A new Chinese supercomputer is almost twice as fast as the United States Titan supercomputer, the prior fastest known computer.
According to the latest publication of the Supercomputer-top 500 the Chinese Tanhe-2 has become the fastest computer in the world.
In relation to the US government’s surfaced spy program PRISM tech giants like Facebook and Microsoft have given an indication on the number of data requests that were made to obtain personal information.
The specific contents of the data requests will be kept a secret, though Facebook negotiated with the US government to give an indication on the amount of requests.
With more than 170 million monthly active users since its first app launch in July 2010 and over one billion downloads thus far, Outfit7′s Talking Friends have become one of the world’s biggest mobile entertainment franchises to date.
Its Talking Friends collection has become an entertainment phenomenon with the characters shown on Modern Family as well as NBC’s Today Show.
The movie Jobs, in which Ashton Kutcher takes on the role of Apple founder Steve Jobs has finally got a release date.
According to the L.A. Times the movie was expected to premiere last March, but due to unknown reasons the movie was delayed.
Aside Google other tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft also want more openness about the secret data requests of the US government on personal user data.
The tech companies made the announcements after much fuss in the media about global spying program PRISM of the United States intelligence agency NSA.
Gorilla Glass, a special glass used for tablets and smartphones, will soon also be used in luxurious cars.
A manager of Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass, made the announcements to MIT Technology Review.
E3 2013 kicked off today in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The game event of the year will start with the Microsoft press conference.
The yearly game event will host all the big players in the gaming industry, which will demonstrate everything they have to offer the coming computer game season.
The Taiwanese technology company ASMedia has started with the production of usb chips for the next generation of usb devices, referred to as usb 3.5. The computer chips are thereby the first products that support the next generation of usb and should be available somewhere in 2014.
The theoretical speed of the next generation of usb chips is 10Gbit/s, which is more than two times faster than current usb 3.0 devices which are able to reach a maximum theoretical speed of around 4.8Gbit/s.
President Barack Obama says he wants 99 percent of American students connected to super-fast Internet within the coming five years.
The United States president is directing federal regulators to use an existing program to equip schools with high-speed broadband Internet.
Animals such as rats and mice have long been used by researchers for doing experiments. But now, a team at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University have demonstrated a robotic fish that could replace such animals.
The computerized fish promises to generate large amounts of data quickly and consistently, thereby potentially being able to reduce the number of live animals needed in scientific research.