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Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple may be gearing up to refresh its entire Mac lineup with Retina displays. The imminent MacBook Pro refresh has long been rumored to feature the new pixel-dense screen and now the next-gen iMac looks to be getting the same treatment. The new iMacs are also rumored to feature the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a noticeably slimmer design.

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Alienware promises Ivy Bridge upgrades for current orders

Alienware promises Ivy Bridge upgrades for current orders

After announcing that it was bringing Ivy Bridge to its M14X, M17X, and M18X models, Alienware is letting customers know that if they placed an order for one of these laptops before that news, and their order hasn't shipped yet, they'll be getting the new Intel CPU automatically, even though when they placed the order, it wasn't part of the product description. The company wants to avoid that feeling among customers who just barely missed out on the new upgrade.

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CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690 integration

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690 integration

High-end PC company Cyberpower Inc has announced that it will integrate Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX 690 graphics card into a CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system. This is good news for enthusiasts who want to have the most up-to-date and high-end impressive graphics in their computers. It is mostly aimed toward those who spend a lot of time playing computer games, but media enthusiasts will also be able to appreciate its power.

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Six-year-old boy may set world computer expert record

Six-year-old boy may set world computer expert record

There are a lot of computer whiz kids out there. We've all seen the local news stories about the teenager who's created an awesome app, or the high school student working on an ambitious robotics project. We've all met those guys. But how often do you see a six-year-old kid who's been creating video game emulators since he was four and knows computers better than most adults?

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Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

So far, everyone scrambling to get their hands on the much sought after Raspberry Pi seem to be hoping to use it as a media player. The cheap Linux computer is capable of decoding 1080p video, and its low profile makes it ideal for the living room. Clearly, everyone needs to think a little bigger. One enterprising user has managed to port a ZX Spectrum emulator to the computer for some retrotastic gaming.

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Dr. Fill crossword-solving computer loses to humans

Dr. Fill crossword-solving computer loses to humans

It was a bit of a man versus machine competition at the recent American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in New York City, and this time around, man won. More precisely, 140 humans did better than a computer program designed specifically to solve the mind-bending puzzles. It sped through some, but others, like one where competitors had to spell given words backward, threw it for a loop.

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Computer will compete at annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Computer will compete at annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Its presence will be more symbolic than anything else, but it will nevertheless be interesting to watch how well a computer program can compete against the best humans when it comes to solving crossword puzzles - something that one would used to think would absolutely need a human element to solve. The program in question was developed by a developer named Matt Ginsberg.

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