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In a report charmingly called "The Ampere Strikes Back," Britain's Energy Saving Trust has predicted that electronic gear will consume  nearly half of the total electricity used by the typical household by the year 2020, surpassing the traditionally big electricity eaters in the home: kitchen appliances and lighting. The most striking number might be that in 2020, televisions  on standby will consume 1.4 percent of all domestic electricity. Despite attempts by some manufacturers to make more energy-efficient products, some digital radios still use four times as much power as analogue sets, the report says. The growth of single person households --... Read more...
Palm, one time king of the PDAs, might be looking or a buyer if a report from cnbc.com is accurate. Recent years haven't been kind to Palm, as rival Microsoft has gobbled up a large portions of the evolving smartphone market. It looks like Nokia might want a piece of the pie. "Palm is reported to have hired Morgan Stanley in recent weeks to help it find a buyer. On Tuesday, Unstrung.com reported that Sweden's Nokia is the leading bidder for Palm, though Palm management favors a private equity buyer. The sources tell CNBC, however, that while management does favor a private equity deal, a match with Motorola makes the most sense because there... Read more...
AMD has been working very hard for several years now to catch up to Intel when it comes to developing and perfecting new manufacturing process technology. New process technology allows more transistors to be packed into the same physical area, which can relate to more features and performance in a given chip and/or more chips per material used. So there is either more performance, better price, or both, and what customer can resist better prices and/or better performance? AMD has done a good job of narrowing the gap, but Intel really pulled out all the stops to get both their 65 nm and 45 nm processes up and running well ahead of AMD. According to Reuters, it seems like AMD might be seeking outside... Read more...
In a job posting on AMD.com, it seems that the company is already looking for engineers to take on the challenge of the always shrinking die. AMD has started shipping 65 nm CPUs a few months ago, and one would imagine that 22 nm is probably a few years out at the least. "DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: This position is for technical assignment within the AMD/IBM research alliance in New York. Primary responsibilities of this position will include generation of detailed lithography requirements for the 32 nm and 22 nm nodes, including overlay, CD, and focus budgets. Projects will consist of research in advanced optical lithography, EUV lithography,... Read more...
Intel is going to bring 802.11n and quad-core to the the mobile masses in 2008 with their Montevina platform.  Check out what DailyTech has to say: "Intel guidance this week revealed that a number of changes have taken place. Intel will offer two versions of its 2008 mobile platform -- Montevina Fundamental and Montevina Professional."  Montevina Professional: * Penryn-based * Cantiga GM/PM chipsets with ICH9M-Enhanced * Echo Peak 3x3 or 1x2 AGN * Shirley Peak 3x3 AGN or 1x2 AGN * Gigabit Ethernet * Intel AMT 4.0 * Intel VT-x and VT-d * Intel Turbo Memory 2.0 Montevina Fundamental: * Penryn-based * Cantiga GM and PM chipsets with ICH9M * Echo Peak 3x3 or 1x2 AGN * Shirley Peak 3x3 AGN... Read more...
If you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend updating your new rig with one of AMD's socket AM2 CPUs, Thermalright is doing its best to keep your old AMD K8 CPUs running cool with their Thermalright SLK-948U until upgrading your processor isn't life threatening to you're wallet. "The Thermalright SLK-948U is an oldie but a goodie. This 635 gram chunk of copper is still a relevant heatsink however, resembling something akin to a metallic Toblerone with copper fins. It's this design which keeps the SLK-948U alive and kicking, and as you'll see in a moment more than capable for any K8 processor. The heatsink ships in a very plain cardboard box with a small... Read more...
Nokia sells a lot of phones. They sell ten times as many phones as Apple sells iPods. Hot Hardware editor Marco Chiappetta recently examined the evidence that Apple is trying to get a handle on the technology necessary to produce, finally, their own iPhone. They better hurry. Nokia seems to have already produced their own "noPlayer": The bottom line? The N91 is a good music player and a superb phone. That said, I wouldn't buy one for the outlandish current price of $599 when you can get an iPod and a phone separately for less money. However, keep in mind that today's music phones are for the early adopter crowd. Mobile-service providers are notorious for taking months to approve new... Read more...
With the growing support of geo-tagging, I can see many uses for this type of device. A friend of mine is a service technician for a communication company. He is routinely called out on "locates", which means he must drive to a site and mark the locations of buried cable. Imagine, if you would, being able to geo-tag these locations, such that the requesting party could simply query the location. Acquisition would be a one time task, and multiple service calls to the site could be eliminated. Others that may benefit from this are municipal services such as police and fire departments, delivery services, outdoor enthusiast, and disaster relieve efforts. Of course the tools to do this are already... Read more...
Just when you thought it could not get worse than Donald Trump attempting to Trademark "You're Fired!"; now it appears that Microsoft is looking to patent verbs to be used in a new conjugation system designed to assist in learning foreign languages: According to its patent application, the invention would overcome limitations in existing software that conjugates verbs, such as not identifying the correct conjugation when the infinitive form of the verb is misspelled or the inability to locate the proper verb in a foreign language when users only knows the word in their native language. This system sounds intriguing and could potentially change the way people learn foreign languages.... Read more...
ATI and Nokia announce strategic relationship to enable new mobile multimedia experiences MARKHAM, CANADA and ESPOO, FINLAND, May 4, 2006 -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) and Nokia today announced a long-term strategic relationship to bring enhanced mobile multimedia experiences to Nokia customers. As leaders in their respective industries, ATI and Nokia are now working closely together to drive high quality multimedia experiences such as music playback, 3D gaming, mobile TV, video and more for Nokia mobile device users worldwide. "Working with ATI underscores the commitment that Nokia has in providing unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences to consumers," said Ilkka... Read more...
The world's largest cellphone maker Nokia will unveil new multimedia phone models, including an N73 camera phone, at an event in Berlin next week. With its new N-series phones Nokia will take a step toward more stylish and lighter models, but it is still a long way from rival Samsung's and Motorola's thin models, sources said. "With the current N-series models, we've done some back-to-back tests with models from competing vendors. Nokia's size, weight, bulk is significantly bigger, while the key features such as the camera match up," said one source at a large telecoms operators who declined to be named.... Read more...
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile phones will deal a final blow to makers of music devices and video camcorders, having already hit the photo industry, a senior executive at handset maker Nokia told the Financial Times newspaper. Anssi Vanjoki, head of the multimedia unit at the world's largest cellphone maker, pointed in comments published on Tuesday to Nokia's 2000 forecast of the death of the photo industry, and said the same fate was looming for other sectors. Nokia made 100 million cameraphones last year, making it the world's largest camera manufacturer. READ MORE...... Read more...
Not wanting to fall behind, the U.S. is looking to fully embrace WiMAX technology. While opening up different frequencies for WiMAX use, including, the 700-MHz band currently used for analog cable, the Bush administration hopes to bring "universal, affordable access for broadband [in the United States] by 2007". "Washington is looking to expand the spectrum to satisfy what could be enormous demand for the technology. This year and next, the U.S. government is expected to auction off the separate 1,710- and 2,110-MHz frequency bands for WiMAX applications."... Read more...
Tonight in the news, Grokster, a well known P2P File sharing service is the latest service making the attempt to go completely legit. Rather than fighting the entertainment industry, the decision allows them to avoid a lengthy and expensive court trial. Not a bad choice. Goodnight folks, enjoy the news. Arrowmax PSX-550AL-24 Aluminum 550W PSU @ Bigbruin.com "Arrowmax PSX-550AL-24 Aluminum 550W PSUUnder a load, the ArrowMax PSX-550AL-24 reported effifiencies that bounced between 0.98 and 0.99 (98% and 99%). You can't get much better than that, and a few months of pocketing the savings on your electric bill will contribute nicely to your next upgrade... The heat output during the testing agreed... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  The news flow slowed down this afternoon, but we managed to scrap up a few interesting articles for your reading pleasure.  Here is your evening shot of juice... Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 Review @ The Tech Zone "With a subwoofer enclosure that is 20 percent larger, the ProMedia Ultra 5.1 subwoofer incorporates a series of refinements designed to increase efficiency for more total output, lower distortion and deepen bass extension. These improvements include a lower tuning frequency, a voice coil that is 60 percent longer and a larger, slotted port. The subwoofer is a bass-reflex type with dual 8-inch side-firing woofers and... Read more...
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