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CES 2019: AMD CEO Talks Ray Tracing Development and Future Windows Laptops

AMD CEO Lisa Su sat down with press, including Gizmodo, yesterday to chat about the company’s CES announcements. The conversation started with a bang, addressing Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s criticisms of AMD less than an hour earlier, then moved to a broad discussion of AMD’s business. Of particular note was the discussion of AMD chips in Windows laptops and future gaming products AMD might be working on. Read More >>

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CES 2019: AMD Has a New Very Fancy GPU

Usually, the biggest announcements at CES are over with by the end of the first day, but during its second-day keynote AMD CEO Lisa Su announced a new GPU, the AMD Radeon VII. According to Su, it is the very first 7nm graphics card available to consumers. Read More >>

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How to Run a Different OS Without Buying a New Computer

Maybe you’ve grown tired of your current laptop or desktop operating system and you just want to try something different. Or maybe you need to use multiple OSes for work. Either way, the need for a new operating system doesn’t mean you need a whole new computer. There are numerous ways to run other operating systems without going out and buying a new machine. We’ve gathered your options, with the pros and cons for each, below. Read More >>

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How Chip Makers Are Circumventing Moore’s Law to Build Super-Fast CPUs of Tomorrow

The elephant in the room has been, for a very long time, Moore’s Law—or really, its eventual end game. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted in a 1965 paper that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year. More transistors mean more speed, and that steady increase has fuelled decades of computer progress. It is the traditional way CPU makers make their CPUs faster. But those advances in transistors are showing signs of slowing down. “That’s running out of steam,” said Natalie Jerger, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. Read More >>

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Intel Just Gave Us a Glimpse of the Near Future of CPUs

Intel’s had a rough year, with major departures, security disasters, dwindling sales compared to its competitor, and the general appearance of a company trailing the competition technologically speaking. But in the twilight days of 2018 Intel’s laid out a plan of action to remind us all of exactly why Intel first crushed the competition to begin with. Intel just gave us a peek behind the curtain about what’s to come. Read More >>

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This Could Be the Best Quantum Computer Yet

Companies like IBM, Google, and Rigetti are developing new kinds of computer processors that rely on the mathematics of subatomic particles to potentially perform calculations difficult for classical computers to do. These devices use superconductors as the basis for their qubits. A company called IonQ, however, has now announced a state-of-the-art system that relies on the quantum nature of atoms themselves, and it’s one of the best-performing quantum computers yet. Read More >>

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We Must Prepare Now for Quantum Attacks, National Academy of Sciences Warns

The road ahead is rocky for those hoping to build quantum computers, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences. But as these computers become possible, the government should prioritize preparing for the potential consequences, which could be dire for cybersecurity. Read More >>

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What’s the Deal With Nvidia’s Ridiculous £2,400 Titan RTX Graphics Card?

For those that have been balking at the £1,100 price tag of the RTX 2080 Ti cards, you might want to look away now, as Nvidia has now topped that with the new £2,400 Titan RTX. Read More >>

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Blockchain Is Especially at Risk for Quantum Attacks, Scientists Warn

Blockchain is meant to be secure – but a new paper from quantum computing scientists warns that quickly advancing quantum technology poses a vulnerability for the much-hyped blockchain. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 Tries to Do Everything, Fails

Using the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 I’m reminded of the time I tried to install curtain rods in an old flat using just a tiny Philips-head screwdriver. I got the job done, but it was a real pain in the arse. Read More >>

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5 Simple Windows Security Tips You’ve Got No Excuse to Ignore

Computer security doesn’t really have to be hard. Some of the smallest, simplest measures can be the most effective in keeping your devices secure — they won’t take long, they’re easy to do, and you don’t really have any excuse for not doing them. Read More >>

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What Will Become of Linux Giant Red Hat Now That It Sold Out to IBM?

As the New York Times reported on Sunday, IBM is in the process of purchasing Red Hat, one of the largest corporate contributors to the Linux kernel. The news is great if you’ve got stock in either company or a passion to see a cloud computing services challenge Amazon (and Microsoft). But if you’re a fan of open source software, IBM’s move might be a little worrisome. Read More >>

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Scientists Worldwide Are Getting Serious About Quantum Internet

It takes little more than logging on to see the flaws in today’s internet—mainly, how easy it is to steal or intercept data. One future solution for these problems could be an upgrade that relies on the latest advances in the science of subatomic particles: a quantum internet. Read More >>

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Linux Founder Apparently Completes Empathy Journey in About a Month

Linux founder Linus Torvalds temporarily took time off from the organisation in September in order to “get some assistance on how to understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately.” During his helm within the open-source software community, he developed a reputation for his egregious verbal abuse. Now, about a month after his self-imposed send-off to better himself, Torvalds is returning. Read More >>

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Intel’s 5GHz i9 Processor Is Incredible for Hype and Pretty Good for Computing, Too 

The product categories in the CPU marketplace are rapidly eroding. Intel and AMD have spent the last year and a half furiously releasing new products, and tweaking their lines to take on the competition. In some cases prices have been slashed. In others, it’s meant CPUs have had more cores or threads packed in. The result is a murky marketplace with no clear winners or losers, just a lot of CPUs that go real fast. Read More >>