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Intel misses estimates as it shifts toward ultra-mobiles

Intel reports second-quarter revenue that slightly increased over last year, while profits dip slightly. The culprit, as it has been, was the declining PC market.

How to stretch the life of your SSD storage

No one likes a bricked SSD. You can reduce wear and tear and wring out every last write cycle—just don't treat it like a traditional hard drive.

Computer graphics market projects for 2013 and ahead from Jon Peddie Research

Study: Graphics market to grow and spawn employment opportunities

The computer hardware and software graphics market will grow in the coming years as applications become visually demanding, and employment opportunities in the field will expand, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Intel gestures toward the future with Omek buy

Intel has snapped up Omek, a company specializing in gesture recognition. It's part of Intel's effort to popularize perceptual computing, in which we interact with PCs and other devices using hand gestures, voice commands, and facial tracking.

Stretchable, flexible 3D-printed liquid metal wires could be the key to custom circuit boards

NC State researchers develop a way to 3D print objects out of liquid metal and create custom circuit boards.

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MIT, Vienna university develop 'optical transistors'

Researchers at an Austrian university have managed to tune the polarization of light, possibly creating a road to developing optical computers. Separately, MIT researchers have attacked the problem from a different angle.

DRAM inventor honored with prestigious Japanese award

A U.S. researcher at IBM who invented the basic building block of the modern DRAM has been honored with a prestigious Japanese award and a $500,000 prize.

Rambus, STMicroelectronics settle lawsuits, sign patent agreement

Much of Rambus' past is associated with lawsuits, but the company is moving forward with dispute settlements.

Scientist out to break Amdahl's law

Many attempts have been made over the last 46 years to rewrite Amdahl's law, a theory that focuses on performance relative to parallel and serial computing. One scientist hopes to prove that Amdahl's law can be surpassed, and that it doesn't apply in certain parallel computing models.

Panasonic develops super-sensitive, organic image sensor

Panasonic and Fujifilm say they have developed a new image sensor using organic materials that is far more sensitive than anything currently on the market.

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Rambus settles patent infringement suit with SK Hynix

Rambus has signed a $240 million patent licensing agreement with SK Hynix, ending a nearly 13-year patent dispute between the two companies over memory-chip technology.

DigiX is an inexpensive, powerful Arduino-compatible board with onboard Wi-Fi

Supporting all existing Arduino Due libraries and even shields, but coming with onboard Wi-Fi and nearly 100 i/o pins, the DigiX makes me wonder why you’d bother with a Due in the first place.

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UDOO is quad-core computer-on-a-stick that also does everything Arduino

The UDOO is a mini computer board does everything: Android, Linux, Arduino. It slices, it dices…you get the idea.

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