Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Google, yes Google, is proposing a new power supply standard for designing more efficient PC PSUs. Their design eliminates the multiple voltage rails in favor of a single +12-Volt standard. This design would allow power supplies to be designed and run more efficiently, while the remainder of Voltage conversions would continue to occur on the motherboard. CNET News has some additional commentary on the matter.