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Are FPGAs the future of password cracking and supercomputing?

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Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are versatile silicon chips that are proving to be extremely fast at certain operations. Laid out on silicon much like any other chip, FPGAs are packed with configurable logic blocks that are wired together with interconnects and switches, and a small amount of memory in the...
Are FPGAs the future of password cracking and supercomputing?

AMD launches its combo graphics-microprocessor chips for tablets

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It’s taken a while, but Advanced Micro Devices is finally taking the wraps off Hondo, the code name for its processor chip for tablet computers. The new chips will give Intel a run for its money and offer choice to consumers in the coming Windows 8 launch. The new...
AMD launches its combo graphics-microprocessor chips for tablets

Embrace the light! Researchers built all-optical device for faster broadband

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have built an all-optical device that is able to flip a switch. The technology might strike many as esoteric, but getting light to change state (from on to off) based only on a signal from another light is a big deal that could pave...
Embrace the light! Researchers built all-optical device for faster broadband

Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future

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If you've been paying attention, you know the quantum computing revolution is coming -- and so far the world has a mini quantum network, not to mention the $10,000 D-Wave One, to show for it. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and University College, London, have now developed the...
Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future

intelliPaper adds a disposable USB drive to your business card, advertising mailer or magazine insert

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There are two scenarios which crop up in my life with an alarming frequency. The first is the age old problem surrounding business cards. Once you’ve finished chatting with a client, you want them to remember who you are and contact you in the future. However, handing over a business...
intelliPaper adds a disposable USB drive to your business card, advertising mailer or magazine insert
Intel Is Buying Mashery To Get Deeper Inside The Data Center
Researchers create single-atom silicon-based quantum computer
IBM creates first cheap, commercially viable, electronic-photonic integrated chip

Follow-Up: MasterCard Is Killing U.S. Credit Card Magnetic Strips, While Pushing NFC Tech

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MasterCard has revealed it's finally pushing the EMV system (aka chip-and-PIN) across its U.S. credit card infrastructure. Developed well over 15 years ago, the technology is ubiquitous in Europe to the extent some card readers have issues with visiting American tourists' old-fashioned plastic. Its main advantage is security, as a...
Follow-Up: MasterCard Is Killing U.S. Credit Card Magnetic Strips, While Pushing NFC Tech

Intel researchers put WiFi inside--the processor, that is

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At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner unveiled a pair of technologies coming out of Intel Labs that will overcome many of the size and power limits that have stood in the way of integrating radio technology more tightly with computers and other...
Intel researchers put WiFi inside--the processor, that is
"Neuristor": Memristors used to create a neuron-like behavior
AMD launches quad-core embedded chip for smart TVs and set-top boxes
Are you read for nanotech brains? IBM makes breakthrough in manufacturing carbon nanotubes to replace silicon chips

Microsemi Denies Existence of Backdoor in Its Chips, Researchers Disagree

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Semiconductor company Microsemi has issued a statement denying that one of its products, a popular silicon chip called ProASIC3, has a backdoor built into it....
Microsemi Denies Existence of Backdoor in Its Chips, Researchers Disagree

Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army

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A team of researchers from Cambridge University say they have found evidence that a Chinese-manufactured chip used by US armed forces contains a secret access point that leaves it vulnerable to third party tampering. The researchers tested an unspecified US military chip — used in weapons, nuclear power plants to public...
Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army
Nanoscale antennas, etched in chip, provide precise control of light

Microsemi denies existence of backdoor in its chips, researchers disagree

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Semiconductor company Microsemi has issued a statement denying that one of its products, a popular silicon chip called ProASIC3, has a backdoor built into it....
Microsemi denies existence of backdoor in its chips, researchers disagree

MIT almost produces an optoelectronic computer chip

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Two researchers at MIT, working with an IBM foundry, have almost produced a monolithic optoelectronic computer chip — a chip that integrates both silicon components and optical interconnects.This is primarily significant because of MIT’s use of a monolithic process; a process where all of a chip’s features are fashioned on...
MIT almost produces an optoelectronic computer chip

SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

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After more than 50 years at the top of the heap, the CPU finally has some competition from an upstart called the SoC. For decades, you could walk into a shop and confidently pick out a new computer based on its CPU — and now, everywhere you look, from smartphones...
SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing
Liliputian's Nectar puts fuel cells in your pocket, powers your gadgets for two weeks

Chiplets: Xerox's grand vision for next-generation computer assembly

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A new way to build computers is on the horizon, and Xerox intends to be the company that brings it to us. Their new technique, known as xerographic micro-assembly, breaks down old-fashioned silicon chip designs into thousands of tiny chiplets, and then custom assembles them with an advanced and mysterious...
Chiplets: Xerox's grand vision for next-generation computer assembly

Cyber-attack concerns raised over Boeing 787 chip's 'back door'

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Researchers claim chip used in military systems and civilian aircraft has built-in function that could let in hackersTwo Cambridge experts have discovered a "back door" in a computer chip used in military systems and aircraft such as the Boeing 787 that could allow the chip to be taken over via...
Cyber-attack concerns raised over Boeing 787 chip's 'back door'
IBM creates 1Tbps Holey Optochip

MIT almost produces an optoelectronic computer chip

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Two researchers at MIT, working with an IBM foundry, have almost produced a monolithic optoelectronic computer chip — a chip that integrates both silicon components and optical interconnects.This is primarily significant because of MIT’s use of a monolithic process; a process where all of a chip’s features are fashioned on...
MIT almost produces an optoelectronic computer chip

MIT engineers develop glucose-based fuel cell to be used in neural implants

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We've seen fuel cells used in a variety of gadgets -- from cars to portable chargers -- and while medical devices aren't exactly at the top of the list, they're yet another application for these mini power sources. MIT engineers are turning to sugar to make fuel cells for...
MIT engineers develop glucose-based fuel cell to be used in neural implants
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