What you're looking at here is a piezoelectric cooling device, called a DCJ. By rapidly vibrating, it can force jets of cool air over hot surfaces quietly and efficiently, and GE says that it'll soon be taking the place of noisy, dirty, power-sucking fans in laptops and other electronics.
Most of the Internet's smorgasbord of free content remains so because of ads, and many us of are happy to experience a few ads in exchange for our free fix of information. But some sites go into ad overdrive, which has led to the rise of ad blockers. Now that dynamic has been squeezed into a tiny, convenient box.
When you have a job you love and that you're proud of, passing out your business card (yes, those still exist) can be a very big moment. But what if you don't have a job? Well, that's when coming up with something special that shows off your ingenuity is most important, like handing out a card that is touch-enabled.
Imagine if buying a custom made 3D-printed object were as easy as buying a hotdog on a city street. Although it sounds a set-up to a sci-fi scene, one Belgium-based company has actually launched a device that does exactly that.
The Sandia Cooler was hands-down one of the cleverest new bits of computer hardware we'd seen when it was introduced a year ago, and according to a new video posted by Sandia National Labs, the design has been refined to the point where it's been licensed out to electronics manufacturers keen to make a 30x more efficient CPU cooler.
Liquids are much better than air at transferring heat from one place to another, like from a busy CPU or GPU to anywhere else convenient. This is why if you're trying to air-cool your PC, you need either a bunch of big fans, or you can use a compact liquid cooling system. It seems a little weird, then, that it's taken this long for someone to cram liquid cooling into a laptop.
The world's most popular search engine is all grown up. With its Motorola Mobility acquisition set to be approved any day now, it's finally ready to "be evil." Sources indicate the company is finally ready to build its own hardware, as opposed to having OEMs build Google-approved mobile devices.
What if you had a magic brick that you could stick anywhere that gave you the power to automatically change the temperature in any room, or send event triggered messages to you from thousands of miles away? Well dream no more, the magic is here right now.
You hear that? No? I'm surprised. It's the fan noise coming out of my laptop, and it's awful. A company called RotoSub claims that it can make computer fans nearly silent by using the fan blades themselves as an active noise cancellation system.
Most computers deal with heat the same way: there's a heat sink (a big radiator) attached to the processor, and a fan that blows air over it. Combining these two things into a heat sink that spins is a brilliant new idea that will make your entire computer cleaner, faster and more efficient.