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First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped out by TSMC, ready for fab

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Your current smartphone just took another spin backwards on the obsolescence cycle thanks to a new landmark from ARM and TSMC: the first Cortex-A57 has reached the "tape out" stage, meaning it's ready for mass production. The new chip will… Go To Full Article

TSMC might rain on Samsung’s parade

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Although Samsung is currently the darling of the tech press and Android geeks, all might not be well in South Korea. TSMC’s 20nm process is apparently ahead of schedule. Focus Taiwan reports TSMC will open its first… Go To Full Article

Intel denies Haswell delays

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Fashion bag maker Intel has denied that there will be delays to its Haswell chip, after JMP Securities started to believe that it would be late. JMP downgraded Intel shares to "Market Perform" from "Outperform" after one… Go To Full Article

Apple Brazil makes substantial price cuts on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

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It might not have the trademark, but that hasn't stopped Apple shaving the cost of its entry-level iPhone 4 and 4S' to something closer to its price tag in North America. The 16GB iPhone 4S is now R$1,699 ($840), down… Go To Full Article

TSMC and ARM tape out first ARM Cortex A57 chip

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TSMC and ARM have taped out the first Cortex A57 processors built using FinFET process technology. The A57 is not just another ARM SoC for mobiles. It is the fastest ARM chip to date and it can… Go To Full Article

AMD claims Nvidia is bitter about PS4

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AMD claims that Nvidia's attacks on the Sony's PS4 are just sour grapes because it did not get the graphics chip contract. Nvidia's Tony Tamasi dubbed the new Playstation's specs as "a low-end CPU, and a low-… Go To Full Article

Russian billionaire wants to put human consciousness into machines

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In what looks like a Dr Who plot made real, a Russian billionaire wants to use his wealth to build a cyborg. Dmitry Itskov, who does not own a zeppelin, wants to make humans immortal by merging them with machines. Go To Full Article

Assange forms political party

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is still hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy, thinks that a wizard way to get attention is to form a political party. Assange slipped out of the news when it was clear… Go To Full Article

US Navy funds robotic jellyfish

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The US Navy has asked scientists at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering to continue the development of a robotic jellyfish for surveillance use. Development began last year. At the time the US Navy offered five year… Go To Full Article

TuneIn Live update comes to Android

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There's nothing worse than seeing a handy new update hit your favorite app on the wrong OS. Luckily, time heals all wounds platform fragmentation. TuneIn's Android app has just been updated with TuneIn Live, a content discovery interface introduced on… Go To Full Article

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