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How much do you know about these Emmy nominees?


This Monday's Emmy Awards telecast featured several movie stars who were nominated for an Emmy for the first time, including Billy Bob Thornton, Matthew McConaughey and Mark Ruffalo. This quiz from Th… Read More

"Mesh networking" seen as broadband's great equalizer


  • Newsweek

"Mesh networking" could revolutionize the way consumers receive broadband Internet, lessening the dependency on cable companies and other Internet providers, proponents say. The technology turns mobil… Read More

Samsung ramps up TSV-based DDR4 DRAM module production


  • Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) (subscription required)

Samsung Electronics reports it has initiated volume production of DDR4 DRAM modules employing through-silicon via technology. "While chips had to be connected to memory controllers through cords under… Read More

New class of super-thin semiconductors could power cutting-edge devices



Researchers at the University of Washington have developed what is being touted as the thinnest semiconductor material ever, using materials that are just three atoms thick and can be seamlessly joine… Read More

Calif. employers face issues from new phone-related rules


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Business in California will have to deal with a maze of new complexities following passage of a law that requires vendors to install "kill-switch" technology on phones as well as a state court ruling … Read More