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Showing posts with label COMPUTER. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

IBM proposes to build first carbon computer by 2020


People often compare computers with our brains, but there are important differences between them. One difference, which the wider public seldom thinks about, is that computer brains are made of silicon while our brains are made of carbon. All known life is made of carbon, which is the most versatile element in the universe. Why should computers be made of silicon, even if it is the second most versatile element in the universe? IBM now thinks that the silicon age of computers is about to end, and that we might see the first carbon computer in just six years. 

It is a bold statement, tempered with caveats, made more with hope than authority. Carbon nanotube chips would be not very different from silicon chips, only much faster. However, making them in large scale still requires significant technology advances. The year 2020 is around the time when silicon is supposed to hit a roadblock, yet again. 

It will be great to get nanotube chips ready by then. This is what IBM hopes for, and also a large section of the industry also hopes for. According to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, an industry organisation formed by the leading semiconductor companies in the world, silicon chips would reach a feature size of four nanometers by 2020, which is three generations from the current 22 nanometers. No one has an answer to the intense technical problems that can crop up at this size. 

The industry wants to get a replacement technology by then, and carbon nanotubes seem to be its best bet at the moment. It is not a passing issue but a serious problem that can slow down the industry significantly. It could slow down global innovation too, as much of technology innovation is based on continual increase of computing power. According to the Linley Group, a technology consultancy, costs per transistor are set to rise from now onwards, after falling steadily for decades. 

The next generation of chips, of 14 nanometer size, may be expensive and not so widely used for a while. Technical problems and the cost increase as they shrink further. Currents leak. Chips get too hot. They resist mass production. The industry needs new materials for chips, and many have been tried. Nanotubes have performed very well, and they have the additional advantage of being technologically similar to silicon and yet being carbon, a smaller atom that may one day let us do many wonderful things. 

IBM's research gives us hope that nanotubes will work, as the company has made nanotube transistors already. But the nanotubes are not close enough to each other; it is a difficult problem to solve because we do not have the technology to do so. What if it is not solved by 2020? One factor we often forget, due to our obsession with Moore's Law, is that software has been advancing too, at least as rapidly as hardware has done. 

Advances in software can drive computing even if hardware grinds to a halt for some time. Let us look at how brains evolved. Between two million and 100,000 years ago, the human brain rapidly increased in size in two spurts. But it has decreased in size by 10% in the last 15,000 years. Does that mean that we are less intelligent than our ancestors? Probably not. 

After reaching a certain size, the brain may have learned to work more efficiently. The human brain needs a lot of energy, and it is always good to have it just at the right size. Chips can follow the same logic in reverse. As their size stands still, we can make them more efficient. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Surface Pro 3 launch updates fix charging issue, add OneNote functionality



Forget doodling with the N-Trig pen, and you can think twice creating those OneNote books: if you're among the first to pick up a Surface Pro 3, the first thing you'll want to do is download the latest firmware update.
Released just in time for the device's launch in the US and Canada, it fixes a problem first reported by reviewers that prevents the device from charging (and resuming from sleep) despite the power adapter being connected.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to ZDnet's Mary Jo Foley that the update both addresses the power issue and improves the Surface Pro 3's performance.
Additionally, you'll want to grab a separate update that activates a double-click screenshot function, which allows you to take a wireless screen grab using the Surface Pen's button that's automatically pulled into OneNote.

How to update

To download the new firmware and other updates from the Windows Store:
1) Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings
2) Tap or click Change PC Settings, tap or click Update and Recovery, and then tap or click Windows Update
3) Tap or click Check Now
4) If there are updates available, tap or click View Details
5) Tap or click to select the updates you want to install, then tap or click Install
6) Restart the Surface after the updates have installed

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap

Microsoft Office execs have said for months that the company wants to forge a more open relationship with customers. To build on that goal, Microsoft launched the Office 365 for business public road map on Wednesday. The website shows the status of upcoming Office 365 features. Microsoft also announced an opt-in program called First Release that gives customers early access to new features.
This year, Office GM Julia White told Information Week that, because Office 365 is a cloud-based platform, Microsoft can not only introduce new features more quickly, but also offer earlier previews to the public. In a blog post announcing First Release and the new road map, Office 365 group product manager Jake Korzybski reiterated this theme.
"Just as we transformed our development process, we need to transform our communication processes regarding changes and future updates to the service," he wrote.
Both the road map and First Release are targeted at business and institutional customers, not consumers. Consequently, versions such as Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home are not included...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Waterproof Keyboard

Waterproof Keyboard – Tension free work
                                     You want to have something to drink while you work and while you busy in working your cold drink split on keyboard, what will you do ?
                                     If you are using waterproof keyboard that nothing to worry, you just have to stand your keyboard and all liquid will flow.
Waterproof Keyboard

                                   That is the magic and comfort of waterproof keyboard. You do not have to worry about the liquid split or anything. You simply enjoy your work without ant interruption and without any fear of water.
                                   Here is an example of such kind of waterproof keyboard which does not have any pop up keys. Simply surface drawing keys. Simply awesome, have a look
Waterproof Keyboard with no keys
Waterproof Keyboard
Simple press on waterproof keyboard is enough

Saturday, November 27, 2010

wireless computer mouse from evoluent

                              In computer world everything is changing. Earlier it was desktop computer and now we have many kind of laptops. Some are small laptop, some are light weight laptops and few are very advanced one.
                              We can see such changes in the computer peripherals as well. Earlier we were using big floppy drive after that small one and now we can store data in very tinny pen drives upto many GBs.
wireless computer mouse
                                                          There are many different kind of mouse available some are like of Wooden Keyboard and Mouse and few are of really costly computer mouse even cross the value of $1200.00
                                    The generation of computer has advanced so much that nowadays every field has a full time computer job and if you are facing problem like wrist pain then it can be because of the old generation mouse pad you are using and to get over with it doctors and ergonomist in US Berkeley have evaluated a Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 Wireless which has a advanced handshake grip making it comfortable for use in staff and campus area .
wireless computer mouse
wireless computer mouse
                                              The natural posture of holding something is the missing point in normal mouse but the design of Evoluent Vertical mouse has a particular shape giving a posture of neutral handshake while you are holding the mouse thus prevent the twist in your arm leading to tension and pain in the wrist .The professionally designed ergonomic design is not only a boon for wrist but also has perfectly placed 5 buttons helping you to press all at one time quickly and easily without the need of adjusting the fingers. The ergonomic designed mouse also has a small lip preventing the “rubbing pinkie” effect to annoy you.
wireless computer mouse
                                                The Evoluent Vertical Mouse works with 2 AA batteries and optical 1200 dpi sensor that indirectly help the mouse to sync automatically. The design also has an on/off switch that can increase the battery life of the mouse and also can prevent waking up your device during standby. The dimension and weight of the mouse is just in perfect allowing you, not to reposition it instead a little tilt is all you need to do while working. The design may initially take 3-4 days to get use to but the natural position of it will surely create big difference in relieving the pain you might be ignoring in your wrist. However the USB receiver is a bit smaller and also lacks the way of recharging through USB port.
wireless computer mouse

Friday, October 22, 2010

Apple launches iLife, OS X Lion and new Macbook Air



                              Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a series of new products at its 'Back to the Mac' event which includes MAC OS X Lion, MacBook Air and iLife 11 application suite at its Cupertino headquarters. The most notable of all the new products, was MacBook Air, a lightest Mac laptop with features borrowed from iPhones and iPads. Below is a brief highlight of the products launched at the event. Apple MacBook Air:
Like the iPad, MacBook Air comes with a flash memory and has no hard drive. It weighs 2.3 pounds (1 kg) and measures 0.11 inches at its thinnest to 0.68 inches at the rear. It also incorporates Facetime video chats and an apps store. The device runs on a 2.13 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor. It has a 13.3 inch LED backlit display with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. The models start at $999 and have started shipping already.
"We asked ourselves what would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up? Well, this is the result," said the Apple supremo Steve Jobs.
Apple Mac OS X Lion:
                           This is a new version of Mac operating software or MAC OS X. Like iPhone or iPad, it provides an option of downloading the different apps from the App store. It also has the other features like multitouch, full screen function and the launch pad. Lion includes an improved "iLife" multimedia suite and the newly-released FaceTime video chat. MAC OS X Lion will be available in 2011 summer.Unveiling the product, Jobs said, "Lion brings many of the best ideas from the iPad back to the Mac, plus some fresh new ones."
Apple MAC iLife 11:
                         The Mac event also the launching of a new version of the iLife application suite, iLife 11. Unveiling it along with Steve Jobs, Apple's Senior Vice President, Phil Schiller said, "I get to be the first to show you this great piece of software. I know a lot of you use it. This is the best version yet."Life 11 has a handful of new features like iMove, iPhoto and Garage Band. iMove 11 allows the users to edit the audio and also to insert audio effects into videos. A new feature called Groove Matching in GarageBand 11 has an automatic spell checker for bad rhythm and also FlexTime that helps to fix the timing of your music. iLife 11 application suite is available at $49 for older computers and it is included for free with the operating system.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

3D Desktop! TouchScreen and XGL on Linux!

Transparent PC Screen

Lenovo adds new series in the IdeaPad family


                            Lenovo, has added a new series in its IdeaPad family, Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 (14") and Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 (15"), are trendy and stylish mainstream laptops with multiple ports and multimedia applications. Powered by the latest technology, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z series is certainly a smart choice for people who need a notebook that is fashionable. These laptops are available now at a price ranging from Rs. 34,000 to Rs. 46,000. 
                            Powered by Intel Core i5-460 processor and excellent features - like the Chiclet keyboard for superior ergonomic comfort, One key theater that customizes display and sound to provide enhanced movie experience and Dolby Advanced Audio for a stunning listening experience, HDMI and E-SATA ports it brings a difference in the market. These Notebooks are ingrained with exceptional safety applications like Lenovo Veriface Face recognition technology, OneKey Rescue System an easy-to-use system to help you detect and remove viruses, restore Windows system and recover files.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Apple now third-largest PC seller in U.S.


                                                   According to the Quarterly PC Tracker Survey released by IDC today, Apple shipped 1.99 million Macs in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2010. That's good for 10.6 percent of the 18.9 million PCs shipped in the U.S., putting Apple's share at its highest in the U.S. in the company's history, according to IDC.
                                                  While that's still far behind Hewlett-Packard's 24.3 percent share and Dell's 23.1 percent share, both of those companies' shipments remained relatively static over the last year. Apple saw its shipments grow 24 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
                                                  And it's not just the sales growth of HP and Dell it's besting: the entire U.S. PC market during the third quarter grew just 3.8 percent from a year ago (even though it was forecast at 11 percent), meaning Apple shipments of Macs grew at eight times the rate of everyone else. It's fairly remarkable considering the lingering weakness in the economy and the company's computers having been saddled with the "too expensive" label--whether accurate or not.
                                                 So why is Apple doing so well selling computers now? IDC analyst David Daoud says the iPad may actually be one of the reasons.
                                                "It is very possible that the iPad's marketing right now is impacting [Apple's Mac] business as a halo effect, just like we saw several years ago with the iPod," he said. "The momentum went on with the iPhone, now it appears the iPad is playing a similar role, stimulating sales across its product line."
                                               Apple sold more than 3 million iPads between April and June, and it's very likely we'll get an updated number for sales over the last three months when Apple reports its quarterly earnings results on Monday. What is interesting is the suggestion that the iPad is not taking away sales of Macs, but helping them. Unlike the iPod which has a completely different use case than a Mac, there's been discussion over whether the iPad can in some instances replace a notebook computer.
                                              Best Buy's CEO was quoted last month saying that the iPad had cut into notebook sales by as much as 50 percent. Though he later backed off that statement, he only said the 50 percent figure was a "gross exaggeration." He didn't say there wasn't any cannibalization effect.
                                              Either way, it's good news for the Mac business, which doesn't get nearly the attention it used to, with the iPhone and iPad raking in huge amounts of revenue for the company, and the clear trend in the industry toward highly mobile devices. But we know for sure that next week we'll hear more about the Mac and Mac OS X, when Apple holds a special event at its headquarters to talk about hardware and the next version of the Mac operating system. Here's what CNET expects we might see on the Mac front.
                                             Though overall consumer sales weren't so hot, enterprise computer sellers did a decent business during the third quarter, IDC says. Lenovo, which sells heavily to large businesses, grew 32.9 percent in its worldwide sales. The long-awaited "commercial refresh"--the cycle of companies replacing employee computers and IT equipment en masse--continued on schedule.
                                            Perennial worldwide market leader HP saw little change in volume, claiming 17.7 percent of the 89.3 million computers shipped in the third quarter. Acer reclaimed its No. 2 spot with 13 percent of shipments, Dell dropped backed to third place with 12.5 percent, Lenovo claimed 10.3 percent of shipments, and newcomer Asus stayed firmly in the top five with 5.4 percent of shipments.
                                          Gartner released its market share results today as well, and saw similar numbers: HP with 17.5 percent of shipments worldwide, Acer 13.1, Dell 12.2, Lenovo 10.4, and Asus with 5.4 percent.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cost of this computer mouse is $1200 see photos

                                            Certainly there are few accessories which made to show the status symbol of reach people. In this addition a computer mouse come to the market which cost is around $1200 that means in Indian currency value of such computer mouse is around Rs. 54000/-, isn’t that amazing.
                                           But specialty of this computer mouse is this made from Titanium, there is no doubt that look of this mouse is simply superb but however $1200 for a mouse – Big No. People would love to have new apple magic mouse instead of this one and you will be able to get more features in magic mouse.
Titanium Computer Mouse
Titanium Computer Mouse
Titanium Computer Mouse 2
Titanium Computer Mouse 2
Now let’s have a look at the special features of this costly computer mouse
  • Its wireless (no big issue $10 mouse are also wireless)
  • Runs on AAA Batteries
  • Scroll wheel made from Neodymium for smooth scrolling
  • Body made by Grade 1 Titanium (Thats make the whole difference)
Titanium Computer Mouse 3
Titanium Computer Mouse 3
Titanium Computer Mouse 4
Titanium Computer Mouse 4
Titanium Computer Mouse 5
Titanium Computer Mouse 5

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Magic Mouse from Apple – Jewel of your desk

                                                     Why apple’s products are hot cake, they proved it once again. If you love gadgets, if you love new hardware to have than let me tell you this little mice, named as magic mouse, can take away your breath or may be you will lost in the beauty of this mouse.
                                                     You can call this mouse as the jewel of your desk and you would love to show this mouse to everyone and would love to take the credit as owner of this magic mouse.
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
 
Now lets talk about the function of this mouse -
  • This magic mouse is world’s first multi touch mouse with big multi touch censor
  • This one is really beautiful yet very simple with seamless design
  • No button, in fact whole mouse is a button
  • There is no scroll wheel in this magic mouse but you can scroll with your one finger at any where in this mouse
  • If you want to go right to left or left to right just use your two fingers and move your finger in the direction on this magic mouse
  • An in build chip differentiate swipe and scrolling
  • Magic mouse is wireless and connect through bluetooth
  • Your can enjoy the connectivity upto 33 feet
  • You can control every function of this magic mouse by activate or deactivate any function on its software
  • This one will come with new mac desktop or if you want to have separate than you will have to pay $69.
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wooden Keyboard and mouse – Simply beautiful

If you want to add something special for your computer or want to look unique than I think this wooden keyboard and mouse can do such magic. This is the perfect example of creativity with engineering.
This one created by either two people one who knows about wooden work and other who knows about fitting keys and their functions or may be a engineer who also knows wooden work …
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 2
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 2
So now say bye to those plastic keyboards and say hello to environment friendly keyboard.
Price of this is Mouse – $19.00 and Keyboard – $39.00. Get them as combo pack as $52.00 from Brando
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 3
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 3
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 4
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 4
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 5
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 5
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 6
Wooden Keyboard and Mouse 6