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MIT, Vienna University Develop 'Optical Transistors'

Researchers have managed to tune the polarization of light, possibly creating a road to developing optical computers.

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How to Stretch Your SSD Storage's Life

A look at what wears down SSD drives, what to put on SSD, and what to put on HDD and how you can ensure a longer lasting SSD.

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Intel's New Atom Chips Peak on Performance, Power Consumption

Intel’s upcoming Atom chips with the new Silvermont CPU architecture will be up to three times faster and five times more power efficient than their predecessors.

Intel's First Quad-Core Atom Chip for Tablets Coming Later This Year

Code-named Bay Trail the 22-nanometer quad-core Atom processor will offer double the performance on Intel's current tablet chip Clover Trail.

Intel's Q4 earnings strong despite Atom revenue drop

While Intel saw a big drop in revenue from its Atom processors, it still managed to post a net income of US$3.5 billion in the fourth quarter.

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AMD Steers Clear of Low-cost Tablet Market

AMD doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.

Plastic Computers Taking Shape, But won't Replace Silicon

Can plastic materials morph into computers? A research breakthrough published recently brings such a possibility closer to reality.

Intel Cuts 1,500 Jobs in Costa Rica, Consolidates Some Operations in Asia

Intel is cutting 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica as it takes steps to cut 5 percent of its workforce by the end of the fiscal year.

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