Qualcomm eyes massive Snapdragon speed (graphics) boost

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 SoC is probably one of the most impressive high-end ARM-based processors.

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of sound. The history of transport is replete with dreamers who have concocted such schemes for getting people from A to B in previously unimagined haste.

Netflix publishes ISP speed rankings - Google Fiber wins

  Google Fiber is the fastest ISP when it comes to video streaming, says Netflix, which is promising monthly reports on ISP performance.

Fiber speeds boosted '2,000 times'

Scientists at Bangor University in Wales say they've come up with a way to boost the performance of optical networks to reach speeds of up to 20Gbps.

Drink too much? Blame the glass

If you woke up over the weekend realising you'd overdone it a little the night before, the reason might be the glass you were drinking from.

Superfast evolution revealed

New species can arise in just a few thousand years, say scientists who have tracked the process in action.

Pioneer anomaly explained - and Einstein can rest easy

Well, there's no need to rewrite physics, and it's got nothing to do with aliens. The unexpected slowing of NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft - the so-called Pioneer Anomaly - has been explained.

Sea level rise may be less severe than feared

While Greenland's glaciers are moving ever-faster twowards the sea, they're not accelerating as much as believed, indicating that future sea level rises could be a lot less than current worst-case scenarios.

Artificial photosynthesis hits record speed

Swedish researchers say they've built a molecular catalyzer that can oxidize water to oxygen very quickly - reaching speeds not far off those of natural photosynthesis.

Runaway planets hurtling through universe

Runaway planets could be hurtling through space at up to 30 million miles an hour, torn from their suns by a black hole.

Heat-based recording speeds hard drives

A new method of recording information to hard drives could increase their speed by hundreds of times.

MIT calculates UAV 'speed limit'

Many birds can zip at high speed through a forest without crashing into trees. But, say MIT researchers, there's a top speed at which this is possible, and it's an important factor in designing drones.

Mozilla optimizes Firefox 4 for speed junkies

Firefox 4 has hit the ground running. The latest iteration of the popular browser is every speed junkie's dream, as it boasts a souped-up JavaScript engine that offers a 2x-6x performance increase.

Stanford team doubles wireless speed

Stanford researchers have created a new wireless technology that allows signals to be sent and received simultaneously on a single channel. The development could double the speed of existing wireless networks.

AT&T pledges to improve iPhone 4 data transfer rates

AT&T is attempting to placate irate iPhone 4 owners by pledging to fix a software defect responsible for slowing data transfer rates.

Report: "Widespread" USB 3 adoption delayed until 2011

A new report claims that USB 3 will not see "widespread adoption" until at least late 2011 due to Intel's lack of "direct" support.

LHC sets new speed record

The large Hadron Collider (LHC) has set a new record, accelerating particles to the highest speed yet.

New Nvidia drivers fix fan speed issues

Nvidia has posted new drivers (197.13) in response to customer reports of fan speed issues with the previous 196.75 iteration. 

Intel launches 32nm Xeon 5600 processor lineup

Intel has launched its long-awaited 32nm Xeon 5600 processor lineup.

Sprint shifts into Overdrive with 4G mobile broadband

Sprint has confirmed plans to expand its 4G mobile broadband service to several major cities during 2010, including Boston, Denver, New York and San Francisco.