64-bit articles

How 64-bit computing will improve the mobile experience

If you’re a developer looking to make the mobile experience more powerful for your end users, 64-bit computing is worth looking into. With powerful 64-bit architecture at their fingertips, smartphone and tablet developers will benefit from big performance gains, addressable…

Samsung to be ready when Android moves to 64-bit

Apple broke new ground last year by launching a 64-bit mobile processor, the first of its kind in the mobile industry. Since then, a number of other chip makers have put their 64-bit ambitions into overdrive to keep pace including…

Mobile Tech Trends and Predictions for 2014

During 2013 we were introduced to a range of cool new tech in the mobile space. High resolution 1080p displays made us question whether the smartphone you were holding was sharper looking than real paper, quad-core processors dominated every device, and some smartphone cameras packed more megapixels than a professional DSLR. So what will 2014 bring? Here’s our list of predictions for the next year in smartphone and tablet technology...

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Qualcomm moves to 64-bit with mid-range Snapdragon 410 SoC

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced its first 64-bit capable ARM-based system-on-a-chip: the Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). Destined for mainstream devices, the new SoC makes use of ARM's Cortex-A53 CPU cores, which are the first from the company to use the ARMv8 64-bit architecture,…

Stardock: PC gaming is about to break free of 'poisonous' decade-old standards

Game developers have been stuck with DirectX 9 and 2GB of memory for the past decade. While this hasn’t harmed first person shooters (they only have to manage a handful of objects at once), it has been poisonous to other genres. Next time you’re playing an RPG in first person with no party you can refer to DirectX 9 and 2GB of memory as a big reason for that.