Intel recently announced energy saving versions of its Core 2 Quad Q8200, Q9400 and Q9550 CPUs. These S-Series chips are built using the same 45 nanometer process technology used on the regular models and their performance is the same but instead of having a maximum thermal design power of 95 watts they're TDP is only 65 watts. The S-Series is priced higher than its 95 watt cousin and Tom's Hardware has some benchmarks which will help you decide if the power saving and cooling benefits outweigh the price increase.
New product announcements are usually pretty quiet on Friday so here is an amazing video of a half dozen prototype robots created by the Hirose-Fukushima Robotics Lab at Tokyo Tech. Highlight include a swimming snake, hugging robot, and a roller skating quadruped.
If your quest for future living involves getting rid of those half dozen keys you lug around all day a biometric fingerprint lock might be worth the $150 dollars. Adel's TRINITY-788 stores up to 99 fingerprints which can be register directly on the lock itself. It also features a PIN Code, and mechanical key for futher convienence. If you require extra security Shepherd makes a fingerprint lock with a built-in dead bolt.
Electronic Custom Distributors Inc. welcomes Jeff Boccaccio, an international expert on HDMI™, who will be presenting two HDMI™ seminars March 26, 2009, at ECD's headquarters located at 4747 Westpark, Houston, Texas.
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