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Two Big Steps Toward the Quantum Computer

With lasers and mirrors, researchers develop clever quantum versions of key computer components.<p><b>It's a machine that could calculate solutions</b> to problems so impossibly time-consuming that even the most powerful supercomputers could never handle them. And it would do so in an instant. This is the …

Google App Makes It Easy to Access Your Home Computer Anywhere

Unless you’re <i>that guy</i> who carries their laptop around with them everywhere they go, chances are at some point you’ve needed access to your home …

Google Now Allows You To Control Any Computer Using Android

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you've ever left an important document on your home or office computer, you know how frustrating it is trying to retrieve …

Heartbleed: why did a computer bug have a name and a logo?

The Heartbleed flaw is being fixed more quickly because of the decision to give the bug a memorable name and a cute logo, according to the firm that first identified it.<p>The flaw was caused by a simple coding error which resulted in passwords and security credentials being leaked from affected …

Dual Booting Explained: How You Can Have Multiple Operating Systems on Your Computer

Most computers ship with a single operating system, but you can have multiple operating systems installed on a single PC. Having two operating …

Linux

Should I Major In Computer Science If I Don't Really 'Love' Writing Code?

<i>Answer by Jessica Su, Computer Science PhD student at Stanford, on Quora,</i><p>Absolutely. There are so many things you can learn, like<p>How does Google Maps find the shortest path between your home and your office?<br>• How can you tell in advance if a program takes forever to run?<br>• What are the weirdest possible …

Associated Press News

Report: China Wants a Dominant Computer OS

Windows, Android, Mavericks, iOS, these are just some of the world's most popular operating systems, and they all have at least one thing in common: …

Choosing the right laptop computer could be crucial for your small business

Which device best suits your needs? Guy Clapperton looks at laptops, netbooks and tablets and what you need to consider<p>So you have a new business and want to invest in a new laptop – good. You want to work smarter so are also thinking of spending out on a tablet – but do you still need a laptop, in …

Intel to ship open-source Galileo 2.0 computer soon

Intel will ship the second-generation Galileo open-source computer soon, as the company tries to reach a larger crowd of enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers.<p>Galileo is an uncased computer that sells for about $70. The computer, which started shipping late last year, is being used to develop robots, …

How Munich switched 15,000 PCs from Windows to Linux

Munich city council has migrated 15,000 workers from Windows to Linux. It’s a great success story for Free Software, and it upset Microsoft …

Linux

Pluribus to Demonstrate Convergence Benefits with Its Netvisor®-Based Network Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform at the OpenStack Summit

ATLANTA, Ga., May 12, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pluribus Networks, the company that brings together compute, network, storage, and virtualization into …

Linux pros use tweak tools to customize their OS, and so can you

Where Windows has utilities, Linux has tweak tools. And whether you’re a Linux pro or a recent refugee from Windows XP, they can help you make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” (the latest and greatest offering from Linux distro pioneer Canonical) really start to feel like home.<p>Customizability has …

M.C. Escher-inspired The Bridge comes to Mac, Linux May 16

2D puzzler <i>The Bridge</i> will launch on Mac and Linux along with SteamOS and Steam Machine support May 16, two-man studio the Quantum Astrophysicists Guild announced.<p>The physics-based puzzler first launched for Windows PC February last year. Available for $9.99 from Steam, Amazon and the developer, …

Linux group builds 64-bit Android KitKat for ARM developers

Google is being tight-lipped about when the 64-bit version of Android will be released, but Linux development group Linaro has built a version of the open-source operating system so mobile applications can be written and tested by manufacturers and developers rushing to catch up with Apple.<p>Android …