Don’t Get Too Excited About GlobalFoundries and Apple — At Least, Not Just Yet

Don’t get too excited about an intriguing story from the Albany Times Union saying that chip-manufacturing company GlobalFoundries may soon start turning out chips for Apple’s iPhones and iPads at a factory in upstate New York. I’ve been checking with industry sources who have a pretty clear picture about what may be going on. And … Continue reading

Leeds Universtiy submerges a server in liquid, cuts cooling costs 97 percent

Datacenters use a lot of energy to power the thousands of servers they each contain. But a significant proportion of that cost comes from actually keeping those servers cool. To minimize the costs of cooling, novel approaches have been taken such as reusing the waste heat, running entire datacenters very hot, or even building a … Continue reading

[SUGARPHONE] PINK AND WHITE Diamond/Rhinestone/Crystals Hard Case Cover For HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X (VERIZON/AT & T/T-MOBILE) Reviews

[SUGARPHONE] PINK AND WHITE Diamond/Rhinestone/Crystals Hard Case Cover For HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X (VERIZON/AT & T/T-MOBILE) Compatible with HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X (VERIZON/AT & T/T-MOBILE) Comes in two plastic pieces that easily clip on the back and front of phone Protects your phone from bumps and scratches Precise Cutouts Give Full Access To All Ports, … Continue reading

Seven manufacturers share $1.92 billion fine for 10 years of CRT price fixing

The two big price fixing scandals we’ve reported about in the last few years were to do with LCD panels and DRAM chips. LG, Sharp, and Chunghwa were fined for LCD price fixing, while nine chip makers were issued heavy fines for keeping DRAM prices high. But it turns out there was a much bigger, … Continue reading

Asus Qube and Netgear NeoTV Prime surface as new Google TV hardware

Google TV hasn’t taken the world by storm yet, but it looks as though the company and its many partners are about to kick the Android-style global domination machine into high gear. At least two more Google TV devices are on the way soon: the Asus Qube and Netgear NeoTV Prime. They’ll join the second-generation … Continue reading

SIGGRPAH Asia tech papers summarized in impressive graphics video

Every year in August computer graphics professionals come together in Los Angeles to attend the SIGGRAPH conference and share their latest technology. One of the outcomes of the conference is we get to see the next iteration of graphics technology that will be used in areas like gaming, 3D modeling, and behavior simulation. We covered … Continue reading