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October, 2015

  • 20 October

    Quantum skeptics now predict a working computer in 10 years

    Do quantum computers exist? It depends who you ask. D-Wave, the Canadian company that has repeatedly sold alleged quantum computers to the likes of Google and Lockheed, says yes — it’s not a particularly robust implementation, but according to them the world does, in principle, have a quantum computer today. Others, however, are not so sure, and several high-profile studies have …

  • 20 October

    The Alienware Steam Machine: finally, a gaming PC for the living room

    I laughed when the rumors started back in 2012: “Valve is building a PC-based game console for living rooms.” Sure it is, I thought. Imagine my shock when “Steam Machines” turned out to be real. The project promised a bizarre, revolutionary controller, a Linux-based operating system designed specifically to play PC games and in-home game streaming for titles that required …

  • 19 October

    Apple patent case: Wisconsin university wins huge damages

    The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the verdict was important to guard its inventions from unauthorised use. The jury had earlier decided that Apple incorporated patented microchip technology into some iPhones and iPads without permission. Apple said it would appeal. The company declined to comment further. The amount was less than …

  • 15 October

    Apple Updates iMac Lineup, Introduces New Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad

    The 27” iMac with 5K display Apple first announced its 5K iMac earlier this year but now it’s expanding the technology to even more models. As of now, every 27” iMac out there comes with 5K resolution, whether you need that many pixels or not. Not only that, Apple is also following up by reducing the price of the entry-level …

  • 1 October

    Huawei Launches its Flagship Mate S in Dubai

    Huawei had announced its newest flagship the Huawei Mate S at the IFA 2015 a few weeks ago and today it marked the launch of Huawei Mate S in Dubai for Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Huawei Said that Mate S will be sold with a price tag of $ 651.05   The all new Mate S is based on the large …

  • 1 October

    Samsung Announces the $100 Gear Virtual Reality Headset VR

    The latest effort in the virtual reality market comes courtesy of Samsung which has just released a new Gear VR. And while it may not be the cheapest or the most feature-rich VR headset around, it is set to become the most accessible. The Gear VR, which is developed with the Facebook-owned VR company Oculus, will go on sale this …

  • 1 October

    HTC wants you to ‘meet the new Marshmallow’ on Oct. 20

    Earlier this year, HTC launched its 2015 Android flagship, the One M9 – a device that ticked many of the right boxes on paper, but fell short of perfection in practice. But a new addition will soon join the high-end HTC One range – although it looks like it won’t be the replacement for the M9 that some users have …

  • 1 October

    Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Great Frontier or the End of Humanity?

      Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been on humankind’s collective consciousness ever since the dawn of computers. We long to create something so brilliant that can help us take the leap from being planet bound creatures to becoming a galaxy conquering super species with immortal lifespans and a limitless knowledge pool. Naturally, a dream this big can both excite and intimidate …

September, 2015

  • 30 September

    Hands-on impressions of the Pixel C, Google’s answer to the Surface and iPad Pro

    Google’s new tablet isn’t a Nexus, and it’s ready for serious work. But will that keyboard suffice? Following the footsteps of Apple and Microsoft, Google has jumped aboard the professional tablet market with its new Pixel C. However, it instead runs on Android, rather than Chromebook OS and is the first Pixel device to go this route. The Pixel C …

  • 30 September

    Chromecast is Google’s hugely successful Trojan Horse into your home

    A Google-made go-between for all our dumb objects Google’s secret weapon for getting inside our homes and deeper within the fabric of our daily lives is not smart appliance maker Nest or even its ubiquitous Android operating system. It’s a $35 HDMI stick that lets everybody else in the tech industry do all the hard work. The Chromecast, which Google …