Hardware

AMD steps up its Ryzen game with 45W chips

Ryzen and shine. AMD has released new laptop chips and expect their glitter to come through in high performance laptops. Namely, AMD has listed Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H on its website, said Tom's Hardware.

Engineering

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption.

Engineering

Engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors

These days, many retailers and manufacturers are tracking their products using RFID, or radio-frequency identification tags. Often, these tags come in the form of paper-based labels outfitted with a simple antenna and memory ...

Engineering

Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronics

A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices by speeding data transfer and reducing energy consumption by orders of magnitude, according to an article ...

Security

Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Most sensitive web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography, a type of encryption that lets computers share information securely without first agreeing on a secret encryption key.

Engineering

New device brings us closer to coin-sized medical labs

It sounds like a science fiction movie: Using a handheld device, a doctor draws blood from a patient and, seconds later, the device provides in-depth medical information about the patient.

Engineering

A way to monitor vital signs without touching patients

(Tech Xplore)—A pair of researchers at Cornell University has developed a new way to monitor vital signs in patients—one that does not require direct contact with the skin. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

Engineering

Team focus is on ultrasound window into the human body

(Tech Xplore)—A surgeon diagnosed his own cancer with the help of a phone. That is the attention-grabbing line that has turned people's attention to a new device to ship next year. It is the Butterfly iQ, a portable ultrasound ...

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