2014 Paris Motor Show highlights

Computers

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Apple MacBook Pr...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a device without an arch rival. It has more tablet DNA than most laptops do, and more laptop DNA than most tablets. But then it's also much bigger and thinner than other Windows 2-in-1s. So why not see how it sizes up next to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Sounds as good as anything. Read on, as Gizmag compares the two PCs' features and specs.  Read More

Acer is yet to reveal the design of its Nvidia G-Sync packing monitor

Acer has announced the catchily-named XB280HK, its latest and greatest PC monitor offering for gamers. Not only does the display feature a much-coveted 4K resolution, it also packs Nvidia’s G-Sync chip for smoother gaming and a range of other technologies that make it ideally suited to prolonged use.  Read More

Google's 'Quantum Computing Playground' lets computer scientists get acquainted with quant...

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use of quantum algorithms. The tool could allow computer scientists to stay ahead of the game and get acquainted with the many quirks of quantum algorithms even before the first practical quantum computer is built.  Read More

Gizmag takes a quick look at Backblaze, a cloud backup service that offers unlimited PC ba...

Backing up your data can save important documents, digital purchases and years of memories. But even if you never have to restore a single file, backups can still give you peace of mind. Join Gizmag, as we review Backblaze, a simple and affordable service that backs up your entire PC.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Surface Pro 3 and 11-in MacBook Air

Microsoft may be pitching its Surface Pro 3 as "a tablet that can replace your laptop," but is it really an upgrade from the setup you already have? Let's take a look, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Surface Pro 3 and 11-in MacBook Air.  Read More

The new update adds some welcome features to the OS

Google has released the latest update for its increasingly popular Chrome OS platform, bringing some conservative but welcome changes to the web-centric operating system. Though the new additions don’t do much to alter the overall experience you’ll have with your Chromebook or Chromebox, the few subtle tweaks do help to make the platform that little bit more user friendly.  Read More

The Futro S720, one of 10 new Fujitsu business systems

Japan’s IT show of the year has just kicked off in Tokyo with a full complement of Japan’s principal computer hardware and software companies exhibiting their latest wares. Coinciding with IT Week, Fujitsu has launched a new range of enhanced desktops, notebooks, and tablets aimed squarely at the enterprise market.  Read More

The Toshiba Kira is a high-spec Ultrabook

The Kira is aimed at being Toshiba's "ultimate Ultrabook." The company used that very phrase when it announced the device in January. With that in mind, one should expect something pretty special. Gizmag took a look to see how it measured up to that promise.  Read More

IBM's Watson can now debate (Image: IBM)

Watson, IBM's supercomputer made famous three years ago for beating the very best human opponents at a game of Jeopardy, now comes with an impressive new feature. When asked to discuss any topic, it can autonomously scan its knowledge database for relevant content, "understand" the data, and argue both for and against that topic.  Read More

Sony has increased the capacity of magnetic tape, which is still widely used for data back...

One of the joys of old science fiction movies is watching the giant reel-to-reel tape drives spin around as they serve computers less powerful than a modern wristwatch. But magnetic tape isn't just something found in old UFO episodes; it’s a key component in modern digital systems required to keep modern online systems reliable. At the INTERMAG Europe 2014 international magnetics conference in Dresden, Sony announced a new breakthrough in magnetic tape technology that keeps the medium relevant by allowing a tape cartridge to carry 74 times the data of a conventional data tape, or the equivalent of 3,700 Blu-ray discs.  Read More

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