The First 64-Bit Snapdragon Processor Won't Be in a Phone You'll Want

Apple started a wave when it announced its new A7 processor--the brain of all its flagship products—would be 64-bit. Competitors have been keen to catch up, and now Qualcomm's making its move with the new Snapdragon 410, the first 64-bit chip in the line. The catch? It's for low and midrange phones. » 12/09/13 4:47pm 12/09/13 4:47pm

What Apple's 64-Bit Architecture Really Means For Your iPhone

Probably the most underrated announcement Apple made on Tuesday was its move to 64-bit architecture for the iPhone 5S. It's an industry first, and one with major repercussions both for your phone and for the future of Apple. Here's why it matters. » 9/12/13 9:05am 9/12/13 9:05am

Samsung: Our Next-Gen Phones WIll Have 64-Bit Processors, Too

Not be outdone by Apple, Samsung has swiftly reacted to the announcement of Cook & Co.'s new 64-bit A7 processor by announcing that its next slew of phones will pack similar silicon, thank you very much. » 9/12/13 3:31am 9/12/13 3:31am

Seagate Confirms 3TB HD Coming Later This Year

Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig confirmed rumors that the company will be releasing a monster 3TB drive later this year. That's a lot of disk space! But sorry XP users, the drive will require a 64-bit OS. » 5/17/10 4:20pm 5/17/10 4:20pm

64-bit Chromium Now Available for Mac Users

Up until now, the unofficial Google Chrome for Macs, Chromium, has only been available in a 32-bit download, but today you can grab the ChromiumOS64 if you're more RAMmed-up. » 12/07/09 8:15am 12/07/09 8:15am

Handbrake DVD Ripper Just Went 64-Bit

Handbrake just updated to 0.9.4 which uses x264 libraries to encode faster and smaller file sizes. On my iMac Core i7 a DVD ripped 25% faster. It also has better xbox and ps3 presets, among other things. It depends on a now unavailable 64-bit version of VLC but you can still download the nightly builds here. [Handbrake » 11/25/09 3:45pm 11/25/09 3:45pm

Windows 7: 64 Bit. Windows 8? Try 128 Bit

We're big on 64-bit OSes, 'cause ours computers eat memory like this Obama eats children's dreams, but Microsoft's thinking about going 128 bit as soon as Windows 8, and most definitely by Windows 9. » 10/07/09 5:00pm 10/07/09 5:00pm

Snow Leopard Currently Restricts 64-Bit Booting to Newer Macs

In the newest leaked build of Snow Leopard, 64-bit booting isn't enabled by default on certain older (though not that old) Macs, which instead boot automatically into 32-bit. The question: Is Apple backtracking on Snow Leopard's 64-bit capabilities? Updated: » 8/22/09 8:00pm 8/22/09 8:00pm

PSA: 64-Bit Apps Don't Always Run Faster

We've been pretty big advocating that you go 64-bit with your next OS—mainly because it'll let you use gobs more RAM. Keep in mind, though, just because an application is 64-bit doesn't necessarily mean it'll be faster: [Adobe] » 8/21/09 2:40pm 8/21/09 2:40pm

Most Recent Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview Build Leaks Onto…

Earlier today the Windows 7 RTM build was discovered gallivanting on the Internet. Now, the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview build has joined it, according to the chaps at Ars Technica. Leaky sieve, much? I kid the 'Soft, honestly. [ars] » 7/12/09 11:13pm 7/12/09 11:13pm

Why You Should Go 64-Bit With Windows 7

You might've skipped the Vista train, thinking it was like Under Siege 2, minus Steve Seagal. Or not. Either way, you're probably gonna jump onboard Windows 7. When you do, it's time to go 64-bit. » 1/19/09 3:30pm 1/19/09 3:30pm

How To Install Windows 7 On Your Mac Using Boot Camp

Eyeing Windows 7 but feeling left out in Mac land? Well, if you have 10GB to spare and a DVD burner, here's how to join the Win7 party for free with Boot Camp. » 1/15/09 6:00pm 1/15/09 6:00pm

Windows 7 Beta 7000 (64-bit Version) Leaked on BitTorrent

Less than two weeks after the 32-bit version of the Windows 7 Beta was leaked, the 64-bit version has also made its way to BitTorrent sites. However, a public beta is expected soon, so you may want to wait. [Ars Technica] » 1/07/09 2:45pm 1/07/09 2:45pm

Giz Explains: What's So Awesome About 64-Bit?

The phrase "64-bit" has been tossed around lately, the most it's been since the Nintendo 64. If you haven't heard it, pay attention. One of the most important steps forward in computer power is happening right under your nose, but most people don't know thanks to the sneaky efforts of Microsoft and Apple. Though… » 11/05/08 2:00pm 11/05/08 2:00pm

Windows 7 Getting (Kinda) Optimized for Parallel Processing

Besides looking a lot like Vista » 9/30/08 5:20pm 9/30/08 5:20pm—and —Microsoft has said Windows 7 uses , too, to keep upgrade migraines to a minimum. The problem is that its core ain't so suited to , one of rival Snow Leopard's few headline features. So they're to bring it up to speed and make it more parallel processing friendly. It's actually a…

Why You Probably Can't Use 4GB of RAM on Your PC

There's a reason why you probably can't use 4GB of RAM on your current machine. No, we don't mean "can't" as in you won't be able to hit this much unless you open up 20 applications at the same time, but more like your machine physically cannot take advantage of 4GB of RAM. » 3/09/07 4:45pm 3/09/07 4:45pm

Intel Hiding Features From Users?

It seems that the Intel Core Duo processors that are all the rage these days may be a little more powerful than Intel would have you know. Thanks to a little detective work, it s been discovered that the processors, deep down inside, are actually 64-bit compatible. Yes, that Core Duo you have right now is a 64-bit… » 2/09/06 2:07pm 2/09/06 2:07pm