Chris Crandall

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Google To Make Its Own Quantum Processors

The company already has access to a quantum computing device for artificial intelligence experiments, but now it's seeking to develop its own hardware.<p>Google apparently wants to try its hand at making its own quantum computing hardware. The company announced in its research blog that it's launching …

Snowden: The NSA's building Skynet to fight wars online

More than a year after Edward Snowden first spilled the beans on the NSA's digital surveillance practices, you wouldn't think that he had much left to reveal. In an interview with <i>Wired</i>, however, the former spy has revealed that the agency is building an autonomous online defense system that will, …

The Best Monitors for Gaming

Get the best gaming monitor for your money<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p><i>List last updated January 13, 2015</i><p>For the average set of …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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This Service Changes App Icons on Your Phone

You can customize the outside of your phone, so why not the software that runs on it too?<p>That’s the premise of Cocoppa, a service that lets you tweak the icons, look and feel of an Android or iOS device to your heart’s desire. The company has racked up an impressive 25 million downloads to date. …

Gamescom 2014: Hands-On with Sanctuary, the Next Remastered Halo 2 Map

What's old is new again.<p>Halo 2 fans, rejoice. Even with a fresh coat of paint and a few tweaks, the classic map Sanctuary still feels as competitive …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer Revealed

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> promises big changes to Activision’s yearly franchise, and nowhere is this more apparent than the game’s multiplayer mode.<p>The new exoskeleton adds numerous new movement options, including boost jump, dodge, slide, and slam. The first truly futuristic <i>Call of Duty</i> …

Why your USB flash drive is ripe for a hack attack

The next thing we need to start worrying about is hackers targeting USB devices.<p>That’s the doomsday scenario that German cybersecurity researchers Jakob Nohl and Karsten Lell from the Berlin-based SR Labs presented last week at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. The duo said trojan …

Android-Powered Smart Motorcycle Helmet Available for Preorder

Is there nothing we can't smarten up these days?<p>Skully has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the AR-1, its Android-powered "smart motorcycle …

Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?

<b>The modern world is a house of cards built upon encryption.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe world is not enoughKeeping the cyber thieves at bayNollywood finds its global audience onlineThwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlersCan drones tackle wildlife poaching?<p>Make a mobile phone call and …

Intel releases new details on the 14-nm tablet focused Core M Broadwell processors

Today, Intel released new details on the chip manufacturing process it has been developing along with information regarding the first product that …

Honey, we shrunk the transistor! The latest 14nm technology will usher in new forms, big power and super efficiency: http://intel.ly/1lPxycK

At HOT CHIPS, we just presented further technical details around the 64-bit Tegra K1, the world’s first 64-bit ARM processor for Android. This new version of the Tegra K1 pairs our 192-core Kepler-based GPU with our own custom-designed, 64-bit “Denver” CPU. Read more: http://nvda.ly/AdneT

Couple Dies After Trying to Take Selfies on Cliff Edge in Portugal

A Polish couple was killed after they tried to take a selfie on a cliff in Portugal and fell hundreds of feet, Polish Radio reported.<p>The couple fell …

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Click Your Way To Discovery In CERN's 'Particle Clicker' Game

The discovery: It's amazing how much time one can spend clicking.<p>The only thing holding back scientific research at my virtual lab was not enough free beer. Thanks to a new game by a group of scientists at CERN, scientific discovery is reduced down to its most basic element: Doing the same …