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Use your PC’s spare capacity to research coronavirus cures (science news).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Use your PC’s spare capacity to research coronavirus cures (science news).

If you have a gaming PC, you can lend the graphical power of your video card to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Video card manufacture Nvidia is asking PC gamers to download the distributed Folding@home computer program at https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/ to assist the Folding@home team to process an initial wave of projects simulating potentially druggable protein […]

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Artificial intelligence wants you to sing (news).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Artificial intelligence wants you to sing (news).

Peter Ranieri created the “These Lyrics Do Not Exist” website over at theselyricsdonotexist.com to show you how Artificial Intelligence wants to help you sing by generating original song lyrics from any provided words input into the system. He tells us that he’s, “Currently working on a new version of “These Lyrics Do Not Exist”; training […]

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Build Your Own Gaming PC by Adam Barnes (book review).

November 28, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Build Your Own Gaming PC by Adam Barnes (book review).

Although I’m not sure if I’ll ever custom-build a games computer, I have modified every desktop computer I’ve owned with videocards, modems and RAM so it’s not as though I wouldn’t have some background knowledge of matching specifications and making things work. I’m also aware of the problems a single component failure can have repercussions […]

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Magic The Gathering potential hack: hundreds of thousands of accounts at risk? (news).

November 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Magic The Gathering potential hack: hundreds of thousands of accounts at risk? (news).

Wizards of the Coast has had their Magic The Gathering game potentially compromised, according to news site TechCrunch. They are alleged to have left their database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services storage bucket with no password on the bucket, allowing anyone to download the file of 450,000 player accounts. Read the full […]

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More Life In The Fibreoptic Lane: an article by: GF Willmetts.

July 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
More Life In The Fibreoptic Lane: an article by: GF Willmetts.

In the past month, even in the faster fibreoptic speeds, things seemed to be slowing down. An odd effect of playing ‘Fortnite’ which does eat a lot of net channels was back to the odd effects I was having when on standard broadband, like waiting to respawn for extended periods and, this time, a lack […]

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Epson EcoTank printers (tech review).

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Epson EcoTank printers (tech review).

We don’t normally do reviews of computer hardware. There’s enough of it out there for you to make your own decisions as to what you buy. My old printer was having a meltdown and it was getting passed nursing it. The problem with getting a replacement was finding that several generations had passed and my […]

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The Great Hack (Netflix documentary).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Great Hack (Netflix documentary).

The Great Hack is an interesting new Sundance Award-winning documentary about the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal which will be hitting Netflix on July 24th 2019. Here’s the film’s blurb: They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on […]

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Steampunk laptop, home-brewed to the extreme (maker projects).

June 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk laptop, home-brewed to the extreme (maker projects).

Once upon a time there was a maker called Starhawk. Starhawk was bored. What can I create, he pondered? Then, inspiration struck. “I know, I’ll strip an old Intel motherboard out, load up on the wood and brass, and create myself a fully functional steampunk laptop!” And do you know what, dear reader? That’s exactly […]

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Life In The Fibreoptic Lane: an article by: GF Willmetts.

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Life In The Fibreoptic Lane: an article by: GF Willmetts.

I was a latecomer to broadband nearly a decade back and only discovered it was possible to change to fibreoptic last November and that my broadband supplier could do it on special offer. Obviously, this will vary from broadband supplier to broadband supplier and what kind of price they offer but if you get one […]

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U.S. Government wants a super-big super-computer.

March 26, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
U.S. Government wants a super-big super-computer.

Intel, Cray, the U.S. Department of Energy are to deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States. The system being developed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, named “Aurora,” will be used to advance scientific research. The contract is valued at $500 million and will be delivered to […]

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