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AMD Is Betting Big On Its Next-Generation, High-Power Zen Processor Core

AMD is coming back with a vengeance, and it has number one chip-maker Intel squarely in its sights. It wants to make processors that PC-building enthusiasts choose, not just because they’re good value, but because they’re massively powerful as well. A brand new, high performance CPU called Zen built on a new-for-AMD, efficient production process will be the backbone of this bold attempt.


A Few Choice Excerpts From Tim Cook's Commencement Speech

Apple’s CEOs are fascinating: Where Steve Jobs cultivated a shrewd genius persona, Tim Cook’s journey to Apple’s upper echelon is equally inspiring. In his George Washington commencement speech on the weekend, Cook shared some details about that journey — and threw in an iPhone joke or two.


Why Data Mining Is So Important

Data mining, to the uninitiated, sounds like the kind of monotonous computational activity that requires a big computer, a mass of information and little human oversight. But in fact it’s a discipline that blurs the lines between artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and other cutting-edge disciplines to unearth the golden nuggets that lurk within data.


The Original Raspberry Pi Board Just Got A Price Cut

Briefly: The Model B+, which spent a while as the flagship board before the Pi 2 came into being, is now just $US25. The Raspberry Pi foundation claims this is due to manufacturing efficiencies found in the manufacture of the Pi 2 board; I’m sure it has nothing to do with the new $US9 CHIP microcomputer on Kickstarter.


What's The Craziest Computer Bug You've Ever Encountered?

System errors and software glitches appear without warning to mess with our workflows. If you work in tech, it’s often on you to fix ‘em. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen?


Russia's Building A (Slow) Computer Chip Of Its Very Own

While Russia might have fleets of tanks and fighter jets to call its own, there’s one important product it still relies on the western world for: computer chips. But thanks to the launch of the Elbrus-4C, the 2006 Intel Pentium chip finally has a competitor.


Here's How Much Energy We Waste On Cat GIFs And Twitterbooks

Are you sitting comfortably? Good, because you’re about to get a good old-fashioned dose of guilt. The folks at SciShow have put together a video examining how much energy we waste on running the internet, and the number is embarrassingly large.


Please Stop Comparing Every Security Flaw To Heartbleed

After security firm CrowdStrike discovered a virtual machine security flaw that could (in theory) put millions of data centres at risk for malware attack this week, the comparisons came on hot, sticky, and thick. It was Heartbleed, all over again… but this time, even WORSE.


Hope You Weren't Expecting A Single Version Of Windows 10

Microsoft announced Windows 10 as one big, free operating system that ran on everything: tablets, phones, PCs, televisions, game consoles and more. The fine print betrayed that marketing line though: it would only be a free upgrade for non-enterprise customers, which meant there would still be Home, Pro and Enterprise versions of Windows 10. Now it’s official.


Go Ask Your Employer For A New Laptop Or Tablet, Tell Them Joe Hockey Sent You

Sick of that crappy laptop or tablet that work gave you? Start drafting an email to your IT guy: it just became cheaper than ever for a small business to buy new gadgets thanks to a fringe benefits tax change in the Federal Budget.