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iPad 3 redefines PCs, not kills them

iPad 3 redefines PCs, not kills them

Apple's iPad 3 launch later this week has dragged the "PC killer" speculation back out into the open, with the third-gen iOS tablet expected to further trounce traditional computing as shoppers vote for fingers not mice. It arrives to an increasingly crowded market, however, with not only Android tablets mustering for a second wave, but Windows 8 waiting in the wings. Both platforms will bring potent hardware to take on the iPad, too. As PC manufacturers - especially those of Windows-based tablets - have discovered, though, there's more to challenging the iPad than throwing specs at it.

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Raspberry Pi $35 computer goes on sale: Sells out in 2hrs

Raspberry Pi $35 computer goes on sale: Sells out in 2hrs

The Raspberry Pi $35 open-source computer has gone on sale, and early demand for the incredibly capable mini-PC has already seen retail partner sites melt down under the stress. Announced back in 2011, as part of the $25 computer project, the $35 version is the more advanced "Model B" unit which has seemingly grabbed the attention of developers and tinkerers. Meanwhile, the $25 "Model A" version is going into production now.

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Neuroscientists say computers can reverse schizophrenia

Neuroscientists say computers can reverse schizophrenia

One of the most fascinating subjects in all of medical science is neuroscience. The study of the brain has made a lot of advancements throughout the years, especially with the help of increasingly sophisticated computer research. One of the area of most interest is in mental illness, where there is still a flurry of questions about what the best treatment is, if it's curable, and how to approach patients with various diseases. Today, computers are part of that.

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Intel opens manufacturing to third parties with 22nm process

Intel opens manufacturing to third parties with 22nm process

Intel is taking another step in its slow push toward building a chip-to-order foundry business. FPGA designer Tabula has come forward to announce that it will have chips built by Intel. This augments the existing foundry parnership the semiconductor company has with Achronix Semiconductor, which announced its Intel collaboration last year.

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Spatial View 3DeeScreen can turn any laptop into a 3D laptop

Spatial View 3DeeScreen can turn any laptop into a 3D laptop

Glasses-free 3D technology has been hit or miss since it first started making its way to the consumer market in late 2010. It's a neat feature to have in 3D digital camera preview displays and digital photo frames, but it's not winning a lot of fans when it comes to 3D phones, and the Nintendo 3DS hasn't exactly been a blockbuster. But if all it took was an accessible and relatively inexpensive peripheral to bring your computer to the next dimension, would you?

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Tablet shoppers outspend PC and smartphone users says research

Tablet shoppers outspend PC and smartphone users says research

Spend-friendly tableteers splash out significantly more on online purchases than their smartphone and desktop/notebook counterparts, according to new research, with those doing their holiday 2011 shopping on an iPad or other slate spending 21-percent more on average than those using a traditional computer. In fact, tablet shoppers spend 54-percent more than smartphone shoppers, according to a new Adobe Digital Marketing Insights report, and are almost three times more likely to buy products and services.

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Secret Apple Archives at Stanford reveal brand name source, video gems

Secret Apple Archives at Stanford reveal brand name source, video gems

Though the actual origin of the name Apple Computer and how it was brought up might not set the world on fire with inspiration, the time between Steve Jobs' passing this year and now has been one furious maelstrom of interest in the historical leavings of the mastermind himself - so more than likely, you still want to know. The source of the information comes from a recently revealed (in short by the Associated Press) Stanford warehouse containing a vast archive of Apple-related media. Inside this historical treasure trove are documents, books, software bits, videos, and of course the original blueprint for the very first Apple computer, donated in 1997 after Jobs returned to Apple after his extended "hiatus", if you know what I mean.

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Stealth brings LPC-125LPFM teeny-tiny PC to the market

Stealth brings LPC-125LPFM teeny-tiny PC to the market

If there's one factor that's to be commended without hesitation about the modern world's current selection of technological breakthroughs, its the fantastically tiny nature of devices like this new computer from Stealth. This is the next in line unit from the small family that is Stealth Computers. It's a 4.6 x 6.1 x 2.0 inch unit that'll sit in your hand without a problem at 1.2lbs (0.54kg) - that's small, and it's no deck of cards inside this similarly sized box. Also note that this is the smallest PC the group has yet offered.

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Grandfather of Artificial Intelligence John McCarthy passes away

Grandfather of Artificial Intelligence John McCarthy passes away

John McCarthy didn't single-handedly invent what we now know widely as Artificial Intelligence, aka robot brains, but he did coin the term back in 1956 and is certainly one of the founders of the A.I. research field. Not only this, McCarthy was also a professor at Stanford University and a PhD in mathematics. The creator of the programming language Lisp passed away this week at the ripe old age of no less than 84 years.

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