Dell wants to become the “greenest technology company on the planet”
and part of that goal will be to cut the power consumption of its
desktops and laptops by 25% by 2010, the company said today.
It seems everything can be used as an alternative fuel source these days. From corn to water, and hydrogen to human fat, the breadth of possibilities is limitless. Now we can add printed circuit boards to that list, thanks to a group of researchers from the Middle East.
Fisker is probably one of the most watched newcomers in the automobile
industry, playing in one league with Tesla. The company’s plug-in
hybrid “Karma” is making steady progress: the car is currently being
tested and on schedule for a Q4 2009 delivery. Silicon Valley
executives, get your checkbooks ready.
Almost four of five U.S. households have access to the Internet today,
according to a survey released by Parks Associates. That, of course,
means that a fairly high percentage of U.S. consumers does not have
access to the Internet and Parks found that very few of them plan on
using the Internet in the foreseeable time.
German students have come up with a down-to-earth idea how to bind the
global output of carbon dioxide emissions. They suggest to simply plant
enough trees to absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. The
question is: How many trees do you need, how much space do they need
and how much will that cost?
HBO is reportedly in discussions with Apple to bring its hit TV shows to iTunes, at a price of more than $2 per episode. That would mean that Apple's long-running stance that every TV show on the iTunes store would cost $1.99, no more and no less, would effectively be thrown out the window.
10 personal questions and 10 personal answers from Ryan Petersen, Chief
Executive Officer of OCZ Technology. OCZ Technology was founded in 2000
and is best known for its performance memory devices and power supply
units. The company also announced to soon release its “Neural Impulse
Actuator”, a device that plays in the emerging category of
Brain-Computer Interface products. Ryan has been OCZ’s CEO since the
company’s founding in 2000, has grown the company to about 200 people
and remains the inventor or co-inventor of much of OCZ's proprietary
technology. Read on to find out how Ryan answered our questions.
The National Association of Broadcasters, which has voice numerous concerns about people not being informed of next year's digital TV switch, is now calling on George W. Bush to help inform citizens. The organization's CEO David Rehr has sent a letter to the White House, highlighting the fact that the digital TV switch is less than 300 days away.
There is an undeniable excitement that surrounds so called ultra
low-cost notebook PCs these days. The OLPC XO and the Asus Eee PC have
created another product segment between smartphones and traditional
notebooks that is not only aimed at developing countries but is finding
many friends in saturated markets as well. But despite the initial
enthusiasm, these notebooks will not become “blockbusters”, but are
likely to remain “secondary computing devices,” IDC believes.