Posts Tagged ‘ intel ’

Netbook version of Mandriva thinks small

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Based on Mandriva Linux 2008, which was released last October, Mandriva Mini is designed to work on small format, low-cost netbooks, which typically have screens ranging from 7 to 10 inches. It is said to support key netbook platforms, such as products based on the Intel Atom processor.

Wireless power ‘eliminates chargers’

Aug 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

During the demonstration by Intel CTO Justin Rattner, electricity was sent wirelessly to a lamp on stage, lighting a 60 watt bulb that uses more power than a typical laptop computer. Most importantly, the electricity was transmitted without zapping anything or anyone that got between the sending and receiving units. By comparison, previous wireless power systems consisted basically of firing lightning bolts from sending to receiving units.

Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the $100 laptop

Aug 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Nicholas Negroponte had a vision: to build a $100 laptop and give away millions to educate the world’s poorest children. And then the fat-cat multinationals got scared and broke it.