Could reprogrammable chips facilitate instant updates?

Just when you thought the iPad was the coolest item in your electronics arsenal, the iPad2 comes along and all of a sudden, the original iPad isn't as feature-rich as it seemed before.

Team develops 1,000-core processor. Yes, really.

University of Glasgow scientists have created an ultra-fast 1,000-core processor which they say can run at 20 times the speed of current processors.