Rockchip’s RK3368 chip: Not as fast as last year’s RK3288?

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Budget chip maker Rockchip offers a range of processors for low-cost Android tablets, TV boxes, and other devices. A few years ago the company’s RK3188 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor was all the rage, offering decent performance at a low price. Last year the company’s RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor stepped up the game with even […]

Military working on flexible electronics

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A group of military chemists and scientists are developing ways to embed electronics into flexible, bendable, and stretchable materials. According to a press release, so far the research team has figured out how to cram a circuit board onto a thin ribbon of flexible silicon. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ph.D. Benjamin J. Leever explained,” Basically, […]

Intel Skylake: Some chips have an integrated image signal processor

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Intel’s 6th-gen Core “Skylake” processor for notebooks, desktops, and tablets are designed to offer slightly better CPU performance and up to 50 percent better graphics than chips based on Intel’s 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” designs. But that’s not the only thing that’s new. At least some Skylake chips will also include an integrated image signal processor, which should […]

Microsoft is still releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview builds

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Windows 10 may be available to the masses, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is killing its Windows Insider Preview program. As promised, anyone can opt into the program to receive early builds of upcoming versions of Windows. Not only does this help you get a taste of feature before they’re more widely available, but it […]

What to expect from Intel Skylake graphics

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Intel’s 6th-generation Core processors are 14nm chips that don’t offer much better CPU performance than the 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors they replace. But Intel is promising up to 50 percent better graphics performance. The new “Skylake” chips feature Intel Gen9 integrated graphics which not only offer more graphics compute performance, but consume less power while doing it. […]

Intel RealSense 3D sensors coming to phones, game systems and more

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Intel’s RealSense technology brings depth perception to gadgets including phones and tablets. Laptops and desktops with RealSense cameras can respond to gestures you make by moving your hands, fingers, or face in the air, while use can snap pictures using the cameras on tablets like the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series and then adjust the depth-of-field after […]

Android One launches in Africa with the Infinix Hot 2 smartphone

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Google’s Android One initiative aims to make high-quality Android smartphones available at low prices for potential customers in developing markets. A year after launching the program launched in India, there are a handful of Android One phones available in Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, and a handful of other markets. Now Google has announced that Android One […]

Intel Optane super-fast SSDs coming in 2016

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Intel plans to launch a new line of solid state storage devices under the Intel Optane brand in 2016. They’ll be the first solid state drives to use 3D Xpoint technology, which is said to offer up to 1,000 times the speed, 1,000 times the durability, and 10 times the density of current solutions. 3D Xpoint […]

OnHub is a simple $200 WiFi router from Google and TP-Link

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Settings up a WiFi router isn’t exactly rocket science. But it does take a bit of work to change the default password, find the channel with the best connection, and solve problems as they arise. Google thinks it has a solution: the company has partnered with TP-Link to release a powerful but simple router called […]

Deals of the Day (8-18-2015)

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Amazon is offering up to 40 percent off select computers today, and there are some pretty good bargains highlighted in today’s roundup of bargains. For example, you can snag a Lenovo S21e 11.6″ Windows notebook for just $140, or a 15.6 inch Acer Chromebook with 4GB of RAM for $260. Want something a little more […]

Opera Max compresses Netflix, YouTube data to save bandwidth

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Web browser maker Opera launched a mobile app called Opera Max last year, promising to help you get more out of your monthly data plan by reducing the amount of data used by apps, websites, and other online content. In order to do that, Opera Max routes data through a remote server where images, text, and […]

Next-gen Apple TV could support games, apps, Siri

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As Apple’s September 9th event approaches, folks are continuing to make (sometimes educated) guesses about the company’s plans. Some rumors suggest new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones with Force Touch support are on the way, while others focus on updated Apple TV hardware. Now 9to5Mac has a detailed look at what we might […]

Misfit and Speedo launch the Speedo Shine swim tracker

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Fitness tracker company Misfit makes a number of products that can track steps, sleep quality, and other stats. Now the company is patnering with Speedo on a line of trackers designed specifically for swimmers. The new Speedo Shine joins the Misfti Shine, Flash, Flash Link, and other members of the Misfit family. The $80 Speedo […]