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US university researchers have successfully created a single-chip microprocessor that can use light instead of electricity to transmit data. This is a huge step towards creating superfast and low-powered computers for hardcore data crunching.

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The Snapdragon 800 has had a good run, powering some (bordering on all) of the Android flagship models for the last year. Now, there's an upgrade. Larger camera sensor support, Ultra HD video capture and a headline maximum clockspeed increase to 2.45GHz are the next-phone boasts of the Snapdragon 801.

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There have been suggestions floating around that Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors would arrive later than anticipated on the market. Now, those rumours have been confirmed as true by a senior Intel employee, so we won't see the processors in April as previously expected.

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Sure, today's tablets and smartphones are pretty darned powerful beasts. In just a few short years, we've gone from devices that could barely play Snake well to, well, Infinity Blade 2. But the next generation of ARM GPUs? They might make Infinity Blade 2 look like Pong.

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Not a troll, that's for sure. Well, maybe a super-fast 22nm high troll. Intel's announced Ivy Bridge processors look like they'll be extremely neat, even though the chip manufacturer is on the 'tick' side of its schedule, more concerned with manufacturing processes than massive architectural changes.