Google develops computer inspired by Star Trek

A computer interface that can supply answers to users without requiring them to dig their phones out of their pockets or tap away at a keyboard is being developed by Google.Amit Singhal, Google vice-president and senior search engineer, said that the company has been inspired by sci-fi series Star Trek to develop the “ubiquitous computing”…

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Does This Wearable Computer Make My Butt Look Fat?

Google’s Project Glass is in limelight at the moment because it’s amazing technology that’s only now becoming viable, even while it’s been a Star Trek staple for years. And Glass is actually just one component in a quiet revolution in wearable computing that’s going on all around you–which may change how you learn about just…

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Nanoscale ion microtrap array for quantum information processing

A groundbreaking new device from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory NPL could help to usher in the long-awaited era of quantum computers.Researchers at NPL have demonstrated for the first time a monolithic 3D ion microtrap array that could be scaled up to handle several tens of ion-based quantum bits qubits.An ion trap is a combination of electric or…

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Computer that could outlive the universe a step closer

The heat-death of the universe need not bring an end to the computing age. A strange device known as a time crystal can theoretically continue to work as a computer even after the universe cools. A new blueprint for such a time crystal brings its construction a step closer… via Computer that could outlive the…

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Windows 8 Upgrades Will Cost Just $39.99!

When it launches this fall, upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will cost just $39.99. This aggressive pricing isn’t limited to recent Windows owners — it will be available for PC owners who are currently running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Downloadable from Windows.com after launch, you’ll also be able to add Windows Media…

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1 core, 2 core, now 4 core!

Intel Corp. says its new 50-watt quad core Xeon processors, released Monday 12/03/2007, would help the chipmaker gain market leverage in an energy-conscious business environment. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel said the two new 50-watt server processors — dubbed the Intel Xeon L5320 and L5310 respectively — would decrease users’ server power consumption by 35 to…

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Windows Vista EULA: How BAD is it?

  Ever since I found out that Vista Home and Vista Home Premium editions explicitly prevent you from running the software in a virtual machine I’ve been poring over Microsoft’s EULAs trying to make sense of them. Kudos to Microsoft for providing a nice easy way to browse through all the EULAs for all their…

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