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Qualcomm expands Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm expands Snapdragon S4 line

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 is certainly proving to be popular, and has now made the jump to televisions, tablets, and Windows 8 PCs in addition to smartphones. We’re used to seeing the dual-core 1.5Ghz chip in the this year’s range of high-end phones, but Qualcomm will be extending the line to include additional dual-core variants plus quad-core chips.

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Qualcomm Uplinq 2012 registration open: Join us June 27 and 28!

Qualcomm Uplinq 2012 registration open: Join us June 27 and 28!

It's that time of the year again, time for Qualcomm to invite developers of all kinds to their yearly main event: Uplinq 2012! This year's event is sure to have many fabulous presentations from great speakers bringing not just big ideas to the developer world, but presentations of next-level Snapdragon technology and more from Qualcomm as well. We'll be at these events bringing you everything you need to know on the future of Qualcomm as the event unfolds - and what's more, we're inviting you to join us!

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iPhone 5 hardware tipped to include Samsung processor

iPhone 5 hardware tipped to include Samsung processor

It appears today that Samsung is indeed inside the next iPhone if a leaked Beta version of iOS 6 is to be believed. This version of Apple's mobile operating system is being run by the folks at 9to5mac who also note that they've got the software running on an iPhone today, it showing off Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0 and signs of an ARM S5L8950X processor from Samsung. This basic confirmation that Samsung is in the next Apple mobile device takes rumors that Apple was moving away from Samsung parts in their devices and puts the processor portion, at least, to rest as a falsehood.

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NVIDIA describes four pillars of Kepler GPU power

NVIDIA describes four pillars of Kepler GPU power

This week NVIDIA demonstrated the power of their Kepler GPU in its future iterations in an investor call covering both desktop and mobile computing. The three different elements that focus the power of NVIDIA's Kepler GPU were listed as SMX, Hyper-Q, and Dynamic Parallelism, each of these explained in brief, and two relatively new products were reintroduced: Tesla K10 and Tesla K20, the first available now, the second available in the forth quarter of 2012.

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NVIDIA shows massive Tegra 3 launch growth

NVIDIA shows massive Tegra 3 launch growth

In an investor call this week with NVIDIA we're finding that there are more than a few surprises to be found in the mobile world - Android, gaming, Icera for LTE, and Tegra 3 included. NVIDIA Grey announced with Tegra 3 and Icera i500 chips combining in the next year to create devices that not only work with great processing speed, but amazing data speed as well with 4G LTE. NVIDIA let it be known that units being sold in the millions in 2012 was less than 200m, with 2013 already hitting 300m, then twice that again by 2015.

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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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