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Asus launches the first consumer-oriented 4K monitor, yours for around $5,000

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Asus has announced that its 31.5-inch PQ321 monitor, which appears to be the first consumer-oriented 4K desktop monitor, will go on sale in the US in June. There is no word on pricing, but it should be around $5,000. This monitor is also notable because it's one of the first...
Asus launches the first consumer-oriented 4K monitor, yours for around $5,000

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

AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

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As a followup to its flagship Opteron 6300 launch last month, AMD has just released several more Piledriver-based processors meant for the server room. One eight-core and two quad-core models are part of the Opteron 3300 series, while the Opteron 4300 series gets six new CPUs: one quad-core, three...
AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

Apple, Intel skating to mobile face-off in 2013

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Apple is not just an Intel customer anymore -- it's a chip rival with some of the most advanced smartphone silicon on the planet. [Read more]...
Apple, Intel skating to mobile face-off in 2013

AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details

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Ever since the relatively disappointing debut of AMD's Bulldozer microarchitecture, we've been curious to find out what happens next. New architectures sometimes have their share of troubles, but they often bring with them quite a bit of headroom for improvement, especially once there's operating silicon to be examined and optimized....
AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details

Samsung Buys Firm's Mobile Business

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Looking to give itself an edge in smartphone and tablet components, Samsung acquired the mobile-technology business of semiconductor design company Cambridge Silicon Radio $310 million....
Samsung Buys Firm's Mobile Business

The Windows RT Review

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Meet Windows RT. It's Microsoft's first major foray into the modern tablet market, the shipping version of Windows-on-ARM, and it's one of Microsoft's most important product launches ever. Windows 8 shares the same touch-friendly user interface, but the ARM silicon makes RT an almost entirely tablet-centric operating system, the...
The Windows RT Review

Samsung's Stephen Woo to kick off day two of CES with keynote

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You might be thinking, "it's too early to be talking about CES," and we wish you were right, but you're not. January's consumer electronics extravaganza is inching closer, plans are already being laid and Samsung President Stephen Woo is filling in appointments in his calendar. The most important of...
Samsung's Stephen Woo to kick off day two of CES with keynote

Apple to debut slimmer Retina MacBook Pro with upgraded camera at WWDC, analyst says

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Along with an expected CPU upgrade to Intel's Haswell silicon, Apple will introduce a slimmed down 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro with a higher quality iSight camera, as well as a slightly tweaked MacBook Air, at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, one analyst says.    ...
Apple to debut slimmer Retina MacBook Pro with upgraded camera at WWDC, analyst says

Today's Scuttlebot: Banned in Saudi Arabia and Building a 'Silicon Bayou'

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include the banning of a free call and text service used by migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and the growing technological community in New Orleans in the aftermath of...
Today's Scuttlebot: Banned in Saudi Arabia and Building a 'Silicon Bayou'
Hands on with Microsoft's new tablet-oriented keyboard and mouse

Moving beyond silicon to break the MegaHertz barrier

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We're rapidly closing in on a decade since the first desktop processors cleared the 3GHz mark, but in a stunning break from earlier progress, the clock speed of the top processors has stayed roughly in the same neighborhood since. Meanwhile, the feature shrinks that have at least added additional...
Moving beyond silicon to break the MegaHertz barrier

USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

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There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may have ticked all the right checkboxes with its latest discovery, however. Its use of porous, flexible silicon nanowires for the anodes in a lithium-ion battery delivers the high capacity, fast recharging and...
USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

VIDEO: Could tech start-ups save UK economy?

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Newsnight's Joe Lynham looks at where the UK's future economic growth and jobs might come from, and examines the model of what is happening in London's Tech City, also known as Silicon Roundabout....
VIDEO: Could tech start-ups save UK economy?

First GHz Edition Radeon HD 7970 hits shelves, throws $699 wrench into AMD's pricing strategy

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The GHz Edition was supposed to deliver a significant mid-cycle performance bump to AMD's flagship 7970, without any attendant rise in cost. Instead, according to AnandTech, it looks like third-party vendors are looking to exploit the GE has a chance to max out every other spec in addition to...
First GHz Edition Radeon HD 7970 hits shelves, throws $699 wrench into AMD's pricing strategy

Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

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Wake up and smell the silicon: From smartphones and apps to computers and social networks, technology has permanently invaded kids’ lives, much to the benefit of parents and educators. But with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad now topping children’s wish lists, kids aged 2-5 are more equipped to run...
Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools
Huawei announces a massive 6.1-inch smartphone

Google and Raspberry Pi donate to 'schools of the future' in Ireland

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Google is always looking to push technology forward and in its latest effort has donated €1.5 million, roughly $1.95 million, to Trinity College in Dublin. The money will help fund a new project that looks to transform computer science education in Irish schools over the next 10 years, Silicon Republic...
Google and Raspberry Pi donate to 'schools of the future' in Ireland

Intel Silvermont: next-gen mobile CPU's three times as fast and more energy efficient

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ARM's long been the dominant form of silicon in mobile devices, but Intel aims to change that with its next-generation Atom chip design codenamed Silvermont. According to Intel, the new architecture will enable CPUs that operate at up to three times the speed of existing models, while (in some...
Intel Silvermont: next-gen mobile CPU's three times as fast and more energy efficient

Sony reveals PlayStation 4 specs; rumors generally correct

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Despite little mention of solid tech specs at the reveal, Sony has released a list of technical specifications for the upcoming console. Confirming earlier rumors, the PlayStation 4 runs AMD multi-core silicon, with a "next generation" Radeon graphics processor rated at 1.84 teraflops in the die of the CPU.......
Sony reveals PlayStation 4 specs; rumors generally correct

Velocity Micro brings Haswell to select machines in its Enthusiast line

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Need a taste of Intel's latest silicon, but can't be bothered to build your own machine? Velocity Micro is here to help. Like the folks at Origin PC, Velocity Micro has jumped on the Haswell bandwagon, announcing this weekend that select machines in its Enthusiast line are now available...
Velocity Micro brings Haswell to select machines in its Enthusiast line

Meet Silicon Valley’s newest VCs: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss [video]

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Yes, you read that title correctly. The “Winklevii” as they’re sometimes referred to, and not so affectionately, are now dabbling in other people’s companies by starting a new VC fund. The twins that made headlines by suing Mark Zuckerberg for stealing the idea behind Facebook sat down with CNBC today...
Meet Silicon Valley’s newest VCs: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss [video]

Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping

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Fancied PlayJams' GameStick Android gaming console enough to back it on Kickstarter earlier this year? The good news is that Dev units have been shipping to the roughly 600 who signed up, with the remaining ones set to head out within a week. The bad news? The early-backer versions...
Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping
Hands-on with the first IGZO panel smartphone, Sharp's SH-02E

TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

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Previous endeavors in the stratospheric and ultra-high end phone market have resulted in fanciful hardware made out of exotic materials, often marred by perplexingly outdated innards. If you believe TAG Heuer's latest marketing hyperbole, that's set to change with its upcoming Racer smartphone. Just like its bespoke contemporaries, there's...
TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year

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The flood of Snapdragon 800 hardware hasn't arrived just yet, but Qualcomm says it expects we'll see Windows RT 8.1 devices with their flagship silicon "later this year." There's still no word on which manufacturers will be using the San Diego-based firm's processors, but you can be sure the...
Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year

AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

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AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two products that the company is touting as its first true system-on-chip APUs. In fact, each of...
AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

HP refreshes desktop computer line with six Ivy Bridge PCs

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We knew that PC manufacturers were going to be updating their lines quickly to take advantage of Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, and today HP announced six models that will be incorporating the new silicon. All models will feature quad-core processors, and are expected to be available for...
HP refreshes desktop computer line with six Ivy Bridge PCs
From ink to batteries, startup Vorbeck gets creative with the next silicon: graphene

iFixit tears down Microsoft's Surface Pro, rates it 1 out of 10 for repairability

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You know the drill (or is that screwdriver?) by now. New gadget lands at the iFixit labs, and the good folk there give it a teardown. Microsoft's Surface Pro is this week's lucky slab of silicon to hit the bench. The good news is that a removable battery and...
iFixit tears down Microsoft's Surface Pro, rates it 1 out of 10 for repairability
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