AMD unveils Vision technology for the masses

AMD has announced plans to simplify the PC selection process with its Vision technology brand. According to AMD CMO Nigel Dessau, Vision radically alters the traditional consumer model which tends to overemphasize technical specifications of individual hardware components.

Asetek liquid cooling chills Intel Core i5 chips

Asetek has launched a liquid cooling system for Intel's Core i5 line of processors. According to Asetek spokesperson Gary Baum, support for the recently unveiled CPUs and their LGA1156 socket motherboard counterparts was faciliated with the help of a specially designed unviversal mounting system.

Western Digital intros 640GB notebook drives

Hard drive company Western Digital said it has started volume shipping of its Scorpio Blue 640GB hard drives.

Dell starts to sell uninterruptible power supplies

They may not be the most exciting products on the planet, but if you're a business you don't want to suffer the pain of brown outs that make you black out.

Kingston introduces Lynnfield optimized memory kits

Kingston has announced 4GB DDR3 memory kits optimized for Intel's LGA1156 Core i5 and Core i7 systems. The HyperX kit - which runs at a low 1.65 volts - is reportedly designed to faciliate smooth overclocking performance for 1333, 1600, 2000 and 2133MHz frequencies.

Intel blitzes market with Nehalem Lynnfield chips

Chip giant Intel formally announced a series of microprocessors based on its Nehalem microarchitecture.

Pump it up: the computer that runs on air

Forget electrons or photons: so uncool. A rather retro group at the University of Michigan has built a computer that runs on air.

Nvidia touts CUDA-enabled GPUs for Snow Leopard

Nvidia has told TG Daily that all CUDA-enabled GPUs shipped by Apple support the Snow Leopard operating system.

EMC keeps lead in falling storage market

Factory revenues for worldwide external disk storage systems are falling, says IDC, thanks to a decline in server system sales.

Optical computer does its first math

The first ever calculation has been performed by an optical computer. It wasn't a really hard sum - finding the prime factors of 15 - but it's a huge step towards the creation of a quantum computer.

IFA and 3D Wars: Blu-Ray is Once Again Obsolete

Column IFA is the big consumer electronics conference in Europe and it is vastly better timed than CES coming before the holiday season so you can get excited about stuff to buy rather than right after when you are trying to hide from your credit card bill.  

Acer snaps hard at HP's heels

Acer is close to its target of becoming number one notebook vendor in the world.

SiPix promises color e-paper next year

AU Optronics unit SiPix is drawing ahead in the race to get color e-paper to the market, with the announcement that it plans to launch a small number of displays by the end of next year.

TVs set to go 3D this year

Three-D televisions could be about to take off, following the announcement that the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is to support the format. Meanwhile, Sony is expected to announce a range of 3D products later today.

Server sales continue to plummet

Sales of servers worldwide fell by 30.1 percent year on year during the second quarter of 2009, according to the latest survey from IDC.

Expect some Superspeed USB products this year

The USB Implementers Forum said that it is making available the USB 3.0 (Superspeed) Compliance and Certification program today. And we can expect to see some devices using USB 3.0 later this year.

Update: Intel runs out of Atoms - report

Demand for netbooks is so high that Intel isn't accepting orders for its Atom Z microprocessor any more, according to a report.

Zero launches all-terrain electric bike

A new electric motorcycle is the first to be suitable for any terrain, from city streets to dirt tracks, say its makers.

Engineers rewrite Asimov's three laws

Two engineers have rewritten Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics to make them more appropriate. While they aren't quite as snappy as the originals, the engineers say they are a safer and more realistic version.

Computing power 'limited by economics, not the laws of physics'

Veteran IT commentator, Jack Schofield of the Manchester Guardian, claims that future chip development could be slowed because fabs will become so expensive to build, their costs could never be recouped.