computing
You Don’t Have to Spend Hundreds to Get a Really Good Keyboard

If you’re not on a laptop or a phone look down at your keyboard. It’s probably the one that came with your PC. Maybe IT handed it over as they explained the no porn policy at the big company you work for. However you acquired it (and you almost certainly didn’t pay for it), there’s a very good chance it’s a hot piece of garbage. That isn’t your fault! The keyboards that ship with most towers and all-in-ones these days are not great. The same goes for the cheap £10 specials you pick up on Amazon. You need something better. You need a good keyboard. Read More >>

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What Did You Get in Trouble for at Your School’s Computer Lab?

Left hand on A S D F? Good. Right hand on J K L and, for some reason, “;”? Congrats, you’re in home position! A thing basically every learned in their school’s computer lab and never used for the rest of their lives. Did you learn other things? Brag a little louder about going to private school, why don’t you? Read More >>

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Google’s New Cirq Project Aims to Make Quantum Computers Actually Useful

Early this year, we reported that a new era of quantum computing is upon us: the NISQ, or Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum era, in which quantum computers are still small and error prone, but they actually do something valuable. That second part is still somewhat aspirational, though, so companies like Google are offering frameworks so the public can develop useful algorithms for quantum computers. Read More >>

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New Quantum Computer Milestone Would Make Richard Feynman Very Happy

A commercially available “quantum computer” has been on the market since 2011, but it’s controversial. The D-Wave machine is nothing like other quantum computers, and until recently, scientists have doubted that it was even truly quantum at all. But the company has released an important new result, one that in part realises Richard Feynman’s initial dreams for a quantum computer. Read More >>

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ARM Takes Down Its Website That Attacked Open-Source Rival

ARM, the incredibly successful developer of CPU designs, appears to be getting a little nervous about an open-source rival that’s gaining traction. At the end of June, ARM launched a website outlining why it’s better than its competitor’s offerings and it quickly blew up in its face. Realising the site was a bad look, ARM has now taken it down. Read More >>

consumer tech
10 Phone and Laptop Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you own a phone or a computer (and we’re assuming you do) there are bugs and annoyances that you just have to learn to live with. On the flip side, there are also problems that hint at something much more serious going on with your device—issues you shouldn’t learn to live with, but should address at the earliest opportunity. Read More >>

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All Signs Point to a Late August Release for Nvidia’s New GTX 1180 GPU

Even though Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told journalists at Computex that new GPUs wouldn’t be available for “a long time,” new rumours and leaks indicate that the upcoming Nvidia GTX 1180 could get announced much sooner, possibly as early as late August at Gamescom in Germany. Read More >>

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The BBC’s Opening Up the Archives of its Computer Literacy Project

Back in the '80s the BBC launched something called the 'Computer Literacy Project', which was designed to inform and educate viewers about computers and information technology. It ran for nearly a decade, and even led to the BBC commissioning its own mini computer, the Micro, and using it to teach the principles of programming. Today the BBC admits that many of those lessons are still relevant, which is why it's opening up the Computer Literacy Project's archives to the public. Read More >>

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How to Transfer Data Between Two Computers Without Losing Anything

If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files and programs over to the new machine. With the right tools and know-how though, this doesn’t have to be a chore—here’s how to get it done quickly. Read More >>

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The Latest Breed of 2-in-1s Have Finally Realised the Hybrid Dream

Even though they don’t look much different than a lot of other hybrid laptops, the release of the Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 and HP’s Spectre x360 15 is an important moment for today’s convertible PCs. That’s because by putting powerful, but not exceedingly expensive GPUs inside already flexible machines, it feels like 2-in-1s are finally ready to deliver on what made the idea of convertible computers so exciting in the first place. Read More >>

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Nvidia CEO Says New GPUs Won’t Be Available for a ‘Long Time’

People thinking about upgrading or building new gaming PCs have had a rough six months. First, there was the cryptocurrency boom, which caused graphics cards to sell for double or triple their MSRP. Then, just as soon as GPU prices began to fall, the price of RAM became an issue, with SSDs threatening to do the same over the next few months. Read More >>

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All the New Features Coming in macOS 10.14 Mojave

After a year that saw multiple macOS security issues, WWDC has finally arrived, and with it, Apple has a chance to address these concerns while also adding some helpful new features to the next version of its desktop operating system. So here’s everything coming in the next version of macOS version 10.144 Mojave. Read More >>

computing
Apple and Microsoft Help Create New Standard for Braille Displays

Today, many people who are blind or have low vision must cobble together different hardware and software just to use computers. But a new standard backed by some of the biggest names in tech should mean that braille device users won't have to search for custom software for different operating systems and screen readers. Read More >>

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How to Customise the Dock and Start Menu for a More Useful Computer

Your Dock or Start menu is your way into macOS and Windows, respectively, as well as everything running on top of them. So it makes sense to have these launch systems configured in exactly the way you need them to be. We’ve got a bunch of essential tips on streamlining your Dock or Start menu, and powering through your computing more efficiently. Read More >>

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A Spooky Quantum Experiment Creates What May Be the Most Entangled Controllable Device Yet

If you’ve read anything about quantum computers, you may have encountered the statement, “It’s like computing with zero and one at the same time.” That’s sort of true, but what makes quantum computers exciting is something spookier: entanglement. Read More >>