Sun patents a magneto-hydrodynamic "caterpillar" heatsink

Santa Clara (CA) - Sun Microsystems has been issued a patent for a heatsink design using magneto-hydrodynamic technology in a closed fluid system.  Such a system migrates heat around via the internal liquid, but without mechanical pumping action.  This makes it very quiet and potentially very power and thermally efficient.

Intel's Silverthorne processor to run at up to 1.7 GHz

Chicago (IL) – Clock speeds of Intel's processor for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra Mobile PCs have surfaced.    

12 megapixels, 720p HD video for your cellphone

Broadcom has begun sampling a new multimedia processor which the company claims will enable cellphones and portable media players to integrate 12 megapixel digital cameras and 720p high definition video playback.

AMD to launch RV670 on November 19

Wireless USB 1.1 to support 6+ GHz frequencies

The Wireless USB 1.1 standard will arrive in the first half of 2008. It may deliver on the promise of unwiring our desks.

Sharp develops in-vehicle LCD with 2500:1 contrast ratio

Sparkle announces overclocked G80 graphics cards

Sparkle has announced two new high-end graphics cards.

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX 9650 launching on November 11

Broadcom foresees 65 nm 802.11n WLAN equipment availability by 2008 at the earliest

UPDATE: Gateway One invades iMac territory

Irvine (CA) – Gateway today announced a stylish new desktop PC that likely is the best interpretation of Apple's iMac for the Windows PC space yet.    

Gyration mouse uses motion-sensitive technology

New York (NY) - Gyration, a company specializing in computer mouses and remote controls, announced today that it is working on a new mouse that can be used in mid-air through motion-sensing technology. The M2000 Travel Air-Mouse will work both as a regular mouse, but it can also be used when users have no desk space, thanks to Gyration's proprietary technology.

Asustek delays Eee PC shipments

Gigabyte and ECS introduce Nvidia 7 series IGP motherboards

Panel makers to introduce more LED-based notebook panels

Specialized compute needs growing amid power efficiency concerns

Bristol (UK) - ClearSpeed Technology announced several new global partnerships yesterday.  These partnerships will introduce their massively parallel floating-point co-processor boards to new uses bases around the globe.  One thing here is clear:  it's a move toward efficiency and a greater utilization of energy resources.       Market needs

Fusion io - the power of 1000 hard drives in the palm of your hand

San Diego (CA) – A new flash storage card from Fusion io could make huge storage area networks go the way of the dinosaur and DoDo bird.  The company’s upcoming ‘ioDrive’ combines hundreds of gigabytes of flash storage onto a small computer card and company officials claim that the tiny card could replace banks of hard drives.

Intel pushing for global WiMax adoption in 2008

Intel, Nokia and Nokia Seimens Networks collaborating on making WiMAX work so it becomes the globally adopted standard.

x86 gunning for ARM market share in mobile spaces

Touch screen devices the trend in future tech

Opinion - Indianapolis (IN) - When Steve Jobs wrapped up the iPhone pre-product announcement on January 9 at MacWorld, 2007 with this comment: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it's been," he may have been speaking more truth than he realized.  Since then, several upcoming portable touch screen devices have been seen on product roadmaps, including a very similar looking product from Intel at IDF 2007 called Moorestown.  

Itanium notably absent from IDF 2007

San Francisco (CA) - One notable facet of Intel technology was markedly absent from Intel's most recent IDF:  Itanium.  This reality has forced more than one journalist to ask the question:  Is Itanium a dying dog?