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AMD touts new low-cost desktop chipset, calls Intel’s a “dead-end”

Developing markets targeted with $60 price point for chip and mobo combined. The developing world may be turning toward cheap and portable smartphones, but AMD seems confident that what those markets need is more desktop computing power.

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Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

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Citizen Kano pitches easy-build Raspberry Pi for code-hungry kids

Anyone can toss together a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of accessories and call it a computer learning kit, but Kano has a more joined-up approach which it’ll put into production if it can raise $100,000 by the middle of … Continue reading

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The Hour of Code 2013

What is Hour of Code It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics — on a browser, smartphone, or “unplugged”. The online tutorials won’t require any prior experience. 

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How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware

Over the past several weeks, a handful of frantic Microsoft Windows users have written in to ask what they might do to recover from PC infections from “CryptoLocker,”  the generic name for an increasingly prevalent and nasty strain of malicious … Continue reading

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Report: NSA Is Intercepting Traffic From Yahoo, Google Data Centers

Not satisfied with the bulk data it collects through court orders from internet giants Google and Yahoo, the National Security Agency reportedly vacuumed up traffic from communication links between the companies’ data centers, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. 

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Global Sales, 1M Of Which Were Made In U.K.

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which costs as little as $25/$35 and has helped fledge many a DIY hardware project, has racked up worldwide sales of 1.75 million, its U.K.-based creator, The Raspberry Pi Foundation, said today. The first Pis went on sale in … Continue reading

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Apple quietly refreshes iMac all-in-one desktop

Computerworld – Apple today quietly refreshed its iMac desktop computer line with Intel’s newest quad-core “Haswell” processor, faster solid-state storage options and support for the 802.11ac wireless standard.

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Apple promises to ‘Brighten Everyone’s Day’ at Sept 10 iPhone Announcement

Apple on Tuesday sent out invitations for a media event next Tuesday, Sept. 10, at which the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone models that will come in a new range of colors. 

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$99 ARM-based PC runs either Ubuntu or Android

“Utilite” has single- to quad-core Cortex-A9 chip and up to 512GB flash storage. A new ARM-based Linux PC with a host of capabilities—including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, and five USB ports—goes on sale next month starting at $99.

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