Bloomberg: Samsung Is Dropping Qualcomm Chips for the Galaxy S6

Samsung has long used Qualcomm chips to powers it flagship phones. But now a report from Bloomberg suggests that the company is to drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips in its new Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues. » 1/21/15 3:59am 1/21/15 3:59am

LG's Next Smartphone Will Have Its Own Processor Inside

One factor that's certainly helped in Samsung's near-domination of the Android market over the last few years is its use of Samsung-manufactured components in its vast range of Android handsets. You can therefore bet that the CEO won't be too happy to hear that LG is now manufacturing top-end silicon of its own. » 10/24/14 2:12am 10/24/14 2:12am

IBM's New Brain-Like Chip Squeezes One Million Neurons Onto a Stamp

Cognitive computing has been one of our most exciting frontiers for years. It's enticing to think that we can someday build a computer that's as powerful and as efficient as a brain. IBM's latest miracle chip just got us closer than ever. » 8/07/14 2:00pm 8/07/14 2:00pm

A Crash Course in Transistors, Processors and Moore's Law

Do you sometimes wonder what the hell people a talking about when the discuss transistors, processors, binary or Moore's Law? Or have friends that need a simple introduction to the topics? Then this is the video for you. » 7/14/14 6:20am 7/14/14 6:20am

Intel's New Broadwell Processor Could Make Your Next Ultrabook Silent

Intel has just announced a new reference PC design that uses its upcoming Broadwell
chipset. Usually, that wouldn't get us excited—but this concept ushers in the prospect of silent ultrabooks and MacBook Airs. » 6/03/14 7:00am 6/03/14 7:00am

The Blistering New Snapdragon 805 Is Going to 4K All of the Things

The zippy Snapdragon 800 pushes pixels beautifully on gadgets like the Nexus 5 and the Kindle Fire HDX, but now there's a new kid on the block. Qualcomm just announced its Snapdragon 805 complete with 4K powers, and it's coming to devices starting next year. » 11/20/13 10:07am 11/20/13 10:07am

This 540-Degree Smartphone Photo Booth Captures Action at Every Angle

Using 130 HTC One smartphones and a few breakdancing, fire-breathing passersby who just happened to include a perfectly trained dog and totally weren't actors, Qualcomm showed off everything its crazy fast Snapdragon processors can do with a 540-degree Ultimate Smartphone Photo Booth. » 10/21/13 2:44pm 10/21/13 2:44pm

Qualcomm Is Developing Mobile Processors That Learn Like Human Brains

Qualcomm is developing a new line of Zeroth processors designed to help devices think and sense just like human brains and bodies. » 10/11/13 3:34pm 10/11/13 3:34pm

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

Intel's Tiny New Processor Could Shape Our Mobile Future

Reports of Moore's Law's demise have been greatly exaggerated. In its opening Developers Forum keynote presentation at San Francisco's Moscone West Center today, Intel unveiled its newest class of minuscule Quark processors. And at 14nm, the Quark could well make most any device smarter. » 9/10/13 2:01pm 9/10/13 2:01pm

Apple's New A7 Processor Has Crazy Graphics, Also a Motion Sensing Chip

During today's iPhone keynote, Apple announced the new A7 chip, featuring supercharged graphics powers and a new motion-sensing "M7" chip that enables all of iOS 7's powerful new features. Let's take a look under the glass at the speedy monster that makes the magic happen—and will open the door to all sorts of new… » 9/10/13 1:37pm 9/10/13 1:37pm

Report: The iPhone 5S Processor Is 31% Faster Than Today's

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Scientists Just Figured Out How to Make Lightning-Fast Graphene CPUs

Graphene has the power to change computing forever by making the fastest transistors ever. In theory. We just haven't figured out how yet. Sound familiar? Fortunately, scientists have just taken a big step closer to making graphene transistors work for real. » 8/21/13 11:50am 8/21/13 11:50am

IBM Is Creating an Entire Computing Architecture Based on the Brain

The brain's an incredibly rich and complex computational core that we don't really fully understand—but that isn't stopping IBM building a new form of computing architecture around what's happening inside our heads. » 8/08/13 3:53am 8/08/13 3:53am

Here's the First 5.0 GHz CPU You Can Actually Buy

AMD just one-upped its own series of eight-core FX processors, and the golden child of this newest lineup is unquestionably the FX-9590, which they claim to be the world's "first-ever 5 GHz processor." While technically that record was already beat—and by AMD themselves, no less—it is, in fact, the first commercially… » 6/11/13 10:43am 6/11/13 10:43am

These Brand New AMD Processors Could Be Your Next Laptop's Brain

Intel's new 4th-gen chips may be on the horizon, but AMD is taking the opportunity to strike first and get out there with its new family of third-generation A-Series processors ahead of time. Enter "Temash," "Kabini," and "Richland," which will make themselves at home in upcoming tablets, midrange notebooks, and… » 5/23/13 12:01am 5/23/13 12:01am

These Tiny Chiplets Could Coat Nearly Anything in Digital Intelligence

Imagine if silicon chips were smaller than a grain of sand and could be made using a laser printer: everything under the sun could be made unobtrusively smart. But that's not science fiction, and you don't have to imagine too hard—because researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center have already done it. » 4/09/13 9:03am 4/09/13 9:03am