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All-in-One Keyboard Computer

All-in-One Keyboard Computer

Only a few short days ago, Commodore USA announced its intention to launch a modern version of the legendary C64 all-in-one keyboard computer. Now the company has revealed an exclusive licensing agreement with Amiga Inc. that should result in the ...

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Intel Previews Nehalem-EX Xeon Processor

Intel Previews Nehalem-EX Xeon Processor

Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California has introduced a prototype of a new Xeon processor with codenamed Nehalem-EX. The processor supports up to eight cores and sixteen threads inside a single chip and includes up to sixteen memory slots per ...

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AMD Unveils Six-Core CPU

AMD Unveils Six-Core CPU

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has recently announced plans to release its first six-core processor by the second half of 2009. AMD reported that the new processor, which was codenamed “Istanbul”, will employ the identical socket and thermal envelope, as the ...

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AMD to Fight Intel with a Dragon

AMD to Fight Intel with a Dragon

AMD is about to release a brand new platform technology, named “Dragon,” featuring its new AMD Phenom II X4 processor. The platform has been designed specially for demanding users and high-end gaming as well as graphic and video professionals and ...

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Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi has announced the implementation of a new ‘super-computer’ in their development department. Thanks to unique processing abilities, Audi’s researches can now analyze car crash models faster and better, thus improving their vehicles’ safety. According to the firm, the use ...

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Intel’s New System-on-a-Chip

Intel recently unveiled a line of new generation system-on-a-chip designs. The Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor family can be applied to security, mobile Internet devices, storage, communications, and industrial robotics applications. The system-on-a-chip (SoC) products are based on the Pentium M ...

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Refrigerator Cools Future Computers

Refrigerator Cools Future Computers

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a miniature refrigeration system, small enough to fit inside laptop computers. According to the researchers, the implementation of miniature refrigeration systems in computers can dramatically increase the amount of heat removed from the microchips, ...

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Phoenix – 30 Picowatts Chip

Phoenix – 30 Picowatts Chip

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a low-power microchip which uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less in active mode than similar chips now on the market. Named the Phoenix Processor, it is ...

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World’s Tiniest Nanophotonic Switch

World’s Tiniest Nanophotonic Switch

Scientists at IBM, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., have taken another major step towards sending information inside a computer chip by using light pulses. Rather than using conventional electrons, the team has built the world’s tiniest nanophotonic switch. Its’ footprint is approximately ...

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VIA Unveils World’s Lowest Power CPU

VIA Unveils World’s Lowest Power CPU

VIA Technologies recently unveiled the EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board, which features a 1-watt Eden ultra low power processor for embedded systems. According to VIA, the new board promises to improve power efficiency and could be suited for several applications, including ...

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