D-Wave closer to conventional computer
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 11:13

D-Wave closer to conventional computer


Quantum effect getting better

D-Wave's general purpose computer that relies on quantum mechanical effects to perform calculations is finally reaching the stage where it can do something useful.

The world is a computer claims Microsoft
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:12

The world is a computer claims Microsoft


Blue screen of death becomes more problematic

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been telling anyone who listens that the "world is now a computer" and if we start thinking that way we will transform everything.

IBM builds smallest computer
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:22

IBM builds smallest computer


Can't touch this

IBM has been showing off what it calls the world's smallest computer.

Boffins confirm we are not living in computer simulation
Published in News


There is no spoon

A team of theoretical physicists from Oxford University has provided definitive proof that life and reality cannot be merely simulations generated by a massive extra-terrestrial computer.

Musk wants to link his brain to a computer
Published in News


Could not find anyone else to do it

After hinting for a while that he would like to see better brain interfaces with computers and getting no takers, Elon Musk is doing it himself.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
Published in News


Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.

Aussies build a better Qubit
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:07

Aussies build a better Qubit


Step closer to cat-friendly quantum computers

Australian boffins have come up with a better qubit which makes quantum computers more likely.

D-Wave announces a faster “quantum computer”
Published in News
Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58

D-Wave announces a faster “quantum computer”


Doubles the number of qubits without increasing the number of cats

D-Wave Systems, which claims to make the world’s first quantum computer, today announced details of its most advanced quantum computing system, featuring a new 2000-qubit processor and no extra potentually dead or alive cats.

Online gamer kids are brainy kids
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 13:29

Online gamer kids are brainy kids


They do better in maths, reading and science

New research has shown that kids who play computer games online every day perform better academically in science, maths and reading tests.

Quanta profits hurting
Published in AI
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:35

Quanta profits hurting


Lowest in nine years

Quanta has reported that its net profits declined 5.6 per cent on year to US$538.91 million for 2015, the lowest level in nine years.