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    TVs are now tablet computers without a touchscreen

    A few weeks back I turned on my television to find out it had stopped receiving two of the free-to-air channels I watched most often. All of the other channels still resolved with perfect, digital clarity, so I couldn’t work out why these two channels – out of four in packaged in a multichannel broadcast […]

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    Newark City Hall computers hacked with ransomware

    Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack. The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, which […]

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    New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers

    These images show light patterns generated by a rhenium-based crystal using a laser method called optical second-harmonic rotational anisotropy. At left, the pattern comes from the atomic lattice of the crystal. At right, the crystal has become a 3-D quantum liquid crystal, showing a drastic departure from the pattern due to the atomic lattice alone. […]

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    Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many including Apple

    Apple may be considering partnering with its China-based supplier Foxconn to purchase a major stake in Toshiba’s semiconductor unit. In January, Toshiba officially announced it would seek to sell a portion of its flash memory business, including the SSD business of the Storage & Electronic Device Solutions Division, to a not-yet-named buyer. The Nikkei Asian […]

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    Computer and internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85

    Robert Taylor, tech innovator. Gardner Campbell via Wikipedia CC Robert Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had suffered from Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt told The New York Times. While […]

  • Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law admits hacking chef’s computers

    Chris Hutcheson, father of Ramsay’s wife, Tana, on his way to court on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Tuesday 11 April 2017 08.44 EDTFirst published on Tuesday 11 April 2017 08.00 EDT Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law and two of his brothers-in-law have admitted hacking computers at the celebrity chef’s restaurant and business empire during a time of bitter dispute […]

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    Apple on hiring spree for London-based GPU development team

    The Californian tech giant is currently advertising at least 11 hardware engineering roles at its UK Design Centre based in London to work on the development of GPUs in what the job ads describe as a “newly formed graphics team”. The job ads on Apple’s corporate careers website have been posted at various times between […]

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    ASUS unveils its premium ZenBook UX330 ultrabook in India

    Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS on Tuesday launched ZenBook UX330 premium ultrabook with a full body aluminium design inspired by the Swiss watch and a Japanese Zen garden. The notebooks are available across all online retailers at a starting price of Rs 76,990 in two exclusive colours — rose gold and quartz gray. Weighing only 1.2 […]

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    Seizure of computers from Enmore NDC

    On Thursday, the eGovernment Project Execution Unit, accompanied by the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU),  descended on the Enmore/Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and seized 15 computers. Its reason for doing this, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, was that it had become aware of a plot by the NDC to […]

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    Google Training Ad Placement Computers to Be Offended

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Over the years, Google trained computer systems to keep copyrighted content and pornography off its YouTube service. But after seeing ads from Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart appear next to racist, anti-Semitic or terrorist videos, its engineers realized their computer models had a blind spot: They did not understand context. […]

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    Old computers refurbished for Mid-Ohio Valley schools

    Photo by Kate York Fox Computers owner Jonathan Jeffers, front, and Paul Prachun look over a computer they refurbished at the shop. MARIETTA — A local business owner is hoping to turn one man’s trash into a local school district’s treasure, with plans to refurbish computers and put them directly into the hands of students. […]

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    Computers could get 100,000 times faster thanks to laser light pulses

    Computers could in future run up to 100,000 times faster than today’s electronics after a team of researchers made a breakthrough in so-called ‘lightwave electronics’. The discovery by an international team that electrons in ultrafast laser pulses can be steered through a semiconductor, and at incredibly fast speeds, could even pave the way for quantum […]