If you want to take a look at a radical notebook design, feast your eyes on the Bloom laptop, a prototype that Stanford students designed to make it easier -- much easier -- to disassemble and recycle.The impetus for the project is the fact that laptops are tightly assembled with screws and other adhesives keeping everything fitting together, which makes it difficult to break them down into their recyclable materials.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
Intel has slashed prices on its mainstream solid state drives, but Micro Center has trumped it on the low end. While Intel is offering its X25-V 40GB SSD for $99, Micro Center is offering a 64GB model for essentially the same price.
Here's the latest rumor for Apple fanboys and haters to work themselves into a lather over. A source close to AMD is confirming a report that Apple will use AMD's Fusion processors in some upcoming products.
After suffering from manufacturing woes on some recent product launches, Nvidia may have a reason to crow. While it was able to release its GeForce GTX 580 graphics card yesterday, AMD's similarly high-powered Radeon HD 6900 line may be suffering from some glitches that could delay its arrival to retail.
AMD has its first Fusion processors to customers. Those first APUs, or Accelerated Processing Units, will be available starting January in ultra-thin laptops that AMD claims will deliver nine hours of battery life. This was one of several announcements AMD made at its annual analyst's day earlier today.
It has been a long and bumpy road for Fermi, but with the GeForce GTX 580, which was announced today, Nvidia seems to be delivering on the promise of its new GPU architecture. Based on a new GF110 GPU, the GTX 580 has been "re-engineered from the transistor-level up" to increase performance and reduce power consumption.
It's always been something of an urban legend that men leaving a scorching notebook computer on their lap were damaging their sperm, but new research suggests that such conjecture has a basis in scientific fact.
Our sister site CNET is reporting that Intel's Light Peak optical connectivity technology, which promises super-high-speed transfers that crush USB 3.0 transfer speeds, is moving closer to being shipped in real products.
Times are tough, and the chance of you getting a pricey laptop this holiday season is as slim as a MacBook Air. Here's a list of cool gadgets that cost around $100 or less.
Things have been so quiet on the Chrome OS front that I had nearly forgotten Google promised netbooks in time for the holidays. If reports out of Taiwan are accurate, the first models should arrive later this month.