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Bitcoin's street price is surging, and even mainstream PC makers are scrambling to make money off the gold rush.
Researchers have found a new way to tune the radio frequency in smartphones and other wireless devices that promises to reduce costs and improve performance of semiconductors used in defense, satellite, and commercial communications.
As the computing world splinters into diverse niches and form factors, let's remember that all these devices share the same background.
The equipment is big and expensive, with the research costs at almost US$500,000. But by just using retail components, Chinese professor Chi Nan has built her own Li-Fi wireless system that can use LED lights to send and receive Internet data.
GPUs get faster and faster with each generation. Now they are at the point where they no longer give a benefit to certain monitors.
The first Bay Trail tablets that have already been announced run on Windows 8.1 and start at $299. New tablets running Android will be in stores by Thanksgiving weekend, said Intel's CEO.
MediaTek is promising smartphone buyers they will get more bang for their buck now that it plans to introduce its LTE chipsets and use ARM's upcoming 64-bit processor designs.
DRAM prices are already up 35 percent since the recent fire at Hynix's plant in Wuxi, China, and supply is not expected to be restored until the first half of 2014.
With its first computer based on the extremely low-power Quark processor, Intel is tapping into the 'maker' community to figure out ways the new chip could be best used.
With new DDR4 memory, computers will be faster next year but users will likely pay a premium on the price of the technology.
Which is scarier: The fact that malware can get cozy in your hardware, or the fact that it was completely undetectable until now?
Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated the first functional computer built using only carbon nanotube transistors, according to an article published Wednesday on the cover of scientific journal Nature.
Faster, flashier, and far more expensive than anything you'd even need, these titanic tales of excess symbolize the pinnacle of PC prowess.