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D-Wave’s quantum computer successfully models a quantum system

Enlarge (credit: D-Wave Systems) D-Wave's hardware has always occupied a unique space on the computing landscape. It's a general-purpose computer that relies on quantum mechanical effects to perform calculations. And, while other quantum-computer makers have struggled to put more than a few dozen...

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Suspect behind bitcoin exchange that “catered to criminals” ordered to France

Enlarge / Courts in Thessaloniki, Greece, rules extradition of the Russian bitcoin master suspect Alexander Vinnik to France after the French authorities request. (credit: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A Greek court in Thessaloniki ruled last week that the creator of a shady bitcoi...

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Ajit Pai deals major setback to Sinclair/Tribune merger

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition of Tribune Media Company has run into a major roadblock at the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he won't approve t...

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Microsoft killing off the old Skype client, adding built-in call recording

Enlarge / Skype 8.0. (credit: Microsoft) Skype's development history is a bit checkered; a wide range of clients has been developed with disparate features and a lack of clarity over direction. This has been especially true on Windows, where two different clients were available—the "Classic...

Computing

The best cheap SSD deals on Amazon Prime Day 2018

There are many ways you can upgrade your computer. The best processors can boost its operating speed. More RAM can up your multitasking game. Slotting in one of the best graphics cards can take PC gaming to the next level. But, the best SSDs can help speed up just about anything you do on your PC, a...

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Amazon: the 26 absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals so far

If you're looking to cut through the noise and zero in on the absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals so far, you've come to to the right place.We've spent the last 12 hours searching through every single Amazon Prime Day deal to pick out the very best options. If you're interested in reading our mega...

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The best 2-in-1 laptop 2018: find the best convertible laptop for your needs

Once you’ve experienced the best 2-in-1 laptops for yourself, you’ll never go back. It would even be difficult to go back to a normal, old non-convertible laptop. The best 2-in-1 laptops will come in every shape and size – even offering premium performance.Rocking 8th-generation Co...

Apple

Apple sold fewer than 1 million iPhones in India in the first half of 2018: report

Apple has traditionally had trouble with sales in India. While the company started manufacturing iPhones in the country to lower the price locally, it seems that it has a long road ahead of it, according to a report from Bloomberg: it’s sold fewer than a million devices in the first half of 20...

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Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro keyboard uses new method for repelling dust, reports iFixit

Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboards are slightly quieter than the ones found in the previous iteration of the laptop. But the company’s silence on the mechanism’s widespread mechanical issues, which Apple first acknowledged with a repair program last month, has left many scratching t...

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Apple Says Third-Generation Keyboards Exclusive to 2018 MacBook Pro

Last month, Apple initiated a Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro, after determining that a "small percentage" of the keyboards in 2015-2017 MacBook and 2016-2017 MacBook Pro models may experience keys that feel "sticky," repeat, or do not respond in a consistent manner. Apple did...


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