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!Read More
Florida based tech company 'Number one' is working on a display concept, which aims to be the last step before we turn to Minority Report-style holographic displays. Long time followers of New Rising Media will know we've seen our fair share of holography, but this seems to be the most logical next step towards that.Read More
A lot of people are inventing many ways they see humans controlling computers in the future. A team at Bristol University have had a go at answering this question by using focused ultrasound to create 3D haptic shapes out of air that you can see and touch.Read More
We've seen plenty of hands-free gadgets that are aiming to kill the mouse when it comes to computer control. Myo, an armband from startup Thalmic Labs is the latest in this long line of motion controllers, but what it does makes all the difference.Read More
One of the world's smartest computers took an IQ test, did rather well for artificial intelligence, scoring as well as a four year old.
Tom Murphy has created a computer program that learns how to play classic NES games on its own. The software, named 'Playfun,' uses pre-recorded snippets of gameplay and its own emulator to determine the best course of action when faced with obstacles, teaching itself along the way.
Sega are getting back in the game! Sort of. After the Dreamcast died a humiliating death and Sonic the Hedgehog titles started to become properly bad, it seemed like the company was done, but now they're returning with a range of limited edition laptops.
As you're aware, most computers have four processor cores, some have eight; but a team at Stanford have built a supercomputer that contains over a million cores.
This behemoth of a machine is called 'Sequoia,' and can be found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in California. It contains a whopping 1,572,864 cores, and 1.6 petabytes of memory - that's 1.6 million gigabytes, almost enough to store the data of every academic library in the US.
Researchers have successfully encoded MP3s, text files and JPEGs into DNA files, claiming that the biomolecular material will become an "attractive storage medium" in just a few decades.
'IT's not just for the boys' at Bloomberg HQ in central London. Sat with a group of 80, gathering personal insight into the IT sectors of larger companies. It seems ironic that the first piece of advice that I would receive for working in this area is to not spend all your time behind a computer screen; but, then again, it seems like one of the most valuable tips.
After a three-year restoration project at The National Museum of Computing, the 61 year old Harwell Dekatron (aka WITCH) computer has been successfully rebooted, becoming the world's oldest original working digital computer.
Google security engineer Morgan Marquie-Boire and Berkeley student Bill Marczak have discovered new evidence that spyware sold by British firm Gamma International is in use in some of the world's most repressive regimes.
Built by IBM and coming in at a monstrous 4,500 square feet at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the supercomputer known as ‘Sequoia’ has taken back the United States’ number one spot for the world’s fastest supercomputer from Japan and Fujitsu’s K Computer.
Apple, not resting on it's software-related selection of cats, has released the developer preview of Mac OS 10.8, more easily acquainted to most as 'Mountain Lion.' If one thing can be taken from the new implementations and functionality, it's that the desktop is moving further into the space of iOS.
So what are the major new upgrades...or old, depending on whether you're willing to consider ideas already found in Apple's touch-orientated operating system as 'new?'
Honest to God, we were expecting either it all to blow up or a Transformer of some variety, as it seems that the marketing department at ASUS have just drunk a little too much Bay in a Can.