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Intel, Amd Vie to Rewire Pc's Brain
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Intel, Amd Vie to Rewire Pc's Brain

Intel and AMD are off to the races again. This time it's about making PCs not just faster, but more versatile.

At Irobot, Moving Way Beyond the Roomba
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At Irobot, Moving Way Beyond the Roomba

I have seen the future of military robotics, and it is autonomy.

Behind the Scenes of Windows Phone 7
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Behind the Scenes of Windows Phone 7

The first Windows Phone 7 devices won't hit the market until the holidays. But in various conference rooms here on this Thursday in late May, it's already crunch...

Flying Bots That Self-Assemble
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Flying Bots That Self-Assemble

Swiss researchers are developing a swarm of single-propeller robots that are able to self-assemble and take flight. 

Intel Launches Chip For Smartphones, Tablets
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Intel Launches Chip For Smartphones, Tablets

Intel on Tuesday announced its long-awaited Atom chip for smartphones and tablets, a crowded market populated by a host of formidable rivals--unlike the PC market...

The Next Big Thing for Intel: Sandy Bridge
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The Next Big Thing for Intel: Sandy Bridge

Sandy Bridge is arguably Intel's most important future technology. So, what is it exactly? Intel has been careful to reveal only snippets about the technology over...

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Feds Push For Tracking Cell Phones

Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits" that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with aconvicted...

Cisco Predicts Wireless Data Explosion
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Cisco Predicts Wireless Data Explosion

If wireless operators thought they'd faced a deluge of data traffic from the iPhone, they haven't seen anything yet, according to a survey from network equipment...

Ibm: Envisioning the World's Fastest Supercomputer
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Ibm: Envisioning the World's Fastest Supercomputer

IBM will release a new Power7 chip next year that could lead to the development of the world's fastest supercomputer. The IBM Blue Waters project supercomputer...

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Wi-Fi Certification Might Be Tweaked For Smart Grids

The Wi-Fi Alliance has formed a task group to determine what standards need to be modified to ensure Wi-Fi is the tool of choice for smart-grid applications. The...

Opencl: Parallel Programmers' New Best Friend
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Opencl: Parallel Programmers' New Best Friend

Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system features the Open Computing Language (OpenCL), new parallel programming technology that Apple hopes will become a standard...

Intel Toots Its Research Horn For Chips  and More
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Intel Toots Its Research Horn For Chips and More

Intel's recent Research Day provided demonstrations and previews of the variety of projects that extend beyond the company's core computer processor business....

Microsoft's Project Natal: What Does It Mean For Game Industry?
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Microsoft's Project Natal: What Does It Mean For Game Industry?

Microsoft stunned the video game world on Monday with the announcement of its forthcoming "Project Natal" technology, full-body motion-sensitive technology that...

In Search of a Do-It-Yourself Wall-E
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In Search of a Do-It-Yourself Wall-E

There has been an explosion in hobbyist or do-it-yourself (DIY) robotics, with one recent example being a 16,000-member community attempting to individually create...
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