Computer

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Bring Fluent Design, Windows Story Remix, and Lots More

Microsoft started the keynote on Day 2 by demoing Windows Story Remix, its new video editing app that will ship with the Fall Creators Update, which, based on what we saw, can be thought of as iMovie meets Apple Clips on steroids. The app aims to bring professional grade editing capabilities to the regular users. In the demo, Microsoft showcased ... Read More »

ft✉⎕ 39 Illustration: Other Means for The Intercept NYU ACCIDENTALLY EXPOSED MILITARY CODE-BREAKING COMPUTER PROJECT TO ENTIRE INTERNET Sam Biddle

IN EARLY DECEMBER 2016, Adam was doing what he’s always doing, somewhere between hobby and profession: looking for things that are on the internet that shouldn’t be. That week, he came across a server inside New York University’s famed Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing, headed by the brilliant Chudnovsky brothers, David and Gregory. The server appeared to be an internet-connected backup drive. But instead ... Read More »

12 Tips for Increasing Computer Speed

Nothing slows business down more than a sluggish computer. Of course, Apple fans will be pleased to note that there are not many tools for them here because. . .well, their machines are often invincible. I use many of these ideas to keep my machines running lean and mean in the fast lane. If your PC is wasting what little ... Read More »

SURFACE LAPTOP: MICROSOFT LAUNCHES STUNNING NEW COMPUTER

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop, a new computer designed to run the Windows 10 S operating system. The machine is slim and very stylish, though the company has talked up its apparent durability, and says it’s primarily targeted towards students. It features a 13.5-inch ‘PixelSense’ screen with a Full HD resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, which is compatible with the Surface Pen. ... Read More »

I Just Strapped a Windows Computer to My Face for the First Time

Image: Carmen Hilbert/ Gizmodo The future of Windows computers could soon be worn on your face. Today, at a special media event in New York City, we got our hands on the first Windows 10 “mixed reality headset” from Acer. The device is only a developer kit for now, but it’s expected to be commercially available by the holiday season ... Read More »

Computers: Best computer? It depends

TALKING TECH WITH KIM KOMANDOHow to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus | 1:38 These days, smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable as regular computers, and malware is often used to subvert your private accounts. This video will tell you if your phone or tablet has a virus. Kim Komando Question: Hi Nick. I purchased a ... Read More »

There Will Always Be Limits to How Creative a Computer Can Be

Jennifer Maravillas for HBR Artificial intelligence is disturbing the workforce, and will continue to do so as its capabilities increase. Inevitably, “artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.” But, when it comes to more complex and creative tasks such as innovation, the question ... Read More »

There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the National Security Agency. It’s designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, ... Read More »

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr Huskey also helped complete ... Read More »

7 things you should never search for on your work computer

Save your weird internet search habits for your personal computer. Seriously. You don’t want to become an office cautionary tale — that person who got fired because they were busted Googling something inappropriate during an all-hands meeting. When you’re on your work computer, your employers can track pretty much everything you do. “Any personal data or behavior done on any work ... Read More »