Is Moore's Law Dying?

Moore's Law—the observation that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years—had held true for 40 years. But can engineers keep up that rate of progress? Read More >>

Intel is Haemorrhaging Money Over Mobile

The rise and rise of mobile computing is hitting Intel's bank balance hard. Fresh financial postings today reveal that the company's Mobile and Communications group, responsible for its Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and cellular divisions, as well as its mobile processors, lost  a staggering $3.15 billion (£1,881,608,400) in 2013. Read More >>

The New Teeny Tiny Raspberry Pi is the Same Size as a Stick of RAM

The ever customisable Raspberry Pi was a rather small piece of hardware to begin with, but the organisation behind the device have unveiled the latest member of the Raspberry Pi family, the Compute Module. It has the same processor and 4GB of storage that you'd find in a Raspberry Pi, but it's the same size as stick of DDR2 laptop memory. Read More >>

New “Unbreakable” Encryption is Inspired by Your Insides

A new form of encryption promising to be "highly resistant to conventional methods of attack" could make our digital lives more secure—and it's all inspired by the way our heart and lungs coordinate their rhythms by passing information between each other. Read More >>

Quantum Research Shows D-Wave's Computers are (Probably) the Real Deal

D-Wave's quantum computers have certainly demonstrated that they're capable, but they've also received criticism from scientists. Now, new results show that their technology could be even more solid than they'd claimed in the past. Read More >>

What do Coders Mean When They Talk About Bootstrapping?

When developers talk about bootstrapping, they're not referring to a technique they've developed to avoid tying their shoelaces—but a means of running code wherever the hell they like. Read More >>

Take the Guesswork Out of First Time PC Building with These YoYoTech Bundles

Building a PC from scratch can be a rewarding and educating exercise, but for the uninitiated it can be a daunting minefield. Will this processor be compatible with this motherboard? Which power supply do I need? What the hell is "RAM"? Read More >>

Insect Nervous System Copied to Boost Computing Power

Brains are the most powerful computers known. Now microchips built to mimic insects' nervous systems have been shown to successfully tackle technical computing problems like object recognition and data mining, researchers say. Read More >>

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How Computers Create Convincing Light and Shade in Graphics

Creating rich, lush computer-generated images is no mean feat, and one of the most fundamental aspects is light and shade. This video explains how programmers and designers tackle that crucial problem. Read More >>

Move Over, Virtual Reality: Is Mixed Reality the Future?

Virtual Reality has promised big since the 80s, but never quite delivered in the way many of us hoped it would. Now, though, a new form of augmented reality called Mixed Reality hopes to up the game. Read More >>

Primo Turns the Logic of Coding Into a Toddler's Wooden Toy

The wooden shape toy puzzle is a childhood classic, teaching spatial awareness and improving a youngling's dexterity at the same time. But what if a similar toy could teach other skills too? Could a wooden toy ever teach a child the principles of say, coding? Read More >>

Computer Tinkerers Pigging Out on 2m Raspberry Pi Sales

The tiny, low-cost Raspberry Pi computer hits another big milestone today, with 2 million of the pint-sized machines having been sold since first going on sale in February 2012. Read More >>

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780Ti: Get Gaming in Glorious 4K

Earlier this year, Nvidia dropped a bomb on the world of graphics processing with the Titan, a real luducrious powerhouse what cost a whopping £850. Now, the monsterous Titan is getting (another) "affordable" twin in the form of the Gefore GTX 780Ti, which Nvidia's calling the best gaming GPU on the planet. Read More >>

What's Wrong With Quantum Computing

You've heard plenty of people by now, including us, banging on about quantum computers, and how they’re the future of high-performance computing. Quantum computing, we're meant to understand, is set to change the world. But despite its promise, it's neither widely available nor particularly useful yet. Here's why not. Read More >>

How Computer Scientists Make Programs Efficient Using Upside Down Trees

How do people manage to write the neatest, most compact code to make programs super-small and lightweight? Well, there are many ways, but one of the most common is to use trees. Upside down trees, to be precise. Read More >>

IBM Is Running Its Brain Computer On "Electronic Blood"

As part of what we can only assume is preparation for some very intense mad scientist Halloween costumes, IBM has announced a prototype computer that is both powered and cooled by an electrolyte liquid. Read More >>


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