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Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

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Computer chip manufacturer Intel is already working on a 48-core processor, which would change the way we use smartphones and tablets. As well as its saving battery power - by assigning individual tasks to specific cores rather than having to share the... >>

LG admits to quad-core smartphone after Qualcomm spill with teaser video

LG admits to quad-core smartphone after Qualcomm spill with teaser video

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Having been beaten to the punch for the announcement of its own product, LG has started a teaser campaign for its Qualcomm-powered quad-core smartphone.  Qualcomm had previously made the reveal by releasing an official document before the Korean manufacturer... >>

LG quad-core smartphone with new S4 Pro revealed...by Qualcomm

LG quad-core smartphone with new S4 Pro revealed...by Qualcomm

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LG looks set to unveil a new quad-core smartphone featuring the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro platform, after supplier Qualcomm released an official statement. The so far unnamed handset will be LTE enabled and be made up of a combination of a Snapdragon S4... >>

Pre-order LG Optimus 4X HD from Phones 4u now for 27 August arrival

Pre-order LG Optimus 4X HD from Phones 4u now for 27 August arrival

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Phones 4u has begun taking pre-orders on the LG Optimus 4X HD as it gears up for the phone’s arrival on 27 August.  As an extra incentive (for some) the first 50 people to submit their pre-orders will receive tickets for them and a friend to see Cheryl... >>

iPhone 5 motherboard spotted, but what does it tell us?

iPhone 5 motherboard spotted, but what does it tell us?

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Photos have cropped up which purportedly show the motherboard of the next iPhone 5. A user has posted the images on the WeiPhone forum, while analysts have begun speculating on what clues they provide. The biggest hint the motherboard images suggest is... >>

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor is so chilled it won't melt butter

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor is so chilled it won't melt butter

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Qualcomm is making claims that it’s Snapdragon S4 is the most thermally efficient processor around and it’s using a block of butter to prove it. Have you ever been using your phone for an age and started to feel the heat it generates? Sometimes it... >>

Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

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On Monday Pocket-lint brought you the news from MWC that Paul Otellini, Intel CEO and president, had dismissed the importance of cores in mobile phone CPUs. A day later and it is Qualcomm's turn to dismiss the so-called mobile core-wars. Speaking at... >>

Quad-core Nvidia Kal-El actually has five cores

Quad-core Nvidia Kal-El actually has five cores

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Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El processor, the next in line to the tablet powerhouse throne, does in fact have five cores.  Why is this important? Well as an Nvidia white paper reveals, the extra "companion core" means parts of Kal-El can be power optimised,... >>

AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

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Any new PC or laptop purchase means being confronted with devices adorned in shiny stickers. Search closely and you will spot a trend; most have a big Intel logo slapped on them. But there are a rebellious few that are adorned with the words AMD. The... >>

Nvidia's Kal-El quad core mobile processor gets video demo

Nvidia's Kal-El quad core mobile processor gets video demo

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For those still showing off their Tegra 2 tech, prepare to have your tech pride squashed somewhat by this demo vid of Nvidia's quad core Kal-El chip. The "Glowball" video shows the first ever proper dynamic lighting generated by a mobile chip and features... >>