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Apple vs. Samsung: State of the mobile silicon

Geekbench’s John Poole discusses how Apple balances performance and efficiency, how Samsung is ramping up single-core, and where Qualcomm — and maybe Google? — fit in.

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Rene Ritchie: Joining me again, we have John Poole from…I am going to say Primate Labs, but I think most people know you from Geekbench.

John Poole: Exactly.

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U.S. Department of Labor investigation into Google gender pay gap could change Silicon Valley

Android’s maker has been ordered to hand over 8,000 employees’ contact info for failing to adhere to equal pay laws.

It’s been a few days since a judge ruled that Google had to hand over 8,000 of its employees’ contact information to the U.S. Department of Labor, but the reason for it remains a prescient matter — and one worth studying up on before heading into the weekend.

Android’s maker is currently under investigation for allegedly failing  [Read More…]

Already missing Silicon Valley? Then you’ll want to download this app

Find out if what you’re eating is a hot dog — or not.

HBO’s famed show about the Silicon Valley has officially aired its last episode for the season, but don’t fret! There’s an app available to help tide you over until the next season.

That’s right, Jian-Yang’s venerable Not Hotdog app is in the Google Play Store. It’s ridiculous, and it doesn’t do much save for identifying if whether or not  [Read More…]

Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to return to Silicon Valley

Xiaomi is possibly one the most well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer out there.The company built its reputation on selling affordable but very well specced smartphones through its online web store. It also employed the skills of ex-marketing executive at Google, Hugo Barra which certainly helped propel Xiaomi’s name in the industry. However, it seems that the

Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to return to Silicon Valley

Xiaomi’s global head Hugo Barra is leaving the company.

In a Facebook post, Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving the company to return to Silicon Valley. Barra left Google in 2013 to head up Xiaomi’s global unit, and in the three years since, he was instrumental in Xiaomi’s growth overseas. The company is the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in India, crossing $ 1 billion in revenue last year, and has a foothold in key  [Read More…]

Grab Silicon Power’s 128GB microSD for $35 at Amazon

Amazon currently has the 128GB microSD card from Silicon Power for just $ 35, which is a savings of $ 20 on the regular price. We’ve seen the price of storage drop over the past few months, and this is an absolute steal for anyone looking to have extra space to keep their favorite songs and movies.

Whether you need it for your new phone, tablet or just as an extra, you won’t want to miss  [Read More…]

Samsung opens its new semiconductor headquarters in Silicon Valley

Samsung has opened up a new headquarters right where the original company campus was first constructed more than 30 years ago at Silicon Valley. This new building will house Samsung semiconductor research and development efforts, as well as bolstering innovation and advanced tech by bringing more than 700 employees together onto a single, open-plan campus.

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OnePlus Two Expected In Q3 2015, Seeks Additional Funding From Silicon Valley

OnePlus, the maverick smartphone manufacturer that attempted to turn the world on its head, is in talks to obtain additional funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalists . The purpose: to increase and improve its manufacturing and talent. The company hopes to accomplish this before announcing the OnePlus Two. The company is already attempting to lure talent from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, and Lenovo.

It’s unknown how far in negotiations they are. However, the reputation of the company could be a factor  [Read More…]