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Motorola Moto X

While in screen quality and storage capacity it lags behind rival superphones, the Moto X's superbly compact and comfortable design, whiz-bang voice controls, and long battery life make it a worthy Android contender.

By Aug. 1, 2013

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Tilera's 72-core chip doubles down on multicore approach

The Tile-Gx72 has twice the processing cores as its predecessor, showing that Tilera isn't shying away from its parallel-programming philosophy.

By Feb. 19, 2013


Nintendo does Wii U teardown; talks HD, multicore chip

The company's chief executive, Satoru Iwata, brought in several engineers to talk about their work on Wii U.

By Oct. 11, 2012


Windows Phone 8 OS opens up to multicore processors, NFC

Microsoft's young smartphone operating system promises to grow up with Windows Phone 8.

By Jun. 20, 2012


Apple retooling WebKit for multicore chips

The WebKit2 interface is designed to give Apple's Web browser a better capability to juggle multiple computing processes. Also: the first Firefox 3.6.4 beta.

By Apr. 9, 2010


Pervasive takes on multicore programming

Pervasive Software's DataRush is one of a new generation of products and platforms that aim to simplify multithreaded programming for application developers.

By Apr. 8, 2009


Core wars: Multicore gaming PC shootout

Roundup of recent midrange multicore gaming desktops.

By May. 7, 2010


Microsoft wants multicore boost from Windows 7

The new operating system should be able to make better use of modern multicore chips--in part through changes to adapt Windows to big servers.

By Oct. 12, 2009


ARM eyes Intel turf with 2GHz multicore designs

Processors based on the designs, ARM says, are up to eight times more efficient than Intel's low-power chips in terms of performance per watt.

By Sep. 16, 2009


Apple's new OS geared for multicore future

Intel and AMD threw programmers a curve ball when they forsook faster clock speeds for multicore chips, but Snow Leopard introduces real technology to help compensate.

By Aug. 31, 2009