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.
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.
Can't touch this
IBM has been showing off what it calls the world's smallest computer.
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.
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.
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.
Step closer to cat-friendly quantum computers
Australian boffins have come up with a better qubit which makes quantum computers more likely.
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.
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.