ARM has released a new processor (the chips that power mobile devices, Kindles, video game consoles, etc.) that is capable of 32-bit processing, but also promises to deliver years of life from a single battery charge instead of months.
While this might not seem significant to most people, imagine having to never charge your Kindle or only having to charge your mobile phone once a month instead of everyday. That’s what we’re talking about here. More than that however, ARM is hoping these chips will be incorporated into every day devices like fridges, parking meters, home lightening and thermostats, to bring about the “internet of things” era.