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Ask Gizmodo: Which 4TB Hard Drive Should I Buy?

Hi guys, I really need to buy a new hard drive — but I am torn between the choice of a WD Black 4TB which is currently $309 on PC Case Gear or a Toshiba 4TB, which unfortunately they have stopped selling but other sites I think still do. However Toshiba also have the X300 series but I haven’t found any reviews on them. I was wondering if possible if you could do a comparison on them regarding performance and their pricing. Cheers, Peter

Intel Plans To Put Its Insane 8-Teraflop Supercomputer Chips Into A Desktop

Yesterday, Intel announced that it’s putting its insane 72-core Knight’s Landing’ supercomputer chip — its fastest ever — into production. But perhaps more exciting is the fact that it has plans to ship desktop workstations that contain the face-melting computational powerhouse.

Now You Can Learn To Code With Minecraft

Code.org recently launched a Star Wars-themed “Hour of Code” tutorial, and today they’re geeking it up a notch: a brand-new program is based in the world of Minecraft.

An AI Program In Japan Just Passed A College Entrance Exam

An artificial intelligence program received such high scores on a standardised test that it’d have an 80% chance of getting into a Japanese university.

A Rare Look Inside New York's Secretive Data Centres

The data centres that run the internet are kept pretty quiet, and for good reason: forget cyberattacks, a few well-placed hatchet swings could kill Snapchat worldwide. But photographer Peter Garritano recently gained access to some of the exchanges and colocation centres that underpin the internet, and brought back these photos.

These Classic Macintosh Peripherals Are Absolutely Bonkers

Vintage Computing has put together a collection of the most delightfully wacky peripherals from the classic Mac era. Here are our favourites.

Your Poker Face Doesn't Stand A Chance Against This BS-Busting Machine Algorithm 

Think you’re a good liar? Well, soon, the jig might be up: Researchers have developed new technology that reads subtle facial expressions to sniff out bullshit better than humans can.

Reports Of Robots Stealing 50% Of Jobs In The US And UK Are Totally Alarmist

It’s being reported that a Bank of England official forecasts that in the next 10 to 20 years, smart robots will steal 80 million jobs from Americans and 15 million jobs from Britons — over half the workforce of each nation. I smell BS.

How Can Robots Be Better Learners? Program Them To Think Like Human Toddlers

The biggest challenge with robots is enabling them to do many different things in many different situations, instead of just sitting on an assembly line screwing on bottle caps. In fact, programming them to learn like human babies might be the best way to make our robotic friends much more capable.

Sound Waves Could Power The Hard Drives Of The Future

Our need to store data is growing at an astonishing rate. An estimated 2.7 zettabytes (2.721) of data are currently held worldwide, equivalent to several trillion bytes for every one of the 7 billion people on Earth. Accessing this data quickly and reliably is essential for us to do useful things with it — the problem is, all our current methods of doing so are far too slow.

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