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World's most powerful computer built in China

The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is the world's most powerful supercomputer and it has been built in China. The new computer is twice as fast as any previous model.

World's first 1000-core processor can be powered by an AA battery

Researchers have unveiled the world's first 1,000-core processor chip. Dubbed the "KiloCore," the supercomputing chip is capable of running 1.78 trillion instructions every second and is built from a record-breaking 621 million transistors.

Researchers closer to deciphering the world's oldest computer

We are closer than ever to deciphering what has been called the world's first computer. The device known as the Antikythera Mechanism has been puzzling scientists for more than a century ever since it was discovered in an ancient Greek shipwreck in 1901.

Apple brings Siri to the Mac with first version of renamed macOS

Confirming previous rumours, Apple has rebranded its Mac OS X desktop operating system macOS. The first release of the renamed platform includes several notable new features for Mac users, including the arrival of Siri on desktop systems.

Legal nightmare could continue for man who sold printer online

Indianapolis - There's a downside to everything. Just ask Doug Costello, the Massachusetts man who tried to sell a used printer on Craigslist.

Intel's new 10-core processor costs more than your whole PC

Intel has unveiled the most powerful desktop processor ever created, a 10-core enthusiast chip retailing for $1,700. The new Broadwell-E-based CPU is the first deca-core processor aimed at consumer machines instead of servers and datacentres.

Pebble launches new smartwatches and a 'magic button' Android PC

Smartwatch manufacturer Pebble has announced three new products to reinforce its commitment to the space. The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are updates of its existing smartwatches. They are joined by the Pebble Core, a $69 palm-sized Android PC.

Computers will soon be in our clothes

The advance of wearable technology continues. In a new development, technologist report they have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision, sufficient to house a micro-computer.

'Dull and ancient': Teens react to using Windows 95

Microsoft's Windows 10 is filled with flashy graphical effects and smooth animations but it wasn't always that way. Windows 95 was a rather more austere environment, one that today's teens never experienced. Their response was filmed in a new video.

Raspberry Pi 3 goes 64-bit and adds Wi-Fi, still a $35 computer

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an updated version of the infamous Raspberry Pi microcomputer. The Raspberry Pi 3 is 10 percent faster than the original Pi Model B unveiled four years ago today and now features on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Computer sales fall by over 10% in record decline in demand

Sales in PCs fell by a record 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 over the same period of 2014 amid consistent declining sales in all the regions of the world. Blame has been placed on the increasing popularity of tablets and convertible laptops.

340m PC users thrown 'hot potato' as Microsoft pulls plug on IE 8

Microsoft has followed through on its plans to end support for old versions of its Internet Explorer web browser and Windows operating system today. The move, described by experts as a "hot potato," puts as many as 340 million Internet users at risk.

Intel's newest computer is the same size as a stick of gum

Intel has unveiled the next-generation version of its Compute Stick dongle-based computer. Resembling a large USB stick and small enough to fit into the palm of the hand, it lets you take a Windows 10 PC with you anywhere that has an HDMI display.

Facebook to open-source 'Big Sur,' a server built for AI

Facebook has announced it will be open-sourcing the hardware designs of the computers powering its artificial intelligence systems to aid future advances in the field and foster innovation. The design of 'Big Sur' is now freely available.

Google's quantum computer '100 million times faster' than your PC

Google has developed a working quantum supercomputer that has 100 million times greater performance than a typical desktop machine. D-Wave can compute in a second what a standard desktop would take 10,000 years to do.

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 computer on the front of a magazine

The Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced the latest addition to its range of super-affordable pocket-sized computers designed to get people coding. The Pi Zero costs just £4 ($5 in the United States) and fits in the palm of the hand.

Tim Cook still adamant Apple won't merge iPad and MacBook

Tim Cook has made it clear that people should not expect Apple to reveal a hybrid device anytime soon. The company is known for defiantly resisting the large numbers of convertible devices in the market at the moment by keeping iPad and Mac separate.

Rumour: Intel Broadwell-E series to include a 10-core processor

Intel may be working on a new processor for true PC enthusiasts. The upcoming chip is rumoured to have 10 individual cores, a selling point that will only give noticeable performance gains in applications like video editing and big data crunching.

$99 dongle 'fixes' your computer's security by killing USB ports

A $99 dongle is seeking to improve PC security by making it impossible to use the USB ports so attackers can't easily steal data. The bizarre device is seeking crowd-funding now and appears to be derived from the recent motherboard-frying Killer USB.

Dell, HP caught telling customers not to upgrade to Windows 10

PC phone support representatives at HP and Dell have been caught telling customers not to upgrade their computers to Windows 10, apparently contradicting their own marketing messages.

Study says more U.S. women own video game consoles than men

A new report has revealed more games consoles are owned by women than by men in the United States. The study found that 42 percent of women have a console in their house compared to 37 percent of men.

'Killer USB' immediately fries computers by discharging 220V

A Russian hacker has revealed a design for a USB stick that can kill any device it is connected to within seconds. The normal-looking pen drive fries the motherboard of any unsuspecting computer, phone or tablet by forcing 220 volts of power over USB.

Toshiba to 'reinvent pen and paper' with a unique Windows tablet

Toshiba hosted a major device launch in Japan today that included a Windows 10 tablet design that aims to "reinvent" writing on pen and paper. The two-in-one convertible includes a keyboard dock and precision stylus, rivalling Microsoft's Surface.

Carbon nanotube processors could be 1000x faster than silicon

A new method of engineering the processors that power computers could result in chips with 1000 times the performance of today's best offerings, according to a group of researchers.

Wozniak: Jobs 'played no role' in designing original Apple PCs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has publicly claimed that the late Steve Jobs had no role in the design process of the Apple I and II computers. Wozniak says that he was the engineer behind the products while Jobs was the businessman behind the company.

Intel pledges $50m investment in quantum computing research

Intel has announced that it is making a long-term investment into the development of quantum computing systems. It will contribute $50 million over the next 10 years to help shape the future of computing for when semi-conductors are obsolete.

Computer algorithm can create a masterpiece in one hour

There is now a computer algorithm that can recreate a Van Gogh or Picasso painting in just 60 minutes. The algorithm has been developed by German computer programmers.

Study finds school children would rather learn coding than French

A study of UK school children and parents has found most kids would rather be taught how to program than how to speak French. It follows the introduction of a compulsory computing curriculum by the government.

Bail withheld for Christian rocker held on child porn possession

Chicopee - A Christian rock musician from Massachusetts will remain behind bars pending trial because the FBI contends thousands of downloaded images of child pornography were allegedly found on his computer.

Windows 10 launch mired by annoying bugs for many

Microsoft's worldwide rollout of Windows 10 is now well under way but it hasn't gone through without its fair share of issues. Users have been reporting a wide range of early bugs including install failures, broken Start menus and crashing, unstable apps.
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