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Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

The Korean electronics maker, best known for TVs and mobile devices, also makes the processors powering those devices. Here's why it's now angling to be first with new chip technology.

By April 17, 2015

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FBI pulls computer security expert off flight, after he tweets about hacking its systems

Technically Incorrect: Chris Roberts says he sent his tweet because he's frustrated that a security flaw isn't being addressed.

By April 17, 2015

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Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015

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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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Windows 10 to debut in late July, says AMD chief

An apparent slip during an Advanced Micro Devices conference call on Friday may have spilled the beans on the launch date for the next generation of Windows.

By April 20, 2015

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Two-year-old cryogenically frozen by parents

Technically Incorrect: The parents of a Thai girl who died of brain cancer have had her frozen in the hope that science will one day be able to revive her. She is believed to be the youngest person ever to undergo the procedure.

By April 16, 2015

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Zvox SoundBase 450

Unveiled at CES 2015, the SoundBase 450 and 350 feature Bluetooth and built-in subwoofers and both come in under $300.

By January 5, 2015

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Star Wars droid BB-8 is real, powered by Sphero

Get ready for rolling BB-8 toys. The droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a real robot, based on the technology in Sphero's toy robotic balls. And in a galaxy not so far away, SpaceX delivers an espresso machine to the International Space Station.

By April 17, 2015

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Pantone introduces its first new colour in three years: Minion Yellow

Pantone's newest colour is the first ever created by the institute to be inspired by and named after a character.

By April 19, 2015

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Sonar-equipped treadmill changes speed based on how you run

Researchers at Ohio State University believe they have the cure for the common "dreadmill." It's a treadmill that uses sonar to make running feel more natural.

By April 17, 2015