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Articles tagged with: machine

Toshiba Thrive Taking On iPad 2: The Battle Begins

With technology growing quickly every single day and with the number of gadgets increasing, competition is becoming more fierce than ever before. Each device has to fight for its winning prize, that is, to be bought by consumers.

The fight in the spotlight is between Toshiba the Japanese giant and Apple, a company well known for its innovative curiosity and sexy hardware design.

100 Billion Tons Of Rare Mineral Found, Can Be Used For Tech

Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology has recently made a discovery that may reduce technology dependency from China. The discovery was made when 78 ‘very large’ deposits were found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, near Hawaii.

The material weighed between 80 billion – 100 billion metric tons of material with similar properties to yttrium. The material is expected to be easy to get out and is low on the dangerous uranium and thorium that affects such deposits.

Intel Replaces Core i7 970, With i7 980

If you own the Intel Core i7 970 processor, you no longer have the latest and greatest in computing technology. Not that it matters much anyways, but Intel has recently unleashed the new Core i7 980 processor.

Now, before you go crazy this isn’t the extreme edition, nor is it unlocked- meaning you won’t be able to push it to the max with any overclocking software. This also means that you won’t have to spring for a heavy cooling system such a water cooled case.

Never Be “On Hold” Again, W/ Fast Customer App

A new app called Fast Customer is temporarily free, down from its usual price of 99 cents, and lets consumers connect directly to a live person from a selection of hundreds of businesses.

Here’s how it works. Rather than going through the trouble of navigating through complicated menu systems and getting directions from a “machine”, or suffer through holiday music while you wait, the company actually calls you.

11 New AMD-Powered Notebooks, From HP

If you’re on the market looking for a new PC, your job just got a lot harder. Computer maker, Hewlett-Packard has just announced a crazed wave of new notebooks that will get you excited for this summer. Each of the new notebooks will feature AMD’s Vision technology, a step up above of the previous Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APU). The result? Smaller and more light weight full-sized notebooks.

The HP DV series, which has been around for a while, are all getting CoolSense, True Vision HD webcam, and HP’s Beats Audio (on the DV6 and DV7 only). The DV series (DV4, DV6, and DV7) will also be enjoying 2x the graphics power compared to previous generations allowing a new gaming standard, even for those who opt out for a discrete graphics card.

Sony Introduces New 3D Projector

Sony has recently shown us a new projector, the VPL-HW30ES 3D Projector (pictured top), that includes Sony’s latest lamp technology, a dynamic lamp control system, that has been designed to provide home movie fans with an “unrivaled 3D cinematic experience.”

The new 3D projector utilizes Sony’s proprietary High Frame Rate SXRD Panel, rocking a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and mastering a 70,000:1 contrast ratio, providing a brightness rating of 1,300lm.

LulzSec Hacks The NHS

The hacker LulzSec has targeted the NHS, shortly after hacking into Sony Pictures and Nintendo. LulzSec published an e-mail to the health organization that exposed security holes in its system. LulzSec claimed that it did not mean any harm to the organization but just wanted to them a service.

As proof, LulzSec posted the administrator passwords to the NHS, and but blanked them out when it published the e-mail on Twitter.

Asus Lamborghini VX6S Unveiled At Computex

Netbook Live has recently spotted the Asus Lamborghini-themed Eee PC VX6 at the Computex show in Taipei. The Asus netbook sports a brand new Atom NM10 CPU and offers full support for AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics, rather than the Intel Atom D525 and Nvidia’s ION graphics (as on the previous generation VX6).

Now don’t start thinking there is a processor called the Atom NM10, that’s just a nickname for Intel’s chipset, manufactured for the Intel Atom D510 and D410 processors. The shiny “Lamborghini” carries a glossy 12.1″ display, and offers connectivity for Bluetooth, Wireless N, and features a 500GB hard drive.

Texas Instruments Introduces OMAP4470, Not a Robot

Texas Instruments has just announced another member of the OMAP 4 family, and it’s a boy! Meet the OMAP4470, a 1.8GHz ARM processor. The new chip is powered by two 1GHz ARM Cortex A-9 MPCore engines, and two 266MHz ARM Cortex-M3 cores.

Texas Instruments believes that the multi-core structure will allow for faster web browsing and more efficient power usage. The goal is to compete with Nvidia’s quad core chips and Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge line. While some may think this goal is a bit far fetched, you have to commend Texas Instruments for having such a goal!

Hybrid Tractors Reduce Fuel Consumption By 50%

Heavy duty machinery, such as tractors have been used for mining and agriculture for a very long time. When these heavy duty machines are used, not only do they use up a lot of fuel and produce byproduct carbon emissions, but they are used for hours on end- usually to get some type of job done.

Fortunately, researchers at Aalto University in Finland have taken the success of hybrid technology from cars and implanted that knowledge to build hybrid machines. The heavy duty hybrids use both combustion and electric engines, cutting fuel consumption in half.