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Prototype binoculars from NHK show-stop CEATEC crowd

(Phys.org)—NHK is drawing interest at this week's CEATEC in Japan with its prototype 3-D binoculars. They take advantage of something called "8K" resolution so that the user can now zoom into an image without ...

Oct 03, 2012 weblog
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TDK sees hard drive breakthrough in areal density

(Phys.org)—TDK has realized increased areal density of its hard disk drives. TDK has set a new record, compared to previous areal density at 1Tbit/inch2, with the new stat of increased density to 1.5Tbit ...

Oct 03, 2012 report
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Sharp begins production of 5-inch full-HD LCD panels

Sharp Corporation has started production of 5-inch full-HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels, 443 ppi) LCD panels for smartphones with a pixel density among the highest in the world. Production began at the end of September and full-scale ...

Oct 01, 2012
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Toshiba launches two hybrid drives

Toshiba today announced that it will launch two 2.5-inch form factor Hybrid Drives that bring new levels of high speed read and write performance to notebook and desktop PCs. The new drives, which integrate ...

Sep 25, 2012
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Samsung unveils new SSD series

Samsung Electronics today announced its new lineup of high-performance SSDs designed for use in personal computers. The new series supporting SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface comes in two tracks; ...

Sep 25, 2012
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Overclockers can celebrate Raspberry Pi turbo mode

(Phys.org)—Up to now, overclockers hungry for more processing power had to trade off on the possibility of a shorter life of the SoC and a voided warranty. Eben Upton, a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, ...

Sep 20, 2012 report
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Intel unveils Rosepoint—CPU and WiFi on same chip

(Phys.org)—Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer at Intel, got up on stage at a recent Developer Forum sponsored by the company and talked about some of the communications technology it's working on; ...

Sep 17, 2012 report
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Intel workers have Android Jelly Bean on Atom phones

(Phys.org)—Intel watchers by now understand the quick version of Intel's to-do list: Join and grow up in smartphone market universe, fire up Ultrabooks and, by both means, show better profit outlook. Intel ...

Sep 14, 2012 report
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