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  • Chip-level advances that may change computing

    Imagine a world with electronic devices that can power themselves, music players that hold a lifetime of songs, self-healing batteries, and chips that can change abilities on the fly. Based on what's going on in America's research laboratories, these things are not only possible, but likely.

  • Oversupply triggers drop in RAM prices

    The price of DDR3 memory chips used in laptops, desktops and servers will drop over the next two months as memory companies try to clear out excess inventory in a slowing PC market, IT research firm IHS iSuppli reported on Aug. 29.

  • The magical world of tablets and touchscreens

    "Flower gleam and glow. Let your powers shine. Make the clock reverse. Bring back what once was mine. Heal what has been hurt. Change the fates' design. Save what has been lost. Bring back what once was mine..." -Rapunzel, Tangled

  • LTE iPhone unlikely this year, says analyst

    Apple could launch an iPhone this year that works on faster 4G wireless networks, but it would have to make financial and design sacrifices to do so, a research firm said today.

  • IBM's new future: Quantum computing

    IBM is marking its <a href="">100th anniversary</a> by celebrating its record in technology innovation. It created DRAM, the disk drive and the magnetic strips used on credit cards, among many other inventions. It is one of the most inventive companies in the world.

  • HP: Oracle is legally bound to reverse Itanium decision

    Oracle's decision in March <a href="">to stop developing software</a> for Intel's Itanium chips is in violation of "legally-binding commitments" Oracle has made to Hewlett-Packard and the companies' approximately 40,000 shared customers, HP said Wednesday.

  • 3D Chips May Help Intel Go Mobile

    Intel's new 3D transistor technology could position the chip maker to grab a piece of a burgeoning business that it's been <a href="">missing out on</a> : the tablet market.

  • ARM: Intel has tough road into mobile market

    Intel may have made a big splash this week announcing it's going to focus on the mobile market, but its rival in the space says the chip maker has an uphill climb ahead of it.