• Intel develops photonics-based 50Gbps chip

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    Intel develops photonics-based 50Gbps chip

    IntelĀ  provided a peek at the future of processors today by revealing the first instance of a chip using complete photonics to send data. Four lasers in the prototype convert light into data at about 50Gbps, or “many” times faster than wired connections. The rate, about 6.25GB per second, would be enough to send an

  • BIOS may be dead in three years

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    BIOS may be dead in three years

    It’s the one major part of the PC that’s still reminiscent of the PC’s primordial, text-based beginnings, but the familiarly-clunky BIOS could soon be on its deathbed, according to MSI. The motherboard maker says it’s now making a big shift towards point and click UEFI systems, and it’s all going to kick off at the

  • Green Data Center Management: The Hot New College Degree?

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    Green Data Center Management: The Hot New College Degree?

    For more information on DWHS’s green tech click here: Green Web Hosting Degrees in environmental studies, environmental science, and environmental engineering are commonplace in most universities throughout the United States, but Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, Nebraska is taking degree specificity to new levels with its 2-year associate’s degree in green data center management.

  • Sony to stop the Floppy Disk

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    Sony to stop the Floppy Disk

    The days of the 3.5-inch floppy disk are now officially numbered. Sony, which boasts 70 percent of the anemic market, announced Friday that it would end Japanese sales of the ancient storage medium in March 2011, according to a report in the Mainichi Daily newspaper. The 3.5-inch floppy was a ubiquitous and necessary component for

  • Dual screen laptops!

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    Dual screen laptops!

    Each monitor slides, so that you can move the gScreen around compactly. Now that is awesome. Here are the specs for this beast, listed on the gScreen website: – 2 LED backlit display screens – Windows VISTA (Windows Vista)/ WIN XP PRO (optional) – Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26-GHz – 4 GB of RAM