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    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

    TOKYO — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the attack on Friday, some hospitals and doctors’ offices […]

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    LEAKED NSA MALWARE IS HELPING HIJACK COMPUTERS AROUND THE WORLD

    IN MID-APRIL, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA to infect and control Windows computers was leaked by an entity known only as the “Shadow Brokers.” Not even a whole month later, the hypothetical threat that criminals would use the tools against the general public has become real, and tens of thousands […]

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    The best gaming PCs for 2017

    Gaming is one area in which the desktop PC still reigns supreme. Consoles are great, but they simply can’t match the graphical power of the latest gaming PCs. With the right processor and graphics card, you can achieve far higher-quality visuals and enjoy all the game modifications you desire. Of course, you also get plenty […]

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    Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

    In March this year, Microsoft announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) later in the month itself. However, the company seemed to have changed its mind later as it didn’t happen. Now the Redmond-based company has finally started taking pre-orders for the mixed reality development […]

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    ‘Crazy bad’ Windows bug used antivirus to infect computers

    The bug allowed cyber criminals to view, change, or delete data and create new accounts / REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton A recently discovered vulnerability in Windows has been described by security experts as “the worst Windows remote code execution in recent memory.” It allowed cyber criminals to remotely gain control of a computer running Microsoft’s desktop operating […]

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    Nanofridge could keep quantum computers cool enough to calculate

    Even quantum computers need to keep their cool. Now, researchers have built a tiny nanoscale refrigerator to keep qubits cold enough to function. Classical computers require built-in fans and other ways to dissipate heat, and quantum computers are no different. Instead of working with bits of information that can be either 0 or 1, as […]

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    Computers learn to understand humans better by modelling them

    The picture shows how ABC-driven parameters lead to more accurate predictions of user behavior. Credit: Aalto University Computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Birmingham and University of Oslo present results paving the way for computers to learn psychologically […]

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    Acer Launches New Range of Swift Laptops, New Aspire AIO and Laptops

    At its [email protected] event in New York on Thursday, Acer expanded its Swift series portfolio to launch the Swift 1 and Swift 3 laptops. Both the devices will first arrive in China this year, followed by North America and EMEA in June this year. The company has also launched an all-new Aspire series with a […]

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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 […]