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Moore's Law is the reason your iPhone is so thin and cheap

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's observation 50 years ago set the groundwork for self-driving cars on the road and computers in our pockets today.

By April 16, 2015

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When Google Maps meets the human body, here's what happens

Melding technology designed to examine silicon wafers with Google Maps algorithms has yielded a remarkable way to look at our own bodies.

By April 2, 2015

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Meet MediaTek, the brains powering your next budget smartphone

The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US. That could mean more affordable smartphone options.

By January 23, 2015

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X-ray reveals the secrets of burned Vesuvius scrolls

Scrolls that were damaged, but not destroyed, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius may now be read for the first time in nearly two millennia.

By January 20, 2015

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Bionic eye: 3D printing merges contact lens and QLEDs

Quantum dots have been successfully 3D printed into a contact lens, allowing the lens to project beams of light.

By December 10, 2014

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First 3D LED printer could print heads-up-display contact lenses

Researchers at Princeton University have developed a 3D printer that can print LEDs in layers -- and it could one day print contact lenses that incorporate heads-up displays.

By November 20, 2014

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Twist: IBM to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B to offload its chip business

In an unusual move, IBM will pay GlobalFoundries to take the chip business off its hands -- rather than GlobalFoundries paying IBM for the operation.

By October 20, 2014

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Intel tops Q3 expectations despite a $1B loss in mobile biz

The world's largest chipmaker by sales continued to post stronger numbers in its PC and data-center businesses, but its mobile unit posted just $1 million in revenue and another huge loss.

By October 14, 2014

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Intel doubles down on mobile with $1.5B China investment

Despite a rocky start in mobile, the chipmaker forged ahead with its second major mobile partnership in China this year.

By September 26, 2014

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DARPA: 'Vanishing' spy tech will self-destruct in 3,2,1...

The U.S. military is giving big bucks to IBM, Xerox, and others to develop "Mission Impossible"-style tech that explodes or decomposes once it's served its purpose.

By February 11, 2014