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Police smash 'world's most dangerous' cybercrime malware tool

Den Haag - International police have disrupted the "world's most dangerous" cybercrime malware tool used to break into computer systems, law agencies announced on Wednesday.

Lenovo announces world’s first foldable PC

Just announced at CES, Lenovo has unveiled full details of its first-ever foldable PC. Called the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the unique device was teased at last year's event. Now it is here for 2020.

The machine that made the Moon missions possible

Washington - We've all been there: you're working on something important, your PC crashes, and you lose all your progress.

BBC micro:bit provided free to educators

London - The technology site has begun a giveaway project for educators. This is to help push the popular BBC micro:bit coding device into schools and colleges, and into the hands of students.

Three Ukrainians arrested for hacking over 100 US companies

Washington - Three Ukrainians have been arrested for hacking more than 100 US companies and stealing millions of credit and debit card numbers, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Meet the 'world's fastest' AI supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been working with IBM to create what they are claiming to be the world's most powerful scientific supercomputer.

Google to issue chatbot warning

Next time you make a phone call to a company, will you be listening to a human or a chatbot? It's becoming harder to tell. As part of a review of ethics, Google will warn people using its own services.

Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

Washington - Hackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say.

Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software

Washington - Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials.

US takedown of Russian botnet won't end pernicious spam: experts

Washington - The US takedown of the huge Kelihos botnet and the arrest of its Russian operator shut down one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.

Europe's new weather forecasting supercomputer heads for Italy

Bologna - In a case of environment meets technology, Europe's new super-computer for medium range weather forecasting is to be built and operated from Italy. The system will be on-line in 2020.

AI algorithm helps identify skin cancer

The use of artificial intelligence and deep learning computer systems to assist with medical diagnosis has advanced a step further with the announcement that a new platform has identified skin cancer as well as professional dermatologists.

US Customs computer collapse leaves thousands of travelers waiting

Washington - A nationwide collapse of the US customs service computer system left thousands of passengers lined up at airports awaiting clearance to officially enter the country, the authorities and US media said.

Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo

Oslo - Facebook was confronted Friday with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo.

Prototype Apple I computer valued at $1 million

Bids on a rare Apple I computer being sold at auction are heading towards the $1 million mark. The machine is believed to be one of the earliest ever built, possibly a prototype, and has very strong historical value. It comes with original manuals.

Fire experts use technology to help assess damage from wildfires Special

San Bernardino - Fire-ravaged terrain in the path of this week's Blue Cut fire was still smoldering when CalFire assessment experts fanned out into the damaged area, trying to figure out what exactly was destroyed and what it would cost to replace it.

Delta says it can't predict when schedule will be back to normal

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines still was forced to cancel nearly 700 flights Tuesday, even as operations began to normalize following a massive computer outage on Monday that stranded thousands of passengers worldwide.

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.
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