James Newman has successfully built an enormous computer in the living room of his bungalow in Cambridge. Called the “Megaprocessor,” it has taken him nearly four years and £40,000 to complete this 33ft (10m) wide and 6ft (2m) high behemoth!
The computer is essentially a microprocessor blown up thousands of times to the size of an entire room – containing 10,000 LED lights, 40,000 transistors and weighing in at a whopping half a tonne.
And what’s he done so far? Well, he’s managed to play Tetris on this beast, albeit with great difficulty… It is a beast of a computer after all.
Beyond this use, James believes he has built an incredible educational tool – using the massively expanded electronics for a closer look at the inner workings. Each component on this huge device lights up as it carries out a task, demonstrating the fundamentals of computing.
So far, he’s planned a few open days for people to come along and check it out. In fact, we’ll be popping along and filming a live stream on our Facebook page, so tune in on Saturday 16th July!
Netflix has gotten to know their 86 million members pretty well, and the latest research proves that. The streaming company has released new data that shows how people are binge-watching content, uncovering some strange tendencies amongst people.
The dust has settled around the Galaxy Note 7’s explosive end, and one question remains about Samsung’s recalled phone: Why did they actually explode? Thanks to a teardown of the device by engineering firm Instrumental, we may have the answer.
For the centuries that humanity has researched the brain, we’ve believed that a memory is only preserved if the connected neurons were active. But that has just been proven wrong, as scientists have discovered that small jolts of electricity to the cranial mass can actually recover lost memories.
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What happens in Vegas gets blogged about in January… Extremely thrilled to announce that New Rising Media is making the trip out to cover CES for the first time ever. But this isn’t just any CES, it’s the 50th anniversary of this legendary technology show.
Probably the most requested Netflix feature has now become a reality. In their new update, you can now download movies and TV shows for offline viewing.
People who signed that petition – you’re too late. The Investigatory Powers Act has just been given Royal Assent, meaning that UK Government is soon to become one of the most advanced surveillance states on the planet.
Thanks to a petition with over 120,000 signatures, the Investigatory Powers Bill – Britain’s new surveillance plans – could soon be repealed.
The Autumn Statement may have distracted you from this, but The Investigatory Powers Bill is now as good as passed, with the Digital Economy Bill shortly behind.
People across the globe are returning their Galaxy Note 7 mobiles to Samsung in exchange for apology rewards, to try to put out the fire on their reputation. But which country is getting the best deal? We took a look worldwide and ranked the company’s responses from best to worst.
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