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World’s top supercomputer from ‘09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled

IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today.<p>Five years ago, an IBM-built supercomputer designed to model the decay of the US …

The Dash Car Dongle Wants To Make You A Better Driver By Syncing With Your iPhone

This embed is invalid<p>I love my tiny little Mazda, but I’ll be honest — I still don’t completely understand how it <i>works</i>. That’s never really bothered me before (I’d much rather geek out over a phone or something) but a Kickstarter project from a small team in Boston has me itching to pay more …

Tracking the rumor that just won't die: The Facebook phone

Facebook executives love to do verbal tap dances around the idea of a phone. It's been going on for years: reports, denials, reports, denials. And now, just two months after a categorical denial from CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, it seems that at its event next week, Facebook may well go ahead and …

Snubbed by Samsung over Exynos, Lenovo wants to design its own chips

<i>Lenovo is reportedly creating its own chip design division, that will focus on creating systems on a chip for mobile devices. One on of the reasons behind the move is the strained relationship with Samsung.</i><p>The mobile components business is in a peculiar state, because many competitors are partners …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

Tech titans raise millions to enter the political arena: but what is it they want?

One day last month about 40 noisy protesters gathered outside the home of the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto in California's …

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains How To Become A Viral Internet Star By Age 21

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.<p>While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song "Boyfriend" into "Girlfriend." Laina, …

Viral

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

Google’s ‘#ifihadglass’ winners are mostly celebs and famous Twitter users

While the Google Glass Explorer competition debacle drags on, and thousands of people go up in arms over Google’s seemingly random choices for winners of its “#ifihadglass” gig on Twitter and Google+, a Stanford CS Ph.D student by the name of Andrej Karpathy put together some data in an attempt to …

Google Glass

Hackers Attack Activists Through Their Androids. Is Apple Next?

Kaspersky Labs reports that the first malware to specifically target Google’s Android mobile operating system has been discovered (hat tip for Silicon Beat for reporting it).<p>Here is what Kasperksy said:<p>Several days ago, the e-mail account of a high-profile Tibetan activist was hacked and used to …

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

Microsoft reportedly bringing WebGL support to Internet Explorer 11

A leaked copy of Windows Blue suggests Microsoft may finally be ready to embrace WebGL in its Internet Explorer browser. To this point — and even with the impressive (and creepy) tech demos we've seen that showcase the web API — the company has refrained from enabling WebGL in IE. In June 2011, …

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Emerging Markets

Total value of Bitcoin surpasses $1B

The total value of the P2P currency, Bitcoin, has surpassed $1 billion. On Thursday, the exchange rate for the currency surpassed $92, and there is …

Cryptocurrency

Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences

When a brand name becomes a verb, you know it has hit the big time. Hoover did it. Google did it. Another technology company wants us to believe …

The Facebook Phone Puts Text Messaging Profits At Risk

While the tech world waits to see what exactly Facebook is going to be doing with Android next week (An updated application? A new UI layer for people to install? An entire phone built around Facebook?), there is one group that should be worried about the disruption Facebook’s mobile play will have …