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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820's new Hexagon DSP for always-on sensors, image processing

Qualcomm's drip-drip of Snapdragon 820 details rolls on with the Hexagon 680 DSP, which will be the chipmaker's way of monitoring step tracking and improving low-light photos.

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Fujitsu's thin heat pipe could help smartphone chips run cooler

While it won't eliminate heat, this heat pipe could spread it out better and reduce extremes of temperature on the surface of smartphones

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ARM launches Cortex A-72 platform, powering flagship smartphones in 2016

ARM, the CPU company that powers virtually all smartphones, announces the Cortex A-72 chip design as well as a new graphics core.

samsung electronics starts mass production of first 8 gigabit lpddr4 mobile dram

Samsung's new super fast, low-power memory heralds phones with 4GB of RAM

The company has started mass producing its fast and frugal LPDDR4 mobile DRAM.

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Nvidia reveals PC-like performance for 'Denver' Tegra K1

The 64-bit "Denver" derivative of Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor has yet to ship, but Nvidia released some early benchmarks of its performance at the Hot Chips conference.

STMicro's invisible lasers could bring touchless gesture control to smartphones

Touchless swipes, taps and double-taps can all be identified by STMicro's 'time-of-flight' proximity detector

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