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Scientists overcome barrier to miniaturization of computer memory

TAGs: Hewlett Packard, miniaturization, mobile gaming, Rice University

Scientists-Overcome-BarrierSuck on it, physics! Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are wiping tears of joy from their Coke-bottle glasses after overcoming a huge obstacle blocking the increased miniaturization of computer memory. Previously, scientists had been convinced that the limits of physics would cause the pace of miniaturization to slow (or even halt), which would have put the kibosh on their plans to pack ever more computing power into ever smaller devices. But their big brains came up with a small solution, so it’s onward and er, downward!

Gaming companies take note – this is further evidence that the computer of the future will be something that fits in your pocket, not sits on a desktop. Companies who fail to develop a good mobile gaming strategy now might as well have people proceed them into every room shouting “Dead firm walking!” Read more.

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