Chris Venter

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AMD Leaps Ahead Of Intel With World's First 5.0GHz Processor

While Intel is chasing down improved power efficiency with Haswell, AMD is taking the brute force approach. Desktop PC users and gaming enthusiasts probably won’t complain, though, as AMD just announced the FX-9590, the world’s first 8-core 5.0GHZ processor.<p>Based on AMD’s “Piledriver” architecture, …

Wait, Did This 15-Year-Old From Maryland Just Change Cancer Treatment?

If you’re feeling anxious about how U.S. kids lag the world in science and math, or just in a funk about politics or the mess in Europe, take in this story of a high school freshman from Crownsville, Md. who came up with a prize-winning breakthrough that could change how cancer and other fatal …

Asteroid Flying By Earth Tomorrow Has Its Own Moon

Asteroid 1998 QE2 will be making a close approach to Earth tomorrow. Well, close in space terms, anyway. The large asteroid will be 3.6 million miles away at its closest point. Still, Astronomers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been keeping a close eye on it thanks to its proximity. …

Is the Samsung Galaxy S4's camera really better than the iPhone 5's?

Apple's iPhone range has long been the standard bearer for smartphone cameras, but it has now been bested by its great rival Samsung, according to …

Curiosity Drills A Second Hole On Mars

Earlier this week, the Mars rover Curiosity used its robotic arm to drill a hole into a Martian rock and collect a sample from its interior. This marks both the second time that Curiosity has collected such a sample, and the second time any such sample has been collected from Mars, period. The hole …

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Android Gaming Takes Massive Leap Forward With 'Google Play Game Services'

At Google I/O this morning, Android gaming received a sorely needed shot in the arm, thanks to a new suite of APIs called Google Play Game Services.<p>Let’s face it, we’re living in a multi-device world. Android has reached a milestone of 900 million activations thus far in 2013, and more phones exist …

Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)

There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration …