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New software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold

A new system developed for performing 'tensor algebra' can offer a 100-fold speedup over previous software packages for performing big data analysis.

Improving electrical switches with a pinch of salt

Scientists have developed an atypical means to make electrical switches more effective. This process involves the application of salt. The reason is to improve electronics at the nano-scale.

Photonic microchips will process information like the human brain

Exeter - University of Exeter scientists have made an important step towards unlocking a mystery of computing: constructing microchips that can mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.

Microsoft creates a quantum programming language

Microsoft has announced it's ready to put its full support behind quantum computing and wants to encourage developers to follow its lead. The company has created a new programming language so coders can write their first quantum programs.

Step towards building the quantum Internet

Scientists have made a step forward in developing the building blocks of a quantum Internet. This is with significantly improving the storage time of a telecom-compatible quantum memory.

It's now possible to hack a computer using DNA

Washington - As University of Washington laboratory uses strands of DNA to hack into a computer. What does this mean for companies developing DNA data storage solutions?

Will you be able to trust a quantum computer?

Quantum computers promise many things, including faster processing speed and the ability to perform complex calculations. Such devices can also be trusted with sensitive information, even over a cloud.

HP unveils 'The Machine': a big data computer with 160TB of RAM

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the largest single memory computer ever created. "The Machine" has 160TB of memory within a single bank, allowing it to scale far beyond previous computers. It could help to enable the "big data" age.

Highly magnetic material improves computer performance

Computer technologists have created a highly magnetic material; the material could provide significant improvements to the performance of current computer technologies.

Faster computers from ultrashort light pulses

Computers of the future may be able to operate at speeds 100,000 times faster than those of today if the promises of ultrashort light pulses are realized.

IBM to start building 'universal' quantum computers this decade

IBM has announced it will begin manufacturing mainstream quantum computers within the next few years. The commercial first will see 50-qubit machines go on sale this decade with performance millions of times greater than current desktops.

Computer operating system and movie stored on DNA

San Fransisco - An algorithm built for streaming video on a cellphone has been used to unlock DNA's storage potential. This was achieved by squeezing information into its four base nucleotides. In a study, researchers show the reliability of DNA computing technology.

New data transfer efficiency record set

Computer technologists have set a new record for the transfer of information via superdense coding. This is a process where the properties of particles are used to store as much information as possible.

'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.
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