New process for nanotube semiconductors could be graphene’s ticket to primetime (video)

By James Trew posted Sep 30th 2012 12:15PM In many ways, graphene is one of technology’s sickest jokes. The tantalizing promise of cheap to produce, efficient to run materials, that could turn the next page in gadget history has always remained frustratingly out of reach. Now, a new process for creating semiconductors grown on graphene could see the super material commercialized in the next five years. Developed at the Norwegian...

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Dell Is Changing its Stripes

Can Dell transform itself from a hardware maker into a full-fledged software vendor, too? Based on its recent shopping spree, it sure is trying. Company: Dell, Inc. Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas Employees: 109,400 2012 Revenue: $62.1 billion CEO: Michael Dell What They Do: Dell gets about two-thirds of its revenue from PCs, laptops and servers. It also sells storage and network gear and has an IT services arm through its acquisition...

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B&N makes the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight’s $20 price drop official

By Sean Buckley posted Sep 30th 2012 1:11PM The Nook’s $20 price drop is more than the whim of a few major retailers — it’s Barnes & Noble’s new MSRP. Following Walmart and Target’s recent discounts, the company’s own website is now listing the glowing e-reader at its new $119 price. The reduction is almost assuredly in preparation for Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, as B&N’s...

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iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours

With support for the latest wireless technologies, iPhone 5 connects to more networks all over the world.* And Wi-Fi is faster, too. So you can browse, download, and stream content at remarkable speeds, wherever you happen to be. Learn more about the features of iPhone 5 Read the original post: iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours...

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IRL: Dyson DC44, NUU ClickMate PowerPlus and the Galaxy S III

By Engadget staff posted Sep 30th 2012 3:15PM Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Can’t get more random than this, folks: in this week’s edition of IRL, we have Darren recommending a vacuum cleaner, Dan Cooper continuing his search for a backup phone charger and Jon...

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