11/01/2011, HP is currently testing servers based on an ARM architecture, which is basically the same stuff that runs applications on your phones and tablets. The idea is that these little chips use much less power than traditional processors like those of Intel and AMD. Because they use less power, they also require less cooling – and when you know that energy consumption and cooling are among the biggest issues that […]
10/26/2011, This video (courtesy of ARMdevices.net) shows an ARM Cortex 15MP reference design chip running a build of Android. A reference design chip is built just to test (and prove) that the chip design works as advertised. ARM will then sell this design to silicon vendors, who will build the final processors used in smartphones and tablet. For more information about systems on a chip, head to our SoC post.
10/19/2011, ARM has just announced the Cortex A7, a small CPU core that is only 1/5 of the size of the popular Cortex A8 which was used in countless smartphone system on a chip (SoC). ARM says that its Cortex A7 processor provides better performance and uses less power when compared to the A8. Today, most phones are powered by one or more Cortex A9, and in the future, some designs […]
09/29/2011, If the newly announced Amazon Kindle Fire’s price of $199 is still too expensive for your liking, a new tablet on the market dubbed the N5Zero could feature a price point that will satisfy those shopping on a budget.
09/22/2011, If you have been following the news surrounding the wave of patent wars, you’re probably aware that just about every tech company is suing each other over patent infringements. Apple’s case against Samsung is probably the biggest headline considering that Apple has chased Samsung pretty much halfway around the world. HTC has also filed a lawsuit against Apple along with Motorola, and now it looks like another company has entered […]
09/20/2011, With Google and Intel announcing a partnership, we reported yesterday that HTC is apparently working on an Intel-powered Android device that is supposedly going to be debuted at CES/MWC 2012 next year. However since power consumption is still a bit hazy at this point in time, it was speculated that perhaps it will not be a smartphone but a tablet instead.
09/15/2011, For some reason, part of the media world has awakened to the fact that Windows applications compiled for Intel’s X86 architecture, won’t work on ARM-based Windows 8 machines. First, I’m not sure where the idea that those apps would work came from, so is very much a “duh” moment. Obviously it would “technically possible” to run X86 applications on ARM-based machines, but that would at the very least involve emulating […]
09/13/2011, NVIDIA Developer Program - NVIDIA has announced that it is starting its Windows 8 Developer Program which will include (free?) Windows 8 developer tools for ARM and Intel X86 architectures
06/23/2011, According to the latest rumors by Taiwanese industry insiders – DigiTimes, ASUS has got another ARM-powered laptop up its sleeves. This time, it’s a larger 13″ device that is said to be priced even more competitively than the Eee Pad Transformer. The laptop is said to be packin an NVIDIA processor – hinted to be the quad-core ARM SoC that is due for later this year, Kal-El. The laptop is […]
06/17/2011, The folks over at Design Feats with the aid of artist, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, have just announced that they are close to completing the creation of four ballerina robots that are capable of mimicking organic human motion. While they haven’t released any video footage of the robot ballerinas yet, Design Feats has some videos of the technology it will be using in the robots; specially designed robot arms that can record movements and […]
06/13/2011, Update: that was too crazy to be true. This was in fact, a hoax. Looking for something trendy to put on the canvas that is your arm? How about getting a “social tattoo” for yourself? An unnamed woman was recently reported to have gotten one of these tattoos. She got a tattoo artist to ink her whole arm with the profile pictures of 150 of her friends. It wasn’t mentioned […]
06/02/2011, While we know that Qualcomm will still be powering the initial batch of Windows Phone 7 devices by Nokia, the company has just announced that its upcoming Snapdragon family of processors including the Snapdragon MSM8960 with integrated 3G/LTE modem will be used to power the next version of Windows (tentatively named Windows 8 for now) devices. As we all know, Microsoft has made the shift to ARM processors for its […]
05/27/2011, According to rumors from a Japanese Mac site, Macotakara, Apple has built a MacBook Air with an A5 processor and is testing it internally. In case you didn’t know, the A5 processor is the very same processor found on the iPad 2. An ARM-based SoC that’s known for its high-performance as well as low power consumption. Now there’s no proof or confirmations to these rumors, but it wouldn’t be too […]
05/17/2011, At the moment, a single company is at the very core of the mobile revolution: ARM. From its glorious debuts as Advanced RISC Machine, a computer maker, to its fall to oblivion, to its re-birth as the premier intellectual property provider for mobile systems on a chip (SoC), ARM is now an undeniably cool company to talk about. In recent weeks, its clout has been so great that rumors of a […]