Reprogrammable Chips Could Enable Instant Gadget Upgrades

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Changing chip design on demand could allow TVs and other devices to upgrade their own hardware.

Obsolescence is the curse of electronics: no sooner have you bought a gadget than its hardware is outdated. A new, low cost type of microchip that can rearrange its design on the fly could change that. The logic gates on the chip can be reconfigured to implement an improved design as soon as it becomes available—the hardware equivalent of the software upgrades often pushed out to gadgets like phones.

Link: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/37406/?a=f

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