computing

Google gives an update on D-Wave 2 quantum computer benchmark status

Google gives an update on D-Wave 2 quantum computer benchmark status

As a tech company, Google has been known to branch out into different areas of interests, from self-driving cars to smart wearable technology and, more recently, to robotics. One thing it has dipped its toe in also quite recently is the field of quantum computing, having jointly purchased a fancy D-Wave 2 supercomputer. Now its A.I. Lab Team is trying to give an update on just how much that $10 million expenditure is worth.

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Windows 9 to “put Windows 8 in the rear-view mirror” at BUILD

Windows 9 to “put Windows 8 in the rear-view mirror” at BUILD

As Microsoft ramps up their outlay of Windows 8.1, a system which takes a variety of Windows 8 parts that needed improvement and … improves them, there’s chat of a next-generation release called “Threshold,” aka Windows 9. Speaking on the subject with sources just about as close to the source as you can get without actually tapping Microsoft publicly, Windows insider Paul Thurrott suggests that this next big release will have Microsoft attempting to “put Windows 8 in the rear-view mirror.”

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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2014

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2014

CES 2014 is drawing to a close, and it’s time for SlashGear’s choices for the best of the best at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This has been a particularly exciting year with many revitalized or wholly new categories in the CE environment, with more possibilities than we could possibly list. As such, keep this in mind as you have a peek a our picks: there’s a whole lot more where that came from. Dive into the CES show hub and take a look as we hash out the greats right here and now.

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Razer Project Christine eyes-on: up close with gaming’s modular future

Razer Project Christine eyes-on: up close with gaming’s modular future

This week we're being given the opportunity at CES 2014 to see Razer's newest product - Project Christine - up close, well before it hits the market in all its modular glory. This machine is what Razer intends to be their center for innovation in the modular computing environment, allowing users to upgrade and swap out bits and pieces with ease, however they see fit. Creating all the parts themselves, they've once again made clear that they'll be no stranger to the high-end PC manufacturing world through the future.

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What is CES, and how do I follow along?

What is CES, and how do I follow along?

This year at CES 2014 there's already one whole heck of a lot of new technologically advanced devices and software innovation, but for the reader, experiencing the action is much as it's been for quite a few years. Here at SlashGear we've got a sharp team of reporters jumping in on coverage in Las Vegas from very early in the morning to quite-late at night, starting today (Sunday, January 5th), and rolling through the end of the week. For starters, you'll want to follow SlashGear's CES and/or CES 2014 tag portals.

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 official with 192-cores for mobile devices

NVIDIA Tegra K1 official with 192-cores for mobile devices

This week NVIDIA has announced the world's first 192-core superchip - or processor, if you prefer that term better. This is a chip that NVIDIA suggests does not come along a linear path from NVIDIA 2, 3, and 4. Instead of calling it Tegra 5, it'll be called the NVIDIA Tegra K1, and it'll be a whole new door opened in the mobile computing universe.

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