Researchers from Germany, Japan and the United States have managed to create a tiny, reliable transistor assembled from a single molecule and a dozen additional atoms. The transistor reportedly operates so precisely that it can control the flow of single electrons, paving the way for the next generation of nanomaterials and miniaturized electronics.
An Enigma machine, used by Germany to send encrpted communications during World War II, has been sold at auction in London. The machine, which was constructed in 1943, is one of few that survived the conflict intact, as the German military was given orders to destroy the machines as it retreated.
IBM Research has successfully created the first 7nm node test chip with functioning transistors, a development that could lead to processors that boast four times the capacity of those on the market today.
Researchers at MIT have developed a new type of flexible, nanowire-based
supercapacitor with performance vastly exceeding its graphene
counterpart. It could find use as the ideal energy source for the next
generation of fitness trackers and other wearable devices.
Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed an omnidirectional wireless charging technology that can charge multiple devices at once, at a distance and, crucially, at peak efficiency regardless of which way the devices are facing. The technology, said to be safe for humans, is set to be trialled in cafes and offices and could allow for much more convenient charging of mobile devices.
Attempts to move beyond password authentication look to have just received a nice little boost, with interface-specialists Synaptics announcing its new Match-in-Sensor, billed as the first self-contained fingerprint matching device. The solution promises new degrees of security by isolating the entire process from a host device like your phone or computer, minimizing the chances of somebody else getting their fingers on your prints.
It's no secret that Star Trek fans are extremely into the technology
offered in the franchise. It's with that in mind that The Wand Company
has launched a Bluetooth replica of the Star Trek Communicator, just in
time for San Diego Comic-Con. Not only does it look just like the
beloved piece of technology, but it works.
If you need to stay connected, it is only sensible to pack a backup battery. The Intocircuit Power Castle offers a capacity of 15,000mAh and dual USB ports in a pocketable package. Right now, it has 73% off.
Take it from someone who knows, attending press conferences can sometimes be a bit of crush. Imagine the disappointment of finding enough room to finally sit down and type up some notes from a handheld audio recorder, only to find that the words are muffled behind sounds of rustling clothes or are not loud enough to register on the device. Olympus says that its pocket-friendly VP-10 audio recorder makes both issues a thing of the past.
While some people have moved to doing all of their writing on a computer, there are many situations in which a pen and paper are necessary. Livescribe’s Bluetooth pen was the first to really make waves, and now the Neo Smartpen N2 is aiming to give it a run for its money with slick improvements to the formula.