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'Megaprocessor' lets you watch a processor compute in real time

A unique processor has been put on public display. Created from a desire to learn how transistors work, the "megaprocessor" has been hand-built to help people visualise a computer's operation. It allows viewers to watch a machine compute in real time.

VAIO unveils 'fashionable' laptop range with striking colours

VAIO has announced a new range of mid-range laptops that differentiate themselves by being "fashionable." Finished in bright two-tone colour matches and available in several different configurations, VAIO is straying from its typical business audience.

New processing chip makes computations up to 18x faster

MIT has unveiled a new processing chip design that could allow future devices to operate as much as 18 times faster as today's PCs. The chip relies heavily on multi-core technology and parallel processing to dramatically speed up programs.

Google working on 'the thinking' computer

Zurich - Goggle, operating from a new base in Zurich, are investigating how to advance the technology of artificial intelligence.

You can now buy the BBC's palm-sized computer to get kids coding

The BBC micro:bit, a £13 computer handed out for free to schoolchildren in the UK, is now available to buy online. The hackable device was created by the media organisation to get kids coding, following the spirit of the BBC Micro in the 80s.

Iran denies supporting U.S. bank hacking

Tehran - Iran on Saturday denied supporting cyber attacks against the United States after a New York court indicted seven Iranians over hacking dozens of American banks and a major dam.

Seagate's new 10TB hard drive is filled with helium gas

Seagate has announced its first hard drive filled with pure helium instead of usual air. Helium is billed as the next big thing for hard drives due to its low density. The drive has 10 terabytes of capacity and will cost around $800.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Microsoft Surface Book is company's first laptop

Microsoft surprised the audience at its New York event today by announcing an all-new device, Surface Book. Designed as a laptop but able to convert into a tablet, it is for people who require things Surface Pro can't deliver, like desktop-grade typing.

Windows 10 launching ahead of slowdown in PC market

Laptop, desktop and tablet sales across the globe have spiraled down ahead of Microsoft's Windows 10 launch later this July.

Iran poses growing cyber threat to U.S.

Washington - Iran poses a growing threat to America's computer networks and has launched increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and spying on U.S. targets, according to a new report released Thursday.

Want to learn more about technology? Try these courses

Whatever your experience level, there are some great courses available online to teach you more about the world of technology. Covering skills from programming and web development to network management, everybody can learn new skills in their own time.

Scientists find new way to control light for next gen computing

Scientists have created a device reminiscent of a bee's honeycomb that can twist beams of light around tighter curves than has ever been witnessed before. This could become a powerful way of transmitting data on circuit boards in next gen computers.

Game on for Ukraine's video games makers despite conflict

Kiev - With empty pizza boxes and coffee cups littering the desks of bearded young programmers, Frogwares looks like any other successful video games company, even though this is not California, but Kiev.

Op-Ed: Why Elon Musk is right about dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, the famous entrepreneur who created Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is certainly no Luddite but he is vocally warning us against the threat of artificial intelligence. Here's why we should heed his advice.

Magnetic tornadoes could trigger new types of computers

Sheffield - Scientists are investigating whether magnetic devices, hundreds of times thinner than a human hair, can be utilized to create next generation computing technologies.

Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

IBM opens advanced cloud computing center

IBM has successfully started one state of the art data center in the Hong Kong for its SoftLayer cloud computing service providing division. This is part of IBM's strategy to strengthen its cloud computing business operations across the globe.

Once a Soviet hub, Armenia looks to revive its tech sector

Yerevan - Once seen as a silicon valley of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus nation of Armenia is hoping the launch of its first tablet computer and smartphone could kickstart a comeback for the country's tech sector.

France's Hollande slams Internet giants on tax

Paris - President Francois Hollande said Thursday that France would not continue to tolerate the tax optimisation strategies used by multinational Internet giants like Google.

One millionth Raspberry Pi computer manufactured

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that a million of the tiny, cheap computers have now been manufactured within the UK.

Apple's TouchID fingerprint scanner hacked by Chaos Computer Club

Just 48 hours after getting their hands on the new iPhone 5S, hackers over at Chaos Computer Club in Europe have found a way to bypass Apple's TouchID fingerprint security scanner.

IBM new computing architecture based on human brain

London - IBM has unveiled a new computing architecture on Wednesday whose inspiration comes from the human brain. Scientists hope that it will achieve brain level capabilities.

The top 2013 U.S. inauguration sound bites

Many sights and sounds where heard as the 2013 presidential inauguration commenced. Not only that, one photobomb exploded on social media as well.

Op-Ed: Why are computers so cheap and money so expensive?

Have you ever wondered why computers are so cheap while money is so expensive? More to the point, have you ever considered doing something about it?

UK's 'dull' computer teaching to be revamped

The current information and communications technology curriculum in England's schools is a "mess" and must be radically revamped, education secretary Michael Gove has announced.

Housing association recycles IT equipment

Hyde Housing is one of the biggest social housing providers in the country; recently it donated a large quantity of computer equipment to a social enterprise group based in South East London.

Sun to Offer Public Cloud Computing, an IBM Strategy?

Following on Amazon's offering, Sun Microsystems announced plans to offer free cloud computing services to the public. With a potential IBM acquisition of the company in the works, is this an IBM strategy?

Manycore chips- the future of the computer, but it’s challenging the software

Manycore chips have multiple processors. The idea is that they break up the data and run it simultaneously. Some of these things will have more than eight processors. That’s likely to upend the industry, literally.

Motion Computing Launches Tablet PC for Doctors

Promising to save doctors and nurses from as much as 60 minutes of paperwork per day, Motion Computing Inc. announced a tablet PC for hospital workers.
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