Computers
US Bars China Supercomputer Firms, Institute From Buying American Parts  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
The US Commerce Department said on Friday it was adding several Chinese companies and a government-owned institute involved in supercomputing with military applications to its national security "entity... more
Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers  Sky News · 1 day
The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed. more
US hits Iran with crippling cyberattacks, says a report - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The cyberattacks took down Iranian computer networks used to control missile launches, says The Washington Post. more
5 Chinese Supercomputer Companies Blacklisted by US Over Security Fears  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
United States is blacklisting five Chinese organisations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as a justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival access to critical... more
Netflix Tests Pop-Out Picture-in-Picture Player on Desktop  MacRumors · 3 days
Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture feature that's designed to let Netflix users watch videos in a small floating box that... more
Netflix is testing a pop-out, picture-in-picture mode for desktop  THE VERGE · 3 days
What’s better than watching Netflix? Watching Netflix while also doing productive things at the same time. Fortunately, Netflix... more
This Fusion C Mini PC packs a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM for just $127  Windows Central · 3 days
Today's laptops and desktops are undeniably awesome machines. Pro-level creatives can do everything from edit video to craft... more
Get some power with one of these MSI desktops  Windows Central · 3 days
Desktop machines are some of the most powerful devices in the computing space, and MSI makes plenty of excellent ones that will serve you well for gaming, although they'll also... more
Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom  BBC · 3 days
Computers for Riviera Beach have been locked up for more than three weeks following the attack. more
Google's Not Going to Make Tablets Anymore  MacRumors · 4 days
Google has no future plans to release additional tablet devices and has even canceled two models that were in development, the company... more
Walmart is using AI-powered cameras to prevent theft at checkout lanes  THE VERGE · 4 days
Walmart has been surveilling its checkout registers using a computer vision technology called Missed... more
Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery  TechCrunch · 4 days
Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a... more
Apple's iPadOS could challenge the Surface for average consumers  Windows Central · 4 days
Is iPadOS going to hurt Microsoft and what about Windows Lite? Apple's new iPad OS is just in name only – for now, but the forked version of iOS could... more
These are the best laptops Lenovo has to offer  Windows Central · 4 days
Lenovo's myriad laptop lineups have seen some exciting improvements over the last few years, and there's a device for you whether you need something for general use, for gaming, for... more
Machine learning for everyone startup Intersect Labs launches platform for data analysis  TechCrunch · 4 days
Machine learning is the holy grail of data analysis, but unfortunately, that holy grail oftentimes requires a PhD in Computer Science just to get... more
Discovery of a 'holy grail' with the invention of universal computer memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. The device is the... more
The ultimate guide to a clean installation of Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 days
The best way to reinstall, upgrade, or set up a new device with Windows 10 is using a clean installation. Here's the reason why and every step you... more
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus: Quickly stops malware, but is there a catch?  Windows Central · 4 days
Bitdefender stops malware before it has a chance to start downloading. Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus solutions available. It consistently earns near-perfect scores in... more
A US City to Pay $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at... more
Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel Oppose Proposed US Tariffs on Laptops, Tablets  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Dell, HP, Microsoft, and Intel have opposed US President Donald Trump's proposal to include laptop computers and tablets among the Chinese goods targeted for tariffs. more
City pays $600K ransom to save computer records  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses more
Kano and Microsoft launch PC kit for students learning to code and create  Windows Central · 5 days
Kids can now build their own laptops and start learning coding and creative tasks with the new Kano PC kit. What you... more
Researchers see around corners to detect object shapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Computer vision researchers have demonstrated they can use special light sources and sensors to see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling them to reconstruct the shapes of unseen objects. The researchers... more
Kano and Microsoft launch PC kit for students learning code and create  Windows Central · 5 days
Kids can now build their own laptops and start learning coding and creative tasks with the new Kano PC kit. What you need to... more
Humanising Autonomy pulls in $5M to help self-driving cars keep an eye on pedestrians  TechCrunch · 5 days
Pretty much everything about making a self-driving car is difficult, but among the most difficult parts is making sure the... more
CMU researchers use computer vision to see around corners  TechCrunch · 5 days
Future autonomous vehicle and other machine intelligence systems might not need line-of-sight to gather incredibly detailed image data: New research from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toronto and University... more
China loses ground in top supercomputer list  BBC · 5 days
There are slightly fewer Chinese machines, and some more US ones, in the list of top supercomputers. more
Check out some of these great Toshiba external hard drives  Windows Central · 5 days
In the modern world where the size of files is always increasing, having an adequate amount of storage space for your computer or gaming console is important. While... more
Learning in artificial synapses tuned by light  nanowerk · 5 days
There is a huge effort underway to use memristor devices in neuromorphic computing applications and it is now reasonable to imagine the development of a new generation of artificial intelligent devices with very low... more
Microsoft’s first data center regions in the Middle East are now generally available  TechCrunch · 5 days
Microsoft today announced that is first data center regions in the Middle East are now online. The data centers are located in... more
[Update: Back up] PSA: Google Calendar for Web currently down  9to5Google · 6 days
If you use Google Calendar to track your crazy busy schedule, you may have trouble doing... more
PowerPoint will listen to rehearsals to help you stop swearing and stuttering  THE VERGE · 6 days
Microsoft is adding an artificial intelligence-powered assistant to PowerPoint, to help improve people’s presentations. The new feature, dubbed Presenter Coach, will appear during a... more
PSA: Google Calendar for Web currently down  9to5Google · 6 days
If you use Google Calendar to track your crazy busy schedule, you may have trouble doing so from your computer this morning.... more
Homeland Security has tested a working BlueKeep remote code execution exploit  TechCrunch · 7 days
Homeland Security’s cyber agency says it has tested a working exploit for the BlueKeep vulnerability, capable of achieving remote code execution on a vulnerable device. To... more
Go wireless or go home with one of these Logitech mice  Windows Central · 7 days
One of the best ways to give you more freedom while using your desktop computer or laptop is to use a wireless mouse instead of a... more
Earn valuable Salesforce certifications with this 19-hour bundle  Windows Central · 7 days
As one of the leading cloud computing and customer service platforms in the world, Salesforce has earned its reputation for being the go-to platform for businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune... more
Intel is doing the hard work necessary to make sure robots can operate your microwave  TechCrunch · 7 days
Training computers and robots to not only understand and recognize objects (like an oven, for instance, as distinct... more
Nvidia will support ARM-based CPUs for new, energy-efficient supercomputers  THE VERGE · 7 days
Nvidia is working with chip designer ARM on technology that’s designed to allow for more energy-efficient supercomputers. VentureBeat... more
MIT develops a system to give robots more human senses  TechCrunch · 7 days
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that could equip robots with something we take for granted: the ability to... more
Nvidia to Work With ARM Chips, Deepening Push Into Supercomputers  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Nvidia has said it will make its chips work with processors from ARM Holdings to build supercomputers, deepening Nvidia's push into systems that are used for modelling both... more
Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings  TechCrunch · 1 week
A computer science student has scraped seven million Venmo transactions to prove that users’ public activity can still be easily obtained, a year after a privacy researcher downloaded... more
New Hampshire installs first historical marker to honor computer programming  THE VERGE · 1 week
New Hampshire has installed what appears to be the first historical highway marker honoring computer programming,... more
Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.  BBC · 1 week
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom. more
Apple has registered seven more MacBooks, a report says - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Apple has reportedly filed to register seven new portable computers on the Eurasian Economic Commission database. more
MacBook Series Getting New Models Soon, Registrations Suggest  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Apple appears to be readying the launch of new "portable" computers, according to registration of new Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission. more
Apple just hinted that several MacBook updates might still arrive this year  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Apple has filed for several new Mac models with the Eurasian Economic Commission database; in the past, these registrations have been a precursor to... more
UK government invests $194M to commercialize quantum computing  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The UK government today announced a £153 million investment into efforts to commercialize quantum computing. That’s about $193 million and with additional commitments from numerous industry players, that number goes up to... more
Norton's new AntiVirus Plus impresses by not bogging down your PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Symantec's malware protection designed to stop attacks without guzzling your resources. We haven't had a chance to fully test Norton's new 360 computer protection programs, including... more
Apple Registers 7 Unreleased Mac Notebooks in Eurasian Database  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Apple has registered seven unreleased Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database today, including A2141, A2147, A2158,... more
Top AI Researchers Race to Detect 'Deepfake' Videos: 'We Are Outgunned'  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the US are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos. more
Novel de-noising method generates sharper photorealistic images faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A global team of computer scientists has developed an innovative method for producing higher-quality images and scene designs in much less time by using a deep-learning-based approach that considerably cuts the noise... more
Avast Internet Security is the best antivirus program for online gamers  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Avast Internet Security is a must-have product for securing your gaming PC. Whether you're a Minecraft, Fallout or Solitaire player, we recommend installing Avast Internet Security... more
IBM brings its Quantum computer program to 16 African universities  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
IBM launched its Quantum computer program in Africa today, announcing a partnership with South Africa’s Wits University that will extend to 15 additional universities across 9 countries. Quantum—or... more
Radiohead Defies Hackers, Releases Trove of Stolen Music From 'Ok Computer' Studio Recordings  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Radiohead on Tuesday released an 18-hour trove of private recordings from their 1997 album "OK Computer" after getting hacked by someone seeking... more
'Sandwich' structure key to thin LSMO films retaining magnetic properties  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The oxide ceramic material lanthanum strontium manganite (LSMO) retains its magnetic properties in atomically thin layers if it is 'sandwiched' between two layers of a different ceramic oxide,... more
Apple Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation  MacRumors · 2 weeks
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today announced that Apple has joined the group as a Platinum member, and Senior Engineering Manager Tom Doron... more
Apple joins the open-source Cloud Native Computing Foundation  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, today announced that Apple is joining it as a top-level Platinum End User Member. With this, Apple is joining... more
Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and... more
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Engineers report that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons,... more
Some sage security advice after Radiohead’s unreleased music hack  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Bad news: Radiohead was hacked. Last week, a hacker stole the band’s lead singer Thom Yorke’s private minidisk archive from the band’s third album and subsequent major worldwide hit, OK... more
SecureAnywhere AntiVirus stops 99 percent of malware, but at what cost?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Features typically not included with antivirus software are present in SecureAnywhere SecureAnywhere AntiVirus by Webroot isn't consistently tested by third-party security labs, but we tested it... more
AMD goes full beast mode at E3 with its new 16-core Ryzen 9  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Beast mode: Activated What you need to know AMD announces the "world's first" 16-core CPU for gamers. Set to launch in September... more
Moving deeper into enterprise cloud, Intel picks up Barefoot Networks  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
When it launched out of stealth just three years ago, Barefoot Networks was hailed as a company that would transform the way a generation of computing giants like... more
Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers and license plates have been exposed in a cyberattack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network more
These are our favorite wacky PC builds from Computex 2019  Windows Central · 2 weeks
So you think you can build a PC, huh? While at Computex, we were blown away by some of the modded PCs companies showed off at their booths.... more
Researchers 'stretch' the ability of 2D materials to change technology  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, using a transistor-scale device platform, to fully explore the capabilities of these changeable 2D materials to... more
More than price separates antivirus from internet security software  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: Both antivirus and internet security programs protect your computer from malware, especially files attempting to download from online, but differ in terms of features. Internet security programs include... more
Microsoft's #InsiderUp isn't just about being nice — here's the big picture  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Looking deeper into Microsoft's ambitious #InsiderUp program's goal to make everyone, everywhere a programmer. What you need to know Microsoft's #InsiderUp program is positioned... more
Brillouin Medal awarded for graphene phonon research  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society. more
Here’s what creatives think of the new Mac Pro  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Apple’s new Mac Pro is its most powerful computer ever, with performance specs catered toward creative professionals like... more
ESET NOD32 Antivirus stops zero-day threats, but does have some setbacks.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Stops new threats quickly, even if they aren't yet in all the virus databases. ESET NOD32 Antivirus stopped most of the threats we used during our... more
Scientists create new class of two-dimensional materials  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Fabrication of ultrathin perovskite oxides down to the monolayer limit could help unlock new quantum computing and energy technologies. more
Sennheiser debuts its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
During Computex last week, Sennheiser gave media a sneak peek at its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670, slated to ship starting at the beginning of next... more
Feds to finally examine 2016 NC poll books for hacking  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
More than two years after 2016 Election Day trouble, federal computer sleuths will do forensic analysis of electronic poll book software from a company targeted by Russian military... more
The Quake II RTX demo is available as a free download now  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Whether via Valve’s Steam or Nvidia’s website, you can now download the RTX demo of Quake II that got The Verge’s Sam Byford excited... more
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Google says it’s done making tablets and cancels two unreleased products
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Microsoft and Kano are launching a build-your-own Windows 10 PC kit
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PowerPoint will listen to rehearsals to help you stop swearing and stuttering
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Dropbox is getting a massive overhaul, wants to be the center of your workflow
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The Quake II RTX demo is available as a free download now
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Computex 2019: AMD, Intel, Asus Bring the Energy Back to PCs and Hardware
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets VR support
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Flotato is a wildly clever way to get web apps on your Mac
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