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A refrigerator inside your laptop?

A refrigerator inside your laptop?

Even if the semiconductor industry is working on it, computer chips are big energy spenders. And new cooling systems will be needed in the future. Purdue University engineers think they have a solution. They've developed a miniature refrigeration system small enough to fit inside laptops. Unlike conventional cooling systems, which use fans to cool chips down to ambient temperature, these small refrigerators will cool them below surrounding temperatures. It is an interesting idea to get compressors instead of fans in our laptops, but these tiny fridges are still more expensive than fans. Anyway, read more...

June 21, 2008 by in Hardware

diversITy: the lack of women in the IT industry

diversITy: the lack of women in the IT industry

This series of entries, called diversITy, will cover a number of topics all concerning the diversity of people within the IT industry. Whether we discuss women in industry, sexual orientation in the workplace, religion or ethnic background; these are all topics which will have an effect on students, if not already.

June 21, 2008 by in Tech & Work

Have you checked out Alltop.com on your mobile device?

Have you checked out Alltop.com on your mobile device?

I wanted to let you know about a cool site that was launched by the famous Matt Kawasaki a while ago that I think you might find quite useful when trying to find the latest news and posts in areas you are personally interested in. The Alltop.com site is a collection of RSS feeds in 10 major categories, with a large collection of minor categories, that help you to quickly see what the latest postings are on your favorite sites. Alltop.com attempt to serve as an aggregator for "all the top" sites on the web. This ZDNet blog was recently placed into the Gadgets and Mobile categories.

June 21, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Microsoft targets password stealers

Microsoft targets password stealers

Microsoft's June 10 update of its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) was updated to detect and remove game password-stealing malware. The results are pretty amazing - more than 2 million PCs disinfected in the first week (out of some 330 million downloads of the MSRT).

June 20, 2008 by in Microsoft

Researcher keeps 'carpet bomb' attack alive, despite patch

Researcher keeps 'carpet bomb' attack alive, despite patch

Security research Billy Rios posted an article today about the Apple Safari "Carpet Bomb" attack, discussing a new issue that, despite the patch which prevented a "blended" remote command execution attack when Safari was used in conjunction with IE on a Windows system, keeps the "Carpet Bomb" attack alive and well.

June 20, 2008 by in Security

Wind is picking up speed

Wind is picking up speed

A study coming from Emerging Energy Research projects continued expansion of the wind energy market. It's being led by installations in China and the U.

June 20, 2008 by in Telcos

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

<p> NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems have become a lot more friendly and straightforward over the years, but there's been a continuing issue with producing storage boxes at the right price for their target market, especially for small businesses. Netgear's latest effort looks like a step in the right direction. </p>

June 20, 2008 by in Storage

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

Netgear's ReadyNAS NV+ does its job neatly and unobtrusively, and is well worth considering by small businesses. Most home offices will find it too noisy though.

June 20, 2008 by in Storage

OpenSuse 11.0 released

OpenSuse 11.0 released

Latest version of the open-source operating system includes efforts to make installation easier and to improve sound management.(By David Meyer of ZDNet UK)

June 20, 2008 by in Linux

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