Much of the computing hardware action has shifted to makers of portable devices.
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One of the biggest impediments to developing practical quantum computing is preserving information. That's because unlike a regular bit on the computer you're reading, which can either exist as either a 1 or a 0, a quantum bit ("qubit") can exist in a quantum superposition - meaning it exists simultaneously in all of its possible states until it's observed. As a result,...
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The $35/$25 Raspberry Pi microcomputer is being used by hardware hackers to power all sorts of creative projects. Including this Raspberry Pi powered laptop, which ties in the Motorola Atrix laptop dock to turn the microcomputer into a portable computer. Which surely must be the coolest use of that piece of kit to date.
(24 days ago)
If you're anything like us, every time you leave the house you take an armful of cables, chargers and just-in-case batteries to fuel a camera, smartphone, tablet and laptop to amuse you between a constant hunt for the next recharge, the next top-up. What a terrible way to travel. Anyone who's 'upgraded' from an e-Ink e-reader like an original Kindle to the Kindle Fire HD or...
(1 month and 25 days ago)
About 20 years ago, when I was lugging around a 9-pound laptop on trips all over the world, I kept thinking that there had to be a better way to compute while traveling. At the time though, we only had the technology to deliver heavy and clunky portables. If you wanted to work while on the road, this is all anyone had available to them back then. On one of my trips to London...
(3 months and 24 days ago)
Where the first generation of Thermaltake's GOrb portable cooler merely lifted the back of a laptop to give the underside some room to breathe, the new GOrb II sports 70 mm (2.75 in) fans running at 2200 RPM to stop things heating up. ..
(1 month and 25 days ago)
NIAGARA FALLS – Representatives of the Cayuga Youth Athletic League are wondering how someone stole a fiberglass portable pitcher’s mound – weighing “several hundred pounds” – from a baseball diamond at 93rd Street Park over the weekend.The portable mound was installed by grounds crews Friday, according to reports, and was discovered missing Saturday afternoon. A league vice...
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This daredevil group like nothing more than to step it up a gear when it comes to hitting the open road near the northern city of Ha'il with hair-raising stunts.
(2 months and 21 days ago)
Born in 1940, computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is one of a handful of visionaries most responsible for the concepts which have propelled personal computing forward over the past thirty years — and surely the most quotable one. He’s the man who said that “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” and that “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were...
(2 months and 19 days ago)
Acer Aspire S7 In the market for a new laptop? Think about the features you’re likely to prize the most: a slim design, a travel-friendly weight, lightning-fast performance, and outstanding battery life. You’ve just described an Ultrabook. Although the term gets thrown around almost generically in describing modern-day portable PCs, Ultrabook represents Intel’s vision for...
(1 month and 26 days ago)
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