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Marketplace Tech for Friday, September 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, September 27, 2013

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Researchers at Stanford University built a computer this week that would disappoint most of us. No Angry Birds, no Netflix. The computer's operating system really only let's it do two things: count and sort numbers into different columns. But this tiny, basic computer could be the start of a revolution in technology, because the chip wasn't made with the usual semi-conductor ingredient, silicon. Instead, this little gadget was made with carbon nanotubes.

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BBM and time spent online: This week's Silicon Tally

Sep 27, 2013
$4.7 billion. $20,000. 6 seconds. 890 billion: Can you guess what these numbers mean?

Happy birthday, Google!

Sep 27, 2013
If Google were a person, it could get a learner's permit to sit behind the wheel of one of its driverless cars.

Researchers at Stanford University built a computer this week that would disappoint most of us. No Angry Birds, no Netflix. The computer’s operating system really only let’s it do two things: count and sort numbers into different columns. But this tiny, basic computer could be the start of a revolution in technology, because the chip wasn’t made with the usual semi-conductor ingredient, silicon. Instead, this little gadget was made with carbon nanotubes.

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