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Researcher Finds Faster, Cheaper Way To Cool Electronic Devices

"A North Carolina State University researcher has developed a more efficient, less expensive way of cooling electronic devices – particularly devices that generate a lot of heat, such as lasers and power devices. The technique uses a “heat spreader” made of a copper-graphene composite, which is attached to the electronic device using an indium-graphene interface film “Both the copper-graphene and indium-graphene have higher thermal conductivity, allowing the device to cool efficiently,” says Dr.

Girls Around Me: One Woman's Defense of the 'Stalking' App

"Girls Around Me, the geo-location iPhone app, is under fire for undermining women’s privacy, but the controversy seems blown out of proportion. We're quick to ask what new way tech companies have devised to rob us of our privacy, but it's hard to see this app as a real threat to privacy or women. I consider it, instead, more of a wake-up call to those who publicly overshare.

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES)

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking "Quest" in the upper right hand corner of the map. Trial Version: http://goo.gl/i4onu

HAMR time: Seagate demos terabit-per-inch hard disk technology

"Seagate is preparing the first commercial hard disks capable of storing one trillion bits of data per square inch on its platters using a technology called heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). That means 3.5-inch hard drives with capacities of 6 terabytes could be just around the corner—and 60-terabyte drives are that much closer to becoming a reality.

Adapteva Announces 700 MHz, 4096-Core Processor

"The company claims that the chip will be achieving a performance efficiency of 70 GFlops per watt. The flagship processor would produce more than five times the floating point performance of the ASCI RED, a supercomputer that used 9,680 Pentium Pro processors back in 1997, which was good for a total performance of 1 TFlops.

Google porn-bans Reddit Android app for linking to… Reddit

"Google Play Market bans popular Reddit Android app over spurious adult content violations.

Within the past 24 hours Google Play removed and banned indie developer Andrew Shu’s Reddit Is Fun app from its market.

Google Play’s brief email told Shu the app - a fan-created link client - is a “Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy.”

Apple fans swarm stores around the world for new iPad

"Apple started selling its new iPad at stores Friday, and the launch drew long lines around the world. Post reporter Sarah Halzack tries to make sense of why people keep flocking to Apple stores on the first day of a product launch even though there are other ways to get the Apple item..."

Are Next-Gen Computers Just Big Smartphones?

"The beta versions of Mac OS X (code-named Mountain Lion) and Windows 8 are now being tested worldwide, and although they are quite different from one another, they share one characteristic: Both take designs and features built for smartphones and tablets and tack them onto desktops and laptops. Does that mean that Apple and Microsoft believe that your computer is really just a big smartphone? And what do these new upgrades mean for IT?" - Read More

Rumor: Valve potentially working on a 'Steam Box' console with partners

"Valve may be developing a PC hardware spec to potentially package with Steam software in a "Steam Box" bundle, according to The Verge.

PlayStation Vita sales hit 1.2 million worldwide

"Sony has recently reported sales numbers of its second-generation mobile gaming console, the PlayStation Vita (PSVita), have reached 1.2 million globally, boosted by the recent launch in Americas, Europe and PAL territories on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

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