Like other smartwatches on the market, Toq doesn't have the full functionality of a smartphone or tablet. Rather, it syncs with users' smartphones, allowing them to quickly scan through texts, phone calls, and other alerts, such as calendar and WhatsApp notifications, without taking their phones out of their bags. It runs on Qualcomm's operating system and uses the company's low-power mirasol display. For now, Toq will only work with Android, but Qualcomm is considering extending the connectivity to … Read more
The end of Moore's Law may ultimately be as much about economics as physics, says a DARPA director.
"My thesis here is that it's time to start planning for the end of Moore's Law, and that it's worth pondering how it will end, not just when," Robert Colwell, director of the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, told CNET.
A tweet from a Fox News reporter claims that new Apple silicon rumored to land in the iPhone 5S is "very fast," while an Apple-centric blog says it will be 64-bit -- echoing a previous rumor.
Clayton Morris tweeted Sunday that Apple's next-generation A7 chip (the A6 currently powers the iPhone 5 and iPad 4) "is running at about 31% faster than A6. I'm hearing it's very fast."
Then 9to5Mac, which cited the tweet, added a bit of flavor, claiming that some A7 prototypes are 64-bit.
We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?
Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days when Apple rolls out a new product.
Apple is widely expected to hold an event unveiling the new iPhone on September 10. Japan's Nikkei said sales of the device will begin September 20 in that country, and then Chinese newspapers chimed in with a release date there of either September 20 or late November (due to China's verification process), depending on which … Read more
Google's, er, Motorola's new smartphone hit retail Friday and iFixit has wasted no time in taking it apart and revealing the X8 splendor inside.
Over the past few weeks, Motorola has made sure the media knows that the Moto X does not have a stock smartphone chip. And the company won't let you forget that even if you pop off the plastic (see photo above).
Future Intel processors targeted at next-gen tablets should appear in the second half of 2014, according to a report at Taipei-based Digitimes.
Intel's Cherry Trail and Willow Trail processors for tablets will arrive in the second half of 2014 with initial sample shipments of Cherry Trail to customers expected to commence at the end of 2013, Digitimes said.
More details about Cherry Trail may be revealed at Computex 2014, according to the report.
The silicon will be based on Intel's "Airmont" architecture and its most advanced 14-nanometer manufacturing process.
This isn't the first time the … Read more
A widely-cited analyst echoed previous rumors about the iPhone 5S while adding that there will be a 128GB option for the new phone and possibly a 64-bit processor.
Expect a new 128GB storage option for the iPhone 5S, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Thursday (via AppleInsider).
In February, Apple began offering a 128GB option on the iPad 4 for the first time.
And gold -- maybe better described as "champagne" -- will be a color option on the upcoming phone, Kuo said, echoing a previous report from Japanese site Macotakara.
The analyst also claimed Thursday that the … Read more
Gold and sapphire. No, we're not talking about Rolex wristwatches but the iPhone 5S. All rumors of course.
The reason? Sapphire prevents the button from being scratched and a slightly convex shape creates room for the fingerprint sensor, according to the analyst.
Note that there has also been speculation that the 5S' touch display would handle fingerprint sensing chores.
A fingerprint reader could pave the way for more secure mobile payments … Read more
It's been a bad week for Windows RT. But Microsoft told CNET that it's still committed -- to ARM.
That's not deterring Microsoft. "Windows remains committed to the ARM platform," a Microsoft spokesman told CNET.
And more ARM devices are on the way. "We are looking forward to new ARM-based Windows devices that will launch later this … Read more
Nvidia's Shield gaming device is flying off the shelves, the chipmaker's CEO said Thursday.
Jen-Hsun Huang, speaking during a conference call following Nvidia's earnings announcement, said that everything Nvidia has shipped to retail partners has already sold out. It's only several thousand units, he said, but Nvidia is ramping up production to get more Shields into stores.
"It's still early, but we expect to do quite well with Shield," he said.
Nvidia is traditionally known for making graphics processing units, or GPUs, found in computers and game consoles, but that business faces an … Read more