• COMPUTERS
    Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s Latest Chip for Always-On, Always-Connected Windows 10 Machines

    Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips designed to power business machines. Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon” processor chips historically have been at the heart of mobile phones like Alphabet’s Google Pixel phone and many Samsung Electronics Co devices. Over the past year, though, Qualcomm […]

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    US Senate computers will use disk encryption

    The US Senate will enable disk encryption on all Senate computers as a basic security measure that will make it harder for spies or criminals to extract sensitive data from stolen Senate staff PCs or hard drives. The decision was taken last month by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which instructed the Senate […]

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    Indian Police Break Up International Computer Virus Scam

    Police said Thursday that they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price. UP police officer Ajay Pal Sharma said those arrested Tuesday and Wednesday […]

  • Machine Learning and Big Data in the Quantum Computing Age

    In the information technology age, on an average 2.5 exabytes of data is produced every day, which is equivalent to the content of 5 million laptops. Humongous isn’t it? Here is more, on a daily basis, every minute 3.2 billion global internet users add massive data to the data banks with 347,222 Tweets, 4.2 million Facebook likes, 9,722 […]

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    Understanding quantum computers: The noise problem

    Quantum computers are fragile miracles of physics that are unreliable, cost-prohibitive, and more error-prone than a shortstop with no depth perception. But, if we ever want to get to Star Trek levels of technology, we probably need them. To make them useful we have to make them reliable. And that’s a pretty tall order. The […]

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    Opinion | Catch a quantum computer and pin it down

    Urmila Mahadev has a soft voice with slightly nasal inflections, rounding out what we in India would have no hesitation in describing as a “generic American accent”. With gadgets in each hand controlling her presentation and her microphone, she speaks for an hour and she speaks in English and yet I fully grasp only parts […]

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    Watch The Full Nerd talk about all the Core-i9-9900K news!

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today’s show is all about Intel’s Core i9-9900K, the news, the benchmarking controversy, and is this the end of mainstream hyperthreading? As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat. If YouTube is not your […]

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    Mobile apps may or may not be collecting your child’s data—but here’s why you should assume they are

    This week two democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate if children’s apps are tracking their data. Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter on Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission, writing they are concerned that numerous apps are potentially violating the law. Without explicit parental consent, it […]

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    The Full Nerd ep. 70: Microsoft Surface refresh analysis, inside the Windows 10 October Update

    In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray, and PCWorld’s resident Microsoft expert Mark Hachman dive deep into the slew of Surface device updates and what to expect from the big (and boringly named) Windows 10 October 2018 Update. We start by talking about Surface, as Microsoft refreshed most of its lineup earlier […]

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    macOS 10.14 Mojave With Dark Mode, Desktop Stacks Released: How to Download and Install

    macOS 10.14 Mojave has an all-new system-wide Dark Mode HIGHLIGHTS The update was released on September 24 The software update is available on the Mac App Store File size is about 5.7GB Apple on Monday released macOS Mojave version 10.14 for its range of iMac and MacBook devices, a launch date it had confirmed earlier this month. To recall, the update was first announced at the […]

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    Apple’s Patent Hints at Plans for Water-Resistant Keyboards in Future MacBooks, iMacs

    Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2018 models HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s latest patent hints at water-resistant keyboard This new keyboard could be integrated into future iMacs, MacBook Apple’s new MacBook Pro comes with dust protection layer Apple has been granted a patent that could enable the Cupertino giant to make water-resistant keyboards for its upcoming iMacs and MacBook devices. […]