KALQ is a new keyboard for touchscreens

The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard dubbed "KALQ" that enables signficantly faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices.

Shuttle preps fanless Celeron-powered PC

Shuttle is well known for its lineup of fanless x86 PCs, most of which are powered by Intel's Atom processor.

Faster CPUs for next-gen Intel NUCs

Santa Clara's Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, can best be described as an uber-mini x86 desktop PC powered by Intel's Core i3 processor.

Towards terahertz-speed hard drives and RAM

An international team of researchers has found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1,000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies.

GPU-powered supercomputers run petaflop-level earthquake simulations

A team of researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a highly scalable computer code that will significantly cut both research times and energy costs in simulating seismic hazards.

DARPA targets three-dimensional chip-cooling tech

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have clinched a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip-cooling technology capable of handling heat loads as much as ten times greater than systems commonly used today.

$99 MarS dev board powered by Freescale's i.MX6 dual-core SoC

Embest Technologies recently introduced a slick dev board/mini computer dubbed the MarS Board.

Report: Apple builds a gaming controller

Apple has reportedly designed a dedicated gaming controller that it plans to launch at some point in the relatively near future.

MiiPC is an $89 Android-powered family computer

MiiPC has taken to Kickstarter in an effort to gain backing for what it describes as an $89 Android-powered family computer.

The carbon nanotubes of quantum computing

Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. Indeed, a recent study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) proves the tubes are capable of storing information in the form of vibrations.

The $19 coin-sized RFDuino

The $19 coin-sized RFDuino can best be described as an uber-mini board powered by Nordic's nRF51822 (ARM) Cortex M0 SoC.

Intel's Haswell gets benchmarked

Intel remains on track to launch its next-gen Haswell (x86) chip architecture this summer.

Nvidia teases ARM-powered Project Kayla

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed the company is working on Project Kayla, an initiative that combines a Tegra 3 chip and an unspecified GPU on a mini-ITX type of board.

This flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite

French scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties - graphene and molybdenite - into a flash memory prototype that offers significant potential in terms of performance, size, flexibility and energy consumption.

Massive Osiris simulation uses 1,572,864 Sequoia supercomputer cores

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have managed to perform record simulations using all 1,572,864 cores of Sequoia, the largest supercomputer in the world.

Nvidia touts GPUs for Big Data analytics

Nvidia has confirmed that a number of top enterprise and mobile application companies are using high-end GPUs to process big data analytics and advanced search for both consumer and commercial applications.

Apple designs an interactive augmented reality (AR) system

Apple recently patented an augmented reality (AR) system capable of identifying objects in a live video stream and presenting corresponding information via a computer generated information layer overlaid on top of the real-world image.

ARM Cortex-A15 chips to power a new generation of tablets

Chips based on ARM's Cortex-A15 SoC are typically found in high-end tablets like Google's Nexus 10 tablet or Samsung's latest Chromebook.

Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa SoC is ready for mass production

Samsung has confirmed that its mobile Exynos 5 Octa chip will be ready to kick off mass-production during the second quarter of 2013.

Report: TSMC ready to tape-out Apple's next-gen A7 SoC

TSMC is reportedly ready to begin taping-out Apple's A7 SoC on its 20nm process this month ahead of risk production this summer.