Apple Mulls 'Switch' to Intel

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:24
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Intel PowerBookWSJ.com (Paid Membership Req’d): “Analysts say Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., may be attracted to Intel’s low-power mobile processors, which slash power consumption by shutting parts of the processor off when not in use. IBM, whose legacy is in computer-server chips less concerned with power consumption, doesn’t have a comparable notebook-chip offering.”
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“Talk of Apple, Intel affiliation seems to tickle investors: Changing chips would seem a long shot, analysts caution” San Francisco Chronicle
“Why Apple Won’t Embrace Intel” Forbes.com
“Apple to Intel: Some advantage, lots of risk/Will Apple Computer go to Intel? It’s easy to think about but tough to do, warn analysts.” CNET News.com
“Intel Switch Could Cut Apple’s Component Costs” Forbes.com

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Skeleton iBook: More Mac Nudity

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:57
Category: Hardware, iBook

Skeleton (Clear) iBookFollowing-up on last week’s Mac Porn feature on the nude iBook, my favorite Mac hacker, Kodawarisan, has posted some pictures of his “Skeleton iBook,” an iBook with a clear enclosure.

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Fuel Cell Batteries Coming to Laptops

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:51
Category: Archive

Fuel Cell Battery for LaptopsCNN has the story on a new fuel cell battery for laptops: “Cambridge-based CMR Fuel Cells said it had made a breakthrough with a new design of fuel cell that is a 10th of the size of existing models and small enough to replace conventional batteries in laptop computers… Fuel cells have for years been touted as the next big green power source. They produce electricity via a chemical reaction and emit only tiny amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) — the main greenhouse gas blamed by many scientists for global warming.”

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