Phones with Intel’s 64-bit chips could discourage custom ROMs

Intel is getting ready to launch its next-gen smartphone chips. The upcoming 64-bit “Merrifield” processors will be the company’s most powerful smartphone chips to date, while offering longer battery life. But there may be something else that makes Merrifield chips special: Phones with the new processors may be designed to disable key features if you […]

Samsung introduces ATIV Book 9 Style ultrabook with faux-leather lid

Fake leather: It’s not just for Samsung phones, tablets, and Chromebooks anymore. Samsung Germany has unveiled a new premium ultrabook with Samsung’s new favorite material covering the lid. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Style is a 15.6 inch laptop with a full HD display, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a fake leather […]