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Exploding Batteries Forseen By Dell, Documents Say

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by Mike Zazaian October 6, 2006 - 3:25pm, 2 Comments >>

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Documents acquired under the freedom information act indicate that Dell knew of their battery issues almost a year before a recall was initiated.

As is clear from the documents, Dell reported several overheating incidents to the Consumer Product Safety Commission last October. Within a few months of the report Dell discovered the cause of the overheating, the same notorious metal particles that have caused short circuits in almost 8 million lithium-ion batteries.

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Upcoming Sony Recall Will Only Include Laptops

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by Mike Zazaian October 4, 2006 - 11:18am, 3 Comments >>

An IBM laptop victimized by a faulty Sony battery

In the wake of recalling more than 7.7 million laptop batteries from top notebook manufacturers, Sony is gearing up to launch a battery recall of its own.

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Nokia Introduces Wibree, the Tiny Bluetooth

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by Mike Zazaian October 3, 2006 - 3:20pm, 2 Comments >>

Nokia Introduces Wibree, the Tiny Bluetooth

Nokia introduced today a wireless radio interface called Wibree, which offers bluetooth-like connectivity, but with smaller size and power consumption.

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Blu-Ray, HD-DVD Recorders Only in Japan, For Now

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by Mike Zazaian October 3, 2006 - 10:38am, 5 Comments >>

A commerical Blu-ray player from Sony

Manufacturers of upcoming Blu-Ray and HD-DVD recorders announced today that there are no plans to sell high-definition recording devices in the United States.

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ATI’s Stream Computing Brings GPU Power to Non-Graphics Applications

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by Mike Zazaian September 29, 2006 - 5:33pm, No Comments

A prototype of ATI's upcoming FireStream GPGPU card

While the raw power of GPUs have only been harnessed for graphics applications to this point, ATI’s announcement of stream computing today will allow users to harness much-needed GPU muscle for non-graphics applications.

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Toshiba Recalls 830,000 Faulty Sony Batteries, Dell Recalls 100,000

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by Mike Zazaian September 29, 2006 - 10:26am, 2 Comments >>

Battery for a Toshiba notebook

After recalling 340,000 batteries due to short circuit concerns last week, Toshiba has recalled an additional 830,000 Sony Laptop Batteries that were used in various notebook models.

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Ultra-Mobile PCs Slim Down, Beef Up at Intel’s IDF

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by Mike Zazaian September 29, 2006 - 9:27am, 1 Comment >>

Yahoo's take on the UMPC

While Intel’s initial line-up of Ultra-Moble PCs never really came to fruition, a much-updated design unveiled at the Intel Developer’s Forum in San Francisco marks the product that was promised by Intel a year ago.

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Intel’s TSV Connects Processors to Memory

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by Mike Zazaian September 28, 2006 - 9:01am, 4 Comments >>

Intel's 80-core prototypes, equipped with TSV

Intel CEO Paul Otellini wowed the media at Intel’s Developer Forum with promises of an 80-core chip within five years, the innovation of connecting memory directly to processor cores could have a bigger impact on computing.

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Intel: 80 Cores by 2011

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by Mike Zazaian September 26, 2006 - 2:16pm, 90 Comments >>

Paul Otellini holds a wafer of 80-core processor prototypes

Intel has developed an 80-core processor prototype that it plans to roll out within the next five years.

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Google Calls for Less PC Energy Waste

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by Mike Zazaian September 26, 2006 - 11:10am, 1 Comment >>

A power supply connection

Two of Google’s leading data center designers called on the PC industry to modify outdated PC power supply standards, a move which they say will save billions of kilowatt-hours of energy per year.

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