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New Elbrus-8C processor could usher in a new level of computing speed

New Elbrus-8C processor could usher in a new level of computing speed

By 14 July 2014

The Elbrus-8C microprocessor is being made in Russia right now to make current computer chips look weak. The processor will feature an impressive 8-cores, doubling the current efforts of most computers. It will also use 64-bit processing which is all... >>

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

By 14 July 2014

The all-in-one mini computer, Raspberry Pi, has been updated thanks to a re-designed model called B+. The B+ will consume less power than the Raspberry Pi thanks to its ability to use more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source. It... >>

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

By 7 July 2014

Since 1984 a company called Cycorp has been quietly working on artificial intelligence. Now, as it nears real intelligence, its creators are beginning to talk about Cyc. Cyc is a machine intelligence that learns, and has been doing so for the last 30... >>

Silent Power is the 'world's smallest high-end PC' and it's noiseless

Silent Power is the 'world's smallest high-end PC' and it's noiseless

By 2 July 2014

Soon the days of noise fan cooled PCs or liquid cooled machines will be gone thanks to Silent Power. The device is apparently able to keep a PC cool without making any noise at all. Being billed as the "smallest high-end PC in the world" Silent Power... >>

Faster Apple iMacs could arrive as soon as next week

Faster Apple iMacs could arrive as soon as next week

By 12 June 2014

Apple may refresh the iMac line next week with faster machines, but there's still no Retina Display to be seen. A spec list has leaked on French tech site Mac Generation which shows the speed bumps. The source of the site recently correctly predicted... >>

Computer passes the Turing Test to convince a person it was human

Computer passes the Turing Test to convince a person it was human

By 9 June 2014

For the first time an artificial intelligence was smart enough to pass the Turing Test, which was designed to spot robot answers trying to sound human. This AI tricked people into thinking it was human by answering the questions like a person. The... >>

MSI GT60 is the world’s first 3K gaming notebook

MSI GT60 is the world’s first 3K gaming notebook

By 5 December 2013

Gaming that makes your eyes water and brain melt has been beyond the abilities of laptops until now. The MSI GT60 aims to do exactly that with the world’s highest resolution notebook screen at 2880 x 1620, or 3K. The GT60 isn’t just about resolution... >>

The Met Office's 100 trillion calculations per second supercomputer saw the St Jude Day storm four days before it formed

The Met Office's 100 trillion calculations per second supercomputer saw the St Jude Day storm four days before it formed

By 28 October 2013

The last time a storm shook up the UK as badly as today it famously caught out weatherman Michael Fish. Now human error has been banished by a £30 million supercomputer at the Met Office which saw this storm coming before it even formed. The IBM machine... >>

LG launches 21:9 TV and all-in-one PC combo

LG launches 21:9 TV and all-in-one PC combo

By 19 June 2013

LG has announced a rather unusual ultra wide screen 29-inch 21:9 all-in-one PC and TV combo. The entertainment catch-all device uses a 2,560 x 1080 resolution IPS display with 178-degree viewing angles. Built into the all-in-one is a separate TV tuner... >>

Toshiba takes on the iMac with Qosmio PX30t 23-inch touchscreen entertainment hub

Toshiba takes on the iMac with Qosmio PX30t 23-inch touchscreen entertainment hub

By 4 June 2013

Toshiba is looking to steal some undecided mass-media consumers from peering longingly at the iMac with its Qosmio PX30t all-in-one desktop Windows 8 PC. With a 23-inch Full HD LED touchscreen, Harman/Kardon speakers with Slipstream technology, and a... >>