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MIT’s computer chip mimics the human brain

MIT’s computer chip mimics the human brain

Researchers at MIT have unveiled a computer chip that mimics the human brain. Its purpose will be for studying how the brain's neurons respond and adapt to new information, a phenomenon known as plasticity. This process is believed to underscore many human brain functions such as learning and memory.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor powers first Nokia Lumia smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor powers first Nokia Lumia smartphones

This morning at Nokia World 2011, two flavors of Nokia's Lumia line were released, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, and Qualcomm now reports that yes, indeed, they are being powered by no less than their very own Snapdragon processors. This is the first time Nokia has entered into the Windows Phone world as well as the first time Nokia has worked with Qualcomm to combine both of their well-loved architectures. With all the coverage on the smartphones themselves this morning, one must see the energy here, in the motor, and what better way to usher in a single new collaboration than with a second!

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Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

As you might well know, it's not often that we review a single app for a mobile device here on SlashGear - not unless its so massive, so awesome, so significant that it cannot be ignored. That's what we've got right here, folks, a third-person shooter by the name of Shadowgun, made by Madfinger games for iOS and Android - today the news being the optimized version for the Android-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. We've checked the game out on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it's time to show you the next plateau for immersive mobile gaming.

UPDATE: the final release version of this game is out now, check out our follow-up post and hands-on video once you get down reading about it here, then pick the game up in the market!

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Intel Cedar Trail netbooks to miss holiday season

Intel Cedar Trail netbooks to miss holiday season

Intel's Cedar Trail processors for netbooks were originally aiming for a September launch that was pushed back to November, and now it looks like the platform will be delayed once again. Intel has revealed that Cedar Trail netbooks are still en route for 2011 but won't be available in time for the holiday season, which means the new launch date is now in December.

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iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

We've talked about speculation before that Apple may be considering switching their foundry from Samsung to Intel for their ARM-based A4 and A5 chips. It seemed unlikely that Intel would be willing to fabricate chips not using their own technology, but now new reports from analysts reveal that Intel may do so in exchange for Apple to ditch ARM architecture in the future.

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SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

At the Uplinq 2011 conference today, Qualcomm announced that it will be working with game developers to create an optimization program for console-quality games, which will include a "Game Pack" of 100 mobile games for Android. This step towards gaming optimization seems similar to rival NVIDIA's approach with their Tegra 2 processors that are optimized for PlayStation gaming. However, Qualcomm plays it a bit differently by not restricting their games to only Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices.

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