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Intel Can't Sell Chips To China Because The US Fears Nukes

In the latest passive-aggressive exchange between the US and its rival superpower, the Department of Commerce has denied Intel a licence to export tens of thousands of Xeon Phi chips to China to upgrade the country’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer. Because, you know, nukes.


Google Has Been Indexing Network-Connected Backup Drives

Connecting a hard drive to your home network is a smart idea: it can let you access your files no matter where you are. But now it seems that, in some cases, Google has been indexing the private files held on such devices.


So Who Won The 2x Synology DiskStation DS415play Media Centres?

Valued at $639, the DS416play is network storage for media fanatics, letting you enjoy the HD quality of your video and movie collections on multiple screens, from TVs to mobile devices. The DS415play features 1080p full HD video transcoding via Synology’s built-in Video Station software. So who won?


This Kit Lets You Build A Functioning Laptop Out Of A Raspberry Pi

The list of cool stuff you can do with a Raspberry Pi is pretty much endless (no seriously — Wi-Fi controlled pottery kiln!), but most of the existing designs for portable Pi-ing require a little electronics know-how (and a dash of soldering).


Why 'C' Is The Default Hard Drive Letter In So Many Computers

For nearly as long as hard disk drives have been placed in personal computers running certain popular operating systems (notably MS-DOS/Windows), the primary hard disk has been designated with the letter “C”. But why?


Whoops! Did LG Just Out A New 8K iMac?

Screen resolution always marches to the steady pace of pixel-density progress, and LG may have accidentally let slip Apple’s next resolution-gratuitous display.


A Customisable Computer Built Entirely From LEGO

Legos have been experiencing something of a renaissance lately. With adults now using their childhood building bricks in more creative ways than ever, it was only a matter of time before somebody decided to bring a portable, customisable, LEGO-based desktop computer into the world.


Will The Next Generation Of Displays Be 3D?

In a few short years, touchscreens have revolutionised the way we interact with technology. But to make the best use of our senses, the next generation of displays will not be flat, but have three-dimensional, reconfigurable surfaces.


The Ongoing War Against Cybercrime

Cybercrime is estimated to cost the global economy upwards of US$400 billion a year, and these costs are expected to continue to rise.


The Basic Recipe For Machine Learning Explained In A Single PowerPoint Slide

Deep structured learning is one of computer science’s most intriguing disciplines. Essentially, it involves the creation of computer systems that can make reasoned decisions based on prior experience with learning data sets — in short, a computer that can “think” for itself. But how do you build a machine learning system that actually works? This PowerPoint presentation attempts to map out the entire process in a single slide.