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ARM's Next-Gen Mobile Graphics Chips Will Save Your Battery

The English-based chip design company ARM has announced its new silicon. As well as churning the pixels, its new graphics chips will play nicely with your battery too.


I Built A Keyboard From Scratch

I made a keyboard — let me tell you about it! I’m even typing this post using the keyboard I built. How meta. This has been a fairly involved process so there is a lot to discuss. The main goal of this post is to talk people through the things I went through and what I wish I knew before I had started this project.


So Where's That Retina MacBook Air?

The MacBook Air is a positively wonderful computer. One of the best! Its design and build-quality are unrivalled and oft-imitated. It pioneered the ultra-super-slim space. But by today’s standards its screen is seriously lacking. And there doesn’t seem to be much relief in sight.


The Galaxy Note 4's Screen Compared To Its Toughest Competition

The Galaxy Note 4 has a bonkers screen. That 518 PPI Super AMOLED stunner is one of the best parts of a great phone. But how does it hold up to the other big, high-res phone screens out there?


Report: Samsung Has Made Rollable Batteries That Bend Into A Hoop

Wearables: great, apart from the fact that batteries last about five minutes. Samsung, though, may have a solution: it’s just announced a new type of battery that is so flexible that it can be rolled up into a hoop.


How Computer Chips Work

A modern microprocessor is a tremendously complicated entity, and it has taken decades of work by thousands of people to get it where it is today. It’s nearly impossible to cover all the bases, but I’m going to try anyway. And get a bucket of popcorn ready — because this is going to be long.


This Tiny 3G Chip Will Pump The Internet Into Anything

It might not look much, but this is the world’s smallest 3G chip — and it could help bring internet connectivity to even the tiniest of devices.


Qualcomm's New Budget Snapdragon Chip Will Give Everyone LTE

Qualcomm has announced that its latest entry-level smartphone system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 210, will be cheap enough to appear in sub-$US100 off-contract handsets — and it even offers LTE.


Intel's Core M Might Finally Give Us True Laptop-Tablet Hybrids

The perfect in-between device — something that’s as thin as a dedicated tablet and as powerful as a dedicated laptop — is something we’ve been promised for years. Once, it looked like the answer might come when Intel’s Atom chips — Bay Trail chips, specifically — got potent enough to power highly mobile machines that could hold their own against real laptops. Atom hasn’t really gotten there, but Intel’s new Core M just might.


How We Could Cool Quantum Computers

Cooling modern-day computers is hard work: fans, heat sinks and even pumped liquid struggle to keep the temperatures of our hardware down. But how might we cool tomorrow’s computers — those powered using the strange and exotic power of quantum physics?


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