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A Wild Apple ARM Benchmark Appears

Apple developers have supposedly started receiving their Apple ARM transition kits, and now a few benchmark numbers of those dev kits have also appeared in the wild. Spotted by 9to5Mac, benchmarks for the Developer Transition Kit seemed to have surfaced on Geekbench, despite strict confidentiality clauses in the developer agreement that forbid running benchmarks. Read More >>

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It’s Official: The Mac Is Transitioning to Apple-Made Silicon

Apple officially announced that it will move away from using Intel processors in its computers to its own custom designed chips, and it says those processors will be faster than Intel’s and consume less power. The company is also designing a family of SoCs for their Mac product line, so there will be a common architecture across all product lines, from iOS to Mac. Read More >>

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What Apple’s Rumoured Big Change Could Mean for the Future of the Mac

Apple’s Mac computers have gone through just two major CPU architecture transitions in their entire history: moving from Motorola 68k to PowerPC processors in 1994, and then switching from PowerPC to Intel x86 chips in 2005. Based on recent reports (and nearly half a decade of rumours), it appears Apple is on the precipice of a third major transition, with strong expectations that Apple will announce the first ARM-based Mac next week at WWDC 2020. Read More >>

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WWDC’s Biggest Surprise Might Be an ARM-Based MacBook

The question was never if but when, and while some thought it might not happen for another couple years, based on a new report, it appears Apple could announce the first Mac computer powered by an ARM-based chip at WWDC 20 later this month. Read More >>

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Everything to Know About Qualcomm’s Next Flagship Phone Chip: the Snapdragon 865

Yesterday at its annual tech summit, Qualcomm announced the name of its next flagship mobile processor—the Snapdragon 865—and now today, we’re finally getting a bit more detail on all the new improvements and features Qualcomm packed into its shiny new chip. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Goes Full Batman

From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike anything Microsoft has made before. And when you combine its stealth black-on-black colour scheme with nifty tricks like its hidden stylus storage, I was hit with a realisation: the Surface Pro X is Batman. Read More >>

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Samsung Teases a Super-Light Laptop with a Monstrous 23-Hour Battery Life

Samsung always has a few surprises planned for its big launch events, so after announcing the new Galaxy Note 10, Samsung announced an ARM-based laptop with built-in LTE connectivity and a claim of a whopping 23-hours of battery life. Read More >>

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The Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s First Purpose-Built Chip for Laptops

Thanks to the Windows on Snapdragon initiative, Qualcomm has been dabbling in the laptop processor business for about a year now. And while systems like the Asus Nova Go and Samsung Galaxy Book 2 have their share of flaws, those laptops demonstrated the potential benefits of ARM-based chips through things like seriously good battery lives, integrated cellular modems with always-on connectivity, faster wake up times from standby, and more. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>