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IBM creates ‘Holey Optochip’

IBM have have created an optical chip capable of shifting a terabit of data per second. The prototype, called the ‘Holey Optochip’, consists of a standard CMOS chip that has 48 tiny holes drilled into it. Optical chips transfer data using light rather than electrons and the perforations in IBM’s ‘Holey Optochip’ permit light to travel faster than before. Another benef...[Read More]

Apple launches “new iPad”

The company that was once called Apple Computers, which gave the world the personal computer, this week unveiled “the poster-child of the post-PC world”. Launching the “new iPad” as it’s being called, although we’ll think of it as the iPad 3, this week new CEO Tim Cook was full of hyperbole and statistics. He poured scorn on Apple’s many competitors, start...[Read More]

Apple launches “new iPad”

The company that was once called Apple Computers, which gave the world the personal computer, this week unveiled “the poster-child of the post-PC world”. Launching the “new iPad” as it’s being called, although we’ll think of it as the iPad 3, this week new CEO Tim Cook was full of hyperbole and statistics. He poured scorn on Apple’s many competitors, start...[Read More]

What else is Apple revealing today?

Apple is widely expected to reveal an updated version of the Apple TV  set-top box along with the revised iPad later this evening (local time). According to The Verge both the iPad HD and the new Apple TV will feature the same A5X chips. The rumoured A6 chip will apparently be part of the  iPhone 5. The updated Apple TV is said to boast 1080p capabilities and work with the iPad and other Apple dev...[Read More]

What else is Apple revealing today?

Apple is widely expected to reveal an updated version of the Apple TV  set-top box along with the revised iPad later this evening (local time). According to The Verge both the iPad HD and the new Apple TV will feature the same A5X chips. The rumoured A6 chip will apparently be part of the  iPhone 5. The updated Apple TV is said to boast 1080p capabilities and work with the iPad and other Apple dev...[Read More]

Don’t blame Google, we haven’t had privacy for years

We all might as well admit it, we have no privacy anymore. Well, certainly not the outdated sense of privacy from last week. This week, the latest privacy storm hit the internet when Google’s long-announced plan to consolidate its 60 separate privacy policies into one, as part of a new “single sign-on” plan for all its various services, These include YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps a...[Read More]

Apple’s unrequited love

Let’s get this out of the way: every new mobile device is always thinner, faster and has a better camera. Always. It’s the newly minted Shapshak’s First Law of Gadget Upgrades. I’ve had to coin it because, on Wednesday the new iPad will be launched. It’ll be thinner, faster and have a bigger camera. It might have the same higher resolution retina display as the iPhone...[Read More]

A brave new world of apps

ALL the little app called “Mirror” did was turn the green screen of the PalmV black, giving it enough reflectiveness to function as a mirror. It was 1999. here were many other clever “third-party apps”, as the computer industry called them at the time, but this very simple one demonstrated the innovative ware appearing on those small personal digital assistants. There were ...[Read More]

A brave new world of apps

ALL the little app called “Mirror” did was turn the green screen of the PalmV black, giving it enough reflectiveness to function as a mirror. It was 1999. here were many other clever “third-party apps”, as the computer industry called them at the time, but this very simple one demonstrated the innovative ware appearing on those small personal digital assistants. There were ...[Read More]

Toshiba Qosmio X870 laptop unveiled

Toshiba have got a new red-and-black gaming laptop joining the ranks some time before June this year. The Qosmio X870 doesn’t even have finalised specs just yet, with both the CPU and GPU being vague at this point but there are some details available. The CPU and GPU will come courtesy of Intel and NVidia respectively. The green graphics company will be providing an as-yet unnamed 3GB graphi...[Read More]

Toshiba Qosmio X870 laptop unveiled

Toshiba have got a new red-and-black gaming laptop joining the ranks some time before June this year. The Qosmio X870 doesn’t even have finalised specs just yet, with both the CPU and GPU being vague at this point but there are some details available. The CPU and GPU will come courtesy of Intel and NVidia respectively. The green graphics company will be providing an as-yet unnamed 3GB graphi...[Read More]

Hardware expected in latest iPad

The run-up to Apple’s latest reveal has set gadget websites alight, generating a buzz that will only start subsiding once the Cupertino-based company has said what they have to say. Most prominent of the talk is that Apple will be dropping the numbering system for the latest iteration of their popular tablet. The expected title for the newest iPad is the iPad HD, so named because of the scre...[Read More]

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