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RF harvesting experiment (From Paper: Experimental Results with two Wireless Power Transfe...

Following INTEL’s recent demonstrations of wireless power transmission and numerous wireless power products announced at the recent 2009 CES INTEL researchers have released details of an ambient RF energy harvesting technique they have developed to power a typical wall mounted house-hold weather station complete with LCD screen from energy collected via a TV antenna pointed at the local TV station antenna 4 km away.  Read More

The 2140 Notebook PC

HP's 2140 notebook PC uses a low-power Intel Atom processor, and includes integrated Wi-Fi Certified WLAN, a VGA webcam, and optional Bluetooth 2.0. The lightweight model will be available later this month from USD$499  Read More

Macworld '09: new 17-inch Macbook Pro features 8 hour battery life

In what might be seen as somewhat of an anticlimax by those still yearning for a Mac entry into the netbook space, the key hardware announcement to emerge from this morning's keynote address at Macworld 2009 is a new 17-inch MacBook® Pro featuring a built-in battery that delivers up to an impressive eight hours of use and up to 1,000 recharges. Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduced the new flagship notebook along with a number of new software innovations including the new iLife® ’09, which brings major upgrades to iPhoto®, iMovie® and GarageBand®. The new 17-inch MacBook features the unibody aluminum enclosure and glass Multi-Touch™ trackpad introduced with the MacBook family in October 2008 and its slimline (0.98-inch) profile and weight of just 6.6 pounds make it the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook according to Apple. It's also the most powerful Mac® notebook yet - 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors and 8GB DDR3 main memory at its highest spec.  Read More

The ASUS U6V Bamboo Notebook

November 19, 2008 Realizing that eco-friendly is the new black, ASUS is releasing a notebook that wears its green credentials on its sleeve – or its casing anyway. The ASUS Bamboo Series notebook is cased in Moso bamboo paneling, which is light, durable, renewable and stylish to boot. The green conscience is carried through to the notebook’s internals with the ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine, which preserves power by intelligently monitoring component power requirements and automatically adjusting to meet current consumption needs – thus optimizing system performance and energy efficiency.  Read More

The Intel Core i7 - front

Intel has launched what it is touting as the fastest desktop processor on the planet. The Intel Core i7 processor is Intel’s most advanced desktop processor ever and is the first member of their new Nehalem family of processor designs. The Core i7 holds a new world record of 117 for the SPECint_base_rate2006 benchmark test – the first time any single processor has exceeded 100 points. It incorporates new technologies that boost performance on demand and maximize data throughput to speed video editing, resource hungry 3D games and other Internet and computer activities by up to 40 per cent without increasing power consumption.  Read More

The Belkin Switch-to-Mac Cable connects via USB.

Apple’s switch to Intel chips has proven to be a good move. Giving Macs the ability to run Windows and therefore Windows based applications has helped Mac sales almost triple in the past three years after a decade of stagnation. That equates to a sizeable number of people making the switch from Windows PCs to Intel based Macs. Recognizing this growing market, Belkin has released the Switch-to-Mac Cable, which provides a simple way to transfer files, settings, preferences, and more from a PC to a Mac.  Read More

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage II Extreme

ASUS has released the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage II Extreme high performance enthusiast motherboard featuring the latest Intel chipset and SLI/CrossFireX on Demand provide support for the new range of Intel processors and multi-GPU technologies.  Read More

The black MC7803u and burgundy MC7801u from Gateway.

Gateway’s new MC-Series notebook line signals its multimedia intentions known with a 16-inch edge-to-edge glass 1366x768 resolution widescreen display and illuminated multimedia touch controls. The new notebook line features an ambient light sensor which adjusts screen brightness according to the external light, while the LED illuminated keyboard is backlit for users burning the midnight oil.  Read More

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

September 15, 2008 Whether you call them Netbooks, Sub-notebooks or Internet companions, the new class of lightweight, small format, portable computers that sit somewhere between a PDA and a fully fledged notebook appear to be more than just a passing fad. Dell has now officially released its first entry into this space - the Inspiron Mini 9. Powered by a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom Processor® N270, the 2.28 lbs unit measures 9.13" x 6.77" x 1.25"H and features an 8.9-inch (1024x600) glossy LED display, over four hours battery life, plus Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a webcam built-in.  Read More

Intel introduces solid state drives for notebooks an desktops

The writing is definitely on the wall for traditional hard drives with the continuing rise of Solid State Drives (SSDs) using flash memory. With no moving parts, SSDs run cooler and quieter and are a more reliable option than hard drives so now Intel have joined the party with the announcement of two new SSDs based on multi-level cell NAND flash technology for laptop and desktop computers. The 1.8-inch X18-M drive and the 2.5-inch X25-M promise several advantages including faster overall system response, boot and resume times.  Read More

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