IBM tries to tackle nanotube chip cooling

From InfoWorld: IBM researchers on Monday said they are looking at ways to improve heat management in carbon nanotube transistors to prevent them from self-destructing.

The researchers have found ways to measure the temperatures of tiny carbon nanotubes, which was not previously possible, said Phaedon Avouris, IBM fellow and manager, nanoscale science and technology, at IBM Research.

Apple gives up a little Internet usage share

From CNET News.com: Apple gave up a little Internet market share in January, according to preliminary figures released Sunday by Web metrics company Net Applications.

Radeon 4870 Gets $50 Price Cut to $149, Radeon 4850 Will Drop to $129

From DailyTech: DailyTech has learned from industry sources that ATI, the graphics division of AMD, is working with its board partners and several major e-tailers to lower prices on some key products.

How long can you live without internet?

Never tried... probably won't last long!
9% (20 votes)
A few hours?
24% (56 votes)
1-2 days
24% (56 votes)
3-4 days
22% (51 votes)
4-7 days
16% (36 votes)
Meh I can go for months or years
5% (12 votes)
Total votes: 231

Dell Launches Green 24-inch LCD

From DailyTech: When it’s time to work on a PC or watch movies, a larger screen allows you to be more productive and makes movies more enjoyable. Dell makes a number of branded PC displays that support HD resolutions and the computer maker has announced a new large display that integrates energy saving features.

Dell CFO Says It Will Expand Further into Netbooks

From DailyTech: Dell says that it is looking to cut costs and expand further into markets that are generating revenue today, including netbooks. Netbooks are one of the few categories of the computer industry that is growing impressively during the global economic downturn.

Second Thunderbird 3 beta holds off on Lightning

From CNET News.com: Mozilla Messaging released Thunderbird 3 beta 2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Thursday.

This test version includes numerous back-end improvements that users will probably notice only as performance enhancements, but there are two new major features worth noting.

Yahoo's Microsoft tab totaled $79 million

From CNET News.com: Yahoo's tab in its efforts to fight off Microsoft last year ran $79 million, according to the company's filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Yahoo spent much of that bill on outside advisers who helped it weigh Microsoft's proposals, which ranged from a total buyout bid for $33 a share to an eventual offer to acquire only Yahoo's search business. Yahoo rejected all of Microsoft's proposals.

Microsoft's glimpse of the future

From CNET News.com: At Microsoft's TechFest, it takes a little imagination to see how the research technologies might eventually come to market.

Intel Quietly Introduces New Quad-Core Xeon Processors

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp., the world’s biggest supplier of central processing units, has quietly unveiled new quad-core processors aimed at uni-processor servers. The new chips trim power consumption and may point to introduction of faster desktop processors based on Core 2 micro-architecture.

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