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So far, not many are convinced of the need to change your notebook for the “new”ultrabooks and Intel is that if there is commitment now to convince the millions of potential buyers, AMD may play a convincing enough letter to the next launch of the new laptop and desktop platform, Trinity.

More over, considering that Intel‘s net profit soared in Q1 of 2011, there is cash to spend so much money that the campaign is called the “hundreds of millions of dollars”, one of the most powerful made ??by the mark in the last ten years and that makes what they call the new age of computing

It all started with this YouTube video and a television advertising campaign, plus the publicity possible to find in the street in the form of posters and the site will be created to promote this new format laptops powered by Intel.

Now, at first said “new” ultrabooks because the idea originally comes from Apple with its MacBook Air, despite having Intel hardware inside is the work of Apple.

The challenge of these teams is not trivial, since they expect to be replacing the cumbersome and heavy laptops that we have today, targeted at high performanceCPU and graphical, with ultra compact cooling system and also with batteries length, all in a small space. We had the opportunity to try one of these new teams, the Acer Aspire TimelineU.

We leave you with the video Ultrabook: Desperado, that the style of the Old Westhopes to show graphically the difference between the “old notebooks” and “new ultrabooks


The idea is not exactly new nor innovative, as the thermoelectric effect is known and there are other technologies that do the same, but at a much higher cost.To see that this is not new, the known Peltiers are using this effect, but in the case of the Peltier effect – discovered by French physicist Jean-Charles Peltier-cooling allows temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, with the help of an electrical flow and also by the Peltier cooler with a large side which is heated, while the cold side makes contact with the chip to be cooled.The big hit that gave the researchers the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, University of Wake Forest, is managed that carbon nanotubes could serve the same purpose, make use of the temperature difference between the environment and our bodies to generate a useful electrical load, producing energy and furthermore they may be fabricated as a synthetic fabric.Now, this new discovery will have a long way since its nearest competitor, the bismuth telluride, semiconductor that today is said to be the natural replacement of silicon in the manufacture of chips for its unusual ability to allow the flow of electrons across its surface without dissipating energy as heat, also has the ability to be used in thermoelectric materials.What is clear is that the bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) is much more expensive than the Power Felt, as the former per gram costs $ 1, while for the second with the same dollar can add the Power Felt all the carcass of a smartphone and are confident that with few dollars more to a gadget, portable console, notebook and technically anything.Now, there is a healthy variety, as each line of research will focus on finding the strengths of its discovery and strengthening it so that tomorrow is elected for various tasks, from making chips to think of replacing the solar panels.For now, nanotechnology and molecular materials studies are beginning to shed light on many of our problems of daily living, in a way that we thought might happen, but the fact is that solutions to many of our problems are closer than we think.Just imagine, that our car was able to power the air conditioning waste heat from the exhaust system if the vehicle is using an internal combustion engine, or car seats can charge the battery, or the roof using the temperature difference outside and inside I acted like a solar panel, but thermoelectric effect and photoelectric.

The possibilities for research, development and successful outcomes for our daily lives are endless, what do you think?.


As part of a television interview, former CEO and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gatesexpressed his views on tax policy that should govern the United States. And it says, facing financial problems in his country there are “the rich who must make a sacrifice,” arguing that the wealthy should pay higher taxes than others and that evenhe would not be contributing as much as it should, because that’s the current policies, which in his opinion would be wrong.

Bill Gates described his idea as “just justice,” and he called the rest of his friends with money to “share this sense of sacrifice” and “do their part” to not only keep him with the concept of paying more taxes, something that probably will not drop any good among those who accumulate great fortunes and seek to keep them as intactas possible.

Remember that Bill Gates has long been dedicated to philanthropy, donatinghelping the rest incredible amounts of money that even the most detractors of this character has changed their image of him, all through the Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation, the has been responsible for collecting literally billions of dollars to helpin different areas of human welfare.