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    This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

    Quantum computers could handle models that are too complex for us to run now Tomasz Zajda/Alamy Stock Photo The race to create superfast computers is accelerating. A rethink of one of the most fundamental parts of a quantum computer could pave the way for ultra-powerful devices. Andrea Morello at the University of New South Wales in […]

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    Microsoft releases KB 4039396, its fourth Win10 1607 update this month

    If you’ve ever wondered why I recommend folks hold off on Windows monthly updates, permit me to introduce the latest hiccup in a whooping-cough-sized patching process. Yesterday, Microsoft released KB 4039396, an out-of-band patch for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607. The patch brings version 1607 up to build 14393.1670. It isn’t being pushed out through […]

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    Windows 10 ‘Controlled Folder Access’ to Provide Protection From Ransomware

    HIGHLIGHTS Certain apps can be allowed through the protection The new feature is seen in preview build version 16232 The new Exploit Protection feature is work-in-progress After WannaCry and Petya, it seems like Microsoft has realised the potential harm that ransomware can cause to its operating systems and its customers’ sensitive information. This might partly be the reason why the […]

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    The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossip

    Our digital lives are now as real as money, and so debates about online privacy are actually about our political freedoms. Photograph: Alamy Wednesday 30 August 2017 19.04 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 30 August 2017 22.00 BST At the beginning of the internet age, people used to go online, but no longer. Instead we live there from the moment […]

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    DARPA project aims to make modular computers out of ‘chiplets’

    The Defense Department’s research arm has officially kicked off its effort to create a modular computing framework, with pieces pulled from a mix-‘n-match set of “chiplets.” Producing something this weird will take a village, the agency suggested — in fact, “an enormous village rife with innovators.” DARPA did always have a way with words. The program, […]

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    TZANEEN: Chaos and frustration as GTM computers seized by sheriff

    Goods to the value of over R2 million were seized by the Letaba sheriff today, August 24. Six computers, three television screens and a scanner were seized in today’s seizure. Photo: Blake Linder Six computers (including screens, keyboards etc.), three plasma television screens, a scanner, an Isuzu bakkie and a Toyota Quantum were all seized […]

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    Your next computer will be nearly twice as fast as existing PCs

    Computers may no longer be tech darlings now that everyone uses their smartphones to do basically everything, but they’re about to get really exciting again. About every two years, Intel introduces new processors that shape the computing industry and this year’s no different. Whereas the last two generations of chips were kinda like half steps in performance, […]

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    The next revolution in computers is right around the corner

    The industry’s biggest players are working on quantum computing Getty ImagesIntel has acquired Mobileye, a maker of computer-vision chips.Digital devices are getting smaller and more powerful each day, and that trend hasn’t slowed because their components are constantly shrinking. Moore’s law, an observation of this phenomenon, shows that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits (chips) doubles every […]

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    Group working to put computers in more central Ohio homes

    Technology is the wave of the future. It’s how kids are learning at school. But for some, when they come home that technology isn’t an option. “We don’t have a computer the kids can use, ” said Sierra Pierce. Pierce is a single working mom of three kids. She says she has a laptop computer […]