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​Hardware? Software? Flex Logix hopes for best of both worlds

By making chip designs themselves a little bit programmable, a Silicon Valley startup expects benefits like quicker network upgrades and better search engine performance.

By February 23, 2015


Ex-Chumby employees are building an open laptop

It may only be at the motherboard stage so far, but this ARM-powered beastie may have promise.

By December 18, 2012


Feds charge tech exec with insider trading

Former Xilinx big shot implicated in scheme to tip off Galleon hedge fund manager who used the inside info to short company's stock.

By October 26, 2012


Inside Intellectual Ventures, the most hated company in tech

Nathan Myhrvold and other executives at the controversial company say critics simply don't understand what they're doing. CNET went behind the scenes to understand what 40,000 patents and an unapologetic plan to make money from them really means.

By August 21, 2012


Intellectual Ventures sues Motorola over patents

The firm, which claims to invest in inventions, says that Motorola Mobility is violating a host of its patents and it's seeking damages because of it.

By October 6, 2011


Where gadgets (and words) come to die

A preview of the CES exhibition booths as they are still being built reveals that gadget companies are struggling to find the right words, or even any words, to describe their creations.

By January 5, 2011


2,206 high-power LEDs at your service

SIM2 Multimedia and Dolby Laboratories unveil what they refer to as "the latest in high-dynamic-range-enabled LCD flat-screen display technology featuring Dolby Vision."

By February 3, 2009


You can't hear digital audio--until it's converted to analog

High-quality digital-to-analog conversion is a crucial ingredient in high-end audio sound, and Chord Electronics has just unveiled a contender for the world's best.

By September 17, 2008


To green the Capitol, lawmakers follow tech titans

Members of Congress aiming to green the U.S. Capitol are following the lead of Silicon Valley.

By April 29, 2008