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NVIDIA Tegra K1 benchmarked: Competitive with Celeron Bay Trail

Now that NVIDIA is shipping its Jetson board to developers, some of the first real-world tests of the company’s new Tegra K1 processor are starting to appear. Members of the Phoronix/OpenBenchmarking community have posted initial results, and it looks like NVIDIA’s new chip has raw processing power that’s comparable to Intel’s Celeron J1900 Bay Trail […]

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NVIDIA Shield 2 game console could have Tegra K1, 4GB of RAM

NVIDIA’s next handheld gaming device could feature the company’s new Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a higher-resolution display. The company started selling the original NVIDIA Shield handheld game console in mid-2013. I features a Tegra 4 processor, a 5 inch touchscreen display, and a built-in game controller that looks a bit like an […]

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Yes, HTC cheats on benchmarks, but soon you’ll be able to too

Benchmark tools such as AnTuTu, Quadrant, and 3DMark are designed to give you an idea of just how powerful a phone, tablet, or other device is. While the tests don’t always reflect real-world performance, they at least make it possible to compare devices and see how they fared on grueling tests of CPU and graphics […]

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Lilbits (3-05-2014): Google Android finds its voice

One of the key features of Google Android is its voice recognition and text-to-speech engine which lets you talk to your phone and receive spoken replies. But if your phone’s voice has always sounded a bit… basic, the latest version of the Google Text-to-Speech app could improve things dramatically. Instead of voice data files that […]

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Lilbits (1-21-2014): Humble Audiobook Bundle

While eBooks are generally cheaper than their printed counterparts, audiobooks can still be rather pricey. Take Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, for instance. Amazon charger $10 for the Kindle eBook, $12.64 for the paperback edition, $21.21 for a hardcover copy, and $29.95 for the Audible audio edition. Or you can name your price and get […]

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 benchmarks depict the fastest ARM graphics (so far)

NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra K1 chips will be the first to bring the company’s notebook-class Kepler graphics to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. NVIDIA Tegra K1 chips have 192 graphics cores paired with some of the fastest ARM-based processor cores available. But what does that mean in terms of performance? A couple of early benchmarks […]

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Asus TD300LA 2-in-1 tablet/laptop on the way?

Asus appears to be working on a new laptop/tablet hybird featuring an Intel Haswell processor and possibly the ability to dual boot Windows and Android operating systems (or perhaps there are multiple versions of the tablet, one with Android and the other with Windows 8.1). German site MobileGeeks found evidence of the upcoming Asus TD300LA […]

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Lilbits (11-26-2013): Cheaters never win (unless they’re not caught)

Want to know which phone, tablet, or PC has the fastest processor? You might turn to benchmarking tests like Antutu or 3DMark. These tests don’t always paint a solid picture of real-world performance, but they can at least help you figure out which device performs certain CPU or GPU-intensive tasks the quickest. Or at least […]