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TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

TI OMAP 5 blows past quadcore Tegra 3

Texas Instruments recently released a new demo video showing off the performance of its upcoming OMAP 5 processor, pitting it against a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that's presumably a hit at the Tegra 3. Quipping that "sometimes less really is more," TI proceeded to show how its dual ARM Cortex-A15 smoked the quadcore rival.

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MWC 2012 Smartphone Pre-Show Rundown

MWC 2012 Smartphone Pre-Show Rundown

This week we're getting one major influx of tips, previews, and leaks of information on the smartphone wave that's about to be crashing down upon us at Mobile World Congress 2012, and it's time you got a round-up! Everyone from Fujitsu to HTC and back to Nokia will be bringing some powerful combinations to the show, and with more cores, better resolution displays, and perhaps most exciting of all: much higher class cameras as well. This Spain adventure looks to be the best one yet - let's have at it!

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LG Optimus 3D Cube revealed and detailed

LG Optimus 3D Cube revealed and detailed

The next generation of 3D smartphones has begun to drop here just one year after we first saw similar devices drop at Mobile World Congress 2011. It appears that LG will be the first big manufacturer to come back swinging with a new Optimus 3D, this time called the LG Optimus 3D Cube complete with 3D video editing. At the moment it appears that this device is only set to be released in Korea, but afterwards we can expect this handset to hit at least one carrier here in the United States - bet on it!

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Notion Ink Adam II detailed: TI chipset and Ice Cream Sandwich

Notion Ink Adam II detailed: TI chipset and Ice Cream Sandwich

Notion Ink has announced the first details of its second-generation Adam II Android tablet, revealing a partnership with Texas Instruments and plans for using a customized version of Ice Cream Sandwich. The new tablet - seemingly called Adam II, though as far back as mid-2010 Notion Ink was talking about an "Eve" successor to its Adam first-attempt - will use a chip from TI's OMAP44xx range, jumping ship from NVIDIA and the Tegra series in the original tablet.

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TI spurs Internet of Things with easy-embed WiFi chip

TI spurs Internet of Things with easy-embed WiFi chip

The "Internet of Things" drive, where every electronic device can communicate with each other in a mesh of digital linkery, continues to gather pace, with Texas Instruments unveiling a low-cost embedded WiFi chipset targeting everyday gadgets. The TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 is described as a "self-contained 802.11 network processor" that minimizes the effort involved at making consumer, home and office devices internet-aware.

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Fujitsu Arrows Tab waterproof tablet hands-on

Fujitsu Arrows Tab waterproof tablet hands-on

I'd say I always get a bit wary when a device toots its own horn about one specific specification it has and doesn't speak much at all about the rest, but who am I kidding: I love strange ideas like making a tablet able to be completely submerged in water with waterproofing enough to tell the tale. This isn't the only waterproof tablet to be shown off this week at CES 2012, the other being the Pantech Burst, which is said to be able to take a full minute of dunking without damage, but did prove itself to be much more hearty than that with a several-minute-dunk during its announcement at the AT&T developers keynote early in the week. What Fujitsu has here is that same waterproofing, but in a tablet that was revealed for sale in Japan several months ago.

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Texas Instruments advances ahead in contactless temperature measurement

Texas Instruments advances ahead in contactless temperature measurement

Today we saw some amazing advancements in temperature sensor technology by Texas Instruments. The TMP006 is the first single-chip passive infrared temperature sensor to date, and is extremely smaller than any currently available. It can easily be incorporated into smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and countless other mobile devices. More accurate temperature readings through using the TMP006 will allow manufacturers to optimize system performance.

See that little square dot? That's TI's next generation temperature sensor, sitting next to the old model and the CES award it won the company. 

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TI previews OMAP 4470 graphics: 50% improvement over 4460

TI previews OMAP 4470 graphics: 50% improvement over 4460

Texas Instruments' new TI OMAP 4470 series system-on-a-chip was revealed earlier, but they gave SlashGear a special look at the new series at CES. Thanks to various improvements in the architecture and efficiency of its chips, the ARM system has some impressive gain in performance, especially in the gaming sector. Advancements are quite impressive: on one benchmark, the new series showed double the framerate in a 3D environment demo.

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TI announces full system automotive infotainment solution

TI announces full system automotive infotainment solution

Texas Instruments has announced a full system infotainment solution that will bring feature-rich entertainment and multimedia capabilities to cars. The system includes TI's C6000 Jacinto processor designed for automotive infotainment as well as automotive-grade OMAP mobile processors. There's also TI's new automotive WiLink 7.0 and Bluelink 7.0 connectivity solutions that can turn a car into a mobile hotspot.

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