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New ground has been broken in the hard drive industry with the release of Hitachi's 1 terabyte hard drive featuring perpendicular recording. The hard drive company has also discussed the idea of a new kind of HD/flash memory hybrid. Hard drives in the future would have flash memory built in that would protect the device from data loss by housing all the information the system calls on the most. This will reduce disk use, increase longevity, and may perhaps even increase performance in the future. Hitachi has unveiled a drive which has reached the new heights of one terabyte. Its drive looks like any other, but uses perpendicular magnetic recording to make space for all that... Read more...
Asetek Receives $4 million in Venture Capital Broenderslev, Denmark - January 17, 2007 - Asetek, the market leader of thermal management solutions for semiconductors, announced today the investment of $4 million following the investment of $5 million closed last year. Northzone Ventures, Vaekstfonden, KT Venture Group, and a group of private investors participated in the round. Asetek is the leading thermal management solution provider in the high performance, low noise and next generation mainstream chip cooling markets sporting international brands such as VapoChill and WaterChill. "As a part of a long term OEM strategy that we started implementing a year ago, I am happy that we have achieved... Read more...
Panasonic has been working on a new approach to the design and production of litium-ion batteries that seems to have solved the pesky problem of having them burst into flames from time to time. The battery is protected from overheating by the addition of a heat-resistant insulator to the battery cell. Normally, a li-ion battery would only have a thin separator between the cathode and the anode that could easily be punctured by a short-circuit. And as we are now painfully aware, short-circuiting batteries can sometimes lead to bad things such as fires and explosions. The additional heat insulator, according to Matsushita, has better insulating... Read more...
Intel Chairman Unveils Egypt's First 'Digital Village' Effort Concludes Intel Chairman's 100-day Trek to Bring Technology to People from the Amazon to Africa OSEEM, Egypt, Dec. 18, 2006 - In a small city near the Nile River where cars compete with cattle and modern conveniences are scarce, Intel Corporation is using computers and wireless technology to help Oseem's 200,000 residents tap into vast "knowledge resources" on the Internet in hopes of bettering their lives. "Technology has expanded what is possible for the people of Oseem," said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett. "Intel is committed to support Egypt's leaders in accelerating access to technology... Read more...
iPods are nifty. But you are immune to their charms if you don't want to stick in earbuds and listen to music. They don't do anything that isn't fun. The Wizpy does what the i-Pod does, and a whole lot more. Sporting a 256,000-colour OLED screen, the Wizpy looks like any of of number of would-be iPod killers, and all the media playback features - MP3, Ogg, AAC, DivX and JPEG formats supported - are all present and correct. There's a radio on board too and a text viewer. That's fantastic, of course. But the "killer app" here is plug it into any USB port, and boot up... Read more...
Plasma TVs are all little environmental catastrophes waiting to happen when you dispose of them. Matsushita's doing their bit to make them a little less toxic by getting all the lead out of the screen. And they did it despite being granted an exemption for that lead. Bravo, I say. Matsushita, along with Hitachi and Pioneer, jointly filed a petition to exempt lead used in plasma panels from the Restriction on Hazardous Substance (RoHS). The exemption was approved in October. Matsushita nevertheless moved to eliminate lead oxide glass, introducing new lead-free materials for the dielectric layer, electrodes and other components. The performance... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-6400 Titanium Series with EPP Technology Sunnyvale, CA - November 2, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the PC2-6400 Titanium Series, the first-ever EPP-ready modules rated with a 1T command rate. Optimized for the existing nForce 590 SLI-based motherboards and impending NVIDIA platforms, the PC2-6400 Titanium EPP-Ready series delivers enthusiasts an alternative way of achieving high performance results without the need for substantial bus speeds. As the first DDR2 Titanium XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) product released, the innovative PC2-6400 EPP-Ready series is... Read more...
  This year's DigitalLife show in New York City seemed to be just a bit more festive, a bit more "real-deal", or perhaps we should just say a bit more well-attended from both an exhibitor and audience perspective?  In fact, since Ziff Davis picked up the gig, it has turned out to be like a mini-CES here on the east coast. There was also a big focus on gaming and entertainment this year, perhaps picking up where the dilapidated and now defunct E3 left off. As always, there were sights to see and excitement in the air.  Or was that just Carmen Electra?  Mmmm...Carmen -- Fetching as ever.  Sort of like the effect she has on most men, turning them... Read more...
AMD INTRODUCES MORE CHOICE TO THE AMD LIVE! PC DIGITAL MEDIA SOLUTION - AMD LIVE! PCs from Dell, Alienware Now Available; New Applications, Enhancements for AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - October 11, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of new AMD LIVE! PCs from Alienware and Dell, expanding the selection of popular, easy-to-use PCs designed to help simplify today's digital lifestyle. The AMD LIVE! PC is a full-featured media center computer powered by the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor and created to enrich consumers' experiences when enjoying digital movies, music and photos throughout the home and on the go. AMD also introduced additions... Read more...
If any of you are going to be in the New York City area this week and would like to attend this year's DigitalLife event at the Jacob Javits Center going on from October 12 - 15, organizers are giving away free tickets if you register using the code "INSIDER".  Here's what event organizers had to say to us via e-mail... "I wanted to give HotHardware the heads-up that DigitalLife 2006 - the largest consumer technology, gaming & entertainment event of the year - will be taking place October 12 - 15, 2006 at the Javits Center, New York. We would be thrilled if you would let your community know that we are offering FREE tickets to this year's event (regular price is $15). To... Read more...
And the hits just keep on coming for Sony.  Hitachi has announced that they will be recalling 16,000 Sony made lithium-ion batteries.  Hitachi has joined an increasing list of computer manufactures over the past two months who have recalled batteries.  Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, Toshiba, IBM/Lenovo have all participated in recalls of batteries that total well into the millions Hitachi is in talks with Sony about who will foot the bill to replace the lithium-ion batteries, but the number is too small to have any impact on Hitachi earnings, Hitachi spokesman Masayuki Takeuchi said.... Read more...
TechWeb is reporting that software publisher Electronics Arts has purchased Digital Illusions CE (DICE). DICE is well known for their role in the development of the widely popular Battlefield series of games.  This was a strictly cash offer by EA with the acquisition taking place immediately. Shareholders will be paid a cash value of $9.20/share on Oct 16 when the transaction completes.   DICE, based in Stockholm, Sweden, will be integrated into the EA studio, where it will work on Battlefield and develop new products for the PC, consoles and other platforms. DICE Chief Executive Patrick Soderlund would become an EA general manager and would remain in Stockholm, along with... Read more...
Astek sends word of their new "Low Cost  Liquid Cooling" solutions targeted at the Digital Home SSF PC... Digital Home PC made silent by new OEM liquid cooling solution Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, September 26th, 2006. Despite the arrival of multi-core CPUs with lower overall power consumption, system level thermal management faces increasing noise challenges. Consumers are displaying clear preferences for diversified and, especially, smaller form factors why the future use of traditional heatsink and heatpipe coolers will be possible only with significant tradeoffs on either noise or performance.    At Asetek's IDF stand (booth # 106) the Low Cost Liquid... Read more...
Intel Chairman Unveils The World's Most Remote Digital City Amazon Effort Marks Global Movement to Bring Technology to the Next Billion People PARINTINS, Brazil, Sept. 20, 2006 - In one of the most remote inhabited places on Earth, the Amazon, Intel Corporation has created a wireless, high-speed Internet network for residents to access vast resources of medical, educational and commercial knowledge through computers. The project is part of the Intel World Ahead Program, an initiative in which Intel plans to invest more than $US 1 billion globally over the next 5 years to accelerate access to computers, the Internet and technology for people in developing communities. The digital transformation... Read more...
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