Computer

Dell, VMware Said to Be Exploring Options Including Merger

HIGHLIGHTS Dell seeks new avenues for growth following acquisition of EMC in 2016 Company under pressure to boost profits after EMC deal failed to deliver VMware to form a special committee to consider a combination with Dell US computer maker Dell Technologies and business software provider VMware have decided to explore options that could include a potential merger of the two companies, people familiar with ... Read More »

Chrome OS 64 Announced With New Screenshot Feature, Android App Optimisations, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome OS 64 comes with a new screenshot option The new Chrome OS update also includes Android app optimisations It will become available for devices over the next few days Days after the debut of a new Chrome web browser for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has updated the Chrome OS to the version 64 build. The latest Chrome OS update includes a bunch of new features alongside ... Read More »

Intel CEO Says Chip Flaw Damage Contained by Industry, 90 Percent Chips to Be Patched in Coming Days

HIGHLIGHTS The Meltdown security flaw only affects Intel chips Alongside, a wider-reaching Spectre flaw was also revealed Tech giants have been scrambling to update software and hardware Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to “remarkable” collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security ... Read More »

iMac Pro teardown: This beast of a computer is a hassle to repair

Just as fans began to doubt Apple’s commitment to computer hardware last year, the company revealed the iMac Pro — a beast of a desktop that launched to critical acclaim in December. Thanks to early reviews, we know how well the iMac Pro runs, but on Tuesday, we learned more about its inside from iFixit’s teardown report. After unboxing the computer, the first ... Read More »

First glitch in California cannabis sales: Computer tracking system not up yet

LOS ANGELES — California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis sales began this week without the computer system in use for pot businesses. Instead, they ... Read More »

Your computer may run 30 per cent slower due to Intel chip bug

A massive security flaw may have been discovered with Intel processors, according to reports today. The flaw makes passwords and other personal details an easier target for hackers, and is thought to affect all Intel processors from the last decade. The good news is that there is a fix. But unfortunately the security patch will slow down processing power by as much as ... Read More »

Brave thief steals judges’ computer

Wandwasi camped at the court daily, waiting for an opportunity and then timed when the magistrate left his chambers to attend a meeting. He stole a Lenovo computer valued at sh2m Talk about touching a leopard’s behind; how could anyone steal from a man who decides how long you stay in prison! But 30-year-old Alex Wandwasi did when he stole ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

This holiday season, fix your loved one’s computer without having to visit them

Access a computer without actually being in front of it. You’re at a family gathering when your grandparents start talking about their computer issues. Stop avoiding eye contact—you can troubleshoot whatever problem they might have from the comfort of your own desk chair. When you download a screen sharing application to multiple machines, the software lets you access one computer ... Read More »

The Computer History Museum will open source Apple’s Lisa OS in 2018

Before the first Macintosh and the first Windows PC, Apple released a desktop computer known as the Lisa which ran its own specialized operating system. Soon, enthusiasts will be able to pick apart its source code to see exactly what was going on under the hood. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, took to a Google Groups discussion board ... Read More »