Qualcomm on Tuesday staged a benchmarking event in San Francisco to run benchmarks on a reference Mobile Development Platform (MDP) tablet PC equipped with the company's newest Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip.
The event revealed raw speeds of the Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip, which will be seen in premium smartphones later this year.
The Snapdragon 800 chip was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year, where the company boasted that the new chip would nearly 75 per cent performance boost over its current Snapdragon S4 chip.
As millions of moths have engulfed Madrid, an entirely new genre of jokes has emerged and many are using social networks like Twitter to crack jokes on the situation.
A city official said the first reaction to the vast number of moths was alarm, then curiosity and then jokes.
An unknown person, pretending to be a moth (polilla from Spain), wroted on Twitter, "The truth is your homes are so comfy. Don't you love the sound of our wings?"
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo scored another victory in Barcelona at the Catalunya MotoGP championship on Sunday.
It was the twenty-six-year-old Spaniard's third career win this season. He scored the victory by beating both Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.
He started from the third on the grid and surpassed Pedrosa before the first curve. Pedrosa and Marquez finished the race at second and third positions, respectively.
President Barack Obama on Friday named HBO executive James Costos as the next American Ambassador to Spain.
Costos, vice president of global licensing & retail at HBO, was one of top fundraisers for Obama's election campaign. He hosted a number of events for Obama in Los Angeles and New York.
Nominating Costos as the American Ambassador to Spain, Obama said, "It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join this Administration to serve the American people."
In a bid to clean up Spain's stained image following the Operation Puerto case, the country's parliament on Thursday passed a new anti-doping law.
Under the new law, the doping tests for athletes have been expanded to night hours from 11 p. m. to 6 a. m., and those who will deal in doping substances will be slapped with hefty fines.
Dealing in doping substances will result into fines of up to $530,000. In addition, the government will create a new national anti-doping agency that will enjoy greater autonomy.
Spanish authorities on Wednesday confirmed that five Tunisian men had been taken into custody for their active participation in spreading terror propaganda on social-networking sites.
Living in Barcelona, the five men were allegedly spreading terrorism by using social media networks to spread speeches by Osama Bin Laden, describe how to make bombs and to post videos showing Islamic terrorists training centers.
They uploaded more than four hundred files with controversial text, still photographs and video of attacks.
A former Spanish nursing home employee has been convicted of killing eleven residents over a period of one year by forcing them to drink toxic liquids.
During trial, 48-year-old Joan Vila confessed that he forced the residents to drink toxic liquids like bleach, and claimed that he did that in order to ease their pain and suffering.
He described the killings as a "compassionate" act, and added that he loved the people he had "helped to die".
The Spanish government is widely expected to announce a cut of 10-20 per cent in renewable subsidies by 21st of June, a potential move that will wipe out several green energy investors' investments.
The lawmakers are of the view that government subsidies have hiked the costs of running the country's electrical system. They argue that costs of running the renewable systems have been bigger than the amount of money generated by sales of power. The government thus believes that reducing subsidies would help tackle the problem.
Actress Lindsay Price on Saturday, June 8, tied the knot with celebrity chef Curtis Stone in Spain.
The wedding ceremony took place at the Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort in Mallorca, Spain; where guests like Price's Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Tiffani Thiessen were present. Thiessen took to popular micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate Price and Stone on their marriage.
Stone and Price had been dating since 2009. They had a son, Hudson, in November 2011, even before their engagement in July last year.
In an evident attempt to expand yogurt's growing market, Madrid, Spain-based yogurt manufacturer Grupo Leche Pascual (GLP) has launched its Creamy Delight yogurt brand - the smooth, refreshing, and vitamins-enriched yogurt - in the Philippines.
Priced at only P15-P20 per cup - that is, nearly half the cost of the leading yogurt brands in Philippines -, Creamy Delight is now available in almost all the bigwig retail stores, including Rustan's, SM Hypermart, Shopwise, 7-11, Puregold, and sari-sari stores.
Many investors in Spain may suffer the loss of their life savings as the government is poised to cut renewable subsidies.
Up to a few years back, Spanish government had been promising at least two decades of massive subsidies in the area of renewable energy to provide a boost to green energy in the country, prompting many to invest their hard earned money in various schemes in the sector.
In 2008, Juan Antonio Cabrero invested nearly _100,000 in a solar-energy farm in northern Spain. He even pledged his home as a guarantee to obtain a loan of _80,000 to make the investment.
Spain has sought US help to slim down its overweight Isaac Peral, the first in a new class of diesel-electric submarines.
The Isaac Peral submarine was nearly completed when engineers discovered that the vessel is too heavy to be able to surface after submerge in sea.
The submarine is 2,200 tones in weight; and Connecticut-based US Navy contractor Electric Boat has hit a deal with the Spanish Defense Ministry to help it find a way to reduce the weight.
The gap in views on homosexuality is widening around the world, a fresh survey by Pew revealed.
The survey of 39 nations, released on Tuesday, revealed that societies in many countries in Europe, Latin America, North America, Southeast Asia and Australia are in favour of homosexuality; while societies in many other countries in Africa and Asia are against it.
Germany's state-run lender KfW is preparing a loan program for Spain's small & medium-sized firms to provide a boost to the careworn southern European economy.
KfW will provide nearly 1 billion euros (US$1.3bn) at low interest rates to the ICO - the German bank's Spanish counterpart, which will then use the funds to small & medium-sized firms in the country.
The German bank is also pursuing discussions to provide financial support of another 100 million euros to two existing ICO company lending programs.
Thousands of anti-austerity protesters on Saturday took to the streets of several major cities of Europe, arguing that that the government's austerity measures would further throttle growth and increase unemployment.
The list of cities where protests took place included Madrid, Frankfurt and Lisbon. In Madrid, nearly 7,000 protestors took to the streets, accusing international lenders of imposing harsh measures on struggling countries.
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister has said that the jobless data from the country, which are expected to be released next week, are likely to be encouraging.
The remarks from the Spanish head of the country came just before the protestors prepared for protests in Madrid and other European cities against austerity measures announced by the governments in the region. Rajoy was speaking in a economic conference when he said that the data would indicate that the Spanish economy has started to recover, turning itself around from the downwards fall.
Anti-smoking campaigners on Friday criticized the Spanish government for its alleged plan to alter the country's 2011 ban on smoking in public places in favour of planned mega-casino project dubbed EuroVegas.
Backed by American casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, EuroVegas will be developed just outside Madrid, in a town called Alcorcon. The project will include six casinos and 12 hotels built on the lines of Las Vegas casino culture.
The European Commission has warned Spain that it could be slapped with a legal action for refusing to recognize the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
The EHIC entitles citizens of the European Union, the 17-nation block that uses euro, to free healthcare in public hospitals in any country of the block.
But, some of the card holder complained that Spanish hospitals rejected the card and asked them to reclaim the cost of treatment through their travel insurance.
American rock star Bon Jovi has waived his fee for a concert scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain, next month, in view of the country's persistent economic problem.
Announcing his decision to waive his fee for the concert, Jovi said that he feared that many fans wouldn't be able to afford the full price amid ongoing economic crisis.
Small investors who traded their shares in Spain's nationalized lender Bankia on Tuesday suffered heavy losses as they received only a fifth of their original price.
Bankia was created by fusing seven savings banks nearly 22 months ago, amid Spain's widening banking crisis. But, the bank has so far lost a whopping 99 per cent of its stock exchange value.
Maricarmen Olivares, whose parents suffered a loss of _600,000, said, "They're cheating us again, like they did before. Everything is a swindle, the share listing, the compensation package, the value of the stock now."
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