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Five Products and Apps to Make Your Computer Safer
The good news is that many of these are free.
Before You Buy a New Computer, Read This
Hit these 10 tips to get a line on the best option for your needs and price range.
Microsoft's New Retail Store Is a Big Nerd Playground
Microsoft's new store is like an Apple store combined with a rowdy gaming hub.
Quora Question: Are Computers Making Airline Pilots Obsolete?
"I doubt even the smartest artificial intelligences will be capable of handling all aviation operations on their own until mid-century."
Dell to Acquire Data Storage Company EMC in $67 Billion Record Tech Deal
The acquisition will help privately held Dell diversify away from a stagnant personal-computer market.
'Steve Jobs': Portrait of the Genius as a Young Man
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie is like Macworld fanfiction with the drama pitched to Shakespearean heights.
Five Things to Take Away From Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event
Laptops and tablets and holograms and phones, oh my!
Microsoft Reveals Its First-Ever Laptop, the Surface Book
“Ounce for ounce, the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made.”
Supercomputer Race Heats Up as China Bans Exports of High-Performance Machines
Beijing and Washington are locked in race to take computing to infinity and beyond.
U.S. Navy Pays Microsoft $9 M a Year to Use Windows XP
Instead of upgrading, the Navy pays millions to Microsoft to use the dead operating system.
Quantum Computers Will Make Your Laptop Look Like an Abacus
Quantum computers will make your laptop look like an abacus.
Affordable, Light-Speed Supercomputer One Step Closer
Company hopes its optical processor will deliver processing speeds 500 times faster than today's fastest supercomputer, by 2020.
The Quantum Computers Which are Bringing the Economy Up to Speed
Quantum computers can mimic the way the human brain processes data.
Apple Sells Nearly A Million Watches in First 24 Hours
Pre-orders of the Sport version of the Apple Watch are most popular so far.
‘Smart’ Keyboard Can ID You by How You Type
It also harnesses energy from your typing motions.
ACLU: Plan to Expand FBI Search Powers May Compromise Cybersecurity
With little congressional involvement, the Justice Department is changing the rules about how law enforcement obtains warrants.
White House Computers Hacked By Russian Government, Officials Say
Executive office networks face a barrage of attacks that are believed to be government-sponsored
1976 Apple-1 Computer Sells for Record $905,000 at NYC Auction
A Bonhams auction of science objects put items like an Apple-1 computer, a Manhattan Project viewing window and a letter by Charles Darwin on the block
Apple Is Monitoring Your Searches
But there is a way to opt out.
Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl Leads to Conviction of Online Predator
“Sweetie” sting reveals tens of thousands of men looking for underage girls to perform sexual acts on a webcam
Drag Queens Receive Apology From Facebook
Site’s apology leaves real-name policy in place and fails to mention others affected
Why Is It Called Windows 10 When There Was No Windows 9?
Microsoft’s new operating system name leaves some confused
Thinking Through the Turing Test
A computer program tricked a third of people into thinking it was an English-challenged person, but that’s not the same as thinking
Watch Out, Watson. You've Got Competition
Computers aren't just getting smarter, they are getting better at figuring out how to be smarter.