How NASA's Plan to Capture an Asteroid is Crucial to Human Survival

NASA has committed to an operation in which they will grab an asteroid and put it into lunar orbit in the 2020s, using a robotic system to throw a 12-metre-wide rock into a space shopping bag, and then tow it to the Moon. This seemingly useless mission is actually crucial to the survival of humankind. Read More >>

Some of Intel's Coolest CES Wearables Actually Had ARM Inside

Last week at CES, Intel showed off some impressive concepts for wearable tech that might someday change the world into a sci-fi dream. The catch? PCMag reports that the ambitious designs weren't entirely Intel tech. Read More >>

ARM Exec's Slip-Up Seems to Confirm Huawei Ascend P6S

Somebody needs to sort out the loose-lipped staff over at chip makers ARM, who seem to be making a habit out of stealing the thunder from the company's smartphone manufacturing partners an awful lot recently. Read More >>

Intel Is About to Start Making ARM Chips

It at first you don't succeed, join forces with people that do things better than you. At least, that's what Intel is doing, as it starts producing ARM chips at its fabrication plants. Read More >>

iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget the Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5S, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you'd never know it. Read More >>

Report: AMD Is Making Its First Ever ARM Chip

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AMD is taking a leap into unknown waters, as it readies its first ever ARM chip. Read More >>

This Fabulously Oddball Galaxy Only Has One Spiral Arm

Most galaxies, like the Milky Way, have two or more spiral "arms," but NGC 4725 only has one. Don't worry NGC 4725 you may be weird, but we still love you and think you're great looking. Space is a safe space. Read More >>

Samsung and Mozilla Developing a New Mobile Browser Standard

Mozilla is enlisting Samsung to help bring its new web rendering tech to market, with the smartphone giant helping to push its "advanced technology Web browser engine" Servo, built on Mozilla's own Rust coding language. Mozilla and Samsung will bring the new browser engine to ARM powered mobile devices running Android, perhaps heralding the beginning of Samsung's attempt to de-Google Android a little. [Mozilla via The Register] Read More >>

Watch DARPA's Robot Arms Perform The World's Slowest Pit Stop

Replacing fighter planes and reconnaissance aircraft with robotic drones turned out to be a far easier task for the military than replacing soldiers with bots. But DARPA remains determined to one day enlist robots for all military jobs, and among other research, it's working hard to develop a relatively low-cost set of artificial arms and hands that can perform everyday mundane tasks. Read More >>

Apple's Lightning Digital AV Adapter Hides a Tiny Computer

Apple's Lightning Digital AV Adapter is 40 quid. That's expensive. Apple's Lightning Digital AV Adapter hooks up your iOS device's Lightning port to HDMI. But it lags and gives artefacts. Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter actually hides a tiny computer inside in the cable...wait what? Yes. Read More >>

The World's Smallest Arm Chip Is Going To Be Inside You

Manufactured by Freescale, this chunk of silicon claims to be the world's smallest ARM-powered chip. Measuring just 2 x 2 x 0.5 millimetres, it's so small that it will likely end up inside... you. Read More >>

Microsoft Surface Gets Jailbroken, Only to Run Mac OS

Microsoft's iron grip over what can and can't run on the Surface RT has been broken. Now you can turn the Surface into the iPad we've always wanted, running full-blown Mac OS. Read More >>

Windows RT Jailbroken to Run Desktop Apps

Windows RT has been hacked to allow desktop apps to run on Microsoft's ARM-based OS. The trick circumvents a setting which usually restricts ARM-based apps to Microsoft's built-in ones, so that unsigned desktop apps can also be installed. The Verge explains: Read More >>

Woman Gains Full Mind Control of Robotic Arm, Just Like In Star Wars

This is truly extraordinary: Jan Scheuermann, a 52-year-old quadriplegic woman, has gained full control of a robotic arm. Not just simple commands, but truly complete control with "skill and speed almost similar to that of an able-bodied person." Read More >>

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64-Bit Smartphone CPUs Are Coming in 2014

The Cortex A53 and A57 are ARM’s latest and greatest mobile chipset designs, another important leap in its quest to get its mobile chipsets closer in performance to desktop CPU. Read More >>

Has Apple Actually Done Something First With the iPhone 5?

A report from the detail-obsessed folk over at Anandtech, indicates that Apple's A6 chip in the new iPhone 5 is probably the first ARM Cortex A15-based processor in a phone, and it should be screaming (40 per cent faster than A9-based chips). Has Apple beaten Samsung, HTC, and everyone else to the A15 punch? Read More >>


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