Tag: Processor

Facebook Allegedly Planning To Build Its Own Processors: What This Means For You

Mirroring Apple, Facebook is reportedly going to be developing its own processors for future hardware products. Offerings such as the Oculus Go and its planned smart speakers stand to benefit from in-house chips.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Intel Responds To CPU Flaw Woes: Reports Are Incorrect

Amid great controversy over Intel CPU flaws, the chipmaker issued a statement earlier than it planned in order to refute 'inaccurate media reports.' Intel said it already started to deliver updates and things are not as bad as they were made out to be.

Computers January 4, 2018

AMD To Launch New Ryzen Processors Including Threadripper And 'Raven Ridge' Mobile Chips

AMD's monster of a processor, code-named Threadripper, will feature 16 cores and 32 threads. Additionally, the company has unveiled its new line of mobile processors known as Raven Ridge.

Computers May 18, 2017

Snapdragon No Longer A Processor But A Platform, Says Qualcomm

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is rebranding its Snapdragon processor as 'Snapdragon Mobile Platform.' The company wants to go beyond the hardware tag to a more complete 'platform' brand.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2017

Xiaomi Introduces Own Processor, Surge S1, In Mi 5c

Xiaomi introduced its very own chipset, the octa-core Surge S1, in its latest Mi 5c smartphone. The success of the in-house chipset would help Xiaomi streamline production and gain invaluable control over phone design to counter the impacts of slowing sales.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2017

Snapdragon 835 vs Exynos 8895: Battle Of The Octa-Core Processors

The features of the latest processors, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and Samsung’s Exynos 8895, seem to be similar. While both are state of the art innovations, there will likely be fierce competition between the two.

Computers February 24, 2017

Samsung Officially Launches Premium Exynos 9 Series Processor, Will It Power The Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+?

Samsung has launched its Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor, which takes advantage of 10nm FinFET technology. This SoC may power the international variant of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 23, 2017

Xiaomi's Own Chipset Pinecone Will Launch On Feb. 28

Xiaomi will be launching its own processor. The Pinecone is expected to launch this Feb. 28 and will be used on the company’s Mi 5c handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 21, 2017

Intel's Coffee Lake To Be Released This Year At 14nm

Intel has announced that it will come up with another processor this year. The company revealed that the 8th-generation Coffee Lake will be built using a 14-nanometer process.

Computers February 15, 2017

Apple Reportedly Working On ARM-Based Mac Processors To Handle Low-Power Functions

Apple is reportedly creating a secondary chip for Macs that’ll handle low-power tasks while in sleep mode, which will reduce battery consumption. The new chip could ship with a new MacBook Pro upgrade slated for launch later this year.

Apple February 2, 2017

Snapdragon 835 vs. Snapdragon 821: Just How Powerful Is The New Qualcomm Processor?

Qualcomm provided more details about its newest flagship system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 835, at CES 2017. The Snapdragon 835 will be 27 percent faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 821.

Smartphones January 5, 2017

Intel Drops Atom Processors: What This Means For The Surface Phone

Intel announced it already dropped its Atom processors, codenamed SoFIA and Broxton. Does the company's latest decision have a ramification for the rumored Intel-based Surface phone?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2016

Samsung And Qualcomm May Soon Get A New Rival: Xiaomi Reportedly Working On In-House 'Rifle' Processor

The Korea Times reported that Xiaomi is planning to release its in-house 'Rifle' processor in May. The Xiaomi mobile application processors will be added to its own line of smartphone, tablet and TV as part of Chinese OEM's strategy to produce more budget-friendly devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 27, 2016

Windows 10 Mobile Could Support The Unannounced Snapdragon 830 Chipset

Microsoft listing has revealed a processor code MSM 8998 that can very well be the unannounced Snapdragon 830 chipset. Qualcomm has not confirmed this news yet, but the new chipset could support the Windows 10 mobile devices.

Apps/Software April 19, 2016

Intel Promises 'Fundamentally Different' Processor Technology With Energy Savings In Mind

William Holt, the leader of the technology and manufacturing group of Intel, said that a new groundbreaking approach to processors is inevitable. He explained why Intel wants low-power processors that are not top notch in performance.

Computers February 11, 2016

MIT Has Built A Low-Power AI Chip For Mobile

MIT has announced a new low-power chip that is extremely efficient, making it a good option for mobile devices and helping them offer better artificial intelligence.

Gadgets February 8, 2016

Tesla Hires Microprocessor Expert Jim Keller To Join Autopilot Team

In a statement, Tesla confirmed hiring famed microprocessor engineer Jim Keller, formerly of AMD and Apple. Keller’s expertise is deemed useful in many of Tesla’s current programs, particularly its Autopilot self-driving technology.

FUTURE TECH February 1, 2016

Intel Unveils 6th-Gen vPro Processors Designed For Full Business Productivity

Intel has taken the wraps off its new lineup of 6th-gen vPro processors, which pack in a new security feature dubbed Intel Authenticate. The new processors enhance productivity and offer three times the battery life when compared to its predecessor.

Computers January 20, 2016

CES 2016: Qualcomm Details SnapDragon 820 Processor Line

Qualcomm may not be the first electronics manufacturer to come to mind, but the company's new Snapdragon 820 processor is not something you'd want to pass up.

Smartphones January 5, 2016

Samsung Joins Fitness Tracker Market With New Bio-Processor For Wearables But Can It Measure Up To Competition?

Samsung is mass producing its newly developed versatile Bio-Processor for its health and fitness trackers but is it worth the wait? Check out what the new Bio-Processor can do for wearable devices.

Wearable Tech December 30, 2015

Researchers Have Created A Working Light-Based Processor

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, along with other universities, have created what they claim to be the world's first working light-based processor.

Gadgets December 23, 2015

Overclocking Now Possible On Non-K Intel Skylake Processors: What This Means For Gamers

Non-K Intel Skylake processors can now be overclocked to increase their base clock, allowing rigs that need that little boost needed to run games smoothly.

Computers December 14, 2015

EU Files Antitrust Charge Against Qualcomm, Accuses Company Of Unfairly Forcing Out Competition

Qualcomm, one of the world's largest makers of smartphone and tablet chips, has been hit with two antitrust charges by EU authorities.

Legal December 8, 2015

Intel Xeon Processors With Programmable FPGAs Scheduled For Release In Early 2016

Intel will be releasing its Xeon processors that have programmable FPGAs by Q1 2016. The integrated programmable chips will initially ship to cloud-scale companies which run the biggest data centers.

Apps/Software November 22, 2015

Moore's Law Turns 50: Alive And Very Much Kicking

Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, is as surprised as anyone that his prediction regarding chip technology would be relevant and a driving force in processor development five decades after he made such a prediction.

Geek April 20, 2015

AMD Introduces Carrizo Line Of Power-Friendly Chips -- Here's How They Cut Down On Power

AMD has introduced the Carrizo line of processors, which is aimed at saving power as well as boosting performance. There are a number of ways that AMD was able to cut down on power -- here's how.

Computers February 25, 2015

Superfast, quantum computers that don't overheat? University of Utah engineers make it possible

Quantum computers, thousands of times faster than modern technology, could be one step closer to reality, thanks to a new development from the University of Utah.

September 25, 2014

Intel Haswell-based Xeon chips promises to boost performance of enterprise servers

The new Haswell-based Xeon chips of Intel will boost the performance of the servers of enterprises, along with preparing hardware for the utilization of software-based infrastructure.

Computers September 9, 2014

Intel Core M chip unveiled: Say hello to thin, fanless hybrid notebooks

Intel unveils the Core M chip, which consumes only 4.5 watts of power and enables fanless hybrid notebooks. Devices that use the technology will begin shipping next month.

Computers September 6, 2014

Nintendo 3DS console revamp brings second stick, new shoulder buttons

Nintendo shows off a lighter, more powerful rework of the 3DS at a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast. The version could arrive in Europe sometime in 2015, but a North American release hasn't been confirmed.

Video Games August 29, 2014

Next-gen Intel Broadwell: 14 nanometer chip means fanless, energy-sipping and super-thin PCs

Intel has just announced that it will come out 14 nanometer chips by the end of the year. This may give way to more energy-efficient and fanless computers and mobile devices.

Computers August 13, 2014

IBM's new processor works like a human brain

IBM unveils its TrueNorth superprocessor, calling it the world's first neurosynaptic chip. The chip functions much like the human brain and uses no more power than a simple hearing aid.

Internet Culture August 8, 2014

Intel announces next-generation Braswell for affordable Android and Chrome devices

Intel is innovating and collaborating with industry players to survive in the business and it has got new product developments to watch out for.

Computers April 3, 2014

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