Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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Researchers advance methane-powered cells for laptops

A methane-powered laptop battery could be a reality soon, due to advances in fuel cell technology made by Harvard University researchers.On Tuesday, researchers announced they had made a miniature methane-powered solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with an operating temperature of less than 500°C.

November 25, 2010 by Jack Clark


Toshiba completes experimental datacentre facility

Toshiba has completed an experimental datacentre demonstration facility in Japan as an overture for worldwide expansion.On Monday the company announced that if the modular datacentre push is successful in the Japanese market, then it will expand the products worldwide.

November 24, 2010 by Jack Clark


Communications minister gets behind cloud computing

The government's communications minister Ed Vaizey has come out in support of the economic benefits of cloud computing.In a speech given on Monday at the UK-China Internet Forum, Vaizey said cloud computing would open the door to more business opportunities for companies.

November 24, 2010 by Jack Clark


Turing papers fail to make reserve price

A set of Alan Turing's papers failed to sell at auction at Christie's on Tuesday, meaning there is still a chance they could be snapped up by Bletchley Park campaigners.Bids failed to make the reserve price for the lot, Christie's said.

November 23, 2010 by Jack Clark


Experimental Intel chip could scale to 1,000 cores

Intel has an experimental 48-core chip that can be scaled up to 1,000 cores.At the Supercomputing 2010 conference in New Orleans, Intel researcher Timothy Mattson told the audience that the chipmaker's 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor could be scaled up more than 20 times.

November 22, 2010 by Jack Clark


Qualcomm details 28nm dual-core Snapdragon chip

Qualcomm is preparing a 28nm dual-core Snapdragon processor for 2011.On Wednesday the chipmaker said the new MSM8960 chip will be "based on a new micro-architecture that delivers approximately five times the performance of the original Snapdragon chip at 75 percent less power", according to EETimes.

November 18, 2010 by Jack Clark


Datacentre chief: Carbon reduction cost will not affect us

The costs of conforming to the Carbon Reduction Commitment should not significantly affect UK datacentre companies, a datacentre chief has said.The scheme, now called the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, adds costs to businesses that consume large amounts of electricity, such as datacentres.

November 17, 2010 by Jack Clark


Yahoo to develop site optimisation service

Yahoo wants to use its back-end infrastructure to provide web analytics and content optimisation services to businesses, chief executive Carol Bartz said at a conference on Tuesday.Speaking at the Web 2.

November 17, 2010 by Jack Clark


Hacker uses cloud computing to crack passwords

A German hacker claims to have used cloud computing to crack passwords stored in an algorithm that was developed by the NSA.Hacker Thomas Roth announced on Tuesday that he has used one of Amazon Web Service's Cluster GPU Instances to crack the passwords encrypted in a Secure Hashing Algorithm (SHA1) hash.

November 16, 2010 by Jack Clark