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Yep, Apple's A7 looks twice as fast -- at least for fractal math

A detailed look at the Frax app's 90 percent performance boost on the iPhone 5S shows why Apple's A7 chip isn't a marketing gimmick -- even if the advantages aren't strictly because of a 64-bit design.

By October 10, 2013


Google: Dart will rescue browsers from JavaScript

The programming language for Web sites and Web apps is less complex and therefore easier to develop, Chrome programmers argue at Google I/O.

By May 17, 2013


Microsoft explains how Windows 8 smokes Windows 7

Microsoft outlines Windows 8 acceleration improvements vs. Windows 7. Faster rendering of text, geometry, and images are explained.

By July 23, 2012


Android programming's ups and downs (Q&A)

James Steele and Nelson To, authors of a new book on Android programming, know a thing or two about Google's mobile OS--including the bright side of fragmentation.

By December 29, 2010


Google speeds its new Web video software

The "Aylesbury" release of Google's streaming video technology decodes WebM video faster and encodes it better, the company says. Coming by March: "Bali."

By November 1, 2010


The factor factor, part 1

Ever wonder why new chip designs fail in the market, even though they offer real advantages? Or why others succeed in spite of serious disadvantages? It's apparently a secret. Part one of three.

By October 12, 2009


OpenCL: Parallel programmers' new best friend

OpenCL, created to support parallel programming in Apple's Snow Leopard operating system, may become the new world standard for parallel programming on all platforms.

By August 28, 2009


Intel details future graphics chip at GDC

Engineers are ready to spell out the inner workings and target markets for Larrabee, Intel's first graphics chip in over a decade.

By March 27, 2009


Intel at chip conference: More wireless, less GHz

At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Intel will present 15 papers, with a special focus on new system-on-a-chip developments and wireless silicon.

By February 4, 2009


Intel at chip conference: More cores, less power

Intel will have a lot to say at International Solid-State Circuits Conference, spanning the spectrum of silicon from mobile to server processors.

By February 3, 2009