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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
Business to IT: 'Here’s the money, just build it. Now.'
An effective SLA establishes standards for critical operational concepts like uptime, service quality, problem response/resolution times, and performance metrics. This policy provides a foundation for...
I noticed today that there is a new build for Windows available on the SightSpeed download page. It's still called 6.
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.
Jim Whitehurst seems to respect many of the values that the open-source community holds dear but makes no apologies for his commercial ambitions
Criminals moving from more traditional to online crime are recruiting from universities and security conferences, according to police and security sources
From 1 July, the operator will cut its charges to £1.50 per megabyte for those using a phone or data modem to surf the internet while travelling in Europe
Mismatched prints to add to strain
While writing up the release details of Asus' Eee Box today, it took me a moment to twig that the machine was slightly odd. Why?
<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>
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.
Are you listening commissioner?
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)
It appears that Google is using an invalid security certificate across many of its domains. If you type https://gmail.