Computers
Step up your game with Alienware's 1080p computer monitor on sale for $276  Windows Central · 1 day
A great screen at this price. The Alienware AW2518HF 24.5-inch 240 Hz LED FreeSync monitor is down to $275.97 with code SAVE17... more
Intel abandons development of modular Compute Cards  THE VERGE · 1 day
Intel has ended further development of the company’s Compute Cards, as confirmed by Tom’s Hardware. The credit-card-sized device contained the fundamental guts... more
Apex Legends Boosts EA as Gamers Spend More on Publishers: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
According to statistics from Nielsen's SuperData Research, gamers spent $8.2 billion on digital titles across console, personal computer and mobile devices in February. more
UK’s Police Federation hit by ransomware  TechCrunch · 3 days
The U.K.’s Police Federation has confirmed it’s been hit by a cyberattack. The union-like organization, representing 119,000 police officers across the 43 forces in England and Wales, described the event as ransomware in a statement shared... more
Computer scientists create programmable self-assembling DNA  nanowerk · 3 days
Computer scientists have created DNA molecules that can self-assemble into patterns essentially by running their own program. more
OWC Announces RAM Upgrades for New 27-Inch 5K iMacs  MacRumors · 3 days
Apple on Tuesday unveiled new iMac models that support up to 64GB RAM. Apple charges high prices for... more
How does the MacBook Air compare to LG's gram 14 2-in-1?  Windows Central · 3 days
We get to to test and review a ton of laptops here at Windows Central, and we're comfortable recommending hardware that fits your needs. The LG... more
Make sure your computer is ready for Oculus Rift S by checking its specs  Windows Central · 3 days
Make sure you've got what you need before the time comes to buy. Oculus has finally updated it's original PC-based... more
Become a certified AWS Developer with this $25 training bundle!  Windows Central · 4 days
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading cloud solutions on the market, offering vast storage options and cheap computing power that allows companies to scale and... more
Extra Crunch Daily: Exascale Computing  TechCrunch · 4 days
From Extra Crunch Patreon, the focus of our first EC-1, has now announced the new pricing tiers that they telegraphed in our deep dive. New reports discuss the growing demand for foreign talent and consumer annoyance with media... more
iMac Pro Now Available With Up to 256GB RAM, Radeon Pro Vega 64X GPU  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Apple has updated the configuration options for the iMac Pro. The Apple computer is not getting any CPU upgrades. more
Google Stadia Specs Reveal Custom AMD GPU, SSD Cloud Storage, 16GB RAM  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Google Stadia will be using 16GB RAM upto 484GB/s of performance, a custom AMD GPU with high bandwidth memory (HBM2) and 56 compute units. more
Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2  TechCrunch · 4 days
Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage... more
Quantum-safe communication over the internet infrastructure? Yeah, that’s doable  TechCrunch · 4 days
We're close to the deployment of a commercial quantum computing system. We need a security scheme that will protect data exchanged between quantum computers on the existing internet infrastructure. more
Flexgate is real, and Apple should acknowledge it  THE VERGE · 5 days
I have a late-2016 MacBook Pro, and, like many people with that generation of laptop, I recently fell victim to... more
Donated devices are doxing your data, says new research  TechCrunch · 5 days
In the space of six months, one security researcher found thousands of files from dozens of computers, phones and flash drives — most of which contained personal information. All the... more
Intel, US Government Aim for Nation's Fastest Computer Under 'Project Aurora'  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
A US government-led group is working with chipmaker Intel and Cray to develop and build the nation's fastest computer by 2021 for conducting nuclear weapons and... more
Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud  TechCrunch · 5 days
In the coming weeks, AWS is launching new G4 instances with support for Nvidia’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, the company today announced at Nvidia’s GTC conference. The T4, which is... more
Nvidia announces $99 AI computer for developers, makers, and researchers  THE VERGE · 5 days
In recent years, advances in AI have produced algorithms for everything from image recognition to instantaneous... more
Meet Aurora, the US entrant in the global exascale supercomputer race - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Intel-Cray system should arrive in 2021, but Chinese, Japanese and European rivals could come a year earlier. more
America’s first exascale supercomputer to be built by 2021  THE VERGE · 5 days
Details of America’s next-generation supercomputer were revealed at a ceremony attended by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and... more
ClimaCell bets on IoT for better weather forecasts  TechCrunch · 5 days
To accurately forecast the weather, you first need lots of data — not just to train your forecasting models but also to generate more precise and granular forecasts. Typically, this has been... more
Sit comfortably at your desk with over $55 off the GreenForest Office Chair  Windows Central · 6 days
Featuring built-in lumbar support, adjustable height, and a mesh back for breathability. The GreenForest Executive Swivel office computer chair drops to just... more
Fifty years of the internet  TechCrunch · 6 days
Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet... more
Donald Trump is reportedly no fan of self-driving cars  THE VERGE · 6 days
US president Donald Trump, a man habituated to being driven everywhere he goes, is reportedly not a fan... more
How to change trackpad and mouse speed on Mac  9to5Mac · 1 week
Want to customize your cursor tracking and click speed on your computer? Follow along for how to change... more
Samsung’s refreshed Notebook 9 Pro launches on March 17th, starting at $1,100  THE VERGE · 1 week
At CES 2019, Samsung announced the latest versions of the Notebook 9 lineup of laptops: the Notebook 9 Pro and the Notebook 9 Pen.... more
US E-Sports Advertising Revenue to Top $200 Million by 2020: eMarketer  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
From beer brewers and computer companies to mortgage lenders and sports apparel makers, brands across the spectrum are trying to figure out how best to market... more
Google Employee Breaks Guinness World Record Calculating 31.4 Trillion Digits of Pi  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Emma Haruka Iwao and a Google team computed Pi to 31.4 trillion decimal places or Pi multiplied by 10 to the 13th power, more
Another costly federal IT glitch gets resolved — 10 years later  CBC · 1 week
The computer system that manages CPP payments was upgraded in 2009 — with one... more
Microsoft open sources its data compression algorithm and hardware for the cloud  TechCrunch · 1 week
The amount of data that the big cloud computing providers now store is staggering, so it’s no surprise that most store all of this... more
Thursday's top deals: Acer computers, fast wireless chargers, and more  Windows Central · 1 week
There are so many great deals each and every day, but there are also a lot of lame ones. Figuring out what's worth your hard-earned dollars and what... more
Dropbox adds three-device limit for free users  THE VERGE · 1 week
Dropbox has quietly updated its website to allow users on the company’s free storage plan to only connect up to three laptops,... more
Another costly federal IT glitch gets resolved - ten years later  CBC · 1 week
The computer system that manages CPP payments was upgraded in 2009 - with one... more
Acer's huge one-day sale discounts laptops, monitors, PC accessories, more  Windows Central · 1 week
Acer is offering some huge savings across a broad array of its computer hardware and accessories today only as part of Amazon's daily deals. The sale includes everything... more
Build your next PC with the NZXT H500 computer case down to a low $65  Windows Central · 1 week
Fits several size of motherboard. The NZXT H500 compact ATX mid-tower tempered glass PC gaming case is down... more
Neural networks predict planet mass  nanowerk · 1 week
To find out how planets form astrophysicists run complicated and time consuming computer calculations. Scientists have now developed a totally novel approach to speed up this process dramatically. They use deep learning based on artificial neural networks, a... more
Looking back and forward: A decade-long quest for a transformative transistor  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Transistors have been miniaturized for the past 50 years, but we've reached the point where they can't continue to be scaled any further. Researchers review negative... more
Transform any room with this app-enabled LED light strip at 40% off  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This light strip can sync to the beat of your music. Adding an LED light strip behind your TV or computer monitor not only... more
Google Chrome’s dark mode is now available on Mac  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Chrome 73 has officially rolled out to all users today, bringing with it several new improvements, including the... more
Scaleway updates its high-performance instances  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Cloud-hosting company Scaleway refreshed its lineup of high-performance instances today. These instances are now all equipped with AMD EPYC CPUs, DDR4 RAM and NVMe SSD storage. The more you pay, the more computing power, RAM, storage and bandwidth... more
Miss the numeric keypad on your laptop? Check out these standalones  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The numeric keypads found on the right side of some keyboards make working with numbers on the computer a breeze, which makes them incredibly useful for... more
Stand up for your work with today's sale on FlexiSpot Sit Stand Desk Risers  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Select FlexiSpot products are reaching new low prices today only. Sitting in a chair all day can start to feel... more
World Wide Web: Google Doodle Marks Web’s 30th Anniversary  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web’s creation with a doodle that pays homage to the early days of hypertext-based computing. more
Google Marks World Wide Web’s 30th Anniversary With Nostalgic Doodle  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web’s creation with a doodle that pays homage to the early days of hypertext-based computing. more
Daily Crunch: NVIDIA is buying Mellanox for $6.9B  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
The beastly iBuyPower Intel Core i7 gaming desktop is $400 off today only  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Don't miss your shot at 20% off this powerful gaming desktop. Piecing together your own computer is said to be the best... more
NVIDIA to buy supercomputer chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9B, beating out Intel and Microsoft  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
After several days of speculation, today NVIDIA confirmed that it would acquire chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9 billion, paying $125 per share in cash,... more
Algolux announces Ion, a development platform for autonomous vision systems  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Algolux, founded in 2015, isn’t exactly a household name in the already-crowded world of automotive computer vision. But the Quebec-based startup has generated some interest among investors. For... more
Cybersecurity study of the dark web exposes vulnerability to machine identities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A thriving marketplace for SSL and TLS certificates -- small data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organizations' servers and their clients' computers -- exists... more
Upgrade your PC with Intel's 660p 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD on sale for $105  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Do something nice for your computer. The Intel 660p 1TB NVMe M.2 internal solid state drive is down to $104.99... more
The best CPU for playing Metro Exodus on PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
We're an educated and dedicated group of experienced PC gamers that know our way around computers and what makes them good for gaming. When we recommend a processor, you can... more
Researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Using high-performance computer simulations, researchers were able to observe how surface roughness changes when two materials rub together. Their findings, which provide insight into friction and wear mechanisms, have implications for areas ranging from... more
Increasingly complex mini-brains  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists produce brain organoids with primitive eyes using computational fluid dynamics. more
Hammerhead raises $4.2M to build a smarter operating system for bikes  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Hammerhead founder and CEO Piet Morgan is a bicyclist, and he started the company to create something he wanted for his rides— a better navigation system.... more
England's court computers collapse again  BBC · 2 weeks
Some trials have been suspended as the Ministry of Justice works to fix IT issues. more
Brodmann17 nabs $11M for its automotive computer vision tech that runs on any CPU  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Efficient computer vision systems are a critical component of autonomous and assisted driving vehicles, and now a startup that has... more
Power all the things with 31% off the Anker PowerPort 12-Outlet Power Strip  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Pa-pa-power. Amazon has the Anker PowerPort 12-Outlet Power Strip on sale for $26.99, saving you 31% off the usual $39 price tag.... more
Apple acquires patents from AI security camera maker Lighthouse  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
AI security camera company Lighthouse may have shut down, but its patents will live on: Apple reportedly bought... more
Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute  nanowerk · 3 weeks
The work provides a step towards chemical cognition in synthetic protocells and could be useful in biosensing and therapeutics. more
Intel and Qualcomm show off prototype hardware for building 5G into computers  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Many of the first devices to support 5G will be smartphones, but eventually, the technology is going to be available in a much wider... more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  nanowerk · 3 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
How Jon Corbett used a computer program to create beaded portraits  CBC · 3 weeks
Artist Jon Corbett first became interested in computers as a young boy — a... more
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Tim Berners-Lee says we can still save the web
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