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A Crash Course In Transistors, Processors And Moore's Law

Do you sometimes wonder what the hell people a talking about when the discuss transistors, processors, binary or Moore’s Law? Or have friends that need a simple introduction to the topics? Then this is the video for you.


This Flexible 18-Inch Screen Rolls Into A Tube One Inch Across

The idea of truly flexible displays never gets boring. Now, LG has created its biggest bendable screen to date: an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough flexibility to roll into a tube that’s an inch across.


New Kinect For PC Arrives July 15 (And The Hacks Not Long After)

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor will be available for PCs from July 15 — and it will usher in a whole new wave of fascinating and useful hacks.


Your Next Phone Could Communicate Using Magnetism

3G, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are all well and good, but there’s perhaps an even geekier wireless protocol in town — and it uses magnetism for your phone to communicate.


Your Next Smartphone Could Have Blisteringly Fast Wi-Fi

How fast your phone can scream along on Wi-Fi doesn’t just depend on your internet speed; you also need a killer connection from your router to the device in your hand. A new acquisition by Qualcomm means the tech in question could be in your next phone.


Raspberry Pi Has A Tiny $45 PC Competitor

The Hummingboard, a personal ARM computer the size of a mouse, is available for pre-order today, starting at $US45 from SolidRun. It looks like a toy for a child with small, delicate hands, but it’s really a toy for adults of all hand sizes who like to rig up their own media centres. Finally, Raspberry Pi has some competition.


How Computer Memory Really Works

We talk about memory a lot when we discuss gadgets, and it’s no surprise: it’s one of the biggest indicators of performance in the gadgets we all use. But rarely do we stop and think about how it works at the very basic level.


How The Aged Vacuum Tube Could Save Moore's Law

Moore’s Law is under threat. In the battle between chip designers and the laws of physics, it’s beginning to look like it won’t be long before it’s impossible to double the number of transistors on integrated circuits every two years. But there could be a solution, and it involves — of all things — good old vacuum tubes.


Your Next Smartphone Could Have Security Sensors Built Into Its Screen

The slab of glass on the front of your phone currently detects your finger prods and allows light to pour through — but soon it could provide an extra layer of security too.


Sharp's Free-Form Display Make Bezels Super-Thin, Screens Any Shape

Rectangular screens are so square. That’s presumably why Sharp has announced a new technology called Free-Form Display that could allow screens to come in any space, and reduce bezel size to almost zero.