Making P Cs Power Misers By Cutting The Juice To Their Brain

So-called power management is common in portable computers. The idea is to prolong battery life by cutting off power to the disk drive and display if the keyboard hasn't been used for a few minutes. But PicoPower Technology Inc., a three-year-old company in San Jose, Calif., argues that it's more efficient to regulate power based on what the machine--not the user--isn't doing.

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