Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Discovery may lead to faster, more powerful processors

Researchers at Princeton University this week reported that they have found a way to literally melt away miniscule defects in computer chips, a discovery that could help manufacturers build more powerful processors.

Dell gives glimpse at its smallest desktop ever

Dell announced that the company is working on a desktop computer that is slated to be 81 percent smaller than a standard mini-tower machine, while using 70 percent less energy. It also comes in recycled and recyclable packaging.

RFID hack could crack open 2 billion smart cards

A student at the University of Virginia in the US has discovered a way to break through the encryption code of RFID chips used in up to 2 billion smart cards used to open doors and board public transportation systems.

RFID tech turned into spy chips for clandestine surveillance

An employee looking to steal confidential information from his employer sneaks into what should be a secure back room after hours. He pulls charts and files from a top-level financial meeting and slides them into his briefcase before heading back out.

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