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Comment: How about reusing that heat? (Score 2, Insightful) 94

by blankaBrew (#26613265) Attached to: Intel Develops Micro-Refrigerator To Cool Chips
This might be useful for concentrating the heat in one place. However, what about using that heat by attaching micro-sized stirling engines to generate electricity which could recharge the batteries of a laptop? That would be kinda like a hybrid laptop: recapturing the wasted energy from the inefficiencies of the processor. That's something I'd like to see.
OS X

+ - Sun leaks that ZFS to be a default in OS X Leopard

Submitted by blankaBrew
blankaBrew (1000609) writes "Perhaps overcome with excitement (and forgetting that Apple doesn't like such pre-emptive disclosures), Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announced today at Sun event in Washington D.C. that Apple would be making ZFS "the file system" in Mac OS 10.5 Leopard (video link, requires RealPlayer). In fact, this week you'll see that Apple is announcing at their Worldwide Developer Conference that ZFS has become the file system in Mac OS 10. Rumors of Apple's interest in ZFS began in April 2006, when an OpenSolaris mailing list revealed that Apple had contacted Sun regarding porting ZFS to OS 10. The file system later began making appearances in Leopard builds. ZFS has a long list of improvements over Apple's current file system, Journaled HFS+. More information on ZFS is available at the ZFS homepage and Wikipedia. For live coverage of WWDC (text and photos), you know where to turn."
Microsoft

+ - BBC on Vista, again

Submitted by kooky45
kooky45 (785515) writes "Robert Preston, the BBC's business editor, comments on Vista in his blog "Dear Bill Gates (again)"

In fact my Vista experience has gone from bad to worse. One of your engineers has informed me that my HP iPAQ PocketPC will never be compatible with Vista, even though the software it runs is Microsoft software. Hey ho. That's an expensive and serviceable bit of kit written off prematurely.
Judging by the number of replies to his blog, a lot of /.'ers have probably been there already."
Microsoft

+ - BBC comments on Vista, again

Submitted by kooky45
kooky45 (785515) writes "Robert Preston, the BBC's business editor, updates his earlier article on Vista with "Dear Bill Gates (again)" "In fact my Vista experience has gone from bad to worse. One of your engineers has informed me that my HP iPAQ PocketPC will never be compatible with Vista, even though the software it runs is Microsoft software. Hey ho. That's an expensive and serviceable bit of kit written off prematurely.""
IBM

+ - IBM Details 'World's Fastest' Optical Chipset

Submitted by FreeCyprus
FreeCyprus (1080391) writes "IBM Details 'World's Fastest' Optical Chipset (By Barry Levine, sci-tech-today.com, March 26, 2007)

"In detailing the new optical chipset that can transmit data at 160 Gbps, IBM said it provides the highest record ever of transmitted information per unit of physical space. Measuring 3.25 by 5.25 mm, IBM's optical chipset contains both driver and receiver circuits, and was built using complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

IBM researchers announced Monday an optical chipset that could allow you to download a complete high-definition movie in one second, rather than the 30 minutes or more that today's fastest chips allow."

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