Cell-based GPU zaps laptop batteries, admits Toshiba

Exclusive Toshiba has announced a pair of laptops that use its Cell-based SpursEngine graphics chip. But don't expect the chip to work when the notebook's on the road - SpursEngine consumes too much power, Register Hardware can reveal. The Japanese giant has rebranded SpursEngine for UK audiences. Due to be incorporated into two laptops …
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TV makers go ape for 100Hz LCDs

Almost every TV maker exhibiting at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin last week used the event to launch LCD TVs capable of a picture refresh rate of 100 images a second. You couldn't move for bright-eyed booth staff there to demo 100Hz technology and persuade us to replace our LCD TVs already. Toshiba_100Hz Toshiba' …