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Google Drive Is About to Become Much More Useful

Google is turning its Drive app into a better tool for backing up your computer’s files. The company is launching a new feature called Backup and Sync, which can continuously back up your folders like the desktop, documents, and photo library. That means you’ll be able to select specific folders on your Mac or PC and have Google automatically back ... Read More »

Designing Antiviral Proteins Via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly ... Read More »

Asus Chromebook Flip Updated With New Processor, USB Type-C Ports at Computex 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The new Chromebook Flip comes with Rockchip RK3399 processor The new variant retains the design of the original New Chromebook Flip has two USB Type-C ports It seems like Asus has quietly updated the Chromebook Flip as a new version of the portable was spotted at Computex 2017 event in Taipei. While the company has reportedly retained the design ... Read More »

Laptop Ban Affecting Middle East-US Traffic, Says IATA

HIGHLIGHTS US in March announced laptop/tablet ban on flights coming in & going out The Middle-East bound flights were mostly targeted IATA has said that it’s affecting the flight traffic Restrictions on bringing large electronic devices into aircraft cabins on certain routes to the United States are affecting traffic between the Middle East and the United States, a global airlines’ ... Read More »

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Internal Windows 10 Builds, Apologises

Microsoft has apologised for accidentally releasing builds from some of its internal branches for PC and mobile that were rolled out due to the “inadvertent deployment” to the engineering system that controls the release of builds to the Windows Insiders. Microsoft was forced to apologise late on Friday night after some confidential and internal Windows 10 builds were leaked and ... Read More »

Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer

Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro after his keynote address to Apple’s annual world wide developer conference. It’s taken a while but Apple is finally following through on its leader’s desire for iPads to replace computers. In November 2015, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? ... Read More »

Apple needs to sell a computer with a good GPU for $1,000, not $5,000

A few months ago, Apple offered a rare near-apology for the Mac Pro. “We designed ourselves into a bit of a corner,” said Craig Federighi, which is probably the best way to say it. Apple was so focused on whether it could put workstation components into a beautiful, tiny trash can form factor, that it never bothered to ask if ... Read More »

​This Computer Can Predict If You’ll Die Within 5 Years

Death and taxes are both inevitable, and while the latter roles around each year like clockwork, no one’s quite sure when the Grim Reaper will come calling for them. But a new technological advance might provide a little more clarity for your expiration date: An artificial-intelligence computer can predict your lifespan, new research from the University of Adelaide in Australia ... Read More »

Microsoft Plans to Have a DNA-Based Computer by 2020

Computerized DNA. Pixababy. Moore’s Law will run out soon. This is the idea that computer processing power doubles every 18 months. Some scientists say they can even see our progress beginning to slow. The microchip can only get so small. At a certain point, the silicon will be too small and thin for the heat it’ll endure and it’ll fry ... Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro With Embedded S Pen Launched at Computex 2017

  HIGHLIGHTS The new laptop has been launched in two screen size variants The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro runs Windows 10 The laptop is powered by Core i7 processor After initially keeping its S Pen stylus exclusive to phablets and tablets, Samsung has now launched its Notebook 9 Pro flexible laptop with an embedded S Pen. Launched at Computex 2017 ... Read More »