In a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics, three members of HP Labs' Quantum Science Research (QSR) group outlined a "crossbar latch" which provides the signal restoration and inversion required for general computing without the need for transistors. Translated: molecular-scale computing technology that could replace transistors in next-generation devices.
Anyone old enough to know what 'phreaking' means, may want to take note that ultimate one-up on Ma'Bell is Skype, which as of today is now available for use on Linux and MAC systems.
This next story is getting a bit scary; Google has become an official Icann-accredited domain name registrar. Why is it that thoughts of Vader and the Death Star come to mind when I contemplate Google... well... owning something on every level of the internet? If Intel is 'Chipzilla,' IBM is 'Big Blue,' and Microsoft is 'Micro$oft', what then is Google?
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