HP Announces Tiny Wireless Memory Chip

Posted in Geek, News at 9:48 am by divinity

Hewlett-Packard researchers have developed a memory chip with wireless networking capabilities that is roughly the same size as a grain of rice, the company said Monday.

Prototypes of the Memory Spot chip developed by HP Labs contain 256 kilobits to 4 megabits of memory and can transfer data wirelessly at speeds up to 10Mbps. There are eight bits in a byte. This amount of storage allows the chips to hold a short video clip, digital pictures or “dozens of pages” of text, HP said, adding that the chips do not require a battery.

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This just makes me go “wow.”  I’m continuously brought back to the idea of always having a computer on your person.  To be able to tap into the vast amount of knowledge and resources that is the internet would be amazing to have.  I already have a daily taste of it with my sidekick, but even that has its issues with signal and slow loading webpages.  It’s still great to be able to pull up information on just about anything at a moment’s notice though.

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