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Amazon Now Sells Its Very Own ARM Chips

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.

These Silicon Strips Could Make Computers Way, Way Faster

These Silicon Strips Could Make Computers Way, Way Faster

It may not look much, but this tiny piece of etched silicon could make our computers way faster. Designed to split and direct light, it could allow computers to trade electrons for photons — and gain a jump in speed in the process.