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This computer ran for six months on nothing but algae

A group of researchers powered a computer for more than six months using photosynthesis. The system used a small container of blue-green algae to generate power. It was placed on a windowsill for six months during the covid-19 lockdown in 2021. During that time, it provided continuous photosynthetic power to a computer running an Arm…

Computer spying

Make sure no one is spying on your computer

This story has been updated. It was originally published on November 1, 2019. A program that spies on your computer activity is one of the most dangerous forms of malware. It won’t present you with a ransomware request or announce it’s deleting your files. Instead, it’ll hide silently on your system, watching and recording all…

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Retro Computer And Game Museum In Ukraine Destroyed By Russian Bombing

Photo: Gizmodo / it8bitA large, privately-owned, and operated museum dedicated to retro computers and video games was destroyed earlier this week in Ukraine as a result of the ongoing and horrific invasion of the country by Russia. While a museum being destroyed doesn’t compare at all to the thousands dead and injured, it’s still a…

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A new computer predictive model is useful in identifying old hunter-gatherer locations

Researchers looking to identify some of the most difficult ‘finds’ in archaeology — including sites used by nomadic hunter-gatherer communities — are tapping technology to help in the search. Archaeologists at the Max Planck Institute and Simon Fraser University are gaining new insights from a computer predictive model that can assess the likelihood that landscapes…

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Computer Weekly Buyer’s Guide to Data Integration

Thank you for joining!Access your Pro+ Content below. March 2022A Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to data integration Data integration is increasing in importance for businesses. In this 17-page buyer’s guide, Computer Weekly looks at its complex nature, four key trends to assess, which approaches to take when linking IT systems and why Nasa’s Ron Thompson…

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The best computer speakers for under $100

You take all this care collecting gigs of your favorite music and movies, and then play it all through your laptop’s built-in speakers. Even the best ones can leave your audio sounding thin and lifeless. External PC speakers—along with a good set of headphones—are a must for getting the best fidelity from your media files.…


How to Save Your Old Computer

ComputingRevive your beloved PC or Mac with our five favorite hacks.ByJordan HicksYesterday 4:00PMComments (1)AlertsTechComputingLatest on Lifehacker How to Save Your Old Computer 5 Reasons Why You Need a Nintendo 3DS Should You Adopt a Pet? How to Talk to a Real Human Being at the IRS Should You Learn to Ski or Snowboard? How to…

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A DNA computer can tell you if your drinking waters are contaminated

A simple test for water pollution involving engineered strands of DNA can report levels of contamination, and this biological system can carry out logical operations like those done by computers Technology 17 February 2022 By Matthew Sparkes The DNA computer – although not set up for a formal analysisJulius Lucks/Northwestern University A biological computer controlled…

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Computer Weekly Buyer’s Guide to Hybrid Cloud Storage

Thank you for joining!Access your Pro+ Content below. February 2022A Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to hybrid cloud storage Hybrid cloud storage has the potential to revolutionise a company’s processes. In this 16-page buyer’s guide, Computer Weekly looks at the key drivers of cloud repatriation, assesses the areas of post-pandemic and post-Brexit cloud storage compliance to…

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Best computer mouse for 2022: Scroll effortlessly

A lot of computer users own laptops these days and have to do a lot of scrolling and tapping on their trackpad or trackball. But that isn’t the most efficient way to handle your business on your computer. Some people refuse to use anything other than their trackpads though, so this post isn’t for them.…