HP Labs researchers have discovered that the memristor is capable of performing logic functions. As a result, it may be possible in the future to have computations performed in chips where data is stored instead of on a specialized central processing unit. A memristor is a resistor with memory that represents the fourth basic circuit element in electrical engineering.
On my dad blog, I’m giving away a HP TouchSmart 600 computer. The HP TouchSmart 600 PC is a multi-touch computer that features full HD display, integrated webcam, wireless LAN, and Bluetooth. Currently, there are two series in the TouchSmart 600 family: 600t and 600xt (same as 600t, but with a faster processor, bigger hard drive, discrete graphics, HDMI and game console connectivity). The deadline to enter the giveaway is Wednesday (December 23, 2009 Pacific time).