Here comes AMD and NVIDIA to ruin my celebration of the format war’s end. The two computer hardware manufacturers have decided they are tired of waiting for the USB Implementers Forum (founded by Intel in 1995 with Microsoft, HP, Texas Instruments, NEC and NXP Semiconductors) to give them the specs on USB 3.0, so they are launching a competing spec.
Despite the rising prices of oil-based fuel, liquid fuel cells are becoming increasingly popular, with everything from cars to toys utilizing them. Now NEC is putting out a cell phone that operates off a fuel cell instead of the traditional cell phone battery. The result is a cell that looks more like an old fashioned lighter than a phone.