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A Tiny HD DLP Chip Could Finally Put a Projector in Your Phone

Concerns over battery life aside, the real reason your smartphone doesn't have a built-in projector yet is because it would add too much thickness to the device. And because shaving millimeters helps add to a smartphone's appeal, Texas Instruments might have finally found a way to convince handset makers to include a… » 2/24/14 11:00am 2/24/14 11:00am

New DLP Pico Chip Brings Brightened, Doubled Resolution to Tiny Projectors

Over the past few years, pico projectors stuffed into smartphones and tablets have seemed like novel concepts with little real world application—yet. But the little projectors may finally evolve from novel to practical, especially with DLP's latest pico chip architecture breakthrough. » 1/07/13 9:40am 1/07/13 9:40am

Gameboy Color Inside a TI-83 Series Calculator

Where, oh where were you, Nintendo Gameboy Color disguised as a Texas Instruments TI-83 Series calculator, when I was in school? Where? WHERE? Probably nowhere to be found, really, as Gameboy Colors weren't invented back then, and I was too busy trying to get off latin class to make out with girls in the backyard… » 11/18/08 5:30pm 11/18/08 5:30pm

The Microchip Turns 50 Today, Here's the Original

50 years ago today, Texas Instrument's Jack Kilby demonstrated the first working integrated circuit, or microchip. It's a crude conglomeration of just five components, but it was also proof that a circuit could be miniaturized by housing all of its components on one piece of semiconductor material, allowing all these… » 9/12/08 10:40am 9/12/08 10:40am