Computers
A web art exhibit forces visitors to confront the past  THE VERGE · 28 minutes
Saved emails, Geocities pages, an emulation of Windows 98. These are all parts of the deleted... more
British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information more
WannaCry hero pleads guilty to developing banking malware  THE VERGE · 2 days
Marcus Hutchins, best known for his role in stopping the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to two charges... more
Ace AWS and DevOps certification exams with this $69 training bundle!  Windows Central · 3 days
DevOps, which is essentially a software development and delivery method, is increasingly becoming one of technology's most critical fields. Likewise, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an... more
Typing games are having a moment  THE VERGE · 3 days
The typing game genre was born of necessity. These games were designed to teach a new generation of computer users how to type on... more
From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers meticulously measured the optical birefringence of highly aligned cellulose nanofibers, paving the way for sharper television, computer, and smartphone screens. more
Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Drones, super-computers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects _ and predict where rivers will roar out of their banks more
Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Drones, super-computers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects _ and predict where rivers will roar out of their banks more
PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology  TechCrunch · 4 days
With a clinical version of PathAI‘s computer vision-based pathogen detection service still at least one year from coming to market, the diagnostic technology developer has snagged... more
AI makes key protein research a million times faster - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Computers can be trained to figure out how these key building blocks of life work, a Harvard researcher finds. more
Student used ‘USB Killer’ device to destroy $58,000 worth of college computers  THE VERGE · 4 days
A former student of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, has pled guilty to charges that he destroyed tens of thousands... more
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S is ready to roll into your office - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Microsoft's whizzy touchscreen collaboration computer is finally ready to ship -- and earned itself an "S" in the interim. more
Google Cloud brings on 27-year SAP veteran as it doubles down on enterprise adoption  TechCrunch · 4 days
Thomas Kurian, the newly-minted CEO of Google Cloud, used the company’s Cloud Next conference last week to lay out his... more
How to print from a Chromebook  THE VERGE · 4 days
While Google’s Chromebooks are all about online services, sometimes you need a good old-fashioned printout to accompany your digital adventures. Printing from a Chromebook... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  nanowerk · 4 days
A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Evernote fixes macOS app bug that allowed remote code execution  TechCrunch · 4 days
Evernote has fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to run malicious code on a victim’s computer. Dhiraj Mishra, a security researcher based in Dubai, reported... more
Make the Galaxy Book2 even better with these great accessories  Windows Central · 4 days
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is the best ARM powered Always Connected PC right now, but like any portable PC, it can be made even better with some great... more
On a tight budget? You'll love each of these affordable laptops.  Windows Central · 5 days
We'd all have the latest and greatest Ultrabooks if we could afford them. But lots of us can't — or just don't want to — hand... more
Security flaw in EA’s Origin client exposed gamers to hackers  TechCrunch · 5 days
Electronic Arts has fixed a vulnerability in its online gaming platform Origin after security researchers found they could trick an unsuspecting gamer into remotely running malicious code on... more
Apple planning Luna Display-like desktop extension feature for macOS 10.15, codenamed ‘Sidecar’  9to5Mac · 5 days
It’s undeniable that one of the best characteristics of every Apple product is its display. Apple ships computers – from iPads to iMacs –... more
Leapwork raises $10M for its easy process automation platform, plans US expansion  TechCrunch · 5 days
Most work involving computers is highly repetitive, which is why companies regularly have developers write code to automate repetitive tasks. But that process is... more
AMD's next-generation Navi graphics cards could be unveiled at E3  Windows Central · 5 days
AMD's Navi-based GPU is set to offer the same level of performance as the RTX 2070 for $250. AMD has turned things around dramatically in the CPU segment... more
Scranos, a new rootkit malware, steals passwords and pushes YouTube clicks  TechCrunch · 5 days
Security researchers have discovered an unusual new malware that steals user passwords and account payment methods stored in a victim’s browser — and also silently pushes... more
YouTube Fact-Checking Tool Goes Wrong: In Flaming Notre Dame, It Somehow Sees 9/11 Tragedy  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The misfire underscored the ongoing limits of computerised tools for detecting and combating misinformation. more
New research advances the art of protein blacksmithing  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers forge new computational tools to make more accurate predictions of protein structures. more
Transform any room with up to 50% off these Minger LED light strips  Windows Central · 6 days
Minger has a pair of its LED light strips on sale with as much as 50% off when you enter the correct... more
Want to play Metro Exodus on a great PC?  Windows Central · 1 week
At Windows Central, we specialize in all things tech, especially hardware, and that includes gaming PCs. When we recommend a computer for a specific game, you can rest assured knowing... more
Add HDMI and other ports to your computer with a discounted USB-C adapter  Windows Central · 1 week
Add even more functionality to your favorite USB-C device. The Anker Premium 5-in-1 Hub USB-C Adapter drops to $35.99 at Amazon when... more
Best PC for Playing Apex Legends in 2019  Windows Central · 1 week
At Windows Central, we specialize in all things tech, especially hardware, and that includes gaming PCs. When we recommend a computer for a specific game, you can rest assured knowing that we... more
Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'  nanowerk · 1 week
An international collaboration predicts that exponential progress in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, AI, and computation will lead this century to the development of a 'Human Brain/Cloud Interface', that... more
Add some ambient lighting to your TV with 50% off this Minger LED strip  Windows Central · 1 week
Add some glow and alleviate eye strain. The Minger Govee 6.56-foot TV Backlighting LED strip is down to $6.99 with... more
Switch up your workspace with this sale on VIVO standing desk converters  Windows Central · 1 week
It's not good to sit down all day. Sitting in a chair all day can start to feel pretty uncomfortable, which is why those... more
Permanently disable Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Do you need to disable Windows Defender Antivirus on your PC? In this guide, we show you multiple ways to do it. Windows 10 comes with the Windows Defender Antivirus antimalware feature... more
Want to play Anthem on PC? Check out these picks  Windows Central · 1 week
At Windows Central, we specialize in all things tech, especially hardware, and that includes gaming PCs. When we recommend a computer for a specific game, you can rest... more
New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed an algorithm that enhances the ability of a quantum computer to more efficiently find the best solution for complicated problems. more
The golden path towards new two-dimensional semiconductors (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
Two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors are promising for quantum computing and future electronics. Now, researchers can convert metallic gold into semiconductor and customize the material atom-by-atom on boron nitride nanotubes. more
Julian Assange arrested after U.S. extradition request, charged with hacking government computer  CBC · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy where he'd been holed up since 2012 after the... more
Julian Assange arrested after U.S. extradition request, charged for hacking government computer  CBC · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy where he'd been holed up since 2012 after the... more
US announces charge against Julian Assange, accusing him of helping Chelsea Manning break into classified computers  ABC NEWS · 1 week
US announces charge against Julian Assange, accusing him of helping Chelsea Manning break into classified computers more
US lawmakers to probe algorithm bias  BBC · 1 week
Computer code would have to be free of bias before being widely deployed by big tech firms. more
Amazon, Microsoft Chosen to Compete for Pentagon Cloud Computing Contract  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The selection leaves Oracle and IBM out of the competition for the contract for the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, or JEDI. more
Bundle two Aluratek eco4life Wi-Fi Smart Power Strips and save $20  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Remotely control your indoor lights, space heaters, fans, computer, and other appliances. Newegg is offering two Aluratek eco4life Wi-Fi Smart Power Strips for just $49.98. Shipping... more
An Oxford mathematician explains how AI could help us enhance human creativity  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The game of Go played between a DeepMind computer program and a human champion created an existential crisis of sorts for Marcus du Sautoy,... more
Sit or stand while you work with this sale on FlexiSpot desks and more  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Don't sit down all day! Sitting in a chair all day can start to feel pretty uncomfortable, which is why... more
Jaron Lanier’s ideas for the future of profiting from your own data  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Computer philosophy writer and “founding father of virtual reality” Jaron Lanier chats with The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about why he’s optimistic about the... more
Czech court: rights of alleged Russian hacker violated  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Czech Republic's highest court has ruled that a former justice minister violated the rights of a Russian man by allowing his extradition to the United States to face charges of hacking... more
All the gear on our help and how-to writer Mauro Huculak's desk  Windows Central · 2 weeks
While most of the content I write on Windows Central is about software, I rely on many gadgets to get the work done, such... more
Firefox expands anti-tracking features with browser fingerprint blocking  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Firefox is testing a new anti-tracking feature that will prevent sites from being able to “fingerprint” your browser and track... more
Save up to 20% across a range of ViewSonic monitors and projectors today  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Time to upgrade. Amazon is offering up to 20% off a range of computer monitors and projectors from ViewSonic today only. Some... more
Man who made millions blackmailing porn users jailed  Sky News · 2 weeks
A computer hacker who made millions of pounds blackmailing people who visited pornography websites has been sent to jail. more
Watch Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
If you can’t stop dreaming about NoSQL databases, Google’s Cloud Next conference is the closest thing to heaven that you’ll find today. At 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5... more
Newly devised static negative capacitor could improve computing  nanowerk · 2 weeks
With a little physics ingenuity, scientists have designed a way to redistribute electricity on a small scale, potentially opening new avenues of research into more energy-efficient computing. more
Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?  BBC · 2 weeks
Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers. more
No one, not even the Secret Service, should randomly plug in a strange USB stick  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve probably seen one story making the rounds. So the Secret Service... more
TrickBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A powerful data-stealing malware campaign with a tax theme is on the rise to target unsuspecting filers ahead of Tax Day. TrickBot, a financially motivated trojan, infects Windows... more
TrickerBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A powerful data-stealing malware campaign with a tax theme is on the rise to target unsuspecting filers ahead of Tax Day. TrickBot, a financially motivated trojan, infects Windows... more
Audioengine’s new stereo Bluetooth speakers sound bigger than they look - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Audioengine A2+ Wireless Computer Speaker is pretty much the same as the venerable wired A2+, just $50 more expensive. more
Former Senate staffer admits to doxxing five senators on Wikipedia  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The man who edited Wikipedia with several senators’ private phone numbers and addresses has pleaded guilty... more
Does Microsoft's HoloLens 2 run original HoloLens apps?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: Yes, the HoloLens 2 will run most original HoloLens apps, but developers will need to update their apps to support new capabilities exclusive to HoloLens 2. Holpgraphic computer: Microsoft HoloLens... more
Click 'buy' with this compact AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse for less than $9  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This mouse makes scrolling around so satisfying. You'll have to try it. The AmazonBasics Ergonomic Wireless Mouse is now just cents away from its... more
Laser focus sheds light on two sources of nanoparticle formation  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Supercomputer tells origin story of nanoparticle size distributions with large-scale ablation simulations. more
Kindle for Kids bundles offer parents peace of mind at a new low price  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This 8th generation Kindle device might just become your child's most helpful tool. Starting your kid off as an early... more
Computer virus alters cancer scan images  BBC · 2 weeks
The malicious software can trick experts into thinking patients are sick, say cyber-security researchers. more
Ushering in ultrafast cluster electronics  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A new computational method can help fast track the development of tiny, ultrafast electronic devices made from small clusters of molecules. more
Teaching computers to intelligently design 'billions' of possible materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers are applying one of the first uses of deep learning -- the technology computers use to intelligently perform tasks such as recognizing language and driving autonomous vehicles -- to... more
The first call from a cell phone was made 46 years ago today - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
In the past four decades, the world has gone from monster handsets to pocket-sized portable computers. more
Should you get the new iMac over the Surface Studio 2?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
We're big fans of the Surface Studio 2, but we also appreciate the impact of the trailblazer of the all-in-one PC segment, the Apple iMac. We're... more
Harnessing the spin of electrons to power tech devices  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists are using principles in quantum science and engineering to build a graphene-based logic device. This new technology will improve the energy efficiency of battery-dependent devices from cell phones to... more
New York Teen Earns 6 Figures From Video Games and Related Income  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multi-player video game Fortnite. more
Right combination of crystal grains makes superior shape memory alloys  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers have shown, through a supercomputer simulation, that high strength and shape memory can be realized at the same time by combining crystal grains of different sizes, a... more
This AmazonBasics sale on computer accessories will save you 20% or more  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Never hurts to have a few inexpensive peripherals around. Take 20% off AmazonBasics mice, cables, and other computer accessories during this sale and stock... more
This durable six-foot AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C cable just fell under $13  Windows Central · 3 weeks
This dependable USB-C cable can get the job done in a jiffy. The six-foot AmazonBasics USB Type-C to Type-C Cable is now on sale... more
Arizona Beverages knocked offline by ransomware attack  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Arizona Beverages, one of the largest beverage suppliers in the U.S., is recovering after a massive ransomware attack last month, TechCrunch has learned. The company, famous for its iced tea beverages, is still rebuilding... more
Pixeom raises $15M for its software-defined edge computing platform  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Pixeom, a startup that offers a software-defined edge computing platform to enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $15M funding round from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and previous... more
Putting a new spin on Majorana fermions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have proposed a new method for producing more robust Majorana fermions, a kind of quasiparticle that could act as stable bits of information in next-generation quantum computers. more
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