The PowerMac G5 was the first system developed by Apple that came with a liquid cooling mechanism for the models with higher-clocked dual PowerPC chips. In most systems, this cooling system worked well. To this day, my system has not shown any problems; however, some systems had an issue where coolant leaked, causing corrosion and shorting out mainboard components.… Read more
Maybe you remember the Cool-er e-reader, which came in a variety of colors and got some good publicity when it launched last year. Well, it appears that Interead, the UK-based company behind the Cool-er is in the process of being liquidated, and that probably means the end of the line for the poorly named e-reader that sought to make "reading cool."
The site TeleRead reports that a Dutch site got word that someone seeking customer support from the company didn't get any and e-mailed the executives at Interead only to get a reply that the company was … Read more
An IBM supercomputer is doubling as a space heater via a technique that reduces energy use by 40 percent and dramatically lowers the overall carbon footprint.
Based at Swiss university ETH Zurich and dubbed Aquasar, the liquid-cooled supercomputer went live on Thursday and started analyzing fluid dynamics while simultaneously providing heat for the building. In a typical data center, about half of the energy is used for cooling.
Despite Google's lobbying on clean-energy policy and investments in renewable energy, it was Cisco and Ericsson who received Greenpeace's top marks in its ranking of computing vendors' activity on climate change.
The environmental watchdog group released its annual Cool IT Leaderboard on Thursday, which judges large IT and consumer electronics companies on a range of criteria related to climate change, including efforts to lower their environmental footprints and commercial efforts in energy and efficiency.
On its Web site, BlueLounge has a quote from Albert Einstein that says, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but simpler." Well, when it comes to accessories, the company's Cool Feet ($12.95) product, which was initially designed to raise a laptop just enough to "allow a constant cooling airflow," is about as simple as you can get, and now the company is marketing it toward iPad owners.
We're not sure how much sense this makes for an iPad, but we can see how the feet, which have integrated suction cups for … Read more
Cadillac and Cool Hunting today announced the launch of a new application for the upcoming Apple iPad. The application features exclusive content designed inspired by the all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.
The free Cool Hunting iPad app features content optimized for the iPad and will be available on April 3 in Apple's App Store. For the next 12 weeks, the app will also include exclusive Cool Hunting coverage inspired by the CTS Coupe's design and performance.
The 2011 CTS Coupe, available this summer, includes a 304 horsepower direct-injection engine that, according to Cadillac, reduces emissions.
Yes, Monday was a work holiday for most people. But the Toy Fair is in town at the Javitz Center in New York, and like every other online gadget publication, we wanted to give you a little taste of what's there.
Granted, with somewhere around 1,500 manufacturers, distributors, importers, and sales agents from 30 countries making the rounds at the convention center, we're only highlighting a small fraction of all the products that are on display. But hopefully there's a little something for everyone in this lengthy photomontage (click on any image to start the slideshow). … Read more