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April 3, 2017 8:18 PM Android grabs most-popular OS prize from Windows

Measurements of online activity put Android ahead of Windows for the first time; Apple's OSes place distant third Android last month slipped ahead of Windows to become the world's most popular operating system, an Irish analytics company said Monday. "This is a milestone in technology history," said Aodhan Cullen, the CEO of Dublin-based StatCounter 50

March 31, 2017 8:17 AM Musk’s SpaceX makes history by launching a ‘flight proven’ rocket

From a distance, it looked like any other rocket at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, a soaring tower of thrust and power, ready to blast off into orbit. Upon closer inspection, though, there were signs of something different about this particular rocket. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster was not as clean and shiny as they usually are. It was just a touch 73

March 30, 2017 7:30 AM China’s Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

Chinese tech giant Tencent has spent $1.78bn (£1.4bn) on buying a 5% stake in electric carmaker Tesla. Tencent, best known for its WeChat mobile app, has been investing in a number of sectors, including gaming, entertainment, cloud computing and online financing. Tesla said the stake was passive, meaning Tencent would not get a say in how the US firm was run. Shares 19

March 10, 2017 5:05 PM Google Touts New Cloud Computing Clients, Aquires Kaggle

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google is making progress in taking on cloud computing leaders Amazon and Microsoft, executives said on Wednesday, as the search engine company stakes more of its future on the cloud as a new source of growth. At a conference in San Francisco, Google cloud computing chief Diane Greene ticked off a host of new clients, including 12

March 6, 2017 11:56 AM Commercialize quantum technologies in five years

Masoud Mohseni, Peter Read, Hartmut Neven and colleagues at Google's Quantum AI Laboratory set out investment opportunities on the road to the ultimate quantum machines. From aspects of quantum entanglement to chemical reactions with large molecules, many features of the world cannot be described efficiently with conventional computers based on binary 34

March 6, 2017 9:48 AM Commercialize early quantum technologies in five years

Masoud Mohseni, Peter Read, Hartmut Neven and colleagues at Google's Quantum AI Laboratory set out investment opportunities on the road to the ultimate quantum machines. From aspects of quantum entanglement to chemical reactions with large molecules, many features of the world cannot be described efficiently with conventional computers based on binary 40

March 6, 2017 5:02 AM IBM's quantum cloud computer goes commercial

Company plans a bigger, better system aimed at creating a market for the still-immature technology. Hoping that if you build it, they will come, IBM plans to roll out the world’s first commercial ‘universal’ quantum-computing service some time this year, the company announced on 6 March. Named IBM Q, the system will be accessible over the Internet for a fee. The project 77

March 2, 2017 2:02 PM The AMD Zen and Ryzen 7 Review: A Deep Dive on 1800X, 1700X and 1700

For over two years the collective AMD vs Intel personal computer battle has been sitting on the edge of its seat. Back in 2014 when AMD first announced it was pursuing an all-new microarchitecture, old hands recalled the days when the battle between AMD and Intel was fun to be a part of, and users were happy that the competition led to innovation: not soon after 61

March 1, 2017 3:02 AM AWS's S3 outage was so bad Amazon couldn't get into its own dashboard to warn the world

Meanwhile, your expensive IoT cameras and ovens stopped working properly Tuesday's Amazon Web Services mega-outage knocked offline not only websites big and small, by yanking away their backend storage, but also knackered apps and Internet of Things gadgets relying on the technology. In fact, the five-hour breakdown was so bad, Amazon couldn't even update 44

February 22, 2017 5:15 PM Intel should be very worried about AMD's Ryzen 7 processors

For almost a decade AMD has yielded ground to Intel when it comes to processors, but the new Ryzen 7 chips change all that. March 2 is the date that AMD will carry out a hard launch of three new Ryzen 7 chips that not only outperform Intel's high-end silicon, but do so at a fraction of the price. As businesses continue to experiment with the Internet 30