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AtomChip Notebook Computer
image You may never have heard of the Atom Chip Corporation before, but you will if they've really built what they claim to have built--a notebook computer that boasts a 6.8GHZ CPU and 2TB of non-volatile Quantum Storage (in place of a hard disk). For those who aren't tech savvy, a notebook computer like this would be years ahead of anything else on the market. The company says that it will present this miracle technology to the world during an upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. However, the pictures it has on its website look strangely amateurish, like pieces of computer hardware glued together. The liberal use of the word "quantum" in its description is also a clue that this thing is totally bogus. The Register states that it's a "trifle sceptical" of the company's claims.
Categories: Technology
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 07, 2005
Comments (90)
When is this coming out????? How much is it gonna cost? Me and my friends can't wait, Quake on this is going to be INSANE!!!
Posted by butttttah  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  05:31 AM
Theirs lots u can use a terabyte for....xxx movies, warez, and awesome hacking proggies
Posted by butttttah  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  05:35 AM
Man Alive, how can anyone think this website represents a real product ?
Posted by VoiceOfReason  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  12:13 PM
Researching the Quantum Processor you find there are many labs doing working on this. i dont see it completly unlikly as for the website these guys are computer engineers not webmaster. I want to see it in the fair before i can discredit
Posted by Josh  in  PSU  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  01:14 PM
It's at least 50% fake, i dont want to go in detail... wait im not even going to give an argument. It's fake u'll see! (Time will tell)
Posted by iCQ  in  Netherlands  on  Fri Sep 16, 2005  at  11:06 PM
You are all idiots. This is the biggest fake on the planet.
Posted by Dustin  in  Austin, TX  on  Wed Sep 21, 2005  at  12:48 PM
Here is who registered the domain name, has anyone tried contacting this person? This seems too far fetched to be true.

Registrant:
Shimon Gendlin
Shimon Gendlin
21 Reed Lane
Westbury, NY 11590
US
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Registrar Name....: REGISTER.COM, INC.
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com

Domain Name: atomchip.com

Created on..............: Sun, Aug 25, 2002
Expires on..............: Fri, Aug 25, 2006
Record last updated on..: Fri, Jul 29, 2005

Administrative Contact:
WIPOI
Shimon Gendlin
21 Reed Lane
Westbury, NY 11590
US
Phone: 516-368-4800
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Technical Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
US
Phone: 1-902-7492701
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Posted by Sk33t3r  in  Texas  on  Wed Sep 28, 2005  at  09:56 AM
They have been developing holographic storage for years now guys.. It's been in science articles for a long time now. This could be a real development.
Posted by Cody  in  FL, USA  on  Thu Sep 29, 2005  at  02:38 AM
YOUR RETARDED
Posted by Shockie  on  Thu Sep 29, 2005  at  07:50 AM
Re: Shockie

No it's "you're retarded".

Ironic, eh?

Moron.
Posted by Peanut  in  UK  on  Thu Sep 29, 2005  at  09:00 AM
Lol.. I'll get me coat.

Just seen the link to the t-shirt... wink
Posted by Peanut  in  UK  on  Thu Sep 29, 2005  at  09:02 AM
"you will find a German University where there is a team who has developed such a chip. It hardly suprises me that this could indeed be real.

http://pi1.physi.uni-heidelberg.de/physi/atph/index.php"

Do the math ppl. If he filed his hardware patent in '96, which included the manufacturing process that's plenty of time for corporate and government research labs to use his concepts and ideas for their own devlopment. I suspect he's been forced into production to capitalize on his inventions before the labs send their -slightly different- developments to the people paying their bills.
Posted by Quantum Thinker  in  Out there ...way out there  on  Sat Oct 08, 2005  at  04:03 AM
He also deserves a programming award if he could get a symetric multi-proceess OS to run on an asymetric processing CPU. Must be ported all to H in which case the benchmark is probably bogus since it represents mutiple symetric-threaded processes. I don't think there's any benchmark or program coded for more than 4 threads. But there are ways to get around that....
Posted by Quantum Thinker  in  Out there ...way out there  on  Sat Oct 08, 2005  at  04:18 AM
Get real people.

Do you really think that if they actually developped this kind of technology their first application would be laptops???

Selling them a few thousand dollars to the average Joe???

Showing it at a comsumer trade show???

This would go strait into server class machines and sold gazillions of dollars to big corporation ready to pay the price.

It would take a few years before it hits consumer markets.
Posted by Pedro  on  Mon Oct 10, 2005  at  04:18 AM
wink i don't believe it
Posted by Dragomir Georgiev  on  Sun Nov 13, 2005  at  12:07 PM
what are you guys afriad of.
what was the fastest cpu in 1996.
what is the fastest cpu today.
how meny years ago did they say that burning resistors into gold would hit a dead end.
do you think when they found that out they would just stick to it, and barry there heads in the sand. no!
to all those people saying how can it run windows.
how does mac computers play games and run using windows programs, its called virtual pc. these guys are computer engineers and programers. and yes they do need a clean room. what gets in the way of the light screws up there resurch (eg. dust). does anyone know there investor list there tech doners, anything about them. yes the tech they are using is limited by the old tech they are using but is it not a step in the right direction.
the bench mark is the whole system running and using old tech there is huge bottle necks everywhere.
if we as people can imagine it we can make it happen, just think 100 years ago what kind of tech did we have. 50 years ago what kind of tech did we have.

(the greats. einstien, hutchenson, newton, divinchy, tesla, vern. if you can think of it so shall it be.)

im not say ney or yeh to this company i only can hope its true.

sorry if im not the best speller.
Posted by techguru  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  10:10 AM
its fake fake fake!!!
you've been totally punk'd !!

i could do better mock ups of that stuff in paintshop pro. I love the old SIMM chip with the 1TB sticker... funny guys.

the domain registration should be convincing enough for people who are still gullible enough to lap this stuff up.
Posted by Korben Dallas  in  Perth  on  Thu Dec 15, 2005  at  11:45 PM
If it is fake it certainly is a well-thought out, elaborate and long-standing hoax.

I suggest that you forget the quality of the website and the english. Lack of facility in language is not uncommon among first generation emigrant scientists that I have known.

It is wise to reserve judgement until the actual demonstration of the technology. However, the recent news regarding the possible falsification of data published in Science regarding a stem cell breakthrough by a team of scientists in Korea gives one pause for thought.

Nevertheless, it is an interesting exercise to find out how much hard information and science can be found on this subject.

Are the patents real? Yes.
Are they from 1996? Yes. (Submission date)
Is the science plausible? I am not an expert, but here are some clues ...

1) There is a consortium of German Universities working on atom chips. If you download and compare their recent (2002) review paper to Dr. Gendlin's patent description, you may be surprised to find out that Dr. Gendlin's patent describes some very similar fundamental concepts.

http://pi1.physi.uni-heidelberg.de/physi/atph/index.php ,
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5673220.html

2) If you do a google search for Ben Aryeh (listed as one of the principle officers in Dr. Gendlin's company, you will find links to a published physicist with the last name Ben-Aryeh, who publishes in the area of quantum and photon physics.

There seems to be a smoking gun here, but no body. I can't wait to see what happens after the January CES. We'll have a body then. I hope someone has a chance to examine it thoroughly.
Posted by sci-guy  on  Wed Dec 21, 2005  at  02:10 AM
Yo, Ces is on now:

This is the contact details and booth number:

http://cesweb.org/attendees/directory/rd_exhibitor_details.asp?exhibid=7059&

Company Booth(s):
Booth NumberShow Location
36604South Hall

Can somebody wonder over there and see.
Posted by Stevey  on  Thu Jan 05, 2006  at  04:01 AM
Anyone has any info on this... Atom Chipy thingie? Any reports from CES? Any news in the Web?
Posted by Anonymous  on  Thu Jan 05, 2006  at  01:14 PM
I'm still looking for reports from CES about this Atom Chip, I've been 50/50 about this, so was really hoping for some CES reports to emerge about Shimon and his company.
Posted by Liam  on  Thu Jan 05, 2006  at  07:24 PM
If anybody has a friend that is going, ring them on their mobile, and ask them to wonder over and check it out. If it aren't there, ask CES administration why this firm on their site hasn't shown.
Posted by Stevey  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  12:49 AM
Gizmodo says it's real. (Well, really THERE at least.) No hands-on test yet.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/ces/live-from-ces-quantum-disk-from-atom-chip-corp-147086.php
Posted by Ben  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  05:11 PM
Gizmodo has a short thingy on this Quantum Thingy.

http://us.gizmodo.com/gadgets/ces/live-from-ces-quantum-disk-from-atom-chip-corp-147086.php

Hopefully they'll have more...
Posted by StevieD  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  05:17 PM
im hooked

i think its real

check this out
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n2191_v43/ai_19951759
Posted by blake  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  07:10 PM
a vid:
http://www.compu-technics.com/images/solar memory.WMV
Posted by blake  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  07:13 PM
yeahhh, that last vid there pretty much clinches it as a hoax, reallly fake. I mean like sad fake. like I could have done better on my machine in about 10 mins.
Posted by awww  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  07:38 PM
I find this website sometimes ago and i was not sure about fake or not.
But now, since i read the latest news on Gizmodo and that i watched the video i'm 100% sure it's fake.
So fun they are taking picture of something without lens...
Come on, it's just a cmos or lcd chip on a solar panel, 2 small red dots on it and a laser...
AND a small paper.
So what you see at the end is no more than a reflexion of the same stupid paper... :-D
Anyway, we will see some interresting stuffs coming in a near future, like puRAM or IRam drives.

Best regards,

Red
Posted by red  in  Belgium  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  07:38 PM
with that and google with their cheap world computer idea.
i heard gates talking about how it would help develope the world more if everyone was connected

google is takeing over


http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/06/live-coverage-of-the-google-keynote/#comments

regardless is the adam a hoax or not
Posted by blake  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  07:51 PM
any updates on the CES2006!? its best if somebody from the trade fair can tell us if they see the booth and the item.
Posted by Marcela  in  Philippines  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  10:34 PM
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