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Supercomputer No Match for Brain

Supercomputer No Match for Brain

There are a great many things that computers can do – particularly when we’re using more than 100% of their power most of the time (hello overclocking). Thus, it would seem logical to assume that computers could outshoot the human brain in a good old fashioned contest of wills. If you placed your money on the computer, you’d lose. In fact, one researcher has even bet $2,000 that ... »

Less SMS, More WhatsApp

Less SMS, More WhatsApp

At least, that’s the way things are looking in the UK, with the total number of SMS messages sent over mobile networks declining for the first time in history. This has largely been due to apps like WhatsApp, which let users send SMS and MMS messages to one another over their data plans. The reason for this switch has been the fact that most mobile phone companies charge far more for SMS and... »

Rumour: NVIDIA Kicking Apples and Taking Names

Rumour: NVIDIA Kicking Apples and Taking Names

Oh yeah, NVIDIA is at it again, working to deliver knock out punches across the industry and shake things up with their heavy hitting graphics technologies. The latest contender is the highly anticipated Tegra processor, which is built on their extremely well received Kepler desktop architecture. It delivers a minimum 25% greater performance level than anything else in the market right now –... »

EU Copyright Reform Puts the World to Work

EU Copyright Reform Puts the World to Work

If you’ve ever wanted to put your mark on the internet, now’s the time. The public has been complaining year after year that copyright law, it its current format, simply isn’t suited for the digital world. Worse, it heavily favors commercial organizations like publishers and record companies. Because of this, the European Union (EU) is working to overhaul copyright law – an... »

Yelp! Court Rules Right to Anonymity Not Absolute

Yelp! Court Rules Right to Anonymity Not Absolute

Original source: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/court-rules-that-yelp-must-unmask-the-identities-of-seven-anonymous-reviewers/282959/ Whether it’s a case of dirty carpets, or dirty tactics, Yelp is in the legal spotlight thanks to a lawsuit by Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, of Alexandria, Virginia (consider yourself forewarned – their website will make your eyes bleed: ... »

Yahoo! Malware Hack (Again)

Yahoo! Malware Hack (Again)

Yahoo! was thrust into the limelight the last holiday season – unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Their services were hacked. According to this Yahoo! post providing specific details, users accessing the site between December 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014 may have been infected with malware. The actual infection was a result of the Yahoo! ad service’s Java based code being exploit... »

Best Free Responsive Themes for WordPress

Best Free Responsive Themes for WordPress

Web developers and bloggers are of late on the lookout for responsive WordPress themes now that multi devices are used to access websites. Free themes are very interesting especially since they don’t cost anything to download and use, and most of the time they will be good enough for most users. They won’t offer some additional features and support like the premium ones, that’s t... »

How to Defragment Microsoft Windows 7

How to Defragment Microsoft Windows 7

In almost all the latest versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, there is a built-in tool named Disk Defragmenter that allows you to defragment the partitions/volumes of the hard disk drive of your computer system. With the help of this built-in Disk Defragmenter, you can remarkably increase the reading and writing speed of your hard disk drive. This further results in considerably improv... »

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