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Intel takes leap into wearable computing

Computer chip giant Intel unveiled a major new push Monday into wearables and connecting everyday devices as it seeks to leapfrog the competition in mobile computing.

Jan 07, 2014
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Explainer: the science of fireworks

While large firework displays have become even more more popular over the past ten years or so, most of the chemistry behind these exuberant displays has been known for centuries. Marrying this with modern ...

Jan 02, 2014
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Bluetooth group ushers in updated Bluetooth 4.1

(Phys.org) —The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the regulatory body responsible for the standard, announced on Wednesday its release of an updated version of the specification, Bluetooth 4.1. This ...

Dec 06, 2013 weblog
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Review: Intel's Haswell chip strong on PC gaming

PC gaming has been a withering entity lately. Consoles rule, and game makers primarily target Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox as the game systems of choice. That hasn't stopped PC gaming specialists ...

Nov 18, 2013
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SD Association adds faster UHS Speed Class

(Phys.org) —The SD Association this week announced a new high-performance option and symbol in support of 4K2K television and video products. A new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will ...

Nov 09, 2013 report
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LLNL, Intel, Cray produce big data machine

(Phys.org) —Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in partnership with Intel and Cray, today announced a unique high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that will serve research scientists at all three ...

Nov 05, 2013
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Supercomputer boosted with graphic processors

With "Piz Daint" the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is putting a new supercomputer system in operation that will provide the necessary compute performance and consume less power. This is made ...

Sep 11, 2013
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