Items tagged with 3M

3M’s Post-it Notes are legendary; they’re omnipresent in every office and have kind of achieved iconic status for their brilliant simplicity. Arguably, the 21st century digital age version is Evernote, a tool that makes it simple for mobile users to jot down a note, record a quick audio clip, or snap a photo and stash it away for later. The two are now a pair, thanks to the addition of Post-it Note camera functionality to Evernote’s app that lets you take photos of multiple Post-its; the app will then recognize the color, digitally tidy up the handwriting, and then reproduce a... Read more...
Big Blue and innovator 3M are joining together to develop an adhesive that will take 3D chip stacking to new heights, both literally and figuratively. For well over a decade, IBM has been researching and developing chip stacking, which is the next generation of microprocessor technology that follows Moore’s Law. Faced with ever-shrinking dies, researchers had a problem, and they had nowhere to go but up. They realized that instead of trying to cram more into a single wafer of silicone, they could stack the sheets on top of on another to fit many times more chip components into the same die... Read more...
3M’s Optical Systems Division is working with Acer to deliver a new line of energy-efficient notebooks. By utilizing 3M’s multi-layer optical films in its Aspire TimelineX series, Acer is able to offer a battery life of eight hours while still providing superior display performance and an ultra slim form factor. 3M’s optical film is designed to increase the brightness of the display. It also enhances the display’s form factor. 3M Energy-Efficiency Film Technology Enhances Power Savings and Display Quality of Acer TimelineX Notebooks Company’s Multi-layer Optical Film... Read more...
3M added two new products to its line of pocket projectors. The new 3M MP160 and 3M MP180 feature 30 lumens of brightness, two-hours of battery life, and SVGA resolution. Both of the new projectors target on-the-go professionals. The MP180 has a touch screen for easy operation. The projector also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4GB of memory, a microSD card slot, and USB connectivity. The MP160 is a more streamlined device that has the same brightness, resolution and portability as the MP180 but for less money. This projector comes with VGA and composite video cables. Both projectors are currently available... Read more...
The Wall Street Journal's sixth All Things Digital conference (D6) continues to make news--this time with Sony Corp.'s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, showing off an OLED TV prototype that he claims is a mere "0.3mm" thick, has a contrast ratio of "a million to one," and is "a hundred times brighter than an LCD screen." Sony plans to introduce a 27-inch version within the next 12 months. The TV can be made of either glass or plastic and can be used to produce displays on curved surfaces. The D6 conference released a seven-minute video with clips from the Stringer interview. From 1:53 in to 3:22, Stringer... Read more...
A few weeks ago, news broke of an upcoming AMD technology co-developed with a couple of their IC partners dubbed G3MX, or the Socket G3 Memory eXtension.  In essence, G3MX is designed to be AMD’s answer to the current FB-DIMM (Fully Buffered) memory used on Intel’s high-end server and workstation platforms.  While DDR2 FB-DIMMs, that are outfitted with an AMB (Advanced Memory Buffer), offer a number of key benefits, including a serial point-to-point memory interface, improved reliability, scalability, signal integrity, increased bandwidth in some configurations, and higher capacity per memory channel,... Read more...
It appears that the top-brass at Digg have banned one of their most prominent members, Stacy Doss AKA 3Monkeys, for no apparent reason.  We want to bring this story to your attention because Stacy Doss also happens to be one of our valued team members here at HotHardware. TH: Why do you suppose you've been given the snub this time - after 4 days of emails and no response? SD: I honestly couldn't begin to guess. There has been a lot of friction between the top users at digg and the average user at digg. I believe that the digg staff has a thorny issue with that friction. Trying... Read more...
The folks at HardwareZone have taken Intel's current flagship Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor, and run it through a battery of benchmarks while overclocked to 3.33GHz using a 1333MHz front side bus frequency, and while overclocked to 3.6GHz.  Big gains across the board, of course.  And a hint at what Intel has in store in the months ahead. "You know its performance and you know its technologies. In this article, we explore the possibilities of a 1333MHz PSB on the Core 2 Extreme X6800 as well as some good old fashioned overclocking... Read more...
Today we've got a look at a sharp new LCD from Asus that clocks in with a blistering fast 3ms pixel response time. Have a look but don't blink, you might miss it!   ... Read more...
  Intel's Pentium 4 with 533MHz Bus and The i850E Chipset 2.4 and 2.53GHz performance with a 533MHz Front Side Bus By, Dave Altavilla May 6, 2002 There are many architectural attributes of Intel's Pentium 4 processor, that will drive incremental performance for CPU core, as the months and years roll on, in their battle against their primary competitor, Advanced Micro Devices.  Intel engineered the P4 core with a staggeringly deep 20 stage pipeline, that allows clock frequencies to scale with ease.  There are certainly pros and cons to having this deeply pipelined architecture. ... Read more...
The Intel Pentium III 933MHz. Filling the gap between 866MHz. and 1GHz. June 22, 2000 - By Dave Altavilla  Technology marches on at a relentless, blindingly fast pace.  The high end technology of today will quickly be the main stream "bread and butter" product of tomorrow.  In the Semiconductor space, tomorrow often comes VERY soon.  Semiconductor manufacturing technology seems to advanced in "light year" increments with each new iteration of process enhancement.  I can remember days back less than 10 years ago when 1 micron or .8 micron IC Fab technology... Read more...