Archive for May 31, 2012

Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements

Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements

Last month, Intel launched its third-generation processors in the Core family, known as Ivy Bridge. Those chips that launched last month were high-powered versions, not the power sipping, miserly chips that would make their way into notebooks and ultrabooks looking for performance and long battery life. Today, Intel has officially launched its laptop focused Ivy Bridge processors.

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West Coast Electric Highway gets new EV charging stations

West Coast Electric Highway gets new EV charging stations

One of the things that is keeping many drivers from adopting electric vehicles is the lack of public charging stations in many areas. Drivers of electric vehicles on the West Coast now have 10 new electric vehicle charging stations provided by AeroVironment along Interstate 5 and US Route 2. The new charging stations are helping to bring the state's vision of the West Coast Electric Highway closer to reality.

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Gigabyte grabs Ivy Bridge CPU overclocking record at 7.032 GHz

Gigabyte grabs Ivy Bridge CPU overclocking record at 7.032 GHz

If you are a computer geek, you'll know what overclocking is all about. Overclocking is where geeks use various processes and often resort to exotic cooling to coax higher speeds and more performance out of their processors, RAM, and video cards. Gigabyte has announced that it has been able to set the record for the highest validated CPU clock speed using an Intel Core i7 3770K processor.

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Iranian oil industry battled complex Flame virus last month

Iranian oil industry battled complex Flame virus last month

The Iranian oil industry reported that last month computer technicians battled a complicated computer virus. According to Iranian officials, the virus launched a data siphoning attack on key oil industry networks. To fight the complicated virus officials cut Internet links between the Iranian Oil Ministry, oil rigs, and the hub for the country's crude oil exports.

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Orange San Diego Hands-On

Orange San Diego Hands-On

Orange and Intel unveiled the Orange San Diego here in London today, and we had a chance to go hands-on with the freshly announced device. Not much has changed about the handset since the last time we saw it, except for the new moniker and the inclusion of Orange’s modifications to Android. If you’ve handled an Orange San Francisco or Orange Monte Carlo before, then you know what to expect.

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NASA shows off NuSTAR’s complex mirror optics

NASA shows off NuSTAR’s complex mirror optics

NASA is showing off the highly complicated mirror optics of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array known as NuSTAR. That giant barrel shaped gold object is the humongous mirror optics array that will help NuSTAR to be able to see high-energy x-ray in greater detail than ever before. NASA is showing off the optics as the device is set ship out to launch pad in the Pacific Ocean on the Kwajalein Atoll.

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ARVONA ChildPad 7-inch tablet for kids launches

ARVONA ChildPad 7-inch tablet for kids launches

I can tell you from experience that handing your iPad or other expensive tablet over to a child can be nerve-racking. Every time my daughter wants to watch Netflix or play Angry Birds; I worry she's going to drop my iPad and crack the screen. If you have a kid who likes to use your tablet, you might want to check out the new ARVONA ChildPad by Archos that has just launched.

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OmniVision unveils 12.7-megapixel imaging sensor

OmniVision unveils 12.7-megapixel imaging sensor

A company called OmniVision has unveiled a new digital imaging sensor for the tablet and smartphone market called the OV12830. The new imaging sensor has a resolution of 12.7-megapixels and is aimed at high-end mobile devices. Not only can the sensor take high-resolution digital still images, but it also supports 1080p full HD video recording at 60 frames per second.

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Orange San Diego official: Intel Inside for £199.99

Orange San Diego official: Intel Inside for £199.99

If you’ve been wondering when you’ll be able to see Intel’s first smartphone land in tbe UK, you can wonder no more. Orange and Intel have officially announced that what was once the Santa Clara is now known as the Orange San Diego, following the company’s previous naming schemes with self-branded handsets. Otherwise it’s pretty much the same phone we saw at MWC 2012 with an Intel Atom Z2460 processor clocked at 1.6Ghz.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

The ThinkPad family of laptops has had a reputation for reliability since long before Lenovo started making them, and the fervency of their fans is perhaps the only thing that reaches the same level as Apple hardware these days. The X series, Lenovo’s road warrior class of thin and light laptops, remains among the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why. But with Ultrabooks increasingly stealing the limelight, can the ThinkPad X230 keep the same amount of acclaim as its X200-series predecessors? Let’s find out.

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Gigabyte X11 world’s lightest ultrabook pics leak

Gigabyte X11 world’s lightest ultrabook pics leak

Tomorrow, May 31, the lightest ultrabook ever to be released will have its coming out party in Taipei. But ahead of the anticipated launch, some official product shots have leaked, even though there haven't been any leaked technical specs. However, it looks like it will have an 11.6-inch display and a limited number of connection ports.

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