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Intel plans to roll out Ivy Bridge based Xeon E3s, low-power Atom chips for micro servers

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Intel plans to roll out Ivy Bridge based Xeon E3s, low-power Atom chips for micro servers

Ask any gardener, once you let ivy grow, it gets everywhere. Even though Intel just planted a fresh family of Sandy Bridge-based server CPUs, reports of a new line of Xeon E3 chips sporting the firm’s next generation architecture are sprouting up. The new Ivy Bridge server chips use the firm’s 3D Tri-Gate transistors to improve performance without using more power. For micro servers looking for an even smaller power footprint, Intel is introducing an Atom-based system on a chip, dubbed Centerton. These new 64-bit chips will feature two Atom processor cores and consume only six watts of electricity. Intel hasn’t said yet just where these new processors are going to end up, but mentioned that it had a few customers on board.

Intel plans to roll out Ivy Bridge based Xeon E3s, low-power Atom chips for micro servers originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Ever needed to grab a bottle of water only to find the vending machine you’ve spotted is without power? The folks in Japan have, especially in the period immediately following natural disasters. The solution? Easy. A hand-cranked vending machine that still affords you the option of your desired food or beverage even during an emergency when the power is down. Sanden, a Japanese vending outfit, has developed the system that would allow the country’s 5.5 million machines to run sans electricity or solar power and rely on good ol’ fashioned muscle. You’ll just need to dish out 70 cranks, in addition to the cost of your selection, and in about 20 seconds the kit powers on. The machine shown here will dispense around seven bottles before needing a full re-crank and there’s no word on what the additional cost per vending unit will be. For look at the tech in action, hit the video above and prepare for a bicep workout.

Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Would You Fuel Your Home With Pee? [Science]

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Facebook Data Center Goes Arctic For Chilling Effect [Facebook]

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Electrowetted insoles charge your strut, The Police stand by for music licensing deal

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Every move you make is another ten watts you waste. Which is why researchers at InStep NanoPower are working towards taking that spring in your step, and turning it into juice for your gadgets. Flipping the process of electrowetting on its head, whereby mechanical energy is converted into electricity via a microfluid transfer, the team was able to pound some pavement-generated milliwatts out of mercury and galinstan. The tech is far from a real world debut, with its practical, portable device-powering merits achievable only in theory. So, until this device manages to get off the ground, we’re going to lump it in with past piezoelectric efforts, and call it like it is — pics, or it didn’t happen.

Electrowetted insoles charge your strut, The Police stand by for music licensing deal originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 05:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Toshiba Smarbo takes on dirt, Roomba, music playing prowess unclear

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Toshiba Smarbo

Toshiba is just the latest company to enter the robovac fray. Samsung, ASUS and LG have already tested the waters against the mighty iRobot, now it’s Smarbo’s turn to try its hand at automated vacuuming. Inside the round floor cleaner are 38 sensors that help it avoid obstacles and keep it from falling down stairs, as well as a CPU or CPUs that sport “double brain function” according to the machine translated PR. The bot is quite quick, supposedly able to clean 100 square meters (over 1,000 square feet) in about 90 minutes, and only uses a few pennies worth of electricity to do so. Toshiba’s vacubot will hit shelves in Japan for around $1,100 on October first, but it does suffer one distinct disadvantage — DJ Smarbo just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Toshiba Smarbo takes on dirt, Roomba, music playing prowess unclear originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Relax. Just Let the PossessedHand Electromagically Take Over Your Limbs and Create a Masterpiece [The Future]

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Artist Blends Fire and Electricity with Music For His Art [Video]

Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Rusty Oliver, here in his workshop otherwise known as the Hazardfactory, created this sculpture he calls “the Singularity.” The voltage he’s pumping through those manifolds shape the flames to create a really beautiful EQ meter. Imagine this at concerts. [Wired] More »


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These Stylish Solar Lamps Are Only 20 Bucks [Lamps]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

NRG’s eVgo charging stations hope to catch the eyes of Texas

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

EV charging station announcements are almost becoming commonplace (keyword: almost), but not so much that we aren’t happy to welcome one more. This week NRG Energy unveiled it’s first eVgo branded “Freedom Station” at a Dallas Walgreens, and aims to pepper the map with a total of 60 such units by Labor Day. Each eVgo freedom station will pack both a quick charging 480V AC/DC converter (juicing up a Nissan Leaf to 80 percent in about 30 minutes), as well as a 240V Level 2 charger (netting 25 miles of “go” per charging hour). NRG plans to cover the Dallas / Fort Worth and Houston areas with 120 of these guys by the end of 2012. Like others before it, the eVgo network plans to follow a subscription model — with the premiere plan ($89 a month on a three year contract) not only covering the cost of usage at eVgo charging stations, but that of electricity used at your home charging dock, too. Toss in a handful of generous EV owners rocking PlugShare, and Dallas has the makings of a low-emissions wonderland.

NRG’s eVgo charging stations hope to catch the eyes of Texas originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 09 Apr 2011 23:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid melds plug-in tech with 600HP

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid melds technology with 600hp of muscle

It isn’t exactly the hottest hybrid we’ve ever seen, Porsche’s ludicrous 918 RSR still takes that crown, but the Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid is certainly no wheezy commuter. It’s a tiny, open-topped racer that features a 507HP V10 from BMW that’s been paired with a 105kW motor to spin the front wheels. It’s much the same arrangement of the Porsche, again relying on a KERS flywheel to generate electricity that’s stored in a Li-ion battery pack, which can also be charged separately. The car can actually limp around for up to 31 miles powered by just that front motor, but when both sources of thrust are called upon the sled gets to 62MPH in 3.1 seconds, as fast as a 911 Turbo S, and it’ll keep on going until the speedo hits 205 — or the car hits something immovable. No word on price or availability, but there is a version with a roof coming this summer, and a fully-electric model due in 2013.

Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid melds plug-in tech with 600HP originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Squatters Live in a 45-Story Skyscraper with No Elevator. They Have DirecTV Though [Homeless]

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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