What's The Biggest Repair Your Computer Has Ever Needed?

The other day I went to the Apple Store to pick up my computer and I felt like a celebrity. The person assigned to help me ran over and asked enthusiastically if I was Lily Newman. Nodding, I assumed that he recognised my name from Gizmodo and was about to tell me how quippy and brilliant I am. Instead, he produced my laptop, grinned at me, and said, "This laptop had so much wrong with it. It's ridiculous!" Read More >>

You Can Now Buy a Wall-Mountable Version of the New iMac

At launch, Apple's new iMac was incompatible with VESA's well-known and much-loved wall mounting systems. Fret no longer, space savers, because now you can buy the new iMacs with a built-in VESA wall adapter from the Apple store. Read More >>

Aptly-Named Titan Takes Supercomputer Crown

It's a hard life, being a supercomputer: in June 2012, just a paltry few months ago, IBM's Sequoia supercomputer was the awesome new kid on the block, calculating many millions of weird and wonderful things a second. Now, though, poor old IBM's been dethroned by the bigger and better - and more awesomely named - Titan. Read More >>

Meet the First Raspberry Pi In Space

We've seen all sorts of weird and wonderful Raspberry Pi projects -- the mini marvel seems to bring out the inventor in everyone who handles one -- but this one is literally out of this world. A man called Dave launched is Pi, equipped with a webcam, into space. Read More >>

What It's Like to Judge the Turing Test

"What are your favourite Sci Fi movies?" "I like Star Wars and The Matrix," comes the typed reply. I am trying to work out if I'm talking to a "hidden human" in the next room, or actually a machine located somewhere in cyberspace. Read More >>

Google's Artificial Brain Loves to Watch Cat Videos

Hidden away within Google's X laboratory, where all kinds of secret projects are underway, its engineers have been working on creating an artificial brain. With 16,000 computer processors and freedom to learn whatever it chooses from the internet, though, it turns out that the brain does just what you do online: watch cat videos. Read More >>

Your Brain Scan Looks Different on Mac and PC

Science and medicine are supposedly based on rigor—a rigor where theories are only correct if you can replicate results. It turns out, though, that the software used to analyse medical images of your brain gives wildly different answers if it's run on Mac or PC. Read More >>

Priest Accidentally Plays Hardcore Gay Porn Slideshow to Congregation

Father Martin McVeigh was giving a talk to 26 parents and one 8-year-old kid when computer disaster struck: he connected his USB drive into a PC to start his Powerpoint presentation. But instead of the word of God, a hardcore gay porn slideshow started, thanks to Windows' autoplay. Read More >>

Greatest Case Mod Hyrule Has Ever Seen

Taking inspiration from Lego, Minecraft, and good old-fashioned building blocks, the 8-Bit Builder goes slightly against his namesake with this 16-bit case mod honoring Hyrule's most-diminutive hero. But seriously, why is it a kid who's always saving the day? Read More >>

The Russian Computer That Ran On Water

In the days before Intel, Apple and Google, computing was a much more traditional affair. We're talking levers, gears, and other mechanisms that could all automate counting in some way or other. Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov, however, built one that ran on water. Read More >>

HP Phoenix h9: Plenty of Power, Severe Identity Crisis.

HP's HPE Phoenix h9 certainly isn't hurting for power. Combining a quad-core processor with up to 16 GB of RAM, discrete graphics and liquid cooling, who this PC is for exactly is a bit unclear. Read More >>

HP Omni 27 Delivers a Giant-Screened All-In-One You Might Be Able to Afford

Not merely satisfied with their finger-friendly Touchsmart All-In-One line, HP is moving back into the non-touch AIO space with the Omni 27, a snappy, dual-core Windows machine. Read More >>

The Worst Computer Bugs of 2011

Earlier this year a man lost a £36 million jackpot when a casino alleged a "software glitch" on the slot machine. Well, that's nothing compared to the backlog of £6 billion in unprocessed payments that happened in Japan on March. Read More >>


Don't have a Gizmodo UK account?