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IBM aims to replace silicon transistors with carbon nanotubes to keep up with Moore's Law

IBM has developed a way that could help the semiconductor industry continue to make ever more dense chips that are both faster and more power …

Will thumbprint technology mean the death of the PIN?

Credit and debit cards with built-in thumbprint sensors could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.<p>That is the hope of Mastercard, which is backing a technology developed by a Norwegian company called Zwipe.<p>The BBC's personal finance correspondent, Simon Gompertz, got his …

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Here's Your First Look At What May Be Samsung's Next Metal Galaxy Phone

Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Alpha is the company's first phone to feature premium metal edges, but it looks like there's more where that came from. Tech blog Sam Mobile just released a report saying that the company is launching a new line of A-series smartphones that will come with a …

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How Smart Devices Can Be Disruptive without Being Intrusive

<i>Gilles Bouchard is the CEO and Chairman of Livescribe, Inc.</i><p>The tech industry is obsessed with innovation – there’s a reason “disruption” is such a big buzzword. When it comes to wearables, the gadgets that are winning are not only innovative, they also integrate into people’s lives without being …

Samsung Prepares A Phone For Every Feature As The Galaxy S4 Zoom Shows Up At Bluetooth SIG

Samsung is in a unique position among Android smartphone manufacturers, which allows it to create devices like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a rumored S4 variant that showed up for certification at the Bluetooth SIG this week (via UnwiredView) as the “SM-C101.” The S4 Zoom is reportedly going to resemble the …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …