6 Million HP Power Cords Recalled Due to “Fire Hazards”

6 Million HP Power Cords Recalled Due to “Fire Hazards”

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On August 26, 2014 Hewlett-Packard released a public recall of over 6 million power cords due to”Fire Hazards”.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 29 cases of overheating and charring power cords have been reported so far.  HP laptops and accessories sold between September 2010 and June 2012 were distributed with the faulty AC cords.  Power cords with marked “LS-15” at the end of the AC adaptor will be replaced at no cost by the company.

 

This isn’t the first time that HP has had problems with AC cords.  Back in 2013, Google and HP recalled the orginal charger sold with the HP Chromebook 11  for the same reasons.

HP’s future supercomputer: The Machine

A Look into HP’s new supercomputer

Everyday, technology is being revolutionized in all subjects that will change the future. Last week, HP, announced it’s plans to change the way computer’s work with The Machine.

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HP first started with the idea of creating a supercomputer that transfers data at lightning speed. Within 250 nanoseconds, The Machine would have processed 160 petabytes, HP says. There were many obstacles within the architectural aspect of the computer. For instance, Instead of using outdated copper wires, the new machine will opt for a strand of fiber withphotonic cables that transfers up to 6 terabytes at a time.  Not only are these cable’s made for an extreme amount of data transfer,but they will require 89% less energy.

HP''s the Machine

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Memristors is another great feature of the technology that lies within the supercomputer. Memristors store information with little to no power and is considered cheaper and faster than flash drives and DRAM. Hp wants “You to be able to store your entire life; think of 100 terabytes on your smartphone,” HP’s Martin Fink said.

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Imagine having the world’s database in the palm of your hand’s.  Doctor’s can compare patient’s results in a different geographic location and share photos all across the globe in a matter of nanoseconds.  With this new technology, the possibilities are endless.