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ARM and TSMC expect first 10nm tape-outs in late 2015

ARM Holdings and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Thursday outlined some details regarding transition of chip production to 10nm FinFET manufacturing technology. The company’s reaffirmed that risk production of chips made using 10nm FF fabrication process will start in late 2015. The two companies agreed to work together on 10nm FinFET …

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You can play DOOM and Minecraft on a smartwatch

Smartwatches can already do a lot of things we don’t really need them to do but we’ve never seen them running games before. YouTube user, Corbin Davenport, has managed to get the original DOOM app and Minecraft pocket edition running on his Samsung Gear Live watch, running Android Wear. Yes, …

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ARM and TSMC unveil 16nm FinFET heterogeneous multi-core CPU

ARM Holdings and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Tuesday unveiled the world’s first heterogeneous multi-core microprocessor made using 16nm FinFET (16FF) process technology. The chip, which integrates the ARM Cortex-A57 and the ARM Cortex-A53 cores, is designed to showcase that ARM’s designs and TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process technology are compatible …

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HTC rumored to release a 5.5″ One M8

HTC could be gearing up to release its own Samsung Galaxy Note 4 competitor in the form of a 5.5″ version of the HTC One M8 flagship smartphone. Rumored specifications are said to include a 2560×1440 display, 18MP rear facing camera and Android 4.4 KitKat rather than the swiftly approaching …

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Blackberry Passport smartphone sold out in less than a day

Was there consumer demand for a square shaped smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard running Blackberry’s OS? Apparently so as the company has already sold out of its recently announced device. The Blackberry Passport officially launched on Wednesday and has sold 200,000 units, which is impressive considering the company’s current lack …

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Phones 4U won’t be refunding iPhone 6 pre-orders

Most of you have probably heard by now that Phones 4U has gone in to administration and is selling off its retail stores and assets to the likes of EE and Vodafone, the same networks that allegedly drove it out of business. However, despite offloading its retail stores, the company’s financial …

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Apple to issue fix for the Bash Bug

Ever since the Bash bug became public knowledge, companies have been scrambling to patch it up, plenty of Linux distros already have fixes and now Apple has promised to get a fix out for OS X soon. However, the company also states that Macs are “safe by default” from the …

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Apple defends iPhone 6 Plus: our phones are beautiful and sturdy

Despite of numerous reports claiming that Apple iPhone 6 Plus could be bent, the company believes that the issue is hugely exaggerated. According to Apple, only nine customers have complained about bending of the 5.5” smartphones. The company claims that its phones undergo rigorous testing and can withstand reasonable stresses. …

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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after reports of issues

Apple has been forced to pull the iOS 8.0.1 update after it was found to be causing widespread issues with iPhone handsets, including but not limited to: frequent drops in signal, greater WiFi issues and problems with Touch ID. Affected users who did install iOS 8.0.1 will have to sync …

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Samsung to stop selling notebooks in Europe

Even though Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest maker of smartphones and is among the leading suppliers of media tablets, sales of the company’s personal computers are not really high. Apparently, due to low demand for its notebooks in Europe the company plans to discontinue PC business in the region …

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus could be bent, damaged

Although Apple’s products are traditionally well-made and every detail of their design is well-thought, from time to time the company releases devices that suffer from minor or major design issues that greatly affect their appeal or even durability. Apparently, this is the case with the iPhone 6 Plus. While Apple …

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iOS 8 nears 50% adoption despite some performance glitches

Apple has revealed that nearly 50 per cent of all iOS devices have upgraded to the latest version, iOS 8, which launched just last week, surpassing Android KitKat’s adoption rate in a mere six days. The new statistics were quietly revealed on Apple’s App Store distribution site. The exact percentage …

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ARM: Mali graphics tech does not infringe Nvidia’s patents

Chief executive officer of ARM Holdings on Monday defended the company’s Mali graphics technology in connection to a patent suit by Nvidia Corp against Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm. The executive of the technology developer said his company will assist Samsung in its legal fight with Nvidia. Samsung uses ARM’s Mali …

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Google Nexus 9 tablet ‘coming very soon’

HTC hasn’t made or released a tablet for a number of years but that will change very soon as the company is gearing up to reveal the Google Nexus 9, the first Nexus device from HTC since the Nexus One. According to The Wall Street Journal‘s sources, the Google-HTC partnership …

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