Colossus loses code-cracking race

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An amateur cryptographer has beaten Colossus in a code-cracking challenge set up to mark the end of a project to rebuild the pioneering computer. The competition saw Colossus return to code-cracking duties for the first...

Robot cars race around California

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A driverless car called Boss has scooped a $2m prize in a Californian race for robotic vehicles. Boss successfully drove around an urban environment, avoiding other cars, and covering 60 miles (85km) in less than...

Outback race to flush out fastest dunny

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The world's eyes, and noses, are on the outback central western Queensland town of Winton today for the Australian Dunny Derby. Organiser Robin Stevens says she is amused that media outlets around the world are...

Race Driver One annnounced

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Codemasters today announced Race Driver One™ , the third generation in its acclaimed 8-million+ selling motorsport series. The title is now in development at Codemasters Studios, creators of genre-leading motorsport video games, and will arrive...

WoW: Burning Crusade Alliance Race Announced

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It's official - the Draenei will be joining forces with the Alliance in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade! Blizzard has updated the Burning Crusade mini-site, including a detailed history of the Draenei and a...

Middle-Earth Online announces new race for Men

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A new class has been announced for the race of Men in the pending massively multiplayer online role-playing game Middle-earth Online. The squire class will join the ranks of hunter, sage and soldier. Middle-earth Online...

AMD Continues Shift Away From Megahertz Race

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The chipmaker says it will use a "performance-power rating" to name its processors, resulting in names that have higher numbers than the clock rating expressed in megahertz. In the latest step...

Gmail's Terabyte Glitch Heightens Storage Race

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The e-mail storage race appeared to have reached a new height this week when test users of Google's free Gmail service noticed having not just 1 gigabyte of storage, but 1 terabyte. But the appearance...

Digital race to save languages

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Researchers are fighting against time to save decades of data on the world's endangered languages from ending on the digital scrap heap. Computer scientist and linguist Professor Steven Bird of Melbourne University...

TOCA Race Driver Beefs Up

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A major number one best seller for PlayStation 2, the Xbox edition features more cars on track in every race and adds qualifying rounds to the cut-throat career championships. A superior graphics...

Microsoft Banks on Windows to Win Mobile O/S Race

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U.S. software giant Microsoft on Monday took a swipe at rival mobile operating systems maker Symbian, saying familiarity with Windows will help it be the standard used in new high-performance wireless devices. ...

IBM enters 90-nm technology race

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IBM Corp.'s Microelectronics Division here today jumped in the 90-nm (0.09-micron) technology race, announcing an advanced process that will enable the development of ASICs and other chips with up to 72 million "wireable" gates. ...

Pro Race Driver (PC/PS2/Xbox)

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The racing-game genre has never been the most innovative one. Whether it's a simulation racer or an arcade one, the genre's progress is usually pretty mundane; requisite improvements always include a certain number of new...

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