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Nvidia aims for quad-core, Kal-El tablets at $199

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At CES 2012, Nvidia and Asus demo’d a $249 Kal-El quad-core tablet dubbed the Asus ME370T. Neither company has talked about that specific product since, but Nvidia is now showing off its quad-core “Kai” reference platform — and it’s identical to the Asus device it showcased earlier this year.What’s new...
Nvidia aims for quad-core, Kal-El tablets at $199

University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin

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Chips that have 3D elements to them are very much real. Moving data in 3D hasn't been truly viable until now, however, which makes an experimental chip from the University of Cambridge that much more special. By sandwiching a layer of ruthenium atoms between cobalt and platinum, researchers found...
University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin

Preliminary ITC ruling finds Samsung in infringement of four Apple patents

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Previous ITC decisions either cleared Android devices of violation of the asserted patents (Apple's three-patent complaint against Motorola) or identified a violation with respect to only one or two patents at a time. But on Wednesday, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender issued a preliminary ruling in Apple's favor against...
Preliminary ITC ruling finds Samsung in infringement of four Apple patents

Arduino Leonardo finally launches with new pin layout, lower price (video)

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We caught our first glimpse at the new, simplified Arduino Leonardo at Maker Faire back in September of last year. At the time, we were promised a late October shipping date, but it failed to materialize. Finally, Massimo Banzi has taken the wraps off the slimmed down microcontroller and...
Arduino Leonardo finally launches with new pin layout, lower price (video)

IBM's molecular images may help nanoscale circuits

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IBM researchers for the first time have succeeded in imaging how charge is distributed inside a single molecule, which is a fundamental research breakthrough as scientists try to miniaturize circuitry to the nanometer scale....
IBM's molecular images may help nanoscale circuits

Amazon offers prepaid 4G LTE data in Japan, gets you online 500MB at a time

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Amazon has decided that offering 3G-capable Kindles isn't enough of an involvement in the cellular world -- it's now getting into the business of offering the bits themselves. Through a tie-up with NTT DoCoMo-using MVNO Japan Communications, Amazon is selling prepaid SIM cards for LTE data. Each slice of...
Amazon offers prepaid 4G LTE data in Japan, gets you online 500MB at a time

UCSB engineers proteins that make silicon, leads hipsters to insist on organically-grown computers

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Organic circuits have been in development for awhile, but it's still rare that the organics are producing the circuitry themselves. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara plan to break that silence with genetically engineered proteins that can make silicon dioxide or titanium dioxide structures like those used...
UCSB engineers proteins that make silicon, leads hipsters to insist on organically-grown computers

ASA forces Apple to withdraw claims new iPad has '4G capability'

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Ban of '4G' label is due to lack of mobile services compatible with the device in UK, Advertising Standards Authority saysApple has been forced by the Advertising Standards Authority to withdraw claims in the UK that its new iPad has "4G capability" to join high-speed mobile broadband services – because...
ASA forces Apple to withdraw claims new iPad has '4G capability'

Duracell Powermat WiCC could bring wireless charging to any smartphone, we go hands-on (video)

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Powermat may have a bright future, but the company's products to date have been expensive, slightly clunky and a generally imperfect solution for bringing wireless power to mobile devices. That could all change with WiCC. The Wireless Charging Card (WiCC) is an IEEE Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standard, with...
Duracell Powermat WiCC could bring wireless charging to any smartphone, we go hands-on (video)

New material brings semiconducting to the graphene party

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Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have cooked up a new graphene-based material that could provide a speed boost for all electronics. We've seen the carbon allotrope turn up in circuitry and transistors before, but the new chemical modification -- graphene monoxide -- is said to be easier to...
New material brings semiconducting to the graphene party
HTC Vivid to get Android 4.0 and Beats Audio in 'coming weeks'

Intel puts CPU and WiFi radio together on same chip, with proper shielding of course

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It's little notches like these that could eventually carve out a big Intel-shaped niche in the mobile universe. What you're looking at is a prototype chip codenamed 'Rosepoint' that somehow crams a digital WiFi radio and a dual-core Atom CPU onto the same piece of silicon. Interference would normally...
Intel puts CPU and WiFi radio together on same chip, with proper shielding of course

Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

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With a number of reports and now photos supporting the idea that Apple will be introducing a significantly smaller dock connector for its iOS devices in the coming weeks, iLounge reports that Apple's lack of advance notice is causing concern for accessory manufacturers worried that they will not be able...
Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

Apple's newly-patented in-cell touchscreen tech could be bound for next-gen iPhone

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Apple on Tuesday received a patent for touch screen LCD technology which integrates touch-sensing elements with display circuitry to create a thinner, lighter panel that will possibly make its way to the company's popular smartphone....
Apple's newly-patented in-cell touchscreen tech could be bound for next-gen iPhone

CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)

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Although we've seen a deluge of tinker-friendly boards, many of them share a dirty secret: they're borrowing someone else's OS. The creator of the new CoAction Hero board, Tyler Gilbert, doesn't think that's good enough for those who want both control and ease of use. His stackable ARM Cortex-M3...
CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)

NVIDIA's DirectTouch gets hardware from N-Trig, Synaptics

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NVIDIA just ahead of Mobile World Congress on Saturday lined up partners for its unique DirectTouch (PDF interface technology. Atmel, Cypress, N-Trig, and Synaptics will have touchscreen controllers that can use NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 to handle some of the touch input processing instead of just their own circuitry. The...
NVIDIA's DirectTouch gets hardware from N-Trig, Synaptics

Nixie Tube Chess Set Makes for a Visually Stunning Game

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Checkmate! Make your game of chess more interesting with a few Nixie tubes and some clever circuitry....
Nixie Tube Chess Set Makes for a Visually Stunning Game

SSDs Have 'Bleak' Future, Researchers Say

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As the circuitry of NAND flash-based, solid-state drives shrinks, performance drops precipitously....
SSDs Have 'Bleak' Future, Researchers Say

Columbia recalls Omni-Heat electric jackets due to burn hazard (or, for working too well)

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Sure, we may have internet in the skies and refrigerators with Evernote integration, but here's one thing that science can't do: deliver a trouble-free heated jacket. A few years after Ardica hung up the dream due to a battery recall, Columbia is doing likewise. The sportswear company has issued...
Columbia recalls Omni-Heat electric jackets due to burn hazard (or, for working too well)

Universal ticker hack takes a look back at a time before NASDAQ (video)

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Know what takes the sting out of your crashing stock portfolio? Arduino fun, silly geeks. Alright, so in this case it's an FTDI Basic board, but the spirit of this hack remains the same. A Swarthmore student by the name of Ames Bielenberg picked up where his hobbyist Pops...
Universal ticker hack takes a look back at a time before NASDAQ (video)

Tearing Down The Pebble Reveals A 120MHz Chip, Lots Of Glue

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The Pebble smart watch is one of the most ephemeral pieces of hardware I’ve seen in a while. The watch is amazingly light and yet contains enough computing power to run a solid notifications system and, once development ramps up, any number of interesting apps. How do we know? iFixIt...
Tearing Down The Pebble Reveals A 120MHz Chip, Lots Of Glue

IBM advances silicon nanophotonics

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IBM has demonstrated that it is commercially feasible to bake optical circuitry into silicon processors using fabrication techniques, which could set the stage for radically faster and lower-cost computer communications....
IBM advances silicon nanophotonics
LG smartphone with flexible display before the end of the year

Moneto's $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs

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Not everyone's smartphone has NFC, and of those that do, an even smaller subset have official Google Wallet support. It would seem Mountain View's complacency is Moneto's gain, as the outfit's recently put up for sale its $30 NFC-enabled microSD card -- enabling plebes everywhere sans contactless circuitry to...
Moneto's $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs

LED maker possibly tapped for Apple TV set's Sharp panel

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Apple's much-rumored TV set might have had one of its first non-obvious part suppliers named through new tips. Contacts claimed to Digitimes that Genesis Photonics was expected to supply the LED backlighting circuitry for a Sharp-made panel. The Japanese company is believed to have switched some of its ordering from...
LED maker possibly tapped for Apple TV set's Sharp panel

Samsung infringed Apple patent on text selection, says ITC judge

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A handful of Samsung smartphones infringe an Apple patent on text selection, according to the initial determination of a U.S. International Trade Commission judge. The patent in question concerns the selection of text on the browser of a handheld device by covering it with a translucent layer, where the...
Samsung infringed Apple patent on text selection, says ITC judge

BeetBox drops a beat with a side of Raspberry Pi, and other plant puns (video)

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Sometimes the plays on words are unavoidable -- in fact, they form the very heart of Scott Garner's recent musical creation. His BeetBox turns six of its namesake root vegetables into drum pads through SparkFun capacitive touch sensors, all of which are controlled by (what else?) a Raspberry Pi....
BeetBox drops a beat with a side of Raspberry Pi, and other plant puns (video)

Metatronic chip replaces electricity with light, swaps resistors with nanorods

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Optical engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first computer circuit where logic is performed with light instead of electricity. Dubbed “metatronics,” this light-based logic could enable smaller, faster, and more energy efficient computer chips.The team, led by Nader Engheta, demonstrated that it’s possible to make resistors, inductors,...
Metatronic chip replaces electricity with light, swaps resistors with nanorods

MIT creates biobattery that could allow the human ear to power its own hearing aid

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The most optimal systems have an infrastructure that perfectly marries local supply and demand. The generation of resources at the site of their use enhances reliability and minimizes waste. It is for this reason that bioengineers are coming up with new ways to power electronic implants using tricks already inherent...
MIT creates biobattery that could allow the human ear to power its own hearing aid

Apple Lightning cable inspection finds an extra-smart connector, won't make for cheap substitutes

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Apple made much ado of the Lightning connector it launched side-by-side with the iPhone 5, but what we've known about it has been limited outside of the presence of an authentication chip. Double Helix Cables' Peter Bradstock has delved deeper and tells AppleInsider that there's some clever wiring that...
Apple Lightning cable inspection finds an extra-smart connector, won't make for cheap substitutes
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