Designing the hardware
Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To maintain the regular doubling of computer power that we now take for granted, chip makers have been giving chips more "cores," or processing units. But ...
Organic chips - not just in your kitchen anymore
Review: Motorola Atrix a powerful smart phone
(AP) -- As smart phones get an increasing array of features, they need faster processors. The Motorola Atrix 4G, billed as "the world's most powerful smart phone," arrives with 2 gigahertz of processing power- ...
Flash for phones not quite up to snuff
At long last, Adobe's Flash Player is making its way out to modern smart phones. But consumers who have been itching to get Flash content on their phones may find themselves disappointed.
'Virtual' computers span the digital divide
NComputing is out to span the digital divide with a version of cloud computing called "virtualization," which essentially turns one machine into many.
Intel boosts Facebook users power for research
Intel unveiled a software program that lets Facebook users devote spare computer processing power to researching diseases or climate change.
AMD Planning 16-Core Server Chip For 2011 Release
Warp Power May Soon Add Extra Life to Your Cell Phone and iPod Batteries
Roman Lysecky, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Arizona, has been awarded a grant of more than $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop high-performance customizable ...
No disks needed for startup's streamed video games
(AP) -- Music and movies can be streamed over the Internet, so why not video games? A startup founded by technology entrepreneur Steve Perlman says it has developed a technology to deliver video games on demand, an idea ...
Increasing hydropower capacity without straining the environment
With over 800 mini-hydroelectric plants awaiting approval in Switzerland, the biodiversity of Swiss river ecosystems could be at stake. More enlightened policies could help preserve the environment.
Extreme miniaturization: Seven devices, one chip to navigate without GPS
The U.S. Military relies on the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) to aid air, land and sea navigation. Like the GPS units in many automobiles today, a simple receiver and some processing power is ...
The cloud within us
The first tentative steps towards a peer-to-peer approach to cloud computing that enables users and removes the risks and costs of relying on industry giants to offer services are being taken by an international team of researchers.
Creating your own animated 3-D characters and scenes for the web
To show spatial animations on websites, developers so far have had only two options: to use special software or to implement it from scratch. Computer scientists at Saarland University have developed a declarative ...
Computational chemistry: A faster way to untangle intermolecular interactions
A powerful computational technique used by the pharmaceutical industry to expedite new drug development has just received a performance boost. Chandra Verma and his co-workers at the A*STAR Bioinformatics ...