Intel, Microsoft hegemony threatened by convergence

Opinion While Intel and its customers reliant on PC sales have all been hurting as sales have fallen in the last year, it appears that British design company ARM continues to make waves in the market.

The future of Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra SoC

Nvidia's flagship mobile Tegra SoC has managed to clinch a number of design wins, and can be found inside Google's Nexus 7 tablet, Microsoft's Windows RT Surface, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Ouya's upcoming Android-powered console.

Netflix arrives on ARM-powered Samsung Chromebook

Samsung's $250 Chromebook rolled out in October and quickly climbed to the top of the charts on Amazon.

Intel eyes Apple mobile chip deal

A new report indicate that Intel's next CEO could attempt to maneuver the corporation into a growing contract-manufacturing business.

BigDog robot learns to throw

It's usually the human that throws, and the dog that fetches. But Boston Dynamics' BigDog robot has now been demonstrated hurling cinder blocks across a room.

ARM CEO remains optimistic about Windows RT

Sales of Microsoft's ARM-powered RT Surface tablet have certainly been less-than-stellar, at least thus far. Nevertheless, ARM CEO Warren East remains optimistic about the RISC-friendly version of the Microsoft's flagship operating system.

Android-x86 runs on your desktop PC

Andriod-x86 can best be described as an unofficial initiative to port Google's popular mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips.

AMD showcases Temash-powered tablets

The tablet market is currently dominated by ARM RISC-based chips designed by industry heavyweights such as Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and Nvidia.

Freescale touts "world's smallest" ARM microcontroller

Freescale Semiconductor has debuted the Kinetis KL02 MCU, which the company claims is the "world's smallest" ARM-powered microcontroller.

Nvidia's Tegra 4 is a screaming fast mobile SoC

Nvidia recently debuted its flagship Tegra 4 SoC, a processor based on ARM's powerful Cortex-A15 quad-core architecture.

ARM's Mali GPU is number one in Android tablet market

ARM has confirmed a significant increase in the use of its stalwart Mali GPU which reached more than 150 million processors in 2012 - with licensing jumping by some 30% in 2012 across the smartphone, tablet and graphic-enabled Digital TV (DTV) markets.

This bionic prosthetic hand can feel

The typical prosthetic limb is a very limited device that usually looks very little like the arm, hand or leg it is meant to replace.

ARM wants a $100 price point for smartphones and tablets

An ARM executive says he believes $100 price points for both Android smartphones and tablets will be the next big mobile wave.

Report: Asus and Intel eye 7-inch Android x86 tablet

Asus and Intel are reportedly teaming up to bring an entry-level x86 tablet to a lucrative mobile market currently dominated by ARM-powered devices.

Bodhi Linux is up and running on the MK802 mini PC

Bodhi can best be described as a lightweight Linux flavor coded to run across a wide range of hardware.

Jump-starting Nvidia's Tegra SoC

Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra SoC has racked up a number of smartphone and tablet design wins, although clearly not as much as the company had originally anticipated.

Huawei's MediaQ M310 is a quad-core Android set-top box

Huawei is a China-based corporation that makes all sorts of electronics and gadgets, ranging from smartphones and tablets to set top-boxes.

Via debuts ARM-powered WonderMedia PRIZM SoC

Via has debuted an ARM-powered SoC known as the WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950. The dual-core A9 processor - clocked at 1.2Ghz - is paired with a Mali-400MP2 GPU.

ARM version of Google Chrome gets Native Client support

Google’s NaCl, or Native Client, can best be described as a platform that allows the Chrome browser to run specific apps coded in C or C++ instead of the typical HTML5, CSS or JavaScript.

Report: Samsung's Exynos 5 to power Galaxy S4

Samsung's uber-popular Chromebook is one of the first real mobile implementations of ARM’s long-awaited Cortex-A15 processor in the form of Samsung’s Exynos 5 dual-core chip.