'Handcar Regatta' Rail Race Is a Terrifying Steampunk Orgy

This week saw the commencement of the first annual Handcar Regatta race, in which over a dozen teams took to the rails in a ridiculous variety of human-powered steampunk machinery. The event wasn't so much a race as it was a showcase of overwrought vehicle design, taking inspiration from everything from hamster wheels… »9/30/08 5:25am9/30/08 5:25am


Intel Santa Rosa Successor "Montevina" Knighted as "Centrino 2"

Four of Intel's mobile chipsets—including its most recent and well-known, Santa Rosa—have been Centrino as far as your mom is concerned. To help us keep things a little straighter and make it obvious they're actually updating stuff, Intel's upcoming Penryn-oriented mobile chipset, Montevina, which'll be pushing Santa… »2/18/08 4:00am2/18/08 4:00am

Leopard Drivers Hint at Low- or Mid-Priced Santa Rosa MacBooks

While we know that Apple will eventually roll the Intel Santa Rosa chipset down through all of its laptops, there are surely a faithful few who feel their weekly pilgrimages to the Apple Store aren't being properly appreciated by Lord Jobs. But new Leopard driver evidence nearly proves that Apple does have Santa Rosa »10/29/07 9:05am10/29/07 9:05am

Intel plans to release a "Santa Rosa Refresh" in January which loads the 45nm Penryn chips

Intel plans to release a "Santa Rosa Refresh" in January which loads the 45nm Penryn chipset and "improved graphics capabilities", the both of which allow for improved battery life and better Direct X 10 performance. The refresh laptops will also have 802.11n as well as Gigabit Ethernet networking. [Businesswire] »9/19/07 6:00pm9/19/07 6:00pm

Lenovo Cranking Out Energy Star 4.0 Qualified Laptops Early

The Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star 4.0 revision hits July 20th, but Lenovo isn't worried about making the cut. Three days before the revision, Lenovo plans to have the T61p, its first Energy Star 4.0 configured machine, out on shelves. The T61p won't skimp on power to save energy, either. It has a suite… »7/10/07 10:40am7/10/07 10:40am

Sony Reveals Hidden Stash of VAIO CR Santa Rosa Notebooks

If Sony's last crop of notebooks proved to be too rich for your blood, their new VAIO CR series might be what you're looking for. For starters, they're based on Intel's Santa Rosa platform, so we're talking the latest tech here. They have 14.1-inch (WXGA) screens, which means you won't go blind trying to read text,… »6/11/07 8:01am6/11/07 8:01am

Santa Rosa-based iMacs with Brushed Metal Frame on the Horizon?

Call it wishful thinking, but the folks at 9 to 5 Mac are reporting that Apple's new iMacs (which they say will debut at WWDC) will pack Intel's Santa Rosa technology and come in sizes larger than the current 24-inch model. Both are pretty safe assumptions, but what they'll look like is up in the air. Will they have… »6/04/07 9:15am6/04/07 9:15am

Lenovo T61 Thinkpad's Magnesium Rollcage == Wolverine's Bones

It has come to my attention that the T and the R series Thinkpads, which were leaked by specs last month, have gnarly magnesium roll cages that remind me of Wolverine's reinforced adamantium skeleton. I've always been a Thinkpad fanboy. And while most of the other PC makers are handling this Santa Rosa launch with… »5/09/07 12:20pm5/09/07 12:20pm