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Intel CEO Blasts Obama Administration, Says Anti-Business Policies Are Killing The Country

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Silicon Valley leans Democratic. Based on comments made by one of the Valley’s biggest hitters, that may be changing. Intel CEO Paul Otellini got a lot off his chest at the Aspen Forum last night–with most of his frustration directed at the business-stifling policies of the Obama administration and the decline and fall of American competitiveness. Here are some key quotes reported by CNET’s... 

EU launches antitrust investigations into IBM

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The European Union’s antitrust regulators said Monday they have launched two formal investigations into IBM for alleged antitrust abuses in the mainframe computer market. In a news release, the European Commission said it is investigating allegations by software competitors T3 and Turbo Hercules that IBM tied its mainframe operating system to sales of its mainframe hardware. By doing so, the companies... 

UAE says BlackBerry is potential security threat

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Emirati officials have declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security because users’ data is stored overseas, where local laws don’t apply and where analysts say it could be harder for authorities to monitor. The move renews concerns about efforts by the United Arab Emirates to control the flow of information in the Gulf nation, which includes the business hub... 

Neurons to power future computers

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The way nerve cells communicate is being studied by the research teams. The way neurons communicate could inspire the next generation of computers. Researchers are developing novel computers by mimicking the way that neurons are built and how they talk to each other. Basing computers around neurons could lead to improvements in visual and audio processing on computers. It might mean that computers... 

Future of War: US to Introduce the Laser Weapon System

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Watch the Navy shooting down an airplane over the Pacific ocean using the new LaWS (Laser Weapon System) guided by Raytheon’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon sensors. Welcome to the future, where we all die in the hands of angry laser-firing bots. The LaWS is a six-laser cannon guided by the Phalanx Block 1B, the white structure that you can see here, mounted next to LaWS. Phalanx identifies and tracks... 

British team builds fastest supersonic car in the world - 1000MPH (1610Km/h)

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The full size, full length Bloodhound SSC model car unveiled at the Farnborough International Air Show The British team hoping to drive a car faster than 1,000mph has unveiled a full-scale model of the vehicle. The 1:1 replica of the 12.8m-long (42ft) Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) is the result of three years of aerodynamic study. The model is a star turn at this year’s Farnborough International... 

Medvedev Salutes Siemens Plans for Russia High-Tech Hub

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hailed a decision by Germany’s Siemens AG to join his ‘Silicon Valley’ innovation project in Moscow’s Skolkovo suburb, run by billionaire Viktor Vekselberg. “We hope that the participation of German business will be very, very active in the big project to be realized in Skolkovo,” Medvedev told reporters in Yekaterinburg today after talks with German... 

Toyota says 270,000 vehicles have faulty engines

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Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide, including luxury Lexus sedans — have potentially faulty engines, the latest quality lapse to hit the automaker following massive global recalls of top-selling models. Japan’s top-selling daily Yomiuri said in its evening edition that Toyota will inform the transport ministry of a recall on Monday. The paper cited no sources. Toyota... 

AMD to launch world's first hybrid processor that unites CPU with GPU

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AMD has been trying to crack their Fusion technology, combining a CPU and a powerful GPU in the same chip, for years now. Today, they showed off working Fusion chips in a demo that got Intel and Nvidia’s attention: If the Fusion APU (accelerated processing unit) amounts to everything that was promised, it’ll be an extremely appealing alternative for OEMs. And it seems as though they’re... 

Complete Guide to Clean up the BP Oil Spill

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Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. along with a group of corporate partners has developed a COMPLETE SOLUTION for stopping the Gulf oil spill, cleaning up the Gulf waters, shorelines and wetlands. The BP oil spill & resulting oil slick that occurred after the Transocean disaster when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded & sank on April 20 killing 11 workers. This is the only organized plan for... 

Russia is preparing to send the First Humans to Mars

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Six volunteers will today be locked up together in a windowless, mock spaceship for 520 days. The ‘astronauts’ will be trapped inside the capsule for a simulated flight to Mars, and are expected to live and work as if they are on the 43-million mile journey for real. The all-male crew will not endure weightlessness, but from today they will follow a harsh regimen of experiments and exercise. The... 

Experimental 'scramjet' sets hypersonic record as it flies at six times the speed of sound

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Arcing through the hazy air above California, this is the incredible sight of a scramjet as it flies at six times the speed of sound. The experimental aircraft set a record for hypersonic flight, blazing through the air for more than three minutes at Mach 6, or more than 4,500 mph. The X-51A Waverider scramjet was released from a B-52 bomber last week before its engine took it to Mach 6 and it flew... 

Super Laser to create Star on Earth for renewable Energy

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The super-laser It may be an American project, but it has the potential to greatly affect not only the EU, but the entire planet. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory believe they have come up with a way to permanently cure the planet’s energy woes – to create a star on Earth. Now immediately, the entire plan sounds like ‘science-fiction gone mad’ and throws... 

Somali "Engineers" Build State-Of-The-Art Helicopter

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Somalian Air Force :) Three Somalis from Somaliland who, ever since they were young dreamed of building a helicopter have designed and built their own helicopter in their own backyard using scrap metals and an old engine from a van. The trio, Mohamed Abdi Barkadle, Saed Abdi Jide and Abdi Farah Lidan said the purpose of their helicopter was to be used to fight fire in the city and surrounding area.... 

SSDs will Mark the Bankruptcy of Seagate and Western Digital

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Western Digital and Seagate awaiting bankruptcy. As most of us computer users already know, Hard Disk Drives are getting retired because of the newcomer, Solid State Drive. This new technology has finally hit the market hard and by the end of 2010 to mid of 2011, prices will become affordable for all computer users. Right now, SSDs are very expensive but once this happens, there is no way for HDD manufactures... 
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