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Which disk image format? – The Eclectic Light Company

Plain read/write (UDRW), sparse image (UDSP), and sparse bundle (UDSB) compared for storage efficiency, performance, and convenience.

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How the Slowest Computer Programs Illuminate Math’s Fundamental Limits | Quanta Magazine

The goal of the “busy beaver” game is to find the longest-running computer program. Its pursuit has surprising connections to some of the most profound…

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Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

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How to Build a Personal Dev Server on a $5 Raspberry Pi

Build a personal dev server by installing Git, Node.js, Rust, and Docker on Raspberry Pi! The cheapest option costs just $5. Learn how you can get a starter kit ($25) for free.

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Apple Silicon Macs ditch startup key combos, alter Target Disk Mode | Appleinsider

Apple Silicon Macs are changing some long-time user interface methods, and startup key combinations for restore or Target Disk Mode have been significantly changed.

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Compared: Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 versus Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro | Appleinsider

Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 lines are a direct competitor to Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, but are the rival notebooks any match for Apple's top-of-the-range model? On paper, it could be too close to call.

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Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Computers (And We're Paying For It Right Now) | Inc.

Sometimes, entrepreneurs can be taken over by wishful thinking. Even the great ones.

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Your Mac Doesn't Want to Empty the Trash? Make It!

Ever tried to empty the trash on your Mac, only to be told that "Operation can't be completed because the item [file name] is in use?" Force it to delete!

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How NASA gave birth to modern computing—and gets no credit for it

The space agency and MIT’s bet on the integrated circuit kicked off the digital age.

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Introduction to Quantum Programming - Towards Data Science

In depth walkthrough of quantum programming for beginners, building up from the mathematical foundations of qubits to how to run on a real quantum computer.

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Mathematician Solves Computer Science Conjecture in Two Pages | Quanta Magazine

The “sensitivity” conjecture stumped many top computer scientists, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet.

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NASA Moon landing: How Apollo 11 landed on Moon with computers weaker than your smartphone

NASA’S Apollo 11 crew landed on the surface of the Moon for the first time in human history using computers considerably weaker than the average smartphone used today, a tech expert has revealed.

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The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are training Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, to model climate change using machine learning techniques.

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This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task | TechCrunch

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[Best of 2018] IBM proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

The debate over whether quantum computers will ever be able to do anything better than classical ones is over. A team of researchers just proved they can.

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Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Strange, long-forgotten numbers called quaternions are undergoing a revival in computer graphics, math, and physics.

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5 Skills To Help You Thrive In Computer Programming

What more do you need to be successful as a programmer than programming skills? A lot more, actually. Success in the industry depends on a combination of soft skills and […]

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The place where 1980s computers still rule

The Totally 80s Rewind exhibit in Seattle's Living Computers: Museum + Labs takes visitors back to the 1980s, the decade of the home computer revolution.

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Be a Better Programmer with these 40 Mathematics Courses

But why we are so scared of Mathematics? Simply It’s because of our high school teaching systems and very less resource to learn from in our early ages. I saw many of friends didn’t understand and…

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MIT researchers turn water into 'calm' computer interfaces

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us...

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Intel brings a six-core i9 CPU to laptops

Intel is actually bringing a Core i9 six-core chip to laptops.

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Tech 101: Preparing a Mac For a New Owner

There comes a time in the life of just about every Mac where its usefulness has become limited or it will be too expensive to repair or update, so you decide

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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers wer...

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This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like

From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fa...

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Securing Your Home Network

Why secure your home router? Home routers are directly accessible from the Internet, are easily discoverable, are usually continuously powered-on, and are frequently vulnerable because of their default configuration. These characteristics offer an intrude

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Romeo Power unveils its first consumer power packs

Romeo Power has just released what looks to be the mobile charging device of my dreams.

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Intel to ship new Nervana Neural Network Processor by end of 2017

This morning at the WSJ's D.Live event, Intel formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) family of chips designed for machine learning use cases.

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Intel moves towards production quantum computing with new 17-qubit chip

Intel's quantum computing efforts have yielded a new 17-qubit chip, which the company has just delivered to its partner in that field, QuTech in the Netherlands. 17 isn't some magic number in the quantum world, nor does this chip do any special tricks ot

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Apps with Known High Sierra Compatibility Issues

There's nothing like the release of a new operating system to put apps to the test. Unsurprisingly, some apps are not playing well with High Sierra.

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Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser

The team behind open-source browser Firefox has released a much-awaited version that promises to be faster and less of a memory hog.

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How To Buy The Right Gaming Computer - Best Gaming Laptop, Best Gaming Computer

Finding the right gaming computer can be a daunting challenge, especially for hard-core gamers. There’s a number of different things to consider when buying a gaming computer. Today, we’re exploring what you need to know before you purchase yo

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2017 PC Games: 5 Awesome PC Games To Watch For - Best Gaming Laptop, Best Gaming Computer

If you're already on the lookout for the top 2017 PC games, here's 5 awesome titles to look for in the new year.

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Google's A.I. Just Taught Itself How to Use Encryption

Google researchers tasked A.I. systems with keeping their communications private -- so they taught themselves encryption.

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Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you’ll get

By retrofitting industrial robots with 3D printing guns and artificial intelligence algorithms, Ai Build has constructed machines that can see, create, and even learn from their mistakes.

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Create a Bootable macOS Sierra Install Drive with DiskMaker X

Apple has made macOS installations (and those for Mac OS X before it) as simple as hitting a download link, but what if you'd like to have a bootable disk drive

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How to make computer coding child’s play | Technology | The Guardian

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up

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Tech Tip: Finding and Changing Your MAC Address in OS X

Every network card in your Mac, whether it's for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or even Thunderbolt, has been assigned a unique identifier called a Media Access Control or

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Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Enabling two-factor authentication for your Apple ID is probably the most effective way to keep your Apple products secure.

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Why Hard Drives Fail and Why You Should Backup Your Data | Other World Computing Blog

No matter what you do, all computer hard drives will eventually fail. That's why creating a backup is so essential to keep your data safe.

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How Wooden Toys Teach Kids to Code

Is an old-school marble run better than an iPad for teaching young children to code? Why educational toys that focus on the physical world rather than the computer screen are so effective

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4TB consumer SSD becomes reality, thanks to Mushkin's latest venture

Mushkin is a well-recognized hard drive manufacturer, and it’s bringing its A game to 2016. Forget those measly 500GB SSD hard drives. Instead, take a look at these two data storage monsters: the revised 2TB Reactor and its 4TB no-name beast brother.

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Wi-Fi setup tips and tricks: NetSpot helps you find dead zones | BGR

So you've just set up your home Wi-Fi network but for some reason you're having trouble getting your PC to connect to the network. It could very well be that you've set up your computer in a Wi-Fi "dead spot" that makes connecting to the web ver

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10 essential Mac utilities | Macworld

Whenever Kirk McElhearn sets up a new Mac, these are the apps he installs first.

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Make a computer - Kano Computer Kit for Kids

Make a computer. A playful computer and coding kit for ages 6 and up -- just like LEGO

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10 free Chrome hacks that will change the way you browse the Internet

Google’s Chrome web browser accounted for 31.41% of global desktop browsing in November, according to Net Marketshare. That makes it the second most popular browser in the world behind Internet Explorer, which had a global market share of 50.03% in No

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Apple has lost its way, say two pioneers of user-friendly design - Fortune

Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini wrote the book—literally—on graphical user interfaces.

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iPad Pro Review: Jack of All Trades, Master of Most

Apple’s convertible tablet, the iPad Pro, with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, could be your go-to computer.

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Full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon: Scalable 3-D silicon chip architecture based on single atom

Researchers have designed a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon. The new concept provides a pathway for building an operational quantum computer with error correction.

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Hello, Retina: New iMacs Get Eye-Popping Displays, Rechargeable Keyboards and Mice - WSJ

Review: the new iMacs. Apple renews its commitment to affordable, high-performance desktop systems—but USB Type-C and TouchID are missing.

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Firefox is about to work a lot more like Chrome | The Verge

Mozilla is beginning to make a series of changes to Firefox that'll make certain aspects of the browser operate a lot more like Chrome. The changes are broadly designed to make Firefox more secure...

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For 40 years, computer scientists looked for a solution that doesn’t exist - The Boston Globe

MIT researchers demonstrate that it’s impossible to find a faster way of computing “edit distance.”

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Firefox users, here's a security flaw you'll need to fix

This bug can upload files from your computer if you visit the wrong news site. But you can close up the hole by downloading the latest version of the browser.

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Thousands Of Hackers Come Together To Reduce Computing Research Time By 37,000 Years

An Israeli crowd-sourced study enlisted 150,000 people who donated computer processing power to help scientists figure out how water interacts with nanotubes.

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Windows 10 Upgrade: First 5 things to do after Windows 10 download | BGR

Windows users, it's time to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After what seemed like an eternity trapped in the clutches of Windows 8, Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system is finally here to save us. Tech bloggers the world over have sung W

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How to Upgrade a PC to Microsoft Windows 10, Step by Step Instructions

The Windows 10 desktop. So the day is finally here. Microsoft today launched Windows 10 giving the millions of people who own Windows 7 and 8 computers a chance to obtain for free to the company's latest operating system. Now the questions that remain are

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Intel and Micron’s 3D XPoint RAM and memory technology: Specs | BGR

How many times have you complained about the low amount of RAM or internal on your computer or smartphone? It turns out Intel and Micron have been listening for quite a while and the two companies have announced a brand-new type of memory that’s both f

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Free online summer courses that will advance your career

Consider any of these 43 free online career-advancing course that you can start (and finish) this summer.

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Hacking Tools: PITA uses radio waves to steal encryption keys | BGR

Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption keys from your laptop right out of the air. You can't stop it by connecting to protected Wi-Fi networks or e

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Colorado man ticketed for fatally shooting computer; says it was worth it

A Colorado man finally had enough of his troublesome computer Monday and did what pretty much everyone has fantasized about: He shot and killed it.

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Flash is dead, and YouTube dealt the killing blow

Will anyone miss Flash when it’s gone? Maybe, if these internet hits spark some nostalgia

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Here’s a beautiful collection of desktop backgrounds for cinephiles

Relief has arrived for film lovers who wish to stare at gorgeously photographed moments from cinema while writing e-mails to their bosses about the latest year-end budgeting numbers. A user going by the name of mimurph1 has created a gallery of 379 images

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10 hidden Mac features you didn't know existed until now

Our computers are packed to the brim with features we never use, but some of them might be more useful than you think. Business Insider has put together a list of ten Mac features that aren't expli...

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With 'The Machine,' HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer

HP Labs looks into memristors and silicon photonics to keep pace with the increase in data use