Computing

Watch People In 1988 Freak Out Over The World's First Computer Worm

A rogue computer program broke loose and spread uncontrollably. By the end of its rampage, the virus conquered a full 10 per cent of the world’s internet-connected machines. An unfathomable 6000 computers had crashed.


IBM Is Running A Brain Computer On 'Electronic Blood'

As part of what we can only assume is preparation for some very intense mad scientist Halloween costumes, IBM has announced a prototype computer that is both powered and cooled by an electrolyte liquid.


Inside CERN's Massive Computer Centre

Given how much data the scientists at CERN have to crunch through, it’s not surprising that it take its computing power seriously. This video takes a look inside the massive computer centre that allows the magic to happen.


Windows 8.1: Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft rolls out the next version of windows, 8.1, at its annual Build developers conference today. It’s a big deal. Windows 8 was a crazy ambitious step, what follows is just as important. This is what Microsoft’s taken from your months of feedback (or just yelling).


Quick And Easy MacBook Repairs That'll Save You A Small Fortune

Everybody’s MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won’t hold up any more; the logic board will cease to function. It’s only a matter of time. Fortunately, you can fix most of it yourself. Here’s how.


Disposable Spy Computers Are Disturbingly Easy And Cheap To Make

Be honest, how often do you use unsecured Wi-Fi for something you shouldn’t? You know, just a quick Facebook login at your local coffee house? If you’ve done it even once, that’s too much, because making a secret spy computer that can steal all that data is dumb easy. And cheap to boot.


Under The Hood: When Do PC Components Matter?

PC enthusiasts can often sound like brand-loyal trolls, especially if you get them started on CPUs and graphics. They do occasionally have a valid point, however. When it comes to computer hardware, brands do matter, but why they matter usually depends on the hardware in question. Here are some things you’ll want to consider…


How To Set Up A PC, The Right Way

All expecting parents have read What to Expect When You’re Expecting, because when that little bundle of joy drops out of mummy, you’d better be ready with lots of paper towels and a whole lot of specialised knowledge about what to do from that moment forward. Though it’s not quite as messy (or scary), setting up a new PC requires a similar sort of informed approach if you want to raise it properly from the moment it squirts out of the courier truck and into your life.


Razer Blade 2013: Now This Is How You Make A Damn Windows Laptop

Everyone’s first impression of the 14-inch Razer Blade, even more than its 17-inch older brother, is Ha, they made a MacBook. And then Oh — wait. They made a MacBook. And it’s actually even better than that.


No, Children Of 1990, Computers Are Not The Devil

Computers may be ubiquitous now, but they were just beginning to enter the mainstream in 1990. Like any revolutionary technology, the desktop computer was viewed with more than a little scepticism by the average person. Luckily, David Neil of PBS’s Newton’s Apple was there to explain to a group of dubious high-schoolers that computers are not inherently evil. And he brought a two-storey exhibit to help illustrate.