element14 and Raspberry Pi launched a new 512MB board version of the credit-card sized computer. The Raspberry Pi 512MB board is priced at $35. This is the same price as the previous board, which only has half the RAM as the new model. The additional memory enables the Raspberry Pi to run a future version of an Android 4.0 operating system. The Raspberry Pi 512MB computer is ideal for multimedia, high-memory and mobile applications.
Premier Farnell plc (LSE: pfl), a top worldwide distributor of electronics, has agreed to a deal with Sony UK Technology Centre (UKTec). The deal, which is worth millions of pounds, will result in the manufacturing of the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer in the UK for the first time.
WonderMedia Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of feature-rich system-on-chip platforms, announced the WonderMedia SmartStream. Based on the WonderMedia PRIZM system-on-chip (SoC), SmartStream is a low latency, cost effective Wireless Display (WiDi) device that uses Wi-Fi or Ethernet to allow a user to view and control a PC on their television.
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, announced the launch of its latest DIY PC kit, the VIA ARTiGO A1100, a sub-liter DIY PC kit for enthusiasts who want to taste the most extreme, ultra-compact desktop computing experience. The VIA ARTiGO A1100 takes inspiration from Pico-ITX, cramming a range of features that include a 64-bit processor, HD video support, HDMI and VGA display connectivity, Gigabit networking, Wi-Fi Support and five USB ports, all into a PC chassis that fits snuggly into the palm of your hand.
IBM scientists unveiled a significant step towards replacing electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with tiny silicon circuits that communicate using pulses of light. As reported in the recent issue of the scientific journal Nature, this is an important advancement in changing the way computer chips talk to each other. The device, called a nanophotonic avalanche photodetector, is the fastest of its kind and could enable breakthroughs in energy-efficient computing that can have significant implications for the future of electronics.
Ever wanted to see a nuclear reactor core in action? A new computer algorithm developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory allows scientists to view nuclear fission in much finer detail than ever before. A team of nuclear engineers and computer scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing the neutron transport code UNIC, which enables researchers for the first time to obtain a highly detailed description of a nuclear reactor core.
Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Corporation will unveil a new class of materials called solder magnetic nanocomposites that could help streamline the process of computer electronic packaging. The milestone research will be discussed at the 11th annual Magnetism and Magnetics Materials Conference Jan. 18-22 at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
I’m giving away a HP TouchSmart 600 PC on my dad blog. The deadline to enter is Wednesday (December 23, 2009 Pacific time). The HP TouchSmart 600 PC is a multi-touch gadget. The all-in-one computer features full HD display, integrated webcam, wireless LAN, and Bluetooth. Currently, there are two series in the TouchSmart 600 family: 600t and 600xt (same as 600t, but with a faster processor, bigger hard drive, discrete graphics, HDMI and game console connectivity).