Is Moore's Law Dying?

Moore's Law—the observation that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years—had held true for 40 years. But can engineers keep up that rate of progress? Read More >>

10-Gigabit Wi-Fi is Promised by 2015

Think your 802.11ac Wi-Fi is fast? Think again: Quantenna Communications has announced that it's working on a chipset due 2015 that will supports speeds of up to a staggering 10 Gbps. Read More >>

Samsung Gear Fit Teardown: A Tiny Little Marvel

Whatever you can say about the Gear Fit, or wearables in general, it's an attractive little piece of hardware. As this teardown from iFixit shows, that beauty's not just skin deep. Read More >>

Intel is Experimenting With Fully Immersed Cooling for Computers

Forget your water-cooled gaming rig: Intel is experimenting with a cooling system which fully immerses the entirety of a computer's electronics in liquid to increase efficiency. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown: You're Not Changing Anything Except its Battery

Samsung's new Galaxy S5 may well be a tiny step into the future, but while its dimpled back may feel like somewhat of a throwback, its insides claim to be anything but. Read More >>

AMD's New Radeon is a Preposterous Powerhouse You'll Wish You Needed

If you buy video cards, chances are you have a lust for power. No respectable PC builder doesn't at least covet insane high-end cards, even without ever really considering them. Well here's a new sucker to salivate at, the 11.5 teraflop, water-cooled AMD Radeon R9 295X2. The new coolest card you have no reason to own. Read More >>

Qualcomm's 2015 Snapdragon Chips Promise Lightning Fast Phones

Qualcomm has just revealed the specifications for its 2015 mobile chips—and if you thought this year's offering sounded good, you are in for a massive treat when you read about these newer slabs of silicon. Read More >>

Here's the Reversible USB 3.0 Cable That You've Always Longed For

What devilry causes a USB cable to flip in your fingers as soon as you reach around to the ports on the side or back of your computer? It's like USB cables exist in a dimension all of their own, where the laws of physics don't apply, Newton caught the apple in his mouth and the concepts of "up" and "down" have been replaced with theoretical jelly. Read More >>

Nvidia's Next-Gen Pascal GPU Will be a Tiny 3D Powerhouse

Nvidia is only just starting to put out cards that run on its new Maxwell architecture, but its eyes are already on the future. Today at its annual GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced its next, far-future architecture: Pascal. Read More >>

150 Megapixel Image Sensor Won't Power Your Nikon, Might Save Your Life

Two Chinese companies, TowerJazz and Gpixel, have teamed up to develop the GMAX3005, a new massively high-resolution 150 megapixel CMOS image sensor. The goal is to use it for medical and industrial applications, so don't expect it to see it in your next DSLR. Read More >>

Nvidia's New Laptop Cards are Battery-Saving Scorchers

Integrated graphics are getting better and better, but if you really want to game on your laptop, ain't nothing gonna beat discrete. Nvidia's new line of GTX mobile cards are about as good as it gets, and they're not just bringing performance upgrades, but better battery life as well. Read More >>

A Tiny HD DLP Chip Could Finally Put a Projector in Your Phone

Texas Instruments might have found a way to convince handset makers to include a minuscule projector into forthcoming devices with its new 0.3-inch HD DLP Pico chipset. Read More >>

Nvidia's First Maxwell Card is a Power-Sipping Screamer

Nvidia's Tegra K1 is damned pretty for mobile tech, but the desktop team hasn't just been sitting around waiting for Tegra to catch up. Say hello to Maxwell—the new architecture on the desktop side—and the GTX 750Ti. It's a tiny little sucker that's worth its weight in watts. Read More >>

The World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip Will Make Smartwatches Last Longer

The rise of wearable devices like smartwatches has spurred the world's electronics makers to miniaturise their already tiny components even further. TDK has managed to create what it's claiming is the world's smallest Bluetooth module, which also happens to be incredibly energy efficient. Read More >>

Gooey Electrolyte Could Put an End to Battery Fires

Battery fires are no fun. Just ask Boeing. Problem is, lithium-ion batteries are full of liquid acid electrolyte that gushes out when a battery's housing ruptures, causing chemical burns and fires. Not fun. But what if, instead of burny liquid, batteries were filled with a viscous goo that would stay put? That's exactly what these Washington State University researchers propose. Read More >>

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MEMS: The Microscopic Switches That Make the Modern World Possible

Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) are minuscule mechanical switches that control the flow of electricity. That may not sound very impressive, but that simple mechanism is what allows the tiny sensors and actuators in modern electronics to work—the accelerometer in your phone and Occulus Rift, the sensor in your car that controls airbag deployment, the head of your ink-jet printer, the gyroscope in your game console controller—these, and countless other devices are all dependent on MEMS. Read More >>


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