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White House targets nations that oppress using tech

Apr 24, 2012
President Obama has announced a new policy aimed at punishing countries like Syria and Iran that practice violence after gathering information about citizens online.

Google TV switches to new chip, tries again

Jan 5, 2012
Google TV is rapidly becoming the David Bowie of home entertainment technologies, constantly reinventing itself, coming up with new personae and new collaborators. Hasn’t really achieved a breakout hit, though. No Ziggy Stardust equivalent. Or even Let’s Dance, really. Now it’s teamed up with Marvell and will use Marvell’s chip to try to achieve faster […]

Amazing new chip from Intel debuts

Nov 17, 2011
Okay. I’m going to try to tell you about the Knights Corners chip without confusing you or me. I probably won’t make it. Tell my family I loved them.

New chips (unfortunately not made by Frito Lay)

Oct 20, 2011
Chipmaker, ARM is introducing the Cortex A7, which is billed as more energy efficient and slimmer than those on the market now. Although not as...

Apple to release Lion this week?

Jul 11, 2011
So goes the rumor. It's not Apple Computer opening up actual cages to reveal real lions, at least not yet, it's the release of the new operating s...

Intel ready to start making 3D chips

May 5, 2011
Finally, a decent use for 3D. No goggles required! Chip maker Intel unveiled a new chip that works with a 3D transistor instead of the old flat...

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Microsoft buys a bunch of IP addresses

Mar 25, 2011
The addresses were owned by the Canadian company Nortel which has gone bankrupt. Microsoft paid 7.5 million for 666,000 addresses, that works out...

Nerd contest aims to predict when people will go to the hospital

Mar 16, 2011
California physicians group Heritage Provider Network Inc. is holding a contest to find an algorithm that can "best predict when people are likely...

Breakthrough in circuitry efficiency

Mar 1, 2011
Hewlett-Packard scientists think they've come up with a way to dramatically reduce the amount of energy needed to run a computer. Computing power...