Computers
Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future  TechCrunch · 5 hours
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CNET Asks: Which holiday deals day is your favorite? - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Deals season is here! Do you bear the cold weather for Black Friday or shop from the computer on Cyber Monday? Let us know how you... more
Roku TV Wireless Speakers deliver decent sound simply  Windows Central · 1 day
Wireless speakers that you can set up in less than 2 minutes may well be worth $199 — it's just a shame they don't sound a little better. The speakers that come... more
Roku TV Wireless Speakers Review  Windows Central · 1 day
Wireless speakers that you can set up in less than 2 minutes may well be worth $199 — it's just a shame they don't sound a little better. The speakers that come attached to your TV are, to... more
Japan’s cybersecurity chief says he’s never used a computer  Global News · 2 days
Japan's cybersecurity czar, Yoshitaka Sakurada, says he's never used a computer, but he has a "flawless" process of dictating instructions to an aide. more
Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer'  BBC · 2 days
Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked. more
'I've never used a computer': Japan cybersecurity minister  CBC · 2 days
Japan's recently appointed cybersecurity and Olympics minister has told parliament he has never used a computer in his life, though... more
Does Not Compute: Japan Cyber-Security Minister Admits Shunning PCs  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A Japanese minister in charge of cyber-security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life. more
Microsoft to acquire XOXCO to bolster push for conversational AI  Windows Central · 3 days
XOXCO one of several AI firms Microsoft has gobbled up this year. Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that it has its sights set on AI... more
BBC newsreader 'speaks' languages he can’t  BBC · 3 days
Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader’s mouth. more
We tried Amazon’s bizarre Alexa microwave and weren’t convinced  TechCrunch · 3 days
I’m a fan of Alexa and of voice computing in general. But when Amazon said it was putting Alexa into a microwave, I wasn’t so sure. The value in voice... more
Faster new Intel AI brain sticks into the side of your PC for $99 - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The Neural Compute Stick 2 uses a Movidius Myriad X artificial intelligence chip and is geared... more
Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 Launched for AI, Deep Learning Without the Cloud  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Intel has announced the next generation of its Neural Compute Stick which can plug into any PC to add AI and deep... more
Deepfake: BBC newsreader 'speaks' languages he can’t  BBC · 4 days
Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader’s mouth. more
iPad Pro vs. Surface Go: Which should you buy?  Windows Central · 4 days
I've been chasing ultra-portable computers since the early days of the netbook, and choosing the right machine for your needs is very exciting right now. After spending dozens of hours... more
New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter  nanowerk · 4 days
With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in... more
On a budget? You'll love these affordable laptops.  Windows Central · 4 days
We'd all have the latest and greatest Ultrabook if we could, but the real world doesn't work that way. Lots of us can't afford to — or just don't want to —... more
Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch app  TechCrunch · 4 days
Following reports of its testing, Spotify today has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify’s streaming service from their Watch’s screen, as well as connect... more
Make navigating the web easier with this $10 compact wireless mouse  Windows Central · 4 days
You'll be glad you clicked this. Amazon has its AmazonBasics Compact Ergonomic Wireless Mouse on sale right now for $9.51. This deal makes for the product's... more
New framework pushes the limits of high-performance computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers found a way to give high-performance computing data systems the flexibility to thrive with a first-of-its-kind framework called BespoKV, perhaps helping to one day achieve the HPC goal of performing at... more
Click around on the net with the $10 AmazonBasics Compact Wireless Mouse  Windows Central · 5 days
You'll be glad you clicked this. Amazon has its AmazonBasics Compact Ergonomic Wireless Mouse on sale right now for $9.51. This deal makes for... more
Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers capture detailed images using electron-based imaging and computer simulations. more
How Microsoft's big bet on 5G may be bad for your health  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft is betting big on the 5G promise to transform computing as we know it despite a growing outcry that it poses serious health... more
US overtakes China in top supercomputer list  BBC · 5 days
A new list of the world's most powerful machines puts the US in the top two spots. more
Microsoft thinks 5G will transform computing, but it may affect our health  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft is betting big on the 5G promise to transform computing as we know it despite a growing outcry that it poses serious health... more
The US now has the two fastest supercomputers in the world  THE VERGE · 5 days
The world’s two fastest supercomputers are now American, according to the rankings that are... more
Upgraded US supercomputers claim top two spots on Top500 list - CNET  CNET · 5 days
But China has more of the 500 fastest machines on the planet than ever, and the US has the fewest. more
Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies  BBC · 5 days
Canadian actor Douglas Rain voiced the chilling computer in the landmark sci-fi film. more
Review: 2018 Mac mini – Apple’s most versatile Mac [Video]  9to5Mac · 7 days
The Mac mini is back, regaining its rightful place as the most versatile Mac in Apple’s... more
The most popular gadgets on Amazon right now (Nov. 2018 edition) - CNET  CNET · 1 week
From computers to kitchen appliances to gaming accessories, these are people's favorite Amazon items to buy. more
Writing with iPad Pro: The first 48 hours away from Mac  9to5Mac · 1 week
Every time a new iPad Pro is released, reviewers tend to ask the question:... more
MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Wood iMac Stand or Shelf From Understands  MacRumors · 1 week
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Understands to offer MacRumors readers a... more
Sony’s PlayStation Classic uses an open-source emulator to play its games  TechCrunch · 1 week
The worm has turned, it seems. Emulators, which let people run old console games on their computers, were once the scourge of the gaming industry. Now... more
Utah man pleads guilty to causing 2013 gaming service outages  TechCrunch · 1 week
A Utah man has pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges, after admitting to knocking several gaming services offline five years ago. Austin Thompson, 23, launched several denial-of-service attacks... more
2018 Mac mini Teardown: User-Upgradeable RAM, But Soldered Down CPU and Storage  MacRumors · 1 week
The repair experts at iFixit have completed their teardown of the new Mac mini, providing a look inside the portable desktop computer. Disassembly of... more
The $210 Piper Minecraft Raspberry Pi kit will teach kids valuable skills  Windows Central · 1 week
What, did your dad make this game? Amazon has the Piper Minecraft Raspberry Pi Computer Kit on sale for $209.96, which is the lowest... more
The man behind a spree of gaming network cyberattacks has pleaded guilty  THE VERGE · 1 week
A man who helped orchestrate attacks on several gaming platforms, then abruptly disappeared in 2014, pleaded guilty in a California court yesterday. Utah resident... more
New research center to explore spintronics materials for advanced computing  nanowerk · 1 week
Advances in the materials needed for spintronics devices could enable new computational systems, including neuromorphic systems inspired by the human brain that promise to dramatically improve the efficiency... more
Summer birth and computer games linked to heightened short-sight risk in childhood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing short or near sightedness (myopia) in childhood, indicates... more
How to customize Spotlight results on macOS  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
By default macOS’ Spotlight feature searches anywhere it can to populate results, both locally and on the web. However, especially with shared... more
Three ways to avoid bias in machine learning  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
At this moment in history it’s impossible not to see the problems that arise from human bias. Now magnify that by compute and you start to get a sense for just how dangerous... more
Brain-computer interface advances improve prosthetics, therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Advances in connecting neural stimulation to physical control of the body are transforming the development of prosthetics and therapeutic training for people with disabilities, according to new research. more
Russia reports computer bug on International Space Station  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russia's space agency says that one of the International Space Station's computers has malfunctioned but the glitch doesn't pose any risks to the crew more
The HP Black Friday deals are all about new laptops and desktops  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Looking for a new computer this holiday season? HP's Black Friday ad is filled with them. Tons of configurations are on sale, and you... more
The MacBook Air needs Face ID and a delightful notch  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The MacBook Air made its return last week, featuring a new Retina display, a Touch ID... more
What algorithmic art can teach us about artificial intelligence  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Update November 6, 2018 10:00AM ET: This article was originally published on August 21, 2018 and has been... more
Netgear's $255 2-bay NAS device is ready for all your data  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The Netgear ReadyNAS RN422 2-bay diskless high-performance NAS media server is down to $254.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest we have ever seen for the... more
Need more USB 3.0 ports? You need one of these great hubs.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Whether it's charging devices, transferring photos, or connecting peripherals, almost everything seems to need a USB port. Of course, your computer or laptop only... more
iPad Pro (2018) review: Big beautiful tablet? Yes. Flexible computer? TBD - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Big, gorgeous, screaming-fast tablet? Absolutely. Laptop replacement? Not until iOS changes and compatible accessories arrive. more
Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers describe an autonomous system for a fleet of drones to collaboratively search under dense forest canopies. The drones use only onboard computation and wireless communication -- no GPS required. more
One step closer to complex quantum teleportation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For future technologies such as quantum computers and quantum encryption, the experimental mastery of complex quantum systems is inevitable. Scientists have now succeeded in making another leap. While physicists are trying to increase the... more
'Franken-algorithms' and the unpredictable world of computer learning  CBC · 2 weeks
There are concerns about whether or not the programmers building the savvy algorithms that run our lives are still in... more
Hey, HP! It's time to use Microsoft Precision touchpads in more PCs.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
HP's Spectre line is almost perfect ... except for one thing. For the last few days, I've been using the new – and unique... more
How can we stop being cyber idiots?  BBC · 2 weeks
Good computer security means working around one big security flaw - us. more
Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have for the first time demonstrated the protection of correlated states between paired photons using the intriguing physical concept of topology. This experimental... more
The SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB solid state drive is less than $144 right now  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Grab one of these for your computer today! The SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB solid state drive is only $143.99... more
Amazon's new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Amazon wants to get more kids thinking about become computer engineers more
Geekbench scores for new iPad Pro surface, rivals 2018 MacBook Pro performance  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Apple said that the new iPad Pro with its A12X chip was faster than “92% of portable PCs” at its announcement event on Tuesday.... more
HPE and NASA make supercomputer on ISS available for experiments  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Last year, HPE successfully built and installed a supercomputer on the International Space Station that could withstand the rigors of being in space. Today, the company announced that... more
A supercomputer on the ISS will soon be open for science experiments  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Astronauts will soon be able to use a supercomputer to help run science experiments on the International Space Station. The Spaceborne Computer, a joint... more
Dell’s Black Friday ad shows upcoming PC hardware price drops and more  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's officially November and that can only mean one thing: Black Friday is coming. We're starting to see retailer ads surfacing online with discounts... more
Steve Bannon is pushing anti-immigrant policies at an upcoming tech conference  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Trump strategist Steve Bannon has resurfaced in an unlikely place: the tech conference circuit.... more
AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict: Humanity is not naturally violent  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Artificial intelligence can help us to better understand the causes of religious violence and to potentially control it,... more
Apple pulls watchOS 5.1 update after reports of bricked devices  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Apple released watchOS 5.1 earlier today, but has temporarily removed it from availability after users reported... more
Integrated quantum chip operations possible, tests show  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For the first time, an Australian team has combined two fundamental quantum techniques on an integrated silicon platform, confirming the promise of silicon -- the basis of all modern computer chips -- for quantum... more
This Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $80  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Tinker around. The Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $79.99 right now at Amazon. It typically costs $10 more, and this is the... more
All of Apple's new computers and iPads video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Today's most important tech headlines include Apple's announcement of a new MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pros supporting Face ID. more
Apple Highlights Mac Mini Use in Live Concerts, Theater, and Data Centers  MacRumors · 3 weeks
With the Mac mini getting a long-awaited update today, Apple took the opportunity to highlight the use of the tiny computer in a number... more
Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 degrees C in a couple decades  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The electricity requirements of Bitcoin have created considerable difficulties, and extensive online discussion, about where to put the facilities or rings that... more
Apple's iPad and MacBook event from Brooklyn, in photos - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
In the heart of Brooklyn, New York, Apple held an event where it announced new iPads and computers. Relive the magic in photos. more
How to watch the live stream for Apple’s iPad and Mac keynote  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Apple is holding a keynote today at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House, and the company is expected to unveil a... more
Apple expected to unveil new iPads, Mac in New York  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New iPads and Mac computers are expected Tuesday as part of an Apple event in New York more
Teaching kids the magic of coding  BBC · 3 weeks
Linda Liukas wants to show children that writing code for computers can be magical. more
Linda Liukas, Hello Ruby and the magic of coding  BBC · 3 weeks
Linda Liukas wants to show children that writing code for computers can be magical. more
Civil servant who watched porn at work blamed for infecting a US government network with malware  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee’s “extensive history” of watching... more
Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Google will give away $25M to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society more
Cyber Monday
Japanese man pledges to have, hold and cherish hologram pop star Hatsune Miku
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OWC announces new Thunderbolt 3 dock with 85W charging, dedicated USB-C port and microSD slot
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Review: 2018 Mac mini – Apple’s most versatile Mac [Video]
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Samsung ‘Linux on DeX’ beta will turn your Android into a real Linux computer
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Google Doodle honors Michael Dertouzos, who predicted internet's impact - CNET
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Fortnite’s map is being infested with hordes of monsters
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