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CES 2011 – 2nd Generation Intel Core Demo!

Probably one of the coolest booths at CES 2011 unarguably is the Intel booth, especially their 2nd generation Intel core demo where a multitude of displays powering a 3D demo is powered by a single Intel chip. Certainly, I am glad Intel is making improvements to their chips, integrating the GPU (and making it more usable for HD content/3D), while allowing the chips to be still used on small form f

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AMD Fusion Zacate!

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(This small processor size of a dime literally, contains power of more than an Intel i5 processor plus graphics, simply amazing!)

Tonight, I had the honor to hold the AMD Fusion Zacate chip.  The chip I am holding in my hand in the picture above is the flagship product of AMD.  Thanks to Monica, I was invited to AMD’s launch party for the AMD Fusion Zacate chip.

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Samsung ARM Cortex A9 Dual-Core Processor!

Samsung is testing their new ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processors capable of doing high-feats likes 1080P video recording at 30 frames per second and blistering current A8 single-core 1Ghz modules by 5 times for graphics.

By end of year 2011, it wouldn’t surprise me to see a bunch of Android-powered smartphones and tablets, all capable of 1080P video recording and a whole lot more. Yummy, yum yum.

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Android Tablet Hacks – How to Make Your Own DIY Android Tablet!

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For those of you who want to make your own multi-touch Android Tablet, you can get the Liquidware’s Beagle Embedded Starter Kit, which comes loaded with pretty much all you need plus 4GB pre-formatted SD card to boot Angstrom Linux.

The kit contains everything needed to bring up Linux on a portable touchscreen device. With a 4.3” OLED touchscreen that mounts directly on the BeagleBoard, the BeagleTouch reduces the need for several peripherals and a mess of wires. Seri

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-Core Processors 1.2Ghz and 1.5Ghz Coming Soon!

Here’s some great news for the mobile smartphone world. While the current fastest smartphone CPU tops at 1Ghz at the like of Nexus One and HTC Evo 4G, Qualcomm is already working on “dual-core” Snapdragon processors, each with 1.2Ghz or 1.5Ghz of processing power.

This means that you can expect full 1080P HD videos and certainly a whole lot more you can do with a smartphone by the time it hits consumer units next year.

The MSM8260 and MSM8660 are the first members of the Snapdragon family to have a dual-core processor, Qualcomm said Tuesday.

The MSM86

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USB Hack – How to Make a CPU/Hard drive/Memory/Network Monitoring Device!

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For those of you running highly-intensive game servers or even web servers, here’s a really interesting device that will let you monitor CPU, hard drive, memory, and network usage through an analog meter. Of course, I don’t think it would be too hard to add a digital LCD instead, probably even more accurate that way.

This is a fantastic project for anyone who wants to build one, there’s free C# code and schematics provided.

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PC Fan Hack – How to Make a PC Fan Failure Alarm!

For those of you who run servers that need to be run 24/7, PC fans failures can cause component damage that could be costly.  But there’s a simple PC fan failure alarm circuit you can use to alert you when your PC fans fail, subject of this blog post.

Many different design ideas came to my mind and i tested a couple of them. Some did work, some others failed. The most reliable and yet simple design was to convert the output of the fan tacho into voltage and compare it with a comparat

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Nexus One Hack – How to Overclock Your Nexus One and have the fastest CPU for Smartphone Today!

Yey folks, I just overclocked my Nexus One to 1.113Ghz from its stock 1Ghz, making it the fastest CPU for smartphones (you can hack) today.

The best part about this overclocking hack is that it doesn’t deprive your Nexus One of additional battery power because it’s overclocked and uses slightly less CPU voltage.  Basically, it makes your Nexus One as fast as it can be.

You can read full step-by-step instructions I wrote over here at Nexus One Hacks blog.

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What Happens when a CPU Heatsink is Removed!

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Do you know what happens when a CPU heatsink is removed?  Basically, your CPU that’s been designed to work with a heatsink (so it can achieve higher clock rates than without), will probably overheat and if you do it too much, it can potentially brick your CPU.

How to Under-Clock Your CPU to run without a Heatsink!

Of course, there’s ways around it, by using a software to “under-clock” your CPU.  I have used this method on my older laptops where CPU overheating is a problem.

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Arduino Hack – How to Overclock Arduino!

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For those of you trying to take it to the limits with your Arduino project (and the default  speed of your Arduino chip is too slow), you might want to consider overclocking your Arduino.

Talking about Open Source Hardware theory, economics, and strategy so much recently is making my head explode with ideas, so I figured it was time for a gratuitous display of silly engineering. And with that, I’m quite pleased to present the world’s first overclocked,

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