processors

A Beginner's Introduction To Overclocking Your Intel Processor

If you want to squeeze every last ounce of processing power out of your new computer or ageing system, overclocking is a great — if slightly nerve-racking — option. Here are some simple guidelines for safely overclocking your processor.


Bloomberg: Google Is Thinking About Making Chips

Bloomberg is reporting that Google is mulling the idea of designing its own server processors, using technology from ARM. The report cites a source who points out that the move could help Google better manage the interface between its hardware and software.


Smartphones In 2014: What Should We Expect?

Sure, today’s products are shiny, but as soon as you take them out of the box these days, they’re out of date. So let’s look into the crystal ball to see what we can look forward to in the next 12 months when it comes to sexy smartphone tech. UPDATED!


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.


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. The results are actually pretty awesome.


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.


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

Not to 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.


Intel Announces Tiny New Processor For 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 the Quark could very well make almost any device smarter at 14nm.


Report: iPhone 5S Processor Is 31% Faster

Let’s start by saying that this isn’t much to go on; if it were more concrete it would be more than just a tweet. But Fox newsperson Clayton Morris — who’s had some success with Apple rumours in the past — has claimed knowledge that the A7 chip that will power the iPhone 5S is 31 per cent faster than its A6 predecessor.


Why Your Next Smartphone Might Be Full Of Wax

It might not just be your ears that are stuffed with wax for long — because researchers want to pack your phone full of the stuff too. In the process of trying to make processors more efficient, they hit on an intriguing idea: cover the chip in a mesh of wax that can melt and absorb some of that excess heat when the processor is pushed.