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IBM’s Chip Cap Means Faster, Cooler Processors

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by Mike Zazaian October 27, 2006 - 3:16pm, No Comments

Artist rendering of IBM's new chip-cap technology

IBM’s new ‘chip cap’ uses thermal channels inspired by tree roots to improve heat transfer between processors and heatsinks ten fold, leading the way to a whole new generation of faster, cooler processors.

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IBM Sues Amazon for Patent Infringement

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by Mike Zazaian October 23, 2006 - 7:51pm, 4 Comments >>

IBM Sues Amazon for Patent Infringement

IBM has filed two lawsuits against Amazon.com for violating a number of its patents, all of which seem to involve the basis of Amazon’s operation.

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IBM Cranks Power6 Processor to 5Ghz

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by Mike Zazaian October 12, 2006 - 11:05am, 3 Comments >>

IBM Cranks Power6 Processor to 5Ghz

IBM plans to clock its upcoming Power6 processors at speeds between 4.0 and 5.0 Ghz, easily making it the fastest conventional server chip available.

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IBM Mimics MySpace with Community Tools

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by Mike Zazaian October 3, 2006 - 9:27am, 1 Comment >>

A Community Tools interface

IBM is building social networking into upcoming versions of business collaboration tools, modeling software largely after consumer-oriented sites like MySpace.

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Sony Recall Could Extend Beyond Laptops

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by Mike Zazaian October 2, 2006 - 5:23pm, No Comments

An IBM laptop victimized by a faulty Sony battery

After initiating the largest PC-related recall in history with more than 7.7 million laptop batteries, Sony may continue the effort by recalling various consumer electronics sometime in October

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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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IBM Recalls 520,000 Laptop Batteries, Sony Woes Continue

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by Mike Zazaian September 28, 2006 - 6:22pm, 1 Comment >>

An IBM laptop victimized by a faulty Sony battery

Due to an investigation resulting from an exploding IBM Lenovo laptop battery at LAX, IBM has initiated a recall of over 520,000 Sony batteries used in ThinkPad notebooks.

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Wii the Only Profitable Next-Gen Console

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by Mike Zazaian September 15, 2006 - 11:37am, No Comments

Nintendo's Wii

While the PS3 and Xbox 360 will likely make a bundle on games with their next-gen consoles, Sony and Microsoft take a financial hit with each unit sold. Not so with Nintendo’s Wii.

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IBM’s Cell Processor: Not Just for PS3 Anymore

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by Mike Zazaian September 13, 2006 - 2:09pm, 9 Comments >>

IBM's Cell Processor

IBM has begun to distribute it’s new line of high-powered QS20 Blade Servers based on the same Cell Processor that will be used in the upcoming Playstation 3.

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Nintendo Keeps Quiet About Wii’s Broadway CPUs

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by Mike Zazaian September 8, 2006 - 1:30pm, 6 Comments >>

Nintendo's Broadway Chip

IBM has made the first shipment of its “Broadway” processors designed specifically for Nintendo’s Wii, but both companies are keeping exact details under wraps.

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