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Tired of computer bugs? MIT may have the answer

January 29th, 2016

Researchers at MIT have developed a system to automatically repair computer bugs. The program can comb through repairs to open-source computer programs and learn their general properties, according to MIT, building new repairs for a different set of programs.

Study suggests reading this post could make you blind

July 27th, 2012

The United States Department of Health & Human Services suggests people limit exposure to screens such as computer monitors and television sets to less than two hours per day. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, however, today’s children are exceeding the recommended maximum exposure time by 66%. To make matters worse, millions …

Pre-launch Windows 8 usage doubles that of OS X Mountain Lion

April 26th, 2012

Since Microsoft released its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in February, millions of users have downloaded the software giant’s latest operating system, which looks to carefully blend its existing mobile and desktop experiences into one. According to research from ad network Chitika, the Windows 8 CP adoption rate in the U.S. and Canada has doubled that …

Final major pre-launch Windows 8 release due during first week of June

April 24th, 2012

Microsoft’s Buildings Windows 8 Twitter account on Monday evening announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview will be available at some point during the first week of June. The announcement was made at Microsoft’s Japan Windows 8 Dev Days, and it comes almost two months after the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The software …

Intel announces 13 new quad-core Ivy Bridge processors

April 23rd, 2012

Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will be the first to feature a “3D Tri-Gate transistor,” The BBC reported on Sunday. The company plans to initially release 13 quad-core processors for desktop computers that it promises will offer more computational power while using less energy. Intel hopes its new transistors, which have been in development for …

Samsung’s iCloud competitor may be unveiled at Galaxy event on May 3rd

April 20th, 2012

Samsung’s iCloud competitor, dubbed S-Cloud, may be unveiled at next month’s Galaxy S III announcement in London on May 3rd, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. The service is similar to Apple’s offering but without any limitations on the type of content users can upload. The service is also expected to have access to popular …

Microsoft reveals three editions of its next-generation operating system

April 17th, 2012

Microsoft on Monday announced that there will be three editions of its next-generation Windows 8 operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. The Redmond-based company detailed each edition on its blog and promised “all editions of Windows 8 offer a no-compromise experience.” Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro will support PCs and …

One in five U.S. adults still doesn’t use the Internet

April 16th, 2012

The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest poll indicates that one in five adults in the United States still doesn’t use the Internet. “Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 …