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NVIDIA: 30 Tegra 3 smartphones coming in 2012

NVIDIA: 30 Tegra 3 smartphones coming in 2012

This week NVIDIA has brought forth the fury with an almost offhand mention of the fact that they've got plans for 28 more Tegra 3 quad-core smartphones for the year 2012. This adds to the two already announced Tegra 3 smartphones including the HTC One X which we've got a full review of as well as a hands-on with the other, that being the LG Optimus 4X. New devices will likely start popping up near the end of the year with 4G LTE capabilities as well via the Icera 410 for AT&T also announced this morning.

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Intel Lava XOLO Android smartphone hands-on with benchmark

Intel Lava XOLO Android smartphone hands-on with benchmark

One of the most unassuming pieces of hardware on the market that we happened upon this month was certainly Intel's first Medfield-toting Android: the Lava XOLO. This smartphone was announced back a the tail end of April of this year and represents Intel's first production Android smartphone available on the mobile market, toting its own Intel Medfield 1.6 GHz single-core Atom Z2460 processor and a 4.03-inch 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display - is this your next undercover powerhouse device?

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NVIDIA Tesla GPU family upgrades revealed

NVIDIA Tesla GPU family upgrades revealed

NVIDIA's Jen-Hung Huang spoke this week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on all things graphics processing, revealing that a new family of Tesla GPU units built on NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture would be released inside 2012. What's being released specifically are the new NVIDIA Tesla K10 and K20 GPUs, both of them "built to handle the most complex HPC proclaims in the world. Kepler here is three times as efficient the architecture that came before it, NVIDIA Fermi, here once again establishing NVIDIA as a head in the whole world's computer processing environment.

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Collapse of Moore’s Law ‘in about 10 years’

Collapse of Moore’s Law ‘in about 10 years’

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku this week has discussed in a short video why Moore's Law will collapse "in about 10 years or so." In this video presented by Big Think, the law created by Gordon E. Moore is not debunked, but is instead explained as having a limit - you can't keep getting smaller forever. Moore's Law says, for those of you unfamiliar, that the number of transistors placed (inexpensively) on an integrated circuit will double every two years. Since Moore's law was first established, it's pretty much been proven true - but it's all about to end: imagine that!

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Samsung Exynos 4 Quad confirmed for Galaxy S3

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad confirmed for Galaxy S3

Samsung has officially announced the Exynos 4 Quad, the 1.4GHz quad-core chipset that the company says will be at the core of the Galaxy S3. Based on four ARM Cortex A9 cores and promising double the performance of its Exynos 4 Dual predecessor while using 20-percent less power, the Samsung Exynos 4 Quad uses High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power tech and a custom power-management companion chip that automatically controls the cores so as to balance grunt and efficiency.

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Ivy Bridge System Roundup

Ivy Bridge System Roundup

This morning Intel let loose the final release information for their 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, also known as Ivy Bridge. Since then there've been no lack of PC producers on hand letting the world know that they already have or will have soon their own model computers with the updated Core i5 and/or Core i7 processors onboard. Have a peek at what's being offered today and see if you'll want to go brand new, stick with a proven model with this new update, or create your own with parts of your choosing!

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Intel Ivy Bridge brings ‘tick-plus’ architecture

Intel Ivy Bridge brings ‘tick-plus’ architecture

Today Intel is busting open bottles of champagne as they release officially their 3rd generation Intel Core processors, aka Ivy Bridge, and they've detailed why these chips are going to blow our minds with the term "Tick-Plus." This new three-dimensional structure for their new transistors will take on the common method of construction today - 2D. The third dimension here, says Intel, will bring not just increased transistor density, but functionality as a result - "more capabilities [in] every square millimeter" to get your engine revving!

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Acer Ivy Bridge lineup brings all shapes and prices

Acer Ivy Bridge lineup brings all shapes and prices

The folks at Acer are wasting no time at all pushing out several desktop model computers with Intel's newly announced 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors otherwise known as Ivy Bridge. Included in this lineup are several additions to Acer's Predator AG3620 desktop line as well as Gateway DX4860-UR14P. You're about to see power contained in no less than the most wild looking factory-made setups in the history of desktop - believe it!

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HTC and ST-Ericsson phone chip rumors could distance Qualcomm

HTC and ST-Ericsson phone chip rumors could distance Qualcomm

HTC has reportedly partnered with chipset manufacturer ST-Ericsson to produce its own range of smartphone processors, further reducing its reliance on behemoth Qualcomm. The new chips will target the entry-level market, so the China Times reports, finding their way into low-cost HTC handsets as the company attempts to follow Samsung and Apple in taking control over its supply chain and components.

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Qualcomm Q2 earnings bust up the charts

Qualcomm Q2 earnings bust up the charts

This week Qualcomm is certainly headed out for a fine dinner or two as they report their 2012 Q2 financial earnings as record breaking. In fact, Qualcomm's words for Q2 2012 were "another quarter of record revenues and earnings per share." This fabulous results have a whole lot to do with faster smartphones in both emerging regions and those that are already developed - and great things appear to be on the horizon as well.

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