Five years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt proclaimed that laptops would become disposable. We’re nearly there. Starting today, you can buy a new Chromebook for just $150—the cheapest price ever. And this spring, there’s a $250 Chromebook coming that looks pretty incredible.
Google works on so many projects, it can be hard to keep track of them all. They've put computers on our faces, sent internet balloons into the atmosphere, and created contact lenses that measure glucose through our tears. Project Ara is another example of trying to take an ambitious idea and make it possible—all…
In the wake of their buyout by Oracle, Sun Microsystems has canned their 16-core Rock chip project—once touted by the company as a "game changer," and their answer to IBM's latest Power CPUs—after five years of development. This represents the second major chip offering from Sun to be shelved in recent years. [NYT]