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Technology: Computer Hardware

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The U.S. Government has contracted out IBM to build a massive supercomputer bigger than any supercomputer out there. The supercomputer system, called Sequoia, will be capable of delivering 20 petaflops (1,000 trillion sustained floating-point operati

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The Edmonton Journal

"Roughly speaking, we predict there could be a 1,000-time reduction in power consumption with electronic computers built in this new way," said Wolkow, a physicist at the University of Alberta.

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Technology Review

Intel announced another significant advance: a silicon-based photodetector that achieves higher speed and sensitivity than other devices, including those made using exotic, expensive materials.

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ExtremeTech

At nearly the same time as the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of the computer mouse, which occurs next week, Logitech announced that it has shipped its billionth one of the ubiquitous little devices.

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Wired

Next time you're down at the diner you might try out the CupSpeakers from Dmitry Zagga. His minimalist speaker design consists four paper cups, a couple of toothpicks and an iPod.

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Reuters

Chip giant Intel Corp cut its fourth-quarter revenue forecast by about 14% citing weak demand across the world and in all its products, indicating the economic crisis is set to hurt computer sales in the holiday season and beyond. The shock warning h

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Wired

Clearly Asus is becoming a force in the netbook market and with indications that the netbook segment is the fastest growing in the industry, it could very well be the new market leader. HP and Dell better watch out!

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Lets face it, rocket technology isn't going to get us to the stars! The saucer-shaped crafts that will be built at "The Ranch" (a "civilian" version of Area 51) will make NASA's space shuttle project look like something ou

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her blog

We were discussing secure erasure of magnetic media, and a comment was made about recovering data using electron microscopy (to read remnant magnetic patterns in layers beneath current data) after a 7-pass overwrite (DOD standard for secure erasure

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Computer World

Seagate Technology LLC. today announced the industry's first 1.5TB desktop hard drive, as well as half-terabyte notebook hard drives based on PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) technology. (330+ uncompressed movies worth of storage)

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New Scientist

"We forget that routers are mini-computers. They have memory, they are networked and they are programmable." And since they aren't scanned for viruses, or protected by existing firewalls, they are easy targets. Routers close enough toge

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AP

Intel Corp. plans to roll out its newest generation of processors Monday, flexing its manufacturing muscle with a sophisticated new process that crams up to 40 percent more transistors onto the company's chips.

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