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Computer runs for six months on slime
Published in News
Monday, 16 May 2022 12:53

Computer runs for six months on slime


Photosynthesis could be the new battery


Boffins from the University of Cambridge have managed to run a computer for six months, using blue-green algae as a power source.

Russians bomb retro computer technology museum
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Pacman machines clearly have a military purpose

One of the casualties of the Russian/Ukraine war has been the destruction of more than 500 pieces of retro computer and technology history.

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
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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
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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
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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.