Will Google Buy Twitter? Amazon Buy Yelp? Rumours Swirl After AOL Deal

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store. Read More >>

This Tiny, Inexpensive Microchip Can Diagnose Diabetes Instantaneously

Stanford researchers recently published work on a small microchip they've developed that scans for diabetes in a fraction of the time of current tests. Additionally, their test is reusable for upwards of 15 patients, can be performed on site, and is more accurate in differentiating the biomarkers that distinguish type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In other words, it's a major milestone in diabetes research. Read More >>

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Nvidia Crop Circle Advertises Out of This World New Tegra K1 Chip

Nvidia took to the fields to help publicise its new Tegra K1 chip, its first with a staggering 192 CUDA cores. The result is this deliciously geeky crop circle, cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco. [Nvidia] Read More >>

iPhone A7 Chip Teardown: Power-Dense Samsung Silicon

We've already seen inside the iPhone 5S and found out that its guts are blisteringly fast—but now iFixit has taken a very close look indeed at the A7 silicon that powers the new phone. Read More >>

Why Your Next Smartphone Might Be Full of Wax

It might not just be your ears that are stuffed with wax for long — because researchers from the University of Michigan want to pack your phone full of the stuff, too. Read More >>

Bloomberg: Qualcomm Chips Are Headed For Microsoft’s Surface RT

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning to give its Surface RT tablet an overhaul using chips from Qualcomm. Read More >>

Report: AMD Is Making Its First Ever ARM Chip

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AMD is taking a leap into unknown waters, as it readies its first ever ARM chip. Read More >>

A Water-Cooled Chip That Concentrates the Sun to Desalinate Water

Anyone who's dropped a mobile in the bath knows that water and microelectronics don't usually mix well. But at IBM's Swiss lab in Zurich, marrying the two is becoming almost commonplace: microprocessors with water coursing through microchannels carved deep inside them are already crunching data in SuperMUC, an IBM supercomputer - with the heat that the water carries away used to warm nearby buildings. Read More >>

3D NAND Chips Are Going to Make High-Capacity SSDs a Reality

SSDs are wonderful things that massively speed up your computer and they're getting cheaper too. But currently they don't offer the capacity that some users demand. Fortunately, that could all be about to change. Read More >>

Google’s Artificial Brain Loves to Watch Cat Videos

Hidden away within Google's X laboratory, where all kinds of secret projects are underway, its engineers have been working on creating an artificial brain. With 16,000 computer processors and freedom to learn whatever it chooses from the internet, though, it turns out that the brain does just what you do online: watch cat videos. Read More >>

Are Multi-Core Processors a Waste of Time for Android?

Many Android handsets feature incredible processing power these days, with multiple cores and high clock speeds seeming to offer incredibly smooth performance. According to Mike Bell, from Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, though, the specs might not be as impressive as they first appear. Read More >>

This Imperfect Processor Is 15 Times More Efficient Than Yours

While it might sound like a dumb idea, designing a computer processor that can make mistakes could be a good thing—especially where energy use is a concern. Read More >>

Qualcomm Warns of International Snapdragon Chip Shortage

Chip maker Qualcomm has announced that it can't meet demand for some of its mobile phone processors — which means that Android and Windows-based phone manufacturers will have to seek an alternative in the coming months. Read More >>

IBM’s Holey Optochip Pumps 1 Trillion Bits Per Second

IBM Researchers have built an optical chip that can transfer more data per second than pretty much anything else on the planet. Read More >>

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The Next Samsung Galaxy Phone Is Going to Be Incredibly Fast

Let’s face facts: Samsung’s Galaxy S II is blazin’. Running on a 1.2GHz Exynos processor, it bodes well for the next Exynos chip, which Samsung just announced. Read More >>