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Tiny batteries could simultaneously power and cool chips

Flow batteries are rechargeable batteries that use a liquid fuel source. And while they’re typically used in large-scale applications, researchers at IBM and ETH Zurich have found a way to make tiny Redox Flow batteries that can provide power to chips. They can also be stacked in between chips to cool the processors while they’re […]

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Mouse Computer launches Windows PC Stick with built-in fan

Over the past few months we’ve seen a wave of tiny computers featuring Intel Atom processors, Windows 8.1 software, and designs that look like chunky USB flash drives. Worried that devices like the Intel Compute Stick or MeegoPad T01 will overheat in those tiny, fanless cases? Japan’s Mouse Computer has a solution. The company has developed […]

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Is Firefox to blame for netbook overheating?

…It could be, based on reports over at the Mozilla support site. In a post on Nanotech, CNet’s Brooke Crothers talks about his own experiences with Firefox on a Macbook Air. Crothers notes that when opening multimedia-heavy pages (which typically include Flash elements) Firefox tends to cause a greater rise in temperature than Safari. While […]