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Transistor created using only 7 atoms – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology A barrier facing chip manufacturing in the near future is one of size. Using existing chip manufacturing technology and techniques we can only go so small before the components being used become too unreliable to form a usable processor. But researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia may have pushed back that barrier with the creation of a new, tiny transistor. The smallest processors being made today are on a 22-nanometer scale. On such a chip each of the billions of transistors used is 42 atoms across. What this research group has managed to do is create a transistor that is just 7 atoms across–a major leap in miniaturisation of a core processor component.
Intel to Mass-Produce New 3-D Transistors for Faster, More Efficient Computer Chips In a move that could remake the microchip industry, Intel announced Wednesday it will start mass-producing the first three-dimensional silicon transistors. The 3-D transistor design, which Intel says will improve efficiency by more than one-third, will be integrated into a 22-nanometer node in an Intel chip called Ivy Bridge. It's a major change from the two-dimensional flat transistor structure we all know and love, which has powered every computer chip for the last 50 years.
When Intel unveiled the Ultrabook platform back in May, the chip giant had some very specific guidance on what classes a laptop as an Ultrabook. The “thin, light, and elegant” portable machines have to use a Sandy Bridge Core processor, be no more than 20mm thick, and have a price point of $1,000 or less. That $1,000 price point limit means you should never have to pay more than the base MacBook Air configuration for an Ultrabook, which already makes them look competitive next to Apple’s laptops. Even so, $1,000 for a Windows 7 laptop puts them out of range of a lot of people more used to paying half that for a machine. According to Acer, anyone who can’t afford an Ultrabook now just has to wait. Acer says Ultrabooks will be $799 next year, $499 in 2013 – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology
Raspberry Pi has PCBs for 100 beta $25 PCs – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology It’s the first day of December, the month that Raspberry Pi is set to offer the community a limited supply of $25 PC kits . Is progress being made towards that goal? Most definitely yes, as a bunch of images appearing on the Raspberry Pi website demonstrate the first signs of the finished device. With the design of the board pretty much set in stone (unless an overlooked problem presents itself), the foundation has ordered and received 100 unpopulated PCBs on to which the components of the PC will be added. The boards have been thoroughly tested and are ready for components, but we don’t currently know exactly when they will be ready to use. The good news is Raspberry Pi intends to offer some of this first batch for sale.
In the world of smartphones there’s a number of competing size aspects of a handset that help sell a device. The marketing departments of the major manufacturers want the thinnest device possible, with the largest display, and longest battery life. If you hit all three, you’ve gone a long way to producing a popular device. Making a phone thin comes down to what materials you use in the casing, how you layout the components inside, and just as importantly: what components are available to use. After all, you can only be as thin as the thickest component in the case. Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 MP CMOS camera module – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates
HTC Zeta leaks: 2.5GHz quad core, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Beats Audio – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates What’s this? It isn’t the first quad-core HTC smartphone we’ve seen running Android this month — that honor goes to the HTC Edge . This is the freshly-leaked HTC Zeta, another quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich monster.
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When it first released, the MacBook Air was all portability, no power. Like many first generation Apple products, it had limited functionality but paved the way for the future. Now that has changed — the latest MacBook Air rivals its big brother, the MacBook Pro, and it just lacks an optical drive. The engineer behind a Kickstarter project wants to simplify the unleashing of the Air’s home computer potential. This dock will make for a cheaper MacBook Air workstation – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology
Siri hackers let you voice control your offline life – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates Hackers have learned how to intercept Siri voice commands and are using that knowledge to do some very cool new things. The video above, posted by Pete Lamonica, shows him to controlling his thermostat using Siri commands. He can raise and lower the temperature or just check to see how it’s set. In typical Siri style, the phone responds with answers to questions (“What’s the heater set to?”) or status confirmations (in response to “Set the heater to 72.”)
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2011 has been the year of on-demand music. Spotify‘s US arrival, Facebook Music, and faster mobile data speeds contributed to skyrocketing subscriptions. This is our feature-by-feature breakdown of three top streaming services: Spotify, Rdio, and Grooveshark. Mog, Rhapsody, and Napster could have been included, but we chose these three based on their larger catalogues. Spotify vs. Rdio vs. Grooveshark: features showdown – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates
This country has been challenged to make broadband available to 98 percent of Americans. It’s a challenge to lay the foundation for education, innovation and equal opportunity in the 21st century. Unfortunately, recent research shows that our country ranks No. 15 in broadband penetration. We rank No. 26 in broadband speed, behind countries such as South Korea and even Romania. The situation is especially dire in rural America, which has essentially become an “emerging market” for broadband. Rural communities often lack the most basic fiber optic connectivity, which puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to attracting new businesses, creating jobs, and gaining access to education. America’s Broadband Crisis | Wireless for America
Timothy Leary Leary believed LSD showed therapeutic potential for use in psychiatry. He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy such as "turn on, tune in, drop out" (a phrase given to Leary by Marshall McLuhan); "set and setting"; and "think for yourself and question authority". He also wrote and spoke frequently about transhumanist concepts involving space migration, intelligence increase and life extension (SMI²LE), and developed the eight-circuit model of consciousness in his book Exo-Psychology (1977). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was arrested often enough to see the inside of 29 different prisons worldwide. President Richard Nixon once described Leary as "the most dangerous man in America".
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