This All-Aluminum iPhone 5 Looks Pretty Freaking Cool to Me

Gizmodo reader Codi Bonney had a cool idea to stop the paint of his iPhone 5 to chip off: take the whole thing off. "I'm still working on sanding it, this is what I've got so far," he said in his email. It looks pretty neat. » 10/10/12 4:49pm 10/10/12 4:49pm

See what I mean? The phone looks cool from the top, but the back is not that nice. []

A Water-Cooled Chip That Concentrates the Sun to Desalinate Water

Anyone who's dropped a cellphone in the bath knows that water and microelectronics don't usually mix well. But at IBM's Swiss lab in Zurich, marrying the two is becoming almost commonplace: microprocessors with water coursing through microchannels carved deep inside them are already crunching data in SuperMUC, an IBM… » 9/25/12 7:47am 9/25/12 7:47am

Google's Artificial Brain Loves to Watch Cat Videos

Hidden away within Google's X laboratory, where all kinds of secret projects are underway, its engineers have been working on creating an artificial brain. With 16,000 computer processors and freedom to learn whatever it chooses from the internet, though, it turns out that the brain does just what you do online: watch… » 6/26/12 3:43am 6/26/12 3:43am

Are Multi-Core Processors a Waste of Time for Android?

Many Android handsets feature incredible processing power these days, with multiple cores and high clock speeds seeming to offer incredibly smooth performance. According to Mike Bell, from Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, though, the specs might not be as impressive as they first appear. » 6/11/12 3:50am 6/11/12 3:50am

This Chip Will Power the New Samsung Galaxy S III

While the new Galaxy S III is due to officially launch on May 3rd, Samsung has just announced what's set to be powering it, and things sound promising. Based on the ARM Cortex A9, Samsung's new chip—which is called Exynos 4 Quad—will feature four cores all running at 1.4 GHz. » 4/26/12 3:37am 4/26/12 3:37am