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It sounds like something out of the realms of science fiction, doesn't it? Turn on a computer with a thought. Drive a car using brainwaves. Control a prosthetic limb in the same way as you would an ordinary one. As technology advances further and further, we're coming ever closer to unlocking the secrets of the inner workings of the most advanced computer ever made- the human brain.
This is just the start.
Let's face it. Computers- especially higher-end gaming pcs- generate a lot of heat. If there's not some way of dispersing that heat, well...there will be problems. These problems could range anywhere from hardware degradation to system components melting together to the computer actually lighting on fire, depending how hot the system gets.
Hardware designers have thought of various ways to prevent this from happening, some more effective than others.
Dell's got a new notebook computer on the market: the Inspiron R. The next iteration on Dell's Inspiron series of notebook PCs, the Inspiron 14R, 15R and 17R appeared in stores yesterday, starting at a retail price of $529.99(14R) to $579.99(15R and 17R). Pretty good for a laptop, especially when you consider what's beneath the case. .
Let's take a deeper look, shall we?
If someone were to ask you to name the world's oldest computer, you'd probably mention The Babbage Engine, Konrad Zuse's Z3 or The UK's Colossus. If you were asked when humanity built the first computing device, your estimates wouldn't go higher than a few hundred years or so.
What if I told you that there exists a computer system that was operational almost two thousand years ago?