ARM Launches a Smarter Brain for The Internet of Things

ARM has released a new low-end core that adds higher-level math to chips inside microwaves and headsets to prepare for a connected future. If we're gonna connect everything to the web, that means even the tiny brains inside relatively dumb devices need a boost.…

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Can Qualcomm Compete As Smartphones Become Computers?

Our mobile devices are getting smarter, faster and mimicking the functionality of a full-fledged PC. As the top wireless chipmaker, Qualcomm has long been the "Intel inside" for mobile phones. But can it compete against a host of new processors with better graphics and more performance?…

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The Nexus One: A Non-Story

The Google phone, dubbed the Nexus One--an unbranded HTC-made carrier-unlocked handset running Android 2.0--looks slick. Here is why it won't be an iPhone killer, though.…

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Google Chrome OS & What It Means For Future of Computing

Google's Chrome OS may or may not make it, but the attempt shows how far the computer industry has come from a bulky PC chained to a desk by its power cord and Ethernet cable. The computer is evolving from those dinosaurs to a smaller, mobile model that is always connected to the web. The iPhone brought us apps that are lightweight so users don't get bogged down by smaller processors and slower wireless web connections on mobile devices. Google's Chrome OS attempts to keep that speed, while preserving a platform for Google to make money through advertising.…

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