Archive for the Hardware Category

‘Roadrunner’ is fastest computer

Posted in Hardware on June 10, 2008 by v1ruz

Capable of sustaining 1,000 trillion operations per second.

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A brief history of the x86 microprocessor

Posted in Hardware on June 6, 2008 by v1ruz

Here’s a peek at the events and technologies that led to the development of Intel’s x86 architecture, plus milestones in its 30-year reign.

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Intel Chips from 1971 to 2007

Posted in Hardware on December 12, 2007 by v1ruz

…here are stats for different Intel chips from the past 35 years…along with bonus factual tidbits I came across while looking over some Intel stuff today. Here you can enjoy it at your own pace.

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Apple Updates MacBooks to Santa Rosa, GMA X3100

Posted in Apple, Hardware on November 1, 2007 by v1ruz

As rumored, Apple has quietly updated the MacBook tonight to the Santa Rosa architecture with mild speed bumps and the new GMA X3100 integrated video.

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Review: Apple Wireless Keyboard (aluminum)

Posted in Apple, Hardware on October 16, 2007 by v1ruz

n addition to the ultra-thin aluminum keyboard Apple unveiled for the iMac last month, a similarly proportioned Bluetooth wireless version was also introduced. Here’s a setup and unpacking tour, paired with a look at its features, an operational mystery, and a tantalizing future potential.

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Hard drive technology wins the 2007 Nobel Prize for physics

Posted in Hardware on October 10, 2007 by v1ruz

Pioneering work on magnetic materials in the 1980 lead to the discovery of the phenomena known as giant magnetoresistance. This, in turn, rapidly led to ultra high density magnetic storage read heads that are used in today’s hard drives. The discoverers of this phenomena are awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics.

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Detailed Review Of The 16GB iPod touch

Posted in Apple, Hardware, iPod on October 2, 2007 by v1ruz

Macguide takes a look at the latest touch enabled device from Apple, the iPod touch. They weight up its pros and cons in-depth in the 1500 word piece, complete with detailed pictures. The conclusion: If you’re happy with “just” 16GB of storage and want to upgrade from a previous generation iPod, the iPod touch is perfectly suited.

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