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SoftBank to grab chip designer ARM for $32 billion

ARM will continue to expand and to design chips for the phones you buy. SoftBank, meanwhile, is training its gaze on the internet of things.

By July 18, 2016


ARM sold, Pokemadness and 'Star Trek Beyond' reviewed (CNET UK podcast 490 show notes)

Is the sale of tech giant ARM to Japan's SoftBank a sign that Britain's open for business, or flogging the family silver? Plus spoiler-free thoughts on the new Trek movie, and much more.

By July 22, 2016


​Fingernails with embedded chip make for an easier commute

A UK fashion student invents a handy way to board a bus or train -- false fingernails that make quite a stylish statement.

By July 18, 2016


Chip designer ARM to be acquired by Softbank for $32 billion

You might not know ARM by name, but its technology powers the majority of smartphones. Now, ARM will become a subsidiary of a huge telecom company.

By July 18, 2016


Asus' ZenFone 3 Deluxe gets a supersonic upgrade to the Snapdragon 821 chip

The flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be the first phone to feature Snapdragon's faster 821 processor.

By July 12, 2016


Qualcomm's supercharged chip for premium phones promises 10 percent faster performance

The Snapdragon 821 is a brawnier alternative to the chip powering phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7. We'll start seeing it in devices by fall.

By July 11, 2016


Summer project: Make a solar oven out of a chip can

This eco-friendly project will take the boredom out of a long summer day, and help fill your belly.

7 Images By July 5, 2016


People are using chip implants to open doors, control phones

Chip implants are becoming increasingly popular among so-called biohackers to control phones and perform other technological tasks.

By June 22, 2016


Man implants NFC chip to control his phone

Chip implants are commonly used in pets, but human implants are becoming increasingly common so users can control smart appliances and phones.

June 22, 2016


Graphics in Samsung's next super phone will look much prettier thanks to this chip

ARM Holdings, whose technology is the basis for Apple and Samsung processors, has created a new CPU and GPU that work better for VR and other intensive tasks.

By May 29, 2016