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Topic: Future Hardware

Intel outlines upcoming Core i7 'Haswell' integrated graphics, touts up to triple performance

05/02/2013, 02:05 am

A document released on Wednesday sheds some light on Intel's forthcoming Core i7 processors, which will boast new integrated graphics silicon that promises to double or even triple performance compared to existing models.

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Editorial: What will Apple do with the Macintosh?

04/27/2013, 02:04 pm

After a decade of significant growth, Apple's Mac sales have flattened out as the larger market for PCs has begun to collapse. What future is there in the Mac business, and why is the company now designing a new Mac Pro?

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Apple's R&D expenses surge 33%, on pace to top $4 billion this year

04/24/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's research and development related expenses have grown by 33 percent this year and are on pace to top $4 billion in fiscal 2013, as the company toils away on new "surprises" in its top-secret labs.

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Apple invention would allow for peripheral-based authentication, password recovery

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

A newly granted patent would allow owners of Apple devices to retrieve passwords by connecting to a specific peripheral, potentially eliminating the need for traditional recovery methods.

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Survey finds 19% of consumers interested in buying Apple 'iWatch'

04/19/2013, 08:04 am

A new survey has discovered strong consumer interest for a hypothetical "iWatch" from Apple, with 19 percent of consumers declaring themselves "likely" to buy such a device.

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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

04/18/2013, 10:04 am

Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.

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Apple could foster ties with Taiwan's tech industry in manufacture of rumored fingerprint sensor

04/18/2013, 06:04 am

Production of a rumored fingerprint sensor said by some to be bound for the next-generation iPhone could rely heavily on Taiwan's semiconductor industry, strengthening Apple's ties in the region as it drifts farther away from Samsung.

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Apple setting up shop in Florida for custom chip development

04/16/2013, 08:04 am

Apple's hardware development operations are expanding to the Orlando, Fla., area, where the company apparently plans to design, build and test custom chips for future devices.

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Rumor: Ex-Adobe exec Kevin Lynch heading Apple team of former iPod employees

04/12/2013, 08:04 am

Kevin Lynch, a former Adobe executive who caused a stir when he recently joined Apple, is now in charge of a team comprised of employees who used to work in the company's iPod division, a new rumor claims.

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Development issues may cause later-than-expected debuts of 'iPhone 5S,' low-cost iPhone & next iPad mini

04/11/2013, 11:04 am

The bulk of Apple's 2013 product pipeline will likely launch later than many market watchers expect, according to one insider, due to a variety of complex development challenges associated this year's anticipated iPhones and new iPad mini.

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Samsung excluded from development of Apple's next-gen 'A7' chip - report

04/10/2013, 11:04 am

The growing rift between Samsung and Apple has led to Samsung being cut out of the development process of Apple's next-generation custom chips for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new report.

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Apple's US-based chip development expanding in Florida, could be related to fingerprint tech

04/08/2013, 12:04 pm

Apple's domestic development of custom chips continues to grow, as a new job listing references a mysterious "Melbourne Design Center" in Florida, likely connected to the company's interest in fingerprint scanning technology.

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Rumor: Microsoft to introduce Google Glass competitor in 2014

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Wearable electronics are apparently the next big trend in tech, as a new rumor claims Microsoft plans to join the fray with its own set of high-tech glasses in the first half of 2014.

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Fingerprint scanning tech predicted to be major component of Apple's 'iPhone 5S' & 'iWatch'

04/03/2013, 08:04 am

Rumors of a secure fingerprint scanner in Apple's anticipated "iPhone 5S" continue to surface, with one new report claiming the feature will also appear in an Apple "iWatch."

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Rumor: Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller to launch this year

04/03/2013, 08:04 am

After meeting with Apple suppliers in a tour of China and Taiwan, one analyst now believes Apple will launch a television set this year with a new ring-shaped accessory that will allow a user to control the TV set by pointing their finger.

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Apple's hiring of ex-Segway robotics expert fuels speculation of 'fantastic' future products

04/02/2013, 04:04 pm

A robotics expert who was a key figure behind the creation of the Segway personal transportation device now works at Apple, leading some to speculate he could be involved in a top-secret advanced product at the company.

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Rumor: Apple's expiring chip contract with Samsung will lead to TSMC-built 'A7' chips

04/02/2013, 08:04 am

Apple's future "A7" chips for 2014's "iPhone 6" will be built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. once the existing contract with Samsung expires, a new rumor claims.

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April Fools: Apple's 'Bounce Back' campaign for pros looks to court ex-Mac users who jumped to Windows

04/02/2013, 07:04 am

After spending years courting users to switch from Windows to a Mac, Apple has apparently found itself losing professional users to Microsoft a trend it hopes to reverse with a new program apparently dubbed "Bounce Back." [Update: Nope.]

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Rumor: Apple courting developers to support official gaming controller [u]

03/29/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple has allegedly developed its own dedicated gaming controller for release at some point in the future, a development that, if true, could drastically reshape the face of the video game industry.

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Google, LG also rumored to be working on own smart watch devices

03/22/2013, 12:03 pm

Speculation that wearable smart watches are the "next big thing" in tech continues to mount, as a pair of new reports claim both Google and LG are working on their own wrist accessories.

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