Computers
MSI debuts new Titan and Raider gaming laptops ahead of Computex  Windows Central · 1 day
MSI is putting even more power into the hands of gamers with significant updates to its Titan and Raider laptops. What you need to know MSI... more
MSI's new Prestige laptop gives creators Intel's 9th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU  Windows Central · 1 day
It's not just about gaming laptops for MSI: The manufacturer is giving a significant bump in power to its Prestige line for... more
Nature inspires a novel new form of computing, using light  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube. more
Streem buys Selerio in effort to boost its AR teleconferencing tech  TechCrunch · 2 days
Streem, an AR startup that is meshing teleconferencing software with computer vision tech, has acquired a small UK startup called Selerio that’s also building out augmented... more
Julian Assange is facing 17 new criminal charges  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Justice Department has filed 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The charges follow a much more... more
Kaspersky Anti-Virus stops sneaky malware, but there are some drawbacks  Windows Central · 2 days
Protection that stops malware before it infects your PC Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a powerful tool to protect your computer from malware, including ransomware. It earned high scores for... more
Acer updates Nitro 5 and Swift 3 with AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Acer updated its Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops with AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors. Both laptops... more
71% of students prefer Mac at work ––Jamf survey  9to5Mac · 2 days
Jamf, the popular mobile device management solution for Apple, commissioned a survey through research firm Vanson Bourne on... more
Serverless and containers: Two great technologies that work better together  TechCrunch · 2 days
Cloud native models using containerized software in a continuous delivery approach could benefit from serverless computing where the cloud vendor generates the exact amount of resources required to... more
India PC Market Shrinks 8 Percent in Q1, HP Leads: IDC  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
With a market share of 28.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019, HP maintained its leadership position in the Indian personal computing (PC) market, IDC... more
Lenovo Post Huge Jump in Profits on Strong PC Sales  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Lenovo reported a more than three-fold increase in its quarterly profit as strong computer sales helped the world's largest PC maker to beat market expectations. more
Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs  nanowerk · 3 days
Engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs. more
Modsy scores $37M to virtually redesign your home  TechCrunch · 3 days
Modsy has raised some new cash as the computer vision startup looks to get physical and build more of the furniture it recommends. The startup announced that they have closed $37 million... more
Stacktrace Podcast 037: “Spelunker’s Disneyland”  9to5Mac · 3 days
Rambo discovers evidence of CloudKit-based serverless functions and buys yet another iPhone XR, John takes another step towards making the iPad Pro his main computer, and... more
Pay what you want for the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle  Windows Central · 3 days
It should come as no surprise that learning how to code is one of the most important things you can do if you want to land... more
Hands-on with HoloLens 2 and its Windows Core OS  Windows Central · 3 days
We went hands-on with HoloLens 2 at Build 2019 to detail all the new improvements and changes being made to the HoloLens OS. I finally had the chance to go... more
Why a non-profit is pressing for 'right to repair' legislation in Canada  CBC · 3 days
Both provincial and federal governments are getting pressed to enact "right to repair" legislation for electronic devices such as smartphones and computers. more
How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything  BBC · 4 days
Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs. more
Laser focus shines light on how nanoparticles form  nanowerk · 4 days
Supercomputer tells origin story of nanoparticle size distributions with large-scale simulations. more
Microsoft makes a push for service mesh interoperability  TechCrunch · 4 days
Services meshes. They are the hot new thing in the cloud native computing world. At Kubecon, the bi-annual festival of all things cloud native, Microsoft today announced that it is teaming up... more
Facial recognition technology: Who watches the watchers?  Sky News · 4 days
We are heading, with great speed, towards an epochal moment in the history of computing. more
Google Says Its AI Can Predict Lung Cancer Accurately  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A team of Google researchers has used a deep-learning algorithm to predict lung cancer accurately from computed scans. more
Ravin.ai raises $4M to use computer vision for vehicle damage inspections  TechCrunch · 4 days
Ravin.ai, an Israel and U.K.-based startup developing AI to autonomously inspect vehicles for damage, has closed a $4 million seed round. The investment is led by... more
The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts  BBC · 4 days
AI-powered advertising copywriters are coming, but can they be taught to be as inventive as humans? more
Google brings release channels and Windows Container support to its Kubernetes Engine  TechCrunch · 4 days
At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, the bi-annual gathering of cloud-native computing boffins, Google today announced that it now offers three release channels for its Google... more
Quadric.io raises $15M to build a plug-and-play supercomputer for autonomous systems  TechCrunch · 5 days
Quadric.io, a startup founded by some of the folks behind the once-secretive bitcoin mining operation “21E6,” has raised $15 million in a Series A round that will... more
Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from freezing beneath Pluto's icy exterior. more
Laura Dern and Booking.com join up to celebrate coding and young women - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The travel and commerce site announced $320,000 in scholarships for girls to study computer science. more
Laura Dern and Booking.com join up to celebrate young women coders - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The travel and commerce site announced $320,000 in scholarships for girls to study computer science. more
Laura Dern and Booking.com team up to boost young women coders video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The travel and commerce site hosted a two-day Code-a-thon and announced $320,000 in scholarships for young women to study computer... more
Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have a method that can reposition atoms with a highly focused electron beam and control their exact location and bonding orientation. The finding could ultimately lead to... more
Use Corsair to liquid cool your gaming rig  Windows Central · 1 week
Overclocking your gaming computer's processor is an excellent way to boost gaming performance, which can often make the difference when playing CPU-intensive titles. However, it's a double-edged sword, as overclocking will often... more
Seymour Cray's path to supercomputing - CNET  CNET · 1 week
With unique designs and a quirky imagination of engineering, Seymour Cray, built the unusual and spectacular supercomputer. more
HP Enterprise Nears Deal to Buy Supercomputer Pioneer Cray  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to buy US supercomputer maker Cray, in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion. more
HP Enterprise acquires supercomputer maker Cray in the race to ‘exascale’ performance  THE VERGE · 1 week
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, not to be confused with the personal computing brand from which it split in 2015, said today that it acquired Cray,... more
Should your next computer be a mini PC? These are your best options.  Windows Central · 1 week
Windows PCs come in all shapes and sizes, and whatever your needs there'll be a computer out there to suit you. If... more
HPE is buying Cray for $1.3 billion  TechCrunch · 1 week
HPE announced it was buying Cray for $1.3 billion, giving it access to the company’s high performance computing portfolio, and perhaps a foothold into quantum computing in the future. The purchase price was $35... more
UNSW Team Reports Breakthrough in Quantum Computing  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon. more
US, European Officials Bring Charges in Global Malware Case  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide. more
Setting up a Bluetooth adapter replacement on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Are you looking to use another Bluetooth adapter, but you can't remove the old one? Use this guide to set it up properly and avoid issues on Windows 10. Bluetooth... more
Police are using flawed data in facial recognition searches, study finds - CNET  CNET · 1 week
When the faces aren’t quite there, police have resorted to using celebrity doppelgangers, artist sketches and computer-generated images. more
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works  nanowerk · 1 week
New research could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence task of sensorimotor representation - how agents like robots translate what they sense... more
US, European officials bring charges in global malware case  ABC NEWS · 1 week
U.S. and European authorities say 10 people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused... more
Physicists create prototype superefficient memory for future computers  nanowerk · 1 week
Physicicts have achieved material magnetization switching on the shortest timescales, at a minimal energy cost. They have developed a prototype of energy-efficient data storage devices. more
Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Officials from the U.S. and Europe announce charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million... more
Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices  TechCrunch · 1 week
About a year ago, Valve announced that it was building an application called Steam Link. It’d let you stream Steam games to your iOS... more
8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore's network still hobbled  ABC NEWS · 1 week
More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled the Baltimore government's computer network, city officials say they can provide no real timeline for when its system will be up and running more
Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems  TechCrunch · 1 week
Augmented reality has the potential to instill awe and wonder in us just as magic would. For the very first time in... more
Spruce up your Surface Pro with these awesome accessories  Windows Central · 1 week
Made to be a perfect mix of the power of a laptop and the freedom of a tablet, the Surface Pro 6 is an impressive machine. Whether you're using your... more
Train to become a cloud computer architect with this bundle  Windows Central · 1 week
We’re living in the era of the cloud. Companies ranging from small startups to massive Fortune 500 conglomerates all rely on an increasingly powerful cloud structure in order... more
WhatsApp hack: Is any app or computer truly secure?  BBC · 1 week
How much trust should be put in apps and devices after the WhatsApp security breach? more
Intel Zombieload bug fix to slow data centre computers  BBC · 1 week
Chip-maker says it expects the fixes will see data centres experience the biggest performance hit. more
Intel Zombieload bug to slow data centre computers  BBC · 1 week
Chip-maker says it expects the fixes will see data centres experience the biggest performance hit. more
Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development of practical quantum computers. more
How Silicon Valley’s successes are fueled by an underclass of ‘ghost workers’  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
“Ghost work” is anthropologist Mary L. Gray’s term for the invisible labor that powers our technology platforms. When Gray, a senior researcher at Microsoft... more
Editor’s Choice: iPad mini 2019  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Apple’s decision to upgrade the iPad mini for the first time since 2015 was surprising for a product line that many had assumed was dead. Conventional... more
Which modem will work best with your Comcast connection?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Comcast is making the most of its cable infrastructure by continually implementing updates that keep it competitive with the rise of fiber optic internet. If you're looking to save money... more
Two years after WannaCry, a million computers remain at risk  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Two years ago today, a powerful ransomware began spreading across the world. WannaCry began encrypting hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries in a matter of... more
Justice Department charges Chinese hacking group for Anthem breach  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
On Thursday, the Justice Department charged a Chinese hacking group with carrying out one of the largest criminal... more
Zach Lieberman’s interactive art creates moments of wonder and surprise  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Zach Lieberman is an extremely busy person. He’s a designer, computer programmer, educator, and artist (he’s... more
Computing faster with quasi-particles  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. Whereas previous experiments in this field have mostly focused on one-dimensional systems, the team succeeded in going to two-dimensional systems. more
2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted two Chinese men for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies more
2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem, 3 other companies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted two Chinese men for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies more
Where's the pot? California tracking system unlikely to know  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A vast computer system known as track-and-trace is intended to keep a watchful eye on California's legal marijuana market, but it isn't doing much of either more
Researchers take a step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The scientists produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate the behaviour of neurons and their synapses. The network is able to... more
Alibaba-backed facial recognition startup Megvii raises $750 million  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups Megvii, more commonly known for its facial recognition brand Face++, announced Wednesday that it has raised $750 million in a Series D funding round.... more
Move over, silicon switches: There's a new way to compute  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers discover new method of controlling magnetic circuits using energy efficient switch that does not require electric currents. more
California pot market not traced or tracked as promised  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The vast computer system designed to keep a watchful eye on California's legal marijuana market is falling far short of its intended goal. more
Google’s newest Cloud TPU Pods feature over 1,000 TPUs  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Google today announced that its second- and third-generation Cloud TPU Pods — its scalable cloud-based supercomputers with up to 1,000 of its custom Tensor Processing Units — are now publicly... more
Feds take down dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web, according to a warning notice posted on... more
Alexa Goes Hands-Free on Windows 10 PCs, Routines Get Smarter  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Amazon’s Alexa is finally going hands-free for all Windows 10 computers. Amazon has started rolling out a number of new features for Alexa routines. more
World's fastest supercomputer coming to US in 2021 from Cray, AMD - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The Energy Department awards a $600 million contract to build Frontier, while China and other countries are buying more supercomputers. more
World's fastest supercomputer coming to US, built by Cray and AMD in 2021 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The Energy Department awarded a $600 million contract to build Frontier in 2021, but China and other countries... more
How to use Do Not Disturb on Mac  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Do you want to create a more distraction-free environment on your computer? Read on for how to use Do Not... more
Microsoft open-sources its quantum computing development tools  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Microsoft’s quantum computer may not have a working qubit yet, but the company has been hard at work on building the tools to program future quantum computers. Over the course of the last few... more
How to tell if your PC will work with Adobe Premiere Pro  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful suite of tools. Video editing itself is an intense process that requires vast amounts of computing power and... more
Quantum computing with graphene plasmons  nanowerk · 3 weeks
In their proposed graphene quantum logic gate, scientists show that if single plasmons are created in nanoribbons made out of graphene, two plasmons in different nanoribbons can interact through their electric fields. more
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