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Bloomberg: Google Is Thinking About Making Chips

Bloomberg is reporting that Google is mulling the idea of designing its own server processors, using technology from ARM. The report cites a source who points out that the move could help Google better manage the interface between its hardware and software.


This Pringles Dispenser Will Revolutionise Snacks In A Can

Pringles changed the world for the better when it released its perfectly stacked potato chips-in-a-can approach to snack food. But while the design helped to minimise broken chips, it also made them harder to reach as you went deeper in the can — a problem that’s now solved thanks to this brilliant contraption that looks kind of like a shoe horn that mated with a slap wrap bracelet.


Intel Is About To Start Making ARM Chips

It at first you don’t succeed, join forces with people that do things better than you. At least, that’s what Intel is doing, as it starts producing ARM chips at its fabrication plants.


Memory Chips Are The Most Expensive They've Been In Two Years

Manufacturers and consumers alike better brace themselves: memory chip prices have hit a two-year high because of a major fire in a massive Chinese production plant.


Graphene Computer Chips Run On Light Instead Of Electricity

Thanks to improvements in fibre optics, most of the information that you consume on any given day is transported by light. Quite inefficiently, however, most computer chips need electricity to operate, and scientists haven’t quite figured out how to make the leap to more futuristic materials. At least not until graphene came along.


Why Your Next Smartphone Might Be Full Of Wax

It might not just be your ears that are stuffed with wax for long — because researchers want to pack your phone full of the stuff too. In the process of trying to make processors more efficient, they hit on an intriguing idea: cover the chip in a mesh of wax that can melt and absorb some of that excess heat when the processor is pushed.


IBM Is Creating An Entire Computing Architecture Based On The Brain

The brain’s an incredibly rich and complex computational core that we don’t really fully understand — but that isn’t stopping IBM from building a new form of computing architecture around what’s happening inside our heads.


Report: Apple's Next-Gen Chips Will Be Made By Samsung Again

Apple’s had a turbulent time with Samsung, both in the courtroom and the marketplace — which in part helped inspire Cook and co’s recent move away from Sammy as a chip supplier. But according to a new report Apple is hopping back into the silicon bed with South Korea’s finest.


Bloomberg: Qualcomm Chips Are Headed For Microsoft's Surface RT

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning to give its Surface RT tablet an overhaul using chips from Qualcomm.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmarks: This Thing Has A Face-Melting GPU

While most high-end Android phones currently sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600, there’s another chip announced earlier this year waiting to hit the scene: the Snapdragon 800. Now, the first benchmarks of that new chip are in — and its GPU promises to smoke the competition.


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