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

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