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Fastest Integrated Circuit Doubles the Previous Record, Getting Close to One Terahertz

Fastest Integrated Circuit Doubles the Previous Record, Getting Close to One Terahertz

Following up on a 2007 world record for the fastest transistor speed, Northrop Grumman announced today that it has shattered the world record for integrated circuit performance, nearing one terahertz. The new circuit layout operates at 0.67 terahertz, or 0.67 trillion cycles per second, more

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Is HTC Replacing AMOLED for S-LCD Screens So Bad?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY6qpnoziZM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Should you be worried that HTC is swapping its AMOLED screens for Super LCD panels? According to this video comparison...no, not really. While in some angles the AMOLED reigns supreme over the Sony-manufactur

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Dell's Next Android Phones: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke

Dell's Next Android Phones: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke

First Engadget showed us a Windows Phone 7 beauty, the Dell Lightning, and now they're showing off Dell's Android offerings: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke. They're all lookers in their own ways and full of appealing features. The Thunder has a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED screen to show off a "heavily' c

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Qualcomm’s Dual-Core Snapdragon 1.2GHz Chips—Seen In A Smartphone Near You Soon

Qualcomm’s Dual-Core Snapdragon 1.2GHz Chips—Seen In A Smartphone Near You Soon

It's become de rigeur for manufacturers to whack a Snapdragon processor in smartphones nowadays—even if people don't quite understand what it means (or does), they want nothing less. Now, Qualcomm's offering dual-core 1.2GHz chips to manufacturers. See the MSM8260 and MSM8660 in an Android

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Sony Ericsson Aino Lets You Remote Control and Watch Videos From Your PS3 From Anywhere

Sony Ericsson Aino Lets You Remote Control and Watch Videos From Your PS3 From Anywhere

Sony Ericsson's Aino isn't the PSP phone, but maybe it's the next best thing—it's the first phone with Remote Play, so you can remotely control your PS3 and watch videos from it over Wi-Fi or anywhere through the internet. Why the hell didn't Sony do this before? It also has a new feature calle

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Researchers Discover Antibody That Kills 91% of HIV Strains

Scientists have discovered three very strong antibodies that kill various HIV strains. The strongest of these antibodies actually manages to neutralize 91% of known HIV strains. While this isn't exactly a cure to HIV or AIDS, it's certainly a step in the right direction. [WSJ]

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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Spec Finalized: It's Fast

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Spec Finalized: It's Fast

We already know most of what there is to know about USB 3.0—officially dubbed SuperSpeed USB—but today it's officially set in stone. To recap, with transfer speeds of 4.8Gbps, it'll dump a 25GB HD file in about 70 seconds, and the architecture has been beefed up with extra data lanes to mak

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LG Ally Suits Up, Shows Some Specs

LG Ally Suits Up, Shows Some Specs

If you haven’t checked over the LG/Iron Man 2 tie-in site, it has now gone live giving us a small taste of what you can expect from theLG Ally. The phone will run on Android 2.1, feature a 3.2? touchscreen, and run its augmented reality apps through the lens of its 3.2MP camera. That’s a

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Immaculate Creation: Birth of the First Synthetic Cell

Immaculate Creation: Birth of the First Synthetic Cell

For the first time, scientists have created life from scratch – well, sort of. Craig Venter's team has made a bacterial genome from smaller DNA subunits and then transplanted the whole thing into another cell. What did Venter's team do? The cell was created by stitching together the genome

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HTC Incredible Review

Make no mistake – the HTC Incredible launches as the best phone on Verizon and the best phone in America – but is it for you? Our in-depth review of the “Droid Incredible” dives into all the features, discusses all the specs, tours the software, picks apart the 8MP camera (with lots of s

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The BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: 10 Things You Need to Know

The BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: 10 Things You Need to Know

The BlackBerry tablet is here, and it looks astoundingly nice. Nicer than anybody expected it to be. Here’s what you need to know about the PlayBook, in 10 easy steps.(…)

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Palm WebOS 2.0: Now This Is Multitasking

Palm WebOS 2.0: Now This Is Multitasking

WebOS 2.0. It’s really happening, and it’s coming soon. Amidst the turmoil and the headlines and the doom-dropping, ’s been busy: WebOS 2.0 looks like it’ll be better than the original in basically every way.

Right now, Palm’s only talking about the new developer features, but(…)

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Your Palm Pre Can Now Run Basically Any Linux Application

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i OS is on perpetual lockdown. hacking’s boring, considering the platform’s Linux credentials. It’s webOS, ’s Linux-based OS, where some of the best gratuitous, for-the-hell-of-it hacking is taking place nowadays. Exhibit A: OpenOffice, running on a Pre. A Pre!

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New Palm Pre Promo Vid Shows Fandango, Pandora Apps; Multitasking Galore

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Palm has released another demo video of the Pre in action, and this time, some pretty nice-looking third-party apps are the focus in planning a (dirty?) weekend for three friends. I’m liking this.

Within, we see our favorite husky-voiced, perhaps opium-addicted voice actress fly through the(…)

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In a Nutshell: Palm Pre vs. iPhone vs. G1

CES 2009 brought us a new player in the smartphone upper-echelon. Let’s drill down and see how the Palm Pre compares with the and ’s G1.

1. Multitouch touchscreen/gesture control: All three are capacitive, only the Pre and iPhone have multitouch. The Pre’s

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