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Quantum computer tested, delivers impressive results

Quantum computer tested, delivers impressive results

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Researchers in Japan have managed to get a quantum computer working, and have shown that it delivers results thousands of times faster than a traditional transistor-based machine. The computer, which has been built from a single Iodine molecule, was given... >>

Samsung tinkers with phase-change memory

Samsung tinkers with phase-change memory

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Not content with battery life on current phones available in the market, Samsung is experimenting with a new type of memory that it claims could boost the time between charges by as much as 20%. It's called phase-change memory, and the most common implementation... >>

Phones getting Natal-style interface

Phones getting Natal-style interface

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The University of Tokyo has developed a concept controller that allows you to control a pointer on a phone screen without having to touch the screen. You can see the concept in the video above, which demonstrates moving a pointer around, using a virtual... >>

24% of tablets in 2010 will be based on Android

24% of tablets in 2010 will be based on Android

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Despite the enormous success of the Apple iPad, judging by the opening weekend figures, research is showing that 24% of all tablets sold this year will be based on Android. The study comes from US market research company IMS which goes on to suggest that... >>

Japanese team shrinks SSDs by 90%

Japanese team shrinks SSDs by 90%

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A group of Japanese researchers has managed to achieve a remarkable reduction in the physical size of solid state drives, while retaining their data storage size. They've shrunk them by 90%. The team, led by Tadahiro Kuroda, also boosted the energy efficiency... >>

Human brains "can't handle" Facebook

Human brains "can't handle" Facebook

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Research at Oxford University has revealed that the human brain can't cope with a full-on Facebook addiction - it can only sustain a maximum of 150 friendships at a time. That's thanks to the size of our neocortex - the bit of the brain used for conscious... >>

New recording method could fit 1.6TB on a DVD

New recording method could fit 1.6TB on a DVD

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Golden "nano-rods" could be the answer to extending the lifespan of the DVD format, if researchers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia are to be believed. They claim that they could fit 1.6 terabytes of data onto a disk - the equivalent... >>

One in three customer emails ignored

One in three customer emails ignored

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It has been found that telcos are the worst offenders when it comes to ignoring customer emails, totalling a 42 percent response rate. eGain tested 125 major UK companies on response times as well as quality of information through email. Staff actively... >>

Fear wastes £1.25bn on gadgets

Fear wastes £1.25bn on gadgets

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Every year we collectively waste £1.25bn on technology gadgets due to fear and ignorance according to Scooter Computer. The company that commissioned the survey found that 22% of people had been given a gadget gift in the last year that they had not... >>

Online bankers seek easier set-up options

Online bankers seek easier set-up options

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Research released by Global Reviews has found that many major banks are failing to offer easy management for online savings accounts. The survey has found that major banks are still getting below 70% ratings for customer service experience. The key problem... >>