Raspberry Pi: The $25 USB key-sized computer

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It's yet another initiative to build low power, portable, and affordable computers for educational purposes, especially in the developing world. Previous attempts have not seen widespread success, such as the One Laptop Per Child initiative....

New computer game deal for F1

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Formula One is to have its first official computer game in more than two years next season following the capture of a new official licencing deal with British gaming company Codemasters, autosport.com can reveal. With...

Global Demand Lifts PC Sales

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Despite weak growth in the US, computer makers still posted another double-digit gain in shipments worldwide in the first quarter, according to two technology research firms that said the increase beat their forecasts. IDC and...

Computer viruses as they look in 3D

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Ever wondered what computer viruses might look like? Probably not, but that hasn't stopped conceptual artist Alex Dragulescu creating a set of 3D images. He was given the programming code for the most common...

SNotW: Computer can help your Dog communicate

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Hungarian scientists are working on computer software analyzing dog barks that could allow people to better recognize dogs' basic emotions, Hungarian ethologist Csaba Molnar said. Molnar and his colleagues at Budapest's ELTE University have tested...

Light to shrink computer clusters

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Supercomputers may one day be the size of a laptop thanks to research by IBM. Scientists at IBM have completed work that may make it possible to do away with the copper wires used to...

Germany seeks expansion of computer spying

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Looking to join other governments and expand surveillance laws, the LATimes is reporting that Germany wants to be your friend and give you a Trojan. A Trojan horse, that is. Quote - ...

Wal-Mart Sells $199 Linux Computer

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Hey, two Wal-Mart stories in a row. No conspiracy here, I promise. Quote - Linux, the free operating system that's a perpetual underdog in the desktop market, is showing up in...

LiveScribe's pen computer delayed to '08

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The digital pen from start-up LiveScribe, which can record both sound and handwritten notes, was supposed to make its debut in the fourth quarter, according to an announcement in May. However, the company now plans...

Computer takes on poker aces

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A showdown pitting human brains against artificial intelligence goes ahead this evening when two professional poker players take on a computer in the world's first such man-machine challenge. Phil Laak and Ali Eslami will play...

iSuppli raises 2007 computer sales forecast

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Analysts at iSuppli have increased predictions for PC sales in 2007: global PC shipments will rise to 264 million units in 2007, up 11.2% from 239 million in 2006. The previous forecast envisioned 10.7 %...

Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights

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Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch that hit data flowing between All Nippon Airways Company Limited's main reservations host computer and intermediate computers...

Staples starts computer recycle program

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Framingham-based Staples Incorporated is expanding its electronics waste recycling program by accepting used computers and monitors of any make that can now be dropped off for a $10 fee at any of the office products...

Online clothing sales top computer sales in 2006

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Forrester Research Incorporated has released a report entitled "The State of Retailing Online 2007", which is the tenth edition in cooperation with the National Retail Federation's Shop.org network of 600 online retailers. Excluding travel, Forrester...

Mouse brain simulated on computer

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US researchers James Frye, Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan and Dharmendra S. Modha ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer. In other smaller...

Scientists show thought-controlled computer

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Forget speech-recognition software: How about typing a letter just by thinking it? In a quiet corner of the Cebit trade show a small Austrian company is showing a "brain-computer interface," a technology that could one...

Computer Glitch Hammers Dow Jones

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A computer glitch by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) data system caused a sudden drop of around 200 points. The problem with the computers began at around 1:50 PM yesterday during a heavy selling...

Computer Routers face Hijack Risk

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Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked. The researchers found that home router users are...

Ancient Dye could Brighten Computer Storage

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Let's add to all the bizarre methods currently being researched for the future computer, shall we? A compound in Prussian Blue, named because it was used to dye uniforms for the Prussian army, can be...

Krut Computer Recorder 0.9.2

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Krut Computer Recorder allows you to record audio and video from your computer screen into .mov-files and .wav-files. It can be used to e.g. make instructional videos or record games. It could also be used...

Worlds First DNA Computer

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While strands of DNA may be able to pick fights with other strands, one thing that they can't do yet is play computer games -- that is, until now. In what appears to be an...

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