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Dell makes a big security push with all-in-ones, including a crypto accelerator

Dell is attempting to increase its presence among businesses. The company is rolling out a wealth of new security features, as well as new computers made for business use.

Computers June 26, 2014

Google I/O: Chromebooks now supports Android apps: Good or bad idea?

There are now several computer manufacturers creating 77 Chromebooks this year, which increases the need for more apps. With Android apps coming to the platform, users might never have to look at Windows again.

Computers June 27, 2014

Verizon restores 4G LTE Chromebook Pixel service

After two years of 4G LTE were cut short for Chromebook Pixel owners, Verizon promises to remedy the mistake. Google offers gift cards to make up for early termination of mobile broadband from Verizon.

Computers June 26, 2014

Google announces next-generation Android L Developer Preview at Google I/O (Video)

Google took the wraps off its next major version of Android at Google I/O. The update brings a unified look to Android, Chrome OS, and the web and offers some cool new features.

Computers June 25, 2014

Microsoft Exchange Online outage, a big black eye for Office 365

Businesses in the United States were disrupted after an Exchange Online service outage that halted all e-mail communications. The disruption comes just after Microsoft's Lync service experienced a service disruption.

Computers June 25, 2014

MIT scientists create 36-core chip speed demon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are working on a new 36 core chipset, and you won't be able to take advantage of it any time soon, unless you're one of the researchers.

Computers June 26, 2014

Mass production of Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air will start Q3 2014: Report

Sources say that mass production of a 12-inch version of Apple's MacBook Air will begin in the third quarter. Apple decided to produce a new model to differentiate the MacBook and iPad product lines.

Computers June 24, 2014

Microsoft wants you to trade in your MacBook Air for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is offering up to $650 in store credit for customers who wish to trade in their MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3. The offer lasts until July 31, or while supplies last.

Computers June 24, 2014

What's expected at Google I/O conference

The Android and Chrome faithful prepare to descend upon San Francisco for Google I/O 2014. As usual, rumors of new hardware and software abound.

Computers June 23, 2014

High-performance computing market down year over year, but uptick predicted

Big-ticket server market took a global hit in this year's first quarter, IDC says in quarterly report. But they expect a rebound in the coming years.

Computers June 23, 2014

Heartbleed remains big risk with 300K servers still vulnerable

The Heartbleed security flaw in OpenSSL was on the loose for at least two years until it was discovered in April. Although a fix was quickly available, to date only about half of vulnerable systems have been patched.

Computers June 23, 2014

NVIDIA expands ARM64 support, now ready for high performance computing

NVIDIA’s screaming-fast Tesla graphics card pairs with ARM’s 64-bit processors to provide energy-saving high-speed computing services for the HPC industry. Billion billion calculations per second now a little bit closer to reality.

Computers June 24, 2014

Quantum computing: Is it real or is it hype?

The latest study on D-Wave's machine states it doesn't harness the power of quantum mechanics. But D-Wave stands behind what it believes to be a new substantial step in the evolution of computing.

Computers June 20, 2014

Apple entry-level iMac is cheap for a reason, actually two big reasons

$1.1K sounds like a steal for a 21-inch iMac. But the specs are dismally low and there's one really big drawback hiding under the hood.

Computers June 20, 2014

Historic chip fails to lure reserve bid auction price, authenticity questioned

A prototype of the component that birthed the microchip revolution was left without a buyer at Christie's auction in New York. Texas Instruments stated it couldn't confirm the authenticity of the integrated circuit.

Computers June 20, 2014

Quantum computers versus ordinary computers? Boring fight. Draw.

A recent study dispels the premise that D-Wave’s quantum computers are way faster than conventional computers, suggesting the need for more speed to be considered a supercomputer. Has D-Wave broken its promise?

Computers June 22, 2014

Historic Kilby chip could fetch $2M at auction, may be oldest chip from pre-PC era

Christie's has announced it is selling a historic chip from one of the pioneers in miniaturization. It is expected to fetch $2 million.

Computers June 19, 2014

Apple (quietly) launches new iMac that's cheaper, but slower

Apple is now selling a cheaper entry-level iMac. The product is priced $200 less than the former cheapest option, but takes a big hit to performance.

Computers June 21, 2014

The new Apple iMac is cheaper but with less muscle. Should you buy?

Apple offers a lower price for its new iMac 21-inch model with relatively decent specs, but analysts say it’s not for everyone. Here’s why.

Computers June 19, 2014

Apple new entry-level iMac reflects Intel's Broadwell chip issue

With OS X on the horizon and Intel's newest CPU line still in development, Apple opted for economy over horsepower with its latest iteration of the 21.5-inch iMac.

Computers June 18, 2014

LEVAN is a knowledge-hungry computer that wants to learn about everything

A team of research scientists has created a computer program called LEVAN that makes image searching quick and easy. The project is yet to be completely finished, however.

Computers June 17, 2014

Red Hat Linux 7 debuts with Active Directory, Docker support

IT managers rejoice as Red Hat Linux 7 makes its long-anticipated debut. RHEL 7 claims to bring next-generation solutions to open hybrid cloud platforms.

Computers June 11, 2014

Intel eyes cable-free future for PCs

The future for PCs is looking less cluttered as Intel promises to make a big change to make wireless the standard on personal computers by 2016.

Computers June 11, 2014

Now you can enjoy TV shows, movies on Chromebooks even when offline

Google wants to expand its Chromebook customer base, tries to attract buyers with a new feature that lets them watch Google Play movies and TV shows offline.

Computers June 6, 2014

Intel: No need for PC cables by 2016

Intel already has a plan in place for wireless PC systems. The company will use various systems and technologies to create reference designs for manufacturers.

Computers June 5, 2014

Intel's to-do list: Display price drop, a wireless workplace and wire-free charging

Intel hopes to make the computing experience less cluttered, wireless and a more visually stimulating experience. It's working with partners on all three efforts.

Computers June 4, 2014

Google goes End-to-End with Chrome encryption

For users who want the security of their emails to be NSA-proof, Google will bring End-to-End, an encryption plug-in, to Google Chrome. It will especially protect emails from prying eyes on the servers of recipient companies.

Computers June 4, 2014

The HP Pro x2 612 is another Microsoft Surface Pro 3 killer

HP announces a new 2-in-1 device that it hopes will kick Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 out of the 12-inch slate market. It has a sturdier keyboard, longer battery life and will probably retail at a cheaper price. Is Microsoft in big trouble?

Computers June 4, 2014

AMD unveils notebook version of potent Kaveri processors

AMD has revealed its newest line of laptop processors, which are based off the energy-efficient, ultra-fast line of Kaveri processors for desktop.

Computers June 5, 2014

Google adds 64-bit support for Chrome, promises better stability and security

The 64-bit version is available for Chrome's Dev and Canary channels. It is not yet available for the mainstream stable version of Chrome.

Computers June 4, 2014

Intel unveils Broadwell-based Llama Mountain prototype tablet

The Llama Mountain uses the soon-to-be-released Core M processor. The prototype is meant to showcase the capabilities of the processor to OEMs.

Computers June 4, 2014

Molerats from Middle East hack targets in Europe, U.S.

The Molerats used the Xtreme RAT, a form of Trojan, as it attacked organizations in Europe and the U.S. Their motives, however, are not yet known.

Computers June 4, 2014

Google gets A for sending Chromebooks to nine more nations (C in poetry)

Google is waxing lyrical about its web-powered Chromebook, announces availability in nine more nations in a cheesy poem.

Computers June 3, 2014

Asus Transformer Book V is a Windows 8 and Android tablet, notebook and smartphone all in one device

Asus has announced a device that works as a Windows 8 tablet, Windows 8.1 laptop, Android tablet, Android laptop and smartphone. Will the five operating modes appeal to a wide range of users?

Computers June 2, 2014

FBI, DOJ bottle GameOver Zeus botnet, Cryptolocker ransomware

Malware is unfair to businesses and consumers. But a two-year-old botnet and ransomware scheme have been crippled by the FBI and international law enforcement organizations.

Computers June 2, 2014

Dell debuts upgraded tablets, 2-in1 devices and all-in-one desktops

Dell releases upgraded versions of its Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets. Coming too are new versions of the PC maker's 2-in-1 devices and an entry-level All-in-One desktop.

Computers June 2, 2014

Windows 8 Start Menu feature delayed until next year!

For Windows users clamoring for the old-style Start Menu from Windows 7 and earlier, a promised restoration in the next upgrade of Windows 8 now has an uncertain release date. It may have to wait until a new OS debuts.

Computers June 2, 2014

HP unwraps Envy x360, Pavilion x360 as part of its back-to-school portfolio

HP announces a new line of devices that can turn into various form factors, including the Envy x360 and Pavilion x360 notebooks that can be configured into a tablet, a tent or a stand.

Computers June 3, 2014

State of cybercrime in the U.S.: Good guys, losing. Criminals, winning.

The 2014 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey showed that cybersecurity programs of U.S. organizations are not prepared enough for cyberattacks.

Computers May 29, 2014

WWDC 2014: 'Nope,' Apple will not unwrap new iMac, 8-GB iPhone 5s

'Nope' is what long-time Apple follower Jim Dalrymple can say about rumors of a cheaper iPhone 5s and low-cost iMac being the star of the show at next week’s Apple developer conference.

Computers May 30, 2014

Samsung begins mass production of 1TB SSD using new 3D V-NAND technology

The world has yet to see a 1TB-SSD laptop, but it won’t take long now. Samsung has begun producing the world’s first 1TB SSD drives for computers using a new technology called 3D V-NAND.

Computers May 29, 2014

Toshiba debuts slew of back-to-school laptops and tablets

Toshiba looks to get into the education sector. Two new laptop/tablet combos should help entice customers.

Computers May 29, 2014

VirusTotal Uploader online malware tool for OS X now will keep your Mac secure

VirusTotal Uploader is now compatible with the Mac OS X. The utility scans various files and checks if they are infected with malware.

Computers May 28, 2014

This is how kids today see a 1970s computer [Video]

What happens when children who grew up with iPhones and iPads on their little hands get introduced to a bulky Apple II from four decades ago? This hilarious video shows you what.

Computers May 27, 2014

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