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Intel taps ARM graphics for new x86 smartphone chip, in a marriage of convenience

Intel has turned to competitor ARM to use Mali graphics in its new Atom X3 chip for low-cost smartphones

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Microsoft, Intel join forces on low-cost Windows 10 phones

Microsoft opens up the smartphone edition of Windows 10 to x86 chips, breaking ARM exclusivity.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will pack a silicon brain with cognitive computing abilities

The Snapdragon 820 chips will be for premium mobile devices, and test units will ship in the second half

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MediaTek wants to put its chips in Chromebooks

MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor could bring 64-bit ARM CPUs and 4K video to Chromebooks

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MediaTek claims new 64-bit chip will power the fastest Android tablets on the market

MediaTek says that on paper its MT8173 chip can outperform any other chip on the market

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Broadcom is ready for 3G Android Wear watches, even if Google isn't

A new smartwatch chip platform paves the way for cellular connectivity and NFC, but promises longer battery life and breezier wireless charging in the meantime.

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5 things to expect from AMD's Carrizo chips

Carrizo promises big gains in power efficiency and better graphics, according to AMD

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Intel: Moore's Law will continue through 7nm chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

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Qualcomm's new chips will bring high-end features to dirt-cheap smartphones

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core.

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How Intel and PC makers prevent you from modifying your laptop's firmware

The UEFI firmware that boots up your PC is a closed, proprietary blob of code—and you can't change it out even if you wanted to. Here's why.