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Early experiences with Blu-ray disappointing

The consensus seems to be: unless you need it now, you're better off waiting [for a Blu-ray player] a year. Prices will be down, quality will be up, and features will be multiplied. You'll also have a lot more content to watch on your shiny new device. Read why at http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060623-7123.html.

Frozen chip shatters silicon speed record

Researchers from IBM Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have developed the first silicon-based chip capable of operating at frequencies above 500 GHz -- 500 billion cycles per second -- by cryogenically freezing the chip to 451 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (4.5 Kelvins). Read more at http://www.echannelline.com/usa/story.cfm?item=20874.