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Apple Explores Internal Fans For Mobile Devices, Headphones That Are Also Speakers

Apple had a couple of new patent applications published by the USPTO today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one detailing how internal fans could be made to fit mobile devices to help dissipate he

Apple Patents Vanishing Touch Interfaces, New Method For Targeted Computer Cooling

Apple was granted a couple of interesting patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one for multitouch surfaces embedded in devices that appear and disappear as needed, as well as a new cooli

Phononic Devices Raises $10 Million To Turn Heat Waste Into Energy

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/tc-phononic-devices-logo.jpg" class="shot2"></img> A Raleigh, North Carolina-based maker of thermoelectric coolers and generators, <a href="ht

Englide n.zero ventilators from Hungary

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AMD teaming up with Celsia for better passive cooling

In systems where both energy limitations and heat flow are major considerations, passive cooling has been an increasingly popular solution, though not always the best one. Heatsinks are often just not

Thermaltake Xpressar RCS100: Fridge-like cooling

The Thermaltake Xpressar RCS100 is basically a mini-fridge PC case, keeping the insides at a cool 50 to 70 degrees. How is this possible? I have no idea, except that it’s “the world’

Interesting: 3D chips with microscopic water cooling

Chips these days are pretty much flat. And I’m not talking about tortilla chips. They call those silicon things wafers for a reason: all those little gates and channels are lying flat in a singl

The T-1000 of Notebook Coolers

Thermaltake has launched a fanless laptop cooling pad called the iXoft that can be folded and rolled up for easy transport. Made of sodium sulfate decahydrate, or Na2SO4.10H2O for chemistry nerds (tha

Inland Crams Three Devices Into One

We love gadgets that solve two problems at the same time. We call that “convergence,” and it’s a wonderful thing. It’s especially interesting when a gadget solves not just two,