How's about this for a coincidence? We've just benchmarked the Snapdragon 800 reference tablet, with some very nice results, and now Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft will use a Qualcomm chip in its next refresh of the Surface RT. The report, based on insider sources, doesn't stretch to detailing whether we'll be looking at the flagship 800 processor specifically, but that'd seem like a logical upgrade for the current hybrid which runs on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 and already feels underpowered. As for NVIDIA, the same unconfirmed report suggests that they'll still have a role to play as a supplier "for some versions" of Microsoft's product. That's a curious notion, because it implies we might see multiple iterations of the Surface RT to suit different price points or markets (e.g., those with or without LTE), and at least one version of those could house a Tegra 4. Or it could simply be a diplomatic way of saying that the existing RT products will continue to be sold and supported for a while. Either way, if Microsoft doesn't implement the full force of Snapdragon, someone else hopefully will.
Chrysler Agrees to Recall SUVs on Fire Risk After U.S. Probe
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Chrysler Group LLC said it will recall the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty sport-utility vehicles that have been linked to 51 deaths. Chrysler, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, said in a statement today it reached an agreement ...
Chrysler reverses course, agrees to repair Jeeps
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Climate change threatens trouble in the near future, World Bank says
The World Bank is beginning to commit billions of dollars to flood prevention, water management and other projects to help major Asian cities avoid the expected impact of climate change, a dramatic example of how short the horizon has become to alleviate ...
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