Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht will never sail, because it flies

Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht will never sail, because it flies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s ultra expensive racing yachts don’t float, they fly, and this years America’s cup could see the first time a boats’ hull never hits the water   As far as sporting trophies go, it’s hard to find any older than the America’s Cup. Sailing teams have...

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Researchers build a path to a 200,000 core chip

Researchers build a path to a 200,000 core chip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law might have been struggling recently but there’s no stopping universities churning out bigger and bigger chips.   Researchers at Princeton University want to give a 32nm 25 core open source processor called “Piton” some serious bite and they have in mind a 200,000-core computer...

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How to fight commoditisation

How to fight commoditisation

In today’s world one thing is certain – at 2AM a year or two after your blockbuster products initial launch you’ll wake up in a sweat wondering why your margins are collapsing and why your market share is plummeting. Well my friend, we have news for you – your product...

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