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AMD May Take the Lead in Console Chip Manufacturing

AMD already makes chips for Sony and Microsoft’s consoles, namely the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, the company seems to want to expand and take over more console chip manufacturing deals. The latest rumours say…

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IBM Manufactures World’s First 7nm Chip

IBM, in collaboration with leading companies including GlobalFoundries, Samsung and SUNY have finally cracked the sub 10nm process and produced a fully working 7nm chip. This technological marvel is based on commercial FinFet transistors, but utilizes a…

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Realtek DRAGON LAN Chip Spotted

The onboard Local Area Network (LAN) is a massively overlooked part of your system; most users tend to buy on the impulse of shiny heatsinks, colour scheme or maybe because it has so many USB 3.1…

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Skylake’s New Graphics Core Names Make More Sense

We finally see Intel getting it right and structuring their naming convention and numbers to actually make sense when it comes to Intel Graphics in its latest Intel Skylake chips. A recent driver leak revealed what…

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Intel Announces New Xeon Processor E3-1200 v4 Product Family

Intel have introduced another new product family, the Xeon processor E3-1200 v4. This chip is aimed at data centres and servers that are heavy on graphics. This announcement came at today’s Computex 2015 event. The internet as…

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Wood Might Be the Next Resource Needed to Make Computer Chips

All this technology might be great to some extent, allowing you to tweet, text, chat or even order your pizza on your mobile device. But what happens when you want to upgrade your tech? Well, you…

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Rasberry Pi Cuts Price in Wake of CHIP

Raspberry Pi (R.Pi) is the humble DIY enthusiast computer that anyone could buy and program for under £50. This little piece of technology allowed users to design a multitude of items that would normally be too…

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Samsung Rumoured to Start Making Chips for Nvidia

A week ago, Samsung reportedly won a contract to make chips for Apple’s upcoming iPhones using their latest 14nm FinFET technology. However, it seems that the South Korean manufacturer has been busy scooping up more contracts…

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AMD Radeon R9 390X Will Reportedly Come in 4GB and 8GB Variants

AMD’s latest Fiji-based Radeon R9 390X cards have been reported to come in both 4GB and 8GB variants in order to compete with its NVIDIA rival, the GeForce Titan X with 12GB VRAM. It has been…

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Toshiba Silently Helps Google Build Tech for Project Ara Smartphones

Google might take most credit for Project Ara and its plan to make modular smartphones a reality, but according to Bloomberg, Toshiba has been the Japanese company who was silently helping to develop the chips that…

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New AMD Chip Could Drop Price of Xbox One

AMD and TSMC have developed an enhanced version of the APU used by Microsoft’s Xbox One. The new processor is not only more power efficient, it’s also smaller: 20nm, compared to the 28nm of the old…

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AMD Graphics to Be Licensed by MediaTek

MediaTek is said to have partnered up with AMD on mobile SoC graphics, as announced at the Mobile World Congress. This looks like a big change for both companies, having AMD to return to the ultra-low…

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Microsoft Teams up with Intel to Bring Low-Cost Windows 10 Smartphones

Microsoft has been working with ARM-based processors for their smartphones up until now, having all of its Lumias powered by Qualcomm’s SoCs. Things are about to change later this year, having the corporate giant teaming up…

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MediaTek Wants to Get under the Hood of Chromebooks

MediaTek wants to take Intel’s place in Chromebooks and expand its reach beyond Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Up until now, MediaTek has been the leading chip manufacturer for Android devices. Kevin Jou, vice president and chief…

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New WiFi Chip “Aims” to Improve Signals

Ever had the issue of your WiFi not reaching that one room in the house well? Thanks to San Diego based Ethertronics and its new “active antenna” called EtherChip, this may be a problem of the…

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Google Glass to Use Intel Processor

The Wall Street Journal reports that the next version of Google Glass will use Intel Processors. The Journal says that Google has formed a deal with the chip maker, meaning Google’s yet-to-be widely released wearable will…

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LG Release Their First Processor – The NUCLUN

LG has just announced the release of their new eight-core processor, the “NUCLUN” – pronounced NOO-klun. It will debut on the scene in their new G3 Screen model and become available to the Korean domestic market only…

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The iPad Air 2 Comes out on Top in Performance Tests

Only just hitting the market, Apple has incorporated some blisteringly fast tech into their new champion tablet – the iPad Air 2. Featuring a 64-bit A8X chip running at 1.5GHz with 2GB of supporting RAM, the iPad…

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TDK Demonstrate Ultra Fast MRAM Prototype

TDK have begun to demonstrate their new MRAM memory technology, which is one of several new technologies expected to replace the current range of flash memory products. MRAM benefits from the high speeds we associate with SRAM…

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Human Brain Inspired IBM Supercomputing Chip Making Great Progress

IBM have made great advances since they first revealed their prototype human brain inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single core prototype has been massively scaled up to a production ready…

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Microsoft and Intel Release ‘Sharks Cove’, a Windows-based Microcomputer

Arduino and Raspberry Pi have apparently inspired everyone, including big name companies such as Microsoft. The corporate giant along with Intel and CircuitCo are said to have been working on their own little development board. The…

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Apple’s A8 Processor Rumoured To Hit the 2 GHz Clock Speed for The First Time

While Android devices have been passing the 2 GHz clock speeds for some time now, Apple’s gear and its latest 64-bit A7 has been steadily hanging at the 1.3 – 1.4 GHz speeds. Rumour now has…

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IBM Spends $3 Billion in Finding New Ways to Power Future Generation of Processors

It seems like the age of silicon will not last as long as we would expect. That is at least what IBM is thinking, having the company spending a great sum on money in developing new…

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Ford Working With Intel on Bringing Face and Gesture Recognition Technology to Cars

Automaker Ford and chip maker Intel apparently have started looking into how people can interact with their gadgets even more. With smart watches and virtual reality already on the way, the two manufacturers apparently are looking…

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Science Fiction Reality With Mind Controlled Bionic Hand

Ian Burkhart became paralysed after a swimming accident, but may now benefit from modern medical science as he has become the first person to benefit from a mind controlled bionic hand. The bionic device is controller…

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Intel Fined $1.4 Billion Due To “Unfair Sales Tactics”

Intel has lost a case this Thursday opened by the European Commision back in 2009, where Intel was charged with harming its competitor, Advanced Micro Devices, or most commonly known as AMD by giving rebates to…

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IBM and DARPA Working On Self-Destructing Chips

Self-destructing devices have only been seen in spy movies. But it is bound to become a reality now, since reports point to a partnership between IBM and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA for…