AMD sees the era of Moore’s law coming to a close

Shifting from 28-nanometer to the smaller 20-nanometer architecture has taken longer than AMD had hoped, and this could signal the beginning of the end for Moore’s law. Back in 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore noted that the that total the number of transistors within integrated circuits has doubled approximately every two years since 1958, and… Read more →

Intel to give HD4000 a performance boost

(Source: Intel) Chip giant Intel has announced new drivers for its HD4000 embedded graphics processor. The HD4000 is the GPU found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge-based third-generation Core processors, and the new drivers introduce support for the OpenCL 1.2 general-purpose GPU (GPGPU) language. OpenCL 1.2 is the latest release of the parallel processing standard from the… Read more →

Browse the future: Chrome OS is getting a bleeding-edge Canary channel

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Today’s Scuttlebot: Digg Resurgence, and Nanoparticles vs. Viruses

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here. Nanoparticles to Fight Human VirusesArs Technica |  Swiss researchers have developed particles that can trap viruses and that may someday be used to combat them. — Howell Murray Manjoo and Morozov… Read more →

It’s an April Fool’s Day Spoof, but It’s Not a Joke

screenshot via Google Google’s spoof “Gmail Blue” Web site announced that everything in Gmail would be the color blue. Monday was a really funny and sad day on the Internet. Funny because the tech companies in Silicon Valley indulged in their annual April Fool’s jokes, announcing prank products that don’t actually exist. Sad because many of those goofy updates could… Read more →

Why Retailers Ask for Your ZIP Code

I usually dread shopping in stores. Trying on clothes is tedious, and sometimes completing the actual purchase is, too. Retailers like to ask for all sorts of information as they’re ringing up your merchandise, like your e-mail address and ZIP code. I just want to pay and be on my way, and they give me the third degree. I always… Read more →