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Secret Apple Archives at Stanford reveal brand name source, video gems

Secret Apple Archives at Stanford reveal brand name source, video gems

Though the actual origin of the name Apple Computer and how it was brought up might not set the world on fire with inspiration, the time between Steve Jobs' passing this year and now has been one furious maelstrom of interest in the historical leavings of the mastermind himself - so more than likely, you still want to know. The source of the information comes from a recently revealed (in short by the Associated Press) Stanford warehouse containing a vast archive of Apple-related media. Inside this historical treasure trove are documents, books, software bits, videos, and of course the original blueprint for the very first Apple computer, donated in 1997 after Jobs returned to Apple after his extended "hiatus", if you know what I mean.

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Stealth brings LPC-125LPFM teeny-tiny PC to the market

Stealth brings LPC-125LPFM teeny-tiny PC to the market

If there's one factor that's to be commended without hesitation about the modern world's current selection of technological breakthroughs, its the fantastically tiny nature of devices like this new computer from Stealth. This is the next in line unit from the small family that is Stealth Computers. It's a 4.6 x 6.1 x 2.0 inch unit that'll sit in your hand without a problem at 1.2lbs (0.54kg) - that's small, and it's no deck of cards inside this similarly sized box. Also note that this is the smallest PC the group has yet offered.

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Grandfather of Artificial Intelligence John McCarthy passes away

Grandfather of Artificial Intelligence John McCarthy passes away

John McCarthy didn't single-handedly invent what we now know widely as Artificial Intelligence, aka robot brains, but he did coin the term back in 1956 and is certainly one of the founders of the A.I. research field. Not only this, McCarthy was also a professor at Stanford University and a PhD in mathematics. The creator of the programming language Lisp passed away this week at the ripe old age of no less than 84 years.

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VAIO line adds software upgrades, color options, 15.5-inch model SE

VAIO line adds software upgrades, color options, 15.5-inch model SE

In an announcement that's got some lovely holiday bells attached to it, VAIO today let loose some words on its expanding line of notebook computers. Where earlier this year the VAIO SA 13.3-inch screen size-having member of the VAIO S series, now there's a 15.5-inch model called the VAIO SE. In addition to a larger screen size and a dedicated 10-key, the entire piece of hardware is less than 1-inch thick, the VAIO SE has AMD Radeon Hybrid Graphics (up to 1GB VRAM) as well as a cool sheet battery that'll "double" your battery life. In addition to this, a software update comes to VAIO F and VAIO L desktops.

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LG slashes capital expenditures thanks to sagging demand for TVs and Notebooks

LG slashes capital expenditures thanks to sagging demand for TVs and Notebooks

LG has announced that it is slashing the investment plan it has for capital expenditures for 2012 to a three year low. The cut in expenditure is a sign that the demand for flat screen TVs and computers is sagging. We already knew this from the poor sales of notebooks at some of the major makers. LG also announced that it has no plans to build a new LCD factory in 2012.

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LG to unveil new E91 and D237IPS computer monitors at IFA 2011

LG to unveil new E91 and D237IPS computer monitors at IFA 2011

IFA 2011 will kick off in Berlin very soon and at the show LG will be unveiling a pair of new LCDs including the E91 and the D237IPS LCD screens. The E91 is very thin at 7.2mm thick taking up as little space as possible on the desk. The bezel of the screen is 4.35mm thick giving the screen a slick and almost borderless style. The display also uses hanger type stand to allow for precise adjustment for viewing angles when using the screen.

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XFX announces Deus Ex Human Revolution Radeon video card bundles

XFX announces Deus Ex Human Revolution Radeon video card bundles

Years ago I really, really liked the first Deus Ex video game, it was one of the first shooter style games that I really go into. I have been waiting with anticipation for the next installment in the franchise to land. The new game is called Deus Ex Human Revolution and should be cool. From what I have seen of the graphics in the game, if your computer is older you might miss some of the cool effects.

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Mac sales soar on Asia appeal: June up 67% in China

Mac sales soar on Asia appeal: June up 67% in China

Strong demand for Mac computers in China has seen Apple's sales growth soar in Asia, it's reported, with Mac shipments growing at over 67-percent in June, far outpacing their PC counterparts. In a new investor note, Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, quoted by AllThingsD, claims that the incredible uptick in Chinese sales "represents a perfect storm between an iconic brand and a rapidly growing middle class that’s more brand conscious than consumers in virtually every other region of the globe."

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