Google, Intel, and a handful of other tech companies have come together to launch the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a project to reduce power consumption from computers.
Santa Clara (CA) – The switch from single-threaded to multi-threaded applications to take advantage of the capabilities of multi-core processors is taking much longer than initially expected. Now we see concepts of much more advanced multi-cores such as heterogeneous processors surfacing – which may force developers to rethink how to program applications again. Intel, however, says that programming these new processors will require a “minimal” learning curve.
Growing demand for computing solutions in emerging markets will drive the unit count of PCs beyond the one billion mark in 2008, Forrester Research believes.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demonstrated a new method to wirelessly transfer power from a power source to an electronic device. The MIT claims that the new approach may be efficient enough to even run notebooks over room-sized distances and decrease our dependency on batteries overall.
Chicago (IL) – Microsoft surprised us last week with a new touchscreen device, which the company hopes will establish itself as an interface between computers and humans in locations such as hotels and restaurants. However, a small Silicon Valley company says that it has been offering a similar concept for years and claims that the current “Surface” may be too difficult for consumers to understand.
12 Midwest universities including the University of Minnesota have joined Google in its effort to create a comprehensive digital library.
Organizers for the 2012 London Olympic Games have removed a four-second animation of the event's logo from their website, after people raised concerns it could cause epilectic seizures.
Chicago (IL) – Perhaps AMD and Intel should not have abandoned the Gigahertz-race and bunsen-burner processors after all: Scientists from the University of Utah today said that they can convert waste heat into sound and electricity.
Computex, Asia’s largest technology convention, is just one day away so we hopped on Taiwan’s High Speed Rail train to pass the time.
Scientists at Harvard University discovered that Carbon-13 atoms in diamonds can be used to create a stable and controllable quantum mechanical memory and a small quantum processor, often referred to as quantum register.
Researchers at Northeastern University claim that they can solve any Rubik’s Cube puzzle in 26 moves.
In a cross-complimenting, reminiscing discussion, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs made a rare joint appearance at this week's All Things Digital conference.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sure knows how to motivate his older employees.
Moroccon Internet users have been banned from accessing YouTube for over a week, and now some are beginning to doubt the government's response that the problem is due to a "technical glitch".
Global positioning systems have been used to track convicts and catch car thiefs, and now they're being put to the test to crack down on graffiti bandits.
Google has added more ‘down to Earth’ views to its popular online Google Maps service.