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Diamonds Could Help Unlock Quantum Computing

The stumbling block when it comes to quantum computing – which aims to use the quantum-mechanical phenomena of entanglement and superposition in order to perform superfast computational operations without electronic transistors – is maintaining superposition (i.e.…

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IBM’s Watson Now Has A Cook Book

Who doesn’t like their food? From the simple sandwich to a Sunday roast, there are plenty of meals you can make to enjoy in anything from five minutes to five hours. When it comes to trying…

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GCHQ Admits £1b Investment in Cyber Security “Hasn’t Worked”

Over the last five years, UK intelligence service GCHQ has spent nearly £1 billion on its cyber security initiative, but the civil servant in charge of the program has admitted, “the bottom line is it hasn’t…

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AMD Snags Nvidia Supercomputer Client With FirePro & GPUOpen

When AMD revealed their GPUOpen and Boltzmann Initiative, it seemed like a last-ditch effort to get back some GPU computing and enterprise marketshare. Nvidia had struck first with CUDA and because of its success, many GPU computing…

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Microsoft: Windows PCs ‘Do More’ Than Macs

The PC Vs Mac debate has been hotly discussed and analysed for what seems to be since the dawn of time. Over the years, there’s been various arguments which outlines the benefits and drawbacks of both…

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Microsoft Patents a Modular Computing Device

Microsoft applied for this patent as far back as July last year and it was now published just a few days ago. Microsoft has now patented a “modular computing device” that would enable people to put…

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2015 Saw Biggest Ever Decline in PC Sales

PC sales in 2015 were the lowest since 2008 – shipping below 300 million units – and the on-year decline of 10.6% is the largest decline ever experienced, beating a previous drop of 9.8% in 2013,…

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NEC Releases New 27-Inch and 30-Inch MultiSync EA IPS Panel Displays

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced the release of two new widescreen MultiSync monitors with IPS panel technology, the 30-inch EA305WMi and the 27-inch EA275WMi. Both are designed for dual monitor configurations and feature wide…

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Raspberry Pi Zero Was Inspired by Google

The Raspberry Pi Zero, the tiny, £4 ($5) microcomputer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation which sold out in less than a day, would not have existed were it not for a timely intervention from Google Chairman…

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Imagination Launches ‘IoT In A Box’ Kickstarter

UK-based Imagination Technologies has launched a Kickstarter for the Creator Ci40, described as “the ultimate IoT-in-a-box dev kit”. The kit includes: A powerful IoT hub, the Creator Ci40 development boardintegrates a 550 MHz dual-core, dual-threaded MIPS CPU…

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One In Five Brits Victims of Cybercrime in 2015

A Deloitte survey claims that around one-fifth of UK computer users have been hit by cybercrime in 2015, according to Tech Week. The survey shows that 21% of people polled experienced instances of personal data theft,…

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An Inside Glimpse at Computing in North Korea

After eschewing Windows due to its American origins, North Korea has been using the Red Star operating system for over a decade. Not only is Red Star created by the North Korean state, it is the…

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Kangaroo: The Portable $99 Windows 10 PC

The Kangaroo, developed by InFocus, is a small $99 Windows 10 PC designed to be versatile and portable. While not as small as a Intel’s tiny Compute Stick, or even a Raspberry Pi, InFocus’ Kangaroo is…

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Why Floppy Disks Are Still Not Dead

Hey, kids. You know that icon you click to save stuff? That used to be a physical format on which users could save a whopping 1.44MB of data. Impressive, eh? So, why did floppy disks dies…

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Lenovo Caught Pre-Installing Malware on its Computers Again

Earlier this year, Lenovo was caught pre-installing adware on its computers, eliciting a vociferous backlash from users. The Superfish scandal, however, appears merely to have been its test-run in preparation for its latest ruse: Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkCentres, and…

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Record For Furthest Distance Quantum Data Transmission Broken

Recently, there have been a lot of articles about technologies straight from science fiction. With lasers being mounted to airplanes by 2019 and Japan firing a laser equal to a thousand times the world’s electricity consumption.…

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Raspberry Pi Releases £48 7-Inch Touchscreen

After two years of development, the official Raspberry Pi touch display has been released today. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has commissioned Inelco Hunter to produce the screen, which boasts an RGB 800×480 display at 60fps, 24-bit colour,…

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Steve Wozniak Claims Steve Jobs Knew Nothing About Technology

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak – affectionately known as Woz – has been unusually frank regarding Steve Jobs involvement in the early years of Apple’s computer development, revealing that Jobs knew nothing about technology and played no…

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New Raspberry Pi Rival Costs Just $15

The Raspberry Pi has revolutionised the budget micro PC market, packing in some impressive computing power for a $35/£25 board. While the Raspberry Pi has already spawned some imitators, like the similarly priced Banana Pi, there’s…

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GIGABYTE Unveils the GeForce GTX 970 Twin-Turbo

GIGABYTE has revealed its latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Twin-Turbo (model: GV-N970TTOC-4GD), a custom GTX 970 modified with a lateral blower-type cooling solution that forces hot air out of the card’s case and through…

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AMD Radeon 370X to Feature 1280 Stream Processors

AMD’s Radeon 300 graphics card series, launched back in June, is about to get a new addition to the family, and we have news about the forthcoming Radeon 370X, thanks to a leaked screenshot of its…

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Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer Using Nine-Year-Old Motorola Phone

An air-gapped computer is the most secure way of storing sensitive data; a PC that has no internet connection and no removable storage or disk drives cannot be compromised by hackers or government surveillance, in theory. Well, it’s…

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Dell’s Latest Tablet is Built to Withstand Extreme Conditions

Dell has expanded its Rugged line-up with a new Latitude tablet designed to operate in the harshest of environments. This model is resistant against mud, dust, sand, spillages and other hazards. The tablet can even be dropped…

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GlobalFoundries Seals IBM Deal

GlobalFoundries has been given the all-clear to complete its purchase of IBM’s chips division, in a deal worth $1.5 billion. An off-shoot of AMD, GlobalFoundries was founded in 2009 on the back of massive funding from…

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4K 21.5-Inch Apple iMac Could be Coming This Autumn

9to5Mac, a site that specialises in reporting the latest news and rumours regarding Apple products, may have found evidence that a new 21.5-Inch iMac is on its way – the first update to the series in…

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Man Spends Three Years Building a 45ft Processor in His House

The trend for tech companies in recent years has been to design and manufacture wafer thin computing devices. From Apple’s impossibly slim MacBook Air to the ingenious Raspberry Pi device which reboots the notion of a…

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Lenovo Enters PC Stick Market

Lenovo is releasing a PC-on-a-stick to rival Intel’s Compute Stick, and it’s cheaper, to boot. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 is a dongle that will turn any monitor or TV with an HDMI input into a…