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The NSA cracked the Kryptos sculpture years before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …

Raspbmc's June build brings a slew of tweaks: cloud backups and more coming in July

The Raspberry Pi-focused XBMC port Raspbmc's June changelog is a lengthy one. Among the changes are new settings, new skins, support for the Stealth Nighthawk F117A device and changes to make booting up faster, among many other things. Getting this month's update should only require rebooting one's …

Study: echolocation algorithm maps cathedral in 3D to the millimetre

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that uses echolocation to build an accurate 3D replica of any space with just four microphones.<p>The …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs S4 Mini | Trusted Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs S4 Mini – which should you buy?<p>The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini wants to offer a mid-size, affordable phone for those who think the …

Phones

AMD details first ARM-based server chip: up to 16 helpings of Cortex-A57 clocked at 2GHz

It's hardly a secret that AMD has stepped out of its x86 comfort zone to develop an ARM-based server chip, but now we know a little more about it. Going by the name of "Seattle" and scheduled for launch in the second half of next year, it'll be built around ARM's 64-bit Cortex-A57 in either 8- or …

Ever Wondered How A Quantum Computer Works? (video)

If like me you have ever wondered how a quantum computer works, then this short seven minute video should help explain things a little more detail …

Quantum Computing

Raspberry Pi Raspbmc Media Centre Software Receives Major Update

The creators of the awesome Raspbmc software, the minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings the fantastic XBMC media centre to the …

Raspberry Pi

Eurocopter X3 Sets New Helicopter Air Speed Record Reaching 300mph

A new helicopter airspeed record has been set by the Eurocopter X3 helicopter which has been built on the technology included in the older Eurocopter …

Aerospace

Huawei Ascend P6 announced: 6.18mm thickness, 4.7-inch 720p display

We knew it was in the works given the sheer quantity of leaks but, with a small sigh of relief, Huawei's Ascend P6 is now official. At the company's London launch, the handset has been revealed with a 6.18mm-thick, all-metal body that weighs in at 120 grams -- only 8 grams more than the iPhone 5, …

Huawei says Ascend P6 is world's 'slimmest' smartphone

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/987000/987573_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518099049_de0191f79388700116dce488b9783fd6<p><b>Huawei has unveiled what it says is the world's thinnest smartphone.</b><p>The Android-based Ascend P6 is 6.18mm (0.24in) thick and is also unusual in …

Cellular Networks

Geologists find fault system that could be first signs of future supercontinent

A new active fault system has been discovered off the coast of Portugal, which scientists believe could be the first signs of an eventual convergence …

Huawei Ascend P6: world’s thinnest phone launches

The 6.18mm-thin Ascend P6 marks the latest phase in Huawei’s bid to challenge Apple and Samsung.<p>It features a metal and glass construction that Huawei hopes will improve its reputation for design and prove attractive to owners of the new iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Samsung has been criticised for its …

Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Reclaims World’s Fastest Title

China’s supercomputer the Tianhe-2 which is also known as the Milky Way 2 as this week retained the title of the world’s fastest supercomputer, …

Nokia RM-941 Spotted At The FCC

If you liked Nokia’s mid-range Lumia 720, it looks like there is a successor in the works, thanks to a recent FCC sighting of the Nokia RM-941. The …