Intel Corp. and IBM have announced one of the biggest advances in transistors in four decades, overcoming a frustrating obstacle by ensuring microchips can get even smaller and more powerful.
But to say it's a toy is misleading. The device is intended to bring the most isolated tribal village into the Information Age, with the ultimate goal of offering one to every child on the planet.
SanDisk introduced a 32-gigabyte (GB)a, 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD) as a drop-in replacement for the standard mechanical hard disk drive.
Three major electronics makers have been accused of violating patented work from the University of Washington with their use of the Bluetooth wireless technology found in millions of computers, cell phones and headsets.
IBM has announced that its researchers have built a device capable of delaying the flow of light on a silicon chip, which could lead the further development of using light instead of electricity to transfer data. Researchers have known that the use o
And what do they have now to choose from? Let's have a look.
Virtual keyboards are already available as accessories: the I-Tech virtual laser keyboard was the first on the market, a $180 box about the size of a small cellphone that connects to your PDA or smartphone via Bluetooth.
Chipmaker Broadcom unveiled a decoder chip capable of decoding both Blu-ray and HD DVD video. (What's the big deal? Old DVDs hold about 4 Gigs of data vs. these 30+ Gigs. - A new Holographic design will excced a TeraByte... Yummmm :)
The small size of ferroelectric transparent structures makes it possible to fabricate nano-optical devices, such as volume holographic storage, having both positive and negative index of refraction that will allow molecular particles of an atomic siz
A team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in computer memory technology that heralded more sophisticated and reliable MP3 players, digital cameras and other devices.
A shareholder lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard for attempting to spy on board members and reporters has been expanded to include charges of insider stock trading.
Today's debut of Intel quad-core-powered computers from Hewlett-Packard completes the introduction of quad-core hardware from major computer and server manufacturers. [see link to Intel Quad-core chips]
At the SuperComputing 2006 conference next week in Tampa, Florida, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will release benchmark tests showing how specialized graphics processing units, or GPUs, developed for the games indus
IBM researchers have found a way to draw twice as much heat off of hard-working computer chips, clearing the way for server farms and data centers to use denser, faster processors.
Advanced Micro Devices is on schedule to deliver its first processors based on its advanced 65-nanometer manufacturing process in the fourth quarter this year.
Intel Corp. said it will start selling chips with four processing cores in November as the world's biggest microchip maker tries to build a lead over rival Advanced Micro Devices. Initially only target high- end servers and gaming computers.
Researchers plan to announce that they have created a silicon-based chip that can produce laser beams. The advance will make it possible to use laser light rather than wires to send data between chips, removing the most significant bottleneck in comp
IBM will build a next-generation supercomputer for the U.S. Energy Department with the potential to achieve a sustained speed of 1,000 trillion calculations per second, or one petaflop, the department said.
The Wi-Fi Alliance originally planned to hold off certification of 802.11n products until the IEEE finished ratifying their standards for the wireless technology. But they can wait no longer.
At 16 kilobytes, its memory was 50,000 times less powerful than modern PCs. It offered VisiCalc, a breakthrough spreadsheet program, and EasyWriter, which IBM promised "will store letters, manuscripts and other text for editing or rapid reproduc
And satellite and terrestrial radio broadcasters, already in fierce competitive battles, will surely see the number of listeners erode once millions of vehicles are equipped for iPod ease.
Howard Taub is showing off a sticker about the size of a hole punch. And he can barely contain his glee. That's because hidden in the little dot is a computer chip with enough memory to store a song, a photo, or a 100-page text document. The chip
With less than 4 months to the midterm elections, the latest poll found that Americans by an almost 3-to-1 margin hold the GOP-controlled Congress in low regard and profess a desire to see Democrats wrest control after 12 years of Republican rule.
A paralyzed man using a new brain sensor has been able to move a computer cursor, open e-mail and control a robotic device simply by thinking about doing it, a team of scientists said. They believe the BrainGate sensor, which involves implanting e
The memory-chip industry moved one step further from its dependence on power with Freescale Semiconductor's new memory chip, released on Monday. The MR2A16A is the first Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory device to hit the market.
IBM has built a transistor that runs about 100 times faster than current chips, a development that could pave the way for ultra-fast computers and wireless networks. "We're nowhere near having tapped the limits of silicon performance,
A molecule-sized switch just 50 nanometers wide may someday control microscopic machines and also could make DNA sequencing faster, less expensive, and more precise. Just about any machine depends on switches to turn this on or that off. And fully
Intel is about to deliver the opening salvo in a wave of multicore processors that could ultimately lead to chips with hundreds of cores aboard. The chip maker's new chip circuitry that emphasizes power efficiency
With a Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-Ray recordable drive you can create your own Blu-Ray discs.
There are plans to show off the new standard at the Computex trade show in Taipei next week.