrated HSPA modem and VGA video...
Broadcom releases new Ice Cream Sandwich-optimized chipsets at MWC

Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer

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Broadcom might have unveiled a bevy of 802.11ac chipsets back at CES, however when it came to availability the chipmaker played more than coy as to when they'd sashay their way out of developmental labs and into the hands of actual consumers. Fast-forward to MWC and the chipmaker's isn't...
Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer

Lenovo roadmap outs Intel Chief River Ivy Bridge-equipped laptops for June 5th

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Has the anticipation of finding out when Intel's Chief River Ivy Bridge chipsets might finally become available got you all hot and bothered? Well, here's something to cool you down a bit, for now. A product roadmap from Lenovo explicitly lists June 5th as the official on-sale date for...
Lenovo roadmap outs Intel Chief River Ivy Bridge-equipped laptops for June 5th
Chips say a thinner, lighter Macbook Pro is coming
Motorola announces Atrix HD for AT&T: 4.5-inch 720p display, LTE, Android 4.0 for $99

ZTE to unleash eight new phones at MWC, hopes multi-core chipsets and LTE push them into third place

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If the trio of slabs ZTE announced earlier this week weren't enough for you, sit tight, the outfit just announced it's bringing a total of eight new phones to Barcelona next week. The new handsets will reportedly flaunt multi-core processors, LTE radios and the latest versions of the Aneroid...
ZTE to unleash eight new phones at MWC, hopes multi-core chipsets and LTE push them into third place

HTC to develop its own processors, mimicking Apple and Samsung, in deal with ST-Ericsson: Report

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In an attempt to reduce its reliance on third-party processor makers, HTC has reportedly signed a memorandum of cooperation with ST-Ericsson to develop its own mobile chips, following the same route as its rivals Apple and Samsung. According to a report by the China Times, HTC will develop a dedicated...
HTC to develop its own processors, mimicking Apple and Samsung, in deal with ST-Ericsson: Report
Ivy Bridge processors and motherboards hit store shelves, Hackintosh compatible with patch
First Ivy Bridge motherboards previewed, CPUs coming in three weeks

Thunderbolt is everywhere, now let's make it faster with PCI-Express 3.0

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Things are different on Planet Intel. Over there, Thunderbolt drives and peripherals are as cheap and abundant as artificial intelligences in a Culture novel, so the population's attention has already turned to what comes next. Some are prepared to wait for a promised 50Gbps optical interconnect by 2015, but...
Thunderbolt is everywhere, now let's make it faster with PCI-Express 3.0

Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network

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Not exactly groundbreaking news here -- Clearwire's impending LTE TDD network is happening, regardless -- but it's always good to have the weight of a mainstay like Qualcomm behind you. Particularly when you're pushing uphill, into the wind, against far more established 4G networks from AT&T and Verizon Wireless....
Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network

If The Spec Is Dead, So Is The Nexus Tablet

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It seems the much-rumored Google Nexus Tablet is nearing release. Citing Basemark benchmarking reports, the device is supposedly codenamed Grouper, running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and employing a 7-inch, 1280 x 768 display powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3. If true, this means the upcoming tablet will likely lack...
If The Spec Is Dead, So Is The Nexus Tablet

HP Expands Ultrabook Line, Unveils "Sleekbooks"

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Hewlett-Packard is lightening up — and slapping a new name on a line of laptops. The PC maker has introduced new Ultrabooks that challenge the weight and size of its earlier entrants into the market. And it has also unveiled a new line of “Sleekbooks” that undercut the price of...
HP Expands Ultrabook Line, Unveils "Sleekbooks"
Nokia preparing 'Prodigy' and 'AC/DC' Windows Phone 8 handsets?

Qualcomm: all new Windows Phone 8 devices to be powered by Snapdragon S4 Plus for now

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The puzzle pieces are already falling into place, one at a time. After announcing Qualcomm as the exclusive chipset provider for upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets, we didn't get any word on which models would be used. Fortunately, Qualcomm reps have confirmed to us that all new devices will...
Qualcomm: all new Windows Phone 8 devices to be powered by Snapdragon S4 Plus for now

Intel Earnings Up 5%, PC Market Sales Up 3% Despite Windows 8 Expectations

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Intel released their 2012Q2 earnings today, reporting revenue of $13.5 billion, up 5% from last quarter. PC market growth rose 3% to $8.7 billion. Intel blamed the slow-down on users waiting for Windows 8 before investing in new hardware. The Data Center group saw revenue of $2.8 billion. Intel’s earnings...
Intel Earnings Up 5%, PC Market Sales Up 3% Despite Windows 8 Expectations

Boot up: Windows 8 tablet specs, the workerless Economy, Microsoft's 1991 iPhone and more

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Plus Grooveshark under (more) attack, is Google's stock split evil?, Boeing's mobile phones and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIntel's first Windows 8 tablet specs unveiled with fancy new chipsets >> Wired.comNine-hour battery life, 3G or 4G connectivity (optional),...
Boot up: Windows 8 tablet specs, the workerless Economy, Microsoft's 1991 iPhone and more
Acer reportedly planning a Windows Phone 8 device for second half of 2013

Apple getting ready to ditch the traditional iPhone, iPad, and iPod dock connector

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An updated “micro dock” would make room for bigger batteries, 4G radios, and other components far more important to the iPhone and iPad in a PC free world. We’ve heard that Apple is getting ready to ditch the dock connector as it’s currently sized and implemented on iPods, iPhones,...
Apple getting ready to ditch the traditional iPhone, iPad, and iPod dock connector

The Android Ecosystem Consolidates Around Gingerbread While ICS Lags

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The Android software ecosystem has finally consolidated around one primary version. The problem? It is last year's version. As of April 2, 63.7% of Android devices are running version 2.3, giving Gingerbread a comparable penetration to how many users have downloaded and are using iOS 5. While the ecosystem has...
The Android Ecosystem Consolidates Around Gingerbread While ICS Lags

Microsoft Is Pulling A Silly, Apple-Like Move With Windows 8 Tablets (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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Mozilla just blasted Microsoft for blocking third-party browsers in the "classic" mode of its Windows 8 tablets. Windows 8 tablets will run on a different type of processor, called ARM, than desktops use. The tablets will have Microsoft's new tile-based "Metro" interface, but also allow you to access a classic...
Microsoft Is Pulling A Silly, Apple-Like Move With Windows 8 Tablets (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

NVIDIA Issues Leading Apple to Pursue Integrated Intel Graphics for Mid-Range Notebooks?

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Following reports from late last year indicating that Apple would be switching back to NVIDIA for graphics chips in its next MacBook Pro update, SemiAccurate now reports that NVIDIA's issues with GPU production are apparently leading Apple to rely more heavily on Intel's integrated graphics. Apple has reportedly been ordering...
NVIDIA Issues Leading Apple to Pursue Integrated Intel Graphics for Mid-Range Notebooks?
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