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TSMC signaled this week that the mobile industry is getting ready to move to 64-bit computing.
Intel is touting a future system-on-a-chip for low-cost PCs and tablets and a 64-bit kernel for Android 4.4.
Intel wants to take the lead in 64-bit Android. This week, it offered some proof of how it's doing that.
Chip giant demonstrates a 64-bit Android platform running on its latest Atom processors at an investor conference.
Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.
The Apple A7 chip will take smartphones into the desktop world of 64-bit computing.
While at first speculated as a limit for testing, Apple has officially said that older Macs will not be able to run its upcoming OS.
While the phrase "640KB RAM ought to be enough for anybody" was falsely attributed to Bill Gates, it definitely outlines a way many of us think about the computing limits we're faced with. At the time this was purportedly said, computers were just transitioning to 16-bit architectures with the Intel 8088 processor (the one used in some of the first PCs), which broke through the 64-byte memory limit of the older architecture.
Apple's updated OS ships with a number of 64-bit native applications, but Apple's kernel itself defaults to 32-bit, unless the user holds down the "6" and "4" keys during boot time.
Despite the benefits of benefit, there may be some unforeseen incompatibilities when running in 64-bit mode that users should be aware of.