Samsung begins Europe sales of Galaxy S III smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, hoping to cement its lead ...
Computing experts unveil superefficient 'inexact' chip
Researchers have unveiled an "inexact" computer chip that challenges the industry's dogmatic 50-year pursuit of accuracy. The design improves power and resource efficiency by allowing for occasional errors. ...
Optimus LTE 2: LG unveils new smartphone to revive business
South Korea's LG Electronics on Thursday unveiled a new version of its Optimus smartphone with greater memory and a more powerful battery, in an attempt to catch up with its rivals.
Electronic congestion in the microchips of the future
(Phys.org) -- Electrons within some materials can stick together like cars on a traffic jam. Swiss researchers studying promising materials for the future of electronics have been able to highlight this phenomenon
Researchers unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises
The overwhelming majority of proteins and other functional molecules in our bodies display a striking molecular characteristic: They can exist in two distinct forms that are mirror images of each other, like ...
Dutch high-tech group ASML reports Q1 profits slump
The Dutch company ASML, a supplier of computer chip-making systems and a global high-tech bellwether, posted on Wednesday a 28 percent drop in first-quarter profit owing to weaker demand.
Neutron generation: Going from tubes to chips
(Phys.org) -- It was a figurative whack on the head that started Sandia National Laboratories distinguished technical staff member Juan Elizondo-Decanini thinking outside the box -- which in his case was a ...
Patent wars plague Internet Age
The Internet Age is becoming as known for patent litigation as it is for online innovation.
New system makes hardware models of multicore chips more efficient, easier to design, more reliable
Most computer chips today have anywhere from four to 10 separate cores, or processing units, which can work in parallel, increasing the chips efficiency. But the chips of the future are likely to have ...
Uic engineer tackles nanoscale computing challenges
Today's best computer chips boast staggering transistor arrays exceeding 2 1/2 billion, but new nanometer-level technologies hold the promise of boosting that number even more. Nanotransistors may be fabricated from materials ...
Chips as mini Internets
Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips computational power at the rate to which weve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional cores, or ...
3-D, after-the-fact focus image sensors invented
(PhysOrg.com) -- At the heart of digital photography is a chip called an image sensor that captures a map of the intensity of the light as it comes through the lens and converts it to an electronic signal.
First the smart phone, now the smart home: Digital technology on verge of tending to household tasks
We have all heard of the smartphone and any day now, most of us will have one. Not far behind: the smart home.
Darpa chip-scale atomic clocks aboard International Space Station
Atomic clocks are the most accurate frequency standard and timing devices in the world. Their range of uses include being the international standard for timekeeping, managing broadcasts and satellite positioning, ...