computing
ARM Takes Down Its Website That Attacked Open-Source Rival

ARM, the incredibly successful developer of CPU designs, appears to be getting a little nervous about an open-source rival that’s gaining traction. At the end of June, ARM launched a website outlining why it’s better than its competitor’s offerings and it quickly blew up in its face. Realising the site was a bad look, ARM has now taken it down. Read More >>

intel
Processor Makers Confirm New Security Flaws, So Update Your Shit Now

Intel is finally confirming that its computer processors are vulnerable to an additional variant of Spectre, the nasty security vulnerability that affects nearly every CPU currently in devices and in the marketplace. Read More >>

apple
What’s Really Going On With Apple and Intel? A Guide to the Speculation

On Monday Bloomberg News dropped a bombshell report. By 2020, it claimed Apple will stop using Intel CPUs in its computers. Just picture it: The third-largest PC maker in the world might one day leave behind the biggest computer chip maker. Read More >>

windows
We’re Entering a New Era of Portable Windows PCs

At long last Microsoft will make it possible to run Windows 10 on cheap low-powered PCs (like rinky-dink tablets) as well as on smartphones. For years, Microsoft has struggled to bring the full Windows experience to ultra-portable devices that run low-power chips that can’t handle the beefy OS. Previous attempts were paltry at best. That’s about to change—and it might be just the kick in the pants Windows portables need to get going. Read More >>

space
NASA Wants to Give the Moon a Moon

NASA's Asteroid Redirection Mission (ARM) is an ambitious (and divisive) plan to take an asteroid, shunt it into lunar orbit, and then send astronauts to take a sample. The mission is a vital stepping-stone on the journey to Mars, and today, NASA finally announced how it will work. Read More >>

guts
ARM’s Next-Gen Mobile Graphics Chips Will Save Your Battery

ARM announces new silicon thats produces the pixels and plays nicely with your battery, too.. Read More >>

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How NASA’s Plan to Capture an Asteroid is Crucial to Human Survival

NASA has committed to an operation in which they will grab an asteroid and put it into lunar orbit in the 2020s, using a robotic system to throw a 12-metre-wide rock into a space shopping bag, and then tow it to the Moon. This seemingly useless mission is actually crucial to the survival of humankind. Read More >>

gadgets
Some of Intel’s Coolest CES Wearables Actually Had ARM Inside

Last week at CES, Intel showed off some impressive concepts for wearable tech that might someday change the world into a sci-fi dream. The catch? PCMag reports that the ambitious designs weren't entirely Intel tech. Read More >>

phones
ARM Exec’s Slip-Up Seems to Confirm Huawei Ascend P6S

Somebody needs to sort out the loose-lipped staff over at chip makers ARM, who seem to be making a habit out of stealing the thunder from the company's smartphone manufacturing partners an awful lot recently. Read More >>

computers
Intel Is About to Start Making ARM Chips

It at first you don't succeed, join forces with people that do things better than you. At least, that's what Intel is doing, as it starts producing ARM chips at its fabrication plants. Read More >>

uncategorized
iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget the Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5S, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you'd never know it. Read More >>

guts
Report: AMD Is Making Its First Ever ARM Chip

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AMD is taking a leap into unknown waters, as it readies its first ever ARM chip. Read More >>

space
This Fabulously Oddball Galaxy Only Has One Spiral Arm

Most galaxies, like the Milky Way, have two or more spiral "arms," but NGC 4725 only has one. Don't worry NGC 4725 you may be weird, but we still love you and think you're great looking. Space is a safe space. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung and Mozilla Developing a New Mobile Browser Standard

Mozilla is enlisting Samsung to help bring its new web rendering tech to market, with the smartphone giant helping to push its "advanced technology Web browser engine" Servo, built on Mozilla's own Rust coding language. Mozilla and Samsung will bring the new browser engine to ARM powered mobile devices running Android, perhaps heralding the beginning of Samsung's attempt to de-Google Android a little. [Mozilla via The Register] Read More >>

robots
Watch DARPA’s Robot Arms Perform The World’s Slowest Pit Stop

Replacing fighter planes and reconnaissance aircraft with robotic drones turned out to be a far easier task for the military than replacing soldiers with bots. But DARPA remains determined to one day enlist robots for all military jobs, and among other research, it's working hard to develop a relatively low-cost set of artificial arms and hands that can perform everyday mundane tasks. Read More >>