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Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The breakthrough betavoltaic power cells are constructed from semiconducto

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Such a storage capability would enable nearly 30,000 feature length movies or the entire contents of YouTube – millions of videos estimated to be more than 1,000 trillion bits of data- to fit in a device the size of an iPod.

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"He, like all of us, knew that people would immediately start to hack the iPhone and unlock it for use on T-Mobile and other services abroad. And once that happened, the benefits could far outweigh the costs of such a hack."

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San Jose Mercury

The teenage hacker who found a way to unlock the iPhone so that the device would not be restricted to use solely on AT&T Inc.'s cellular networks will be trading his reworked gadget for a new Nissan 350Z and (three) iPhones."

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ARS Technica

A group of scientists claim to have discovered a way to store 500GB worth of data on DVD-sized discs. The scientists are members of the Microholas Project which plans to double the storage capacity to 1TB by 2010.

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ExtremeTech

A proposed amendment to the current copy protection license governing DVDs would completely ban all DVD backups, and prevent DVD playback without the DVD disk being present inside the drive. Is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday, according to

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Seattlepi.com

Dell Inc., the second-largest maker of personal computers, has chosen a version of the Linux operating system to sell with its consumer PCs as it works to win back customers from rival Hewlett-Packard Co.

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Reuters

IBM said it will be able to make microchips faster and more energy efficient by stacking components on top of each other, a breakthrough that cuts the distance an electrical signal needs to travel.

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PC Magazine

The claimed speed for the CM8060 is a maximum 70 to 71 pages per minute (ppm) and an average of 60 ppm for black-and-white pages and 50 ppm for color, with the CM8050 just 10 ppm slower on each score. That by itself will be enough to turn heads, but

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Reuters

The end of Moore's Law is expected to come more quickly for memory chips than processors because of the different ways in which they work. Whereas the circuits on processors act as pipes that guide streams of electrons, memory chips use pools of

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AP

The world's largest hard drive maker, announced hard drives will include a chip with built-in encryption that makes it impossible for anyone to read data off the disk, or even boot up a PC, without some form of authentication.

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IDG News

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration confirmed Thursday that it built a special chip used in a disputed demonstration of quantum computing in February. NASA engineers used their experience with sub-micrometer dimensions and ultra-lo

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IDG News

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today announced the availability of its 690 chipset, the company's first integrated chipset for AMD processors that includes the ATI Radeon X1250 graphics processor.

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AP

IBM has devised a way to triple the amount of memory stored on computer chips and double the performance of data-hungry processors by replacing a problematic type of memory with a variety that uses much less space on the slice of silicon.

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IDG News Service

Following their march from standard processors to dual-core and quad-core designs in 2006, Intel researchers have built an 80-core chip that performs more than a teraflop of operations using less electricity than a modern PC chip.

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EFF

This guide is part of the Machine Identification Code Technology project. It explains how to read the date, time, and printer serial number from forensic tracking codes in a Xerox DocuColor color laser printout. This information is the result

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ExtremeTech

Intel unveiled details of its next-generation Core 2 processors, code-named "Penryn." Just as AMD catches up with Intel by moving to a 65 nm process technology, Intel is poised to push ahead to 45 nm. Slated to begin production in 2007. The

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