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'Intelligent' Computers Put to the Test

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Can machines think? That was the question posed by the great mathematician Alan Turing. Half a century later six computers are about to converse with human interrogators in an experiment that will attempt to prove...

'Botmaster' admits infecting 250,000 computers

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A Los Angeles man on Friday admitted infecting 250,000 computers and stealing the identities of thousands of people by wiretapping their communications and accessing their bank accounts. John Schiefer, 26, agreed to plead guilty to...

Space station computers partially restored

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Computers that control navigation and key life-support systems on the International Space Station were partially restored on Thursday after failing the day before. Flight controllers were able to re-establish some communication with the computers overnight,...

"Storm Worm" Virus Hits Computers Worldwide

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Finnish data security company F-Secure has reported that a virus called Small.DAM, referred to as "Storm Worm" was sent to hundreds of thousands of email addresses globally and is continuing to spread very quickly. Representatives...

Apple and IBM Make Most Reliable Computers

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Apple and IBM/Lenovo lead a list of the most reliable computer brands, according to fresh US research. Adjusted by market share, Rescue.com's latest findings are based on the number of calls the troubleshooting company...

Processor, memory may marry in future computers

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On Tuesday, Intel showed off an 80-core processor at its developer forum taking place in San Francisco this week and one of the prominent features of the chip is that each core is connected directly...

$300 Linux Computers

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AMD64-based desktop systems will be offered for $300 to consumers. How? It is because of a partnership between Britt Systems and Technalign. To keep the price so low, BrittSystems will ship the computers with...

Wal-Mart to Sell Build-Your-Own Computers

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will start selling build-your-own-computer components in more than one-third of its U.S. discount stores this month as it looks for ways to tempt shoppers to buy more than just low-margin food. Wal-Mart...

IBM Launches Business Computers Based on Game Chip

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IBM, the world's largest maker of business computers, on Wednesday introduced new computing systems that it said extend the processing power of video-game microchips to corporate data centers. The systems will open up new capabilities...

Dell Bundling Firefox with Computers

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Early last year HP announced that it would be bundlingthe Netscape browser with its lineup of desktop and laptop computers.Now according to vnunet.com, Dell UK is doing the same thing. Except Dell has chosen to...

Junk Computers Litter Developing Nations

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According to a report by environmental group the Basel Action Network, much of the used computer equipment sent to developing nations for use in homes, schools, and business is not usable in its current condition...

Dell to Stop Free Home Delivery of Computers

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Dell Inc. will stop its practice of sending low-end computers to customers homes without charge in order to cut costs, the company said on Thursday. Starting on October 10, Dell's free shipping offer on basic...

Two Computers Stolen with Motorola Staff Data

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Two computers containing personal information on Motorola Inc. employees were stolen from the mobile phone maker's human resources services provider, Affiliated Computer Services , the latest in a series of incidents of companies losing control...

Workers Told: Computers Could Blind You

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Even though this is just a study and nothing is conclusive, everyone should remember to rest their eye perodically (every 20 min) when using a computer. This is especially applicable to people playing HL2 non-stop...

TOP 500 Super Computers

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Every year for the last 23 years, the top computers around the world have been logged and charted on the world TOP 500 Super Computer list. Defined by their relative positions on the LINPACK Benchmark,...

Government Computers Still Exposed

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Government agencies are spending billions on technology for homeland security, yet system vulnerabilities are increasing exponentially, agency representatives told a Congressional panel this week. Incidents due to security weaknesses in computer systems in the U.S....

Alienware Intros Ultra High Performance Computers

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As reported weeks ago, Alienware today officially rolled-out its new ALX personal computers with enhanced performance to serve gamers who demand extreme speed at any price-point. ALX – Overclocked Systems with Support...

Computers seized in anti-piracy sweep

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Investigators seized 200 computers across the globe to break up online piracy networks that distribute copyrighted music, movies and software, the Justice Department said Thursday. The sweep, carried out in 27 U.S....

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