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.
Chicago (IL) – Clock speeds of Intel's processor for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra Mobile PCs have surfaced.
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.
The Wireless USB 1.1 standard will arrive in the first half of 2008. It may deliver on the promise of unwiring our desks.
Sparkle has announced two new high-end graphics cards.
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.
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.
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.
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.