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Submission + - Apple to switch to TSMC instead of Samsung for making it's ARM CPUs (

another random user writes: Apple is planning to shift production of its ARM-based microprocessors from Samsung to the Taiwanese chip-baking giant TSMC as early as next year, according to a report by the China Economic News Service (CENS).

The report cites CitiGroup Global Markets analyst J.T. Hsu as saying that TSMC will be Apple's sole supplier of 20nm quad-core processors, with volume production to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013. He also noted that Apple began its 20nm chip-verfication process at TSMC in August of this year.

Hsu told CENS that the future quad-core chips were intended for Apple's "iPad, iTV and even Macbook," turning up the heat on two rumors that have been simmering for months: that Apple is planning a move into the television market, and that an ARM-based MacBook is in the works.


Submission + - Nokia N900 running linux-based Maemo 5 reviewed (

An anonymous reader writes: Nokia N900 just got its first proper review over at CNet. The N900 runs Maemo 5, the Linux-based mobile OS, on an ARM Cortex A8 processor and has a touchscreen and slide-out Qwerty keyboard. Nokia says Maemo will be on all its N-series smart phones by 2012, but is it worth having? The reviewer says it's great as a mini-tablet, with a smooth user interface, great multi-tasking and web browser, but it's not so great as a phone.

Comment Re:Is it live, or is it Memorex (Score 1) 321

Wait.. eight hours a day? Add in eight hours to sleep and eight hours to work, where are these average people fitting in time to eat and poop (hopefully not combining the two)?

When I have to poop, I usually take one of my computers with me so I don't have to stop whatever I'm doing. Sometimes I'll stay there even after I'm done so that I won't have to get up again for the next excretion of bodily waste. I also like to watch shows when I'm eating. Is there something wrong with eating lunch while watching a TV show on your laptop and pooping?

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.