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What's Actually Inside An Aeroplane's Black Box?

Whenever you hear about a tragic plane crash, you always hear about the mythical black box. What exactly does the black box do and what’s even inside it? What’s Inside took a look by cutting the black box (it’s not actually black) in half and ripping it open to see its guts.


New 'KiloCore' Chip Is The World's First With 1000 Processors

In an impressive display of one-upmanship, UC Davis has created a monster of a chip, called “KiloCore”, which houses 1000 independent processors. After a bit of maths, that comes out to a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second. Woah.


Samsung Will Help Qualcomm Produce Its Next-Gen Snapdragon 820 Chip

When it’s not churning out smartphones and giant tablets and uh, giant container ships, the company also does healthy business manufacturing microprocessors. It does such a good job, in fact, that chip-making rival Qualcomm will be using Samsung’s foundaries for its next big thing.


Amazon Now Sells Its Very Own ARM Chips

If you thought Amazon’s own-branded products were a little strange – baby wipes, anyone? – then things just got a little more serious. The retailer announced this week that it’s starting to sell its own ARM-based silicon chips.


This Is Samsung's Crazy New 128GB RAM Chip

This may look like a regular RAM chip, but oh my it packs a punch. This is the latest chunk of RAM to roll off Samsung’s production line — and it squeezes a giddying 128GB into its svelte little frame.


Is Double-Dipping Actually A Health Risk?

What do you do when you are left with half a chip in your hand after dipping? Admit it, you’ve wondered whether it’s OK to double dip the chip.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chips Will Provide Better Signal And Battery Life

Qulacomm has announced its next generation or chip in the form of the Snapdrgaon 820 — and it hopes to usher in better signal and longer battery life to the next slew of high-end phones.


Google May Start Making Its Own Smartphone Chips

Google wants to make a better Android for the future. That means building a smartphone that can handle the technical challenges of augmented reality, virtual reality, and whatever else smartphones will become. And that means tying Android more tightly together with hardware.


Huawei's New Chipset May Worry Its Competition

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is slowly becoming a big deal in the West, too — and its latest chipset may just provide its competitors with a little cause for concern.


Apple Found Guilty Of Using University Of Wisconsin Patent In Its Chips

Apple has been found guilty of using a technology, patented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison way back in 1998, in its chips without the proper permission — and it could cost it close $US1 billion.


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