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Future of Computing

Articles on the future of computing; a glimpse at our future computing technologies and how we will be effected by them.

Jun 28 2017

Hitachi release first Terabyte Harddrive

Hitachi were the first to announce and produce their 1 Terabyte HDD, with Samsung and Seagate offerings soon to follow. Dates for those to hit the market are late August and end of September, respectively, leaving the Deskstar 7K1000 a few months to steal the limelight. Although all still seems quiet on the western front with Western Digital being rather silent about its drives. Price: £250, €400, $399

Jun 27 2017

Milestone for bionic hand

Bionic hand Solder

The hand is controlled by the user’s mind and muscles, the highly functional bionic hand which was invented by a Scottish NHS worker has gone on the market.

The technology has been tested by US soldiers who lost limbs in the Iraq war.

Jun 26 2017

Storage of the future, the size of a Grain of sand!

One gram of this substance could store 887,808 petabytes, that’s the equivalent storage of more than 11 billion typical PCs!!

Data storage demand is ever increasing, Scientists are researching new ways of storing data that could solve all the problems, but is it ethically correct to store EVERYTHING?

Jun 22 2017

Charity Laptop under attack from Intel.

One Laptop per child

It could transform life for billions of children, but one man’s charitable dream of a £50 computer is under attack from Chip manufacturer.
Just as orders are due to be placed, Intel has changed its tune as it jostles for position, with others who once doubted the dream, in a market that could be worth billions.

Experts queued up to say it couldn’t be done, but they were proven wrong and on the dawn of production, all maybe lost.

Jun 21 2017

Most powerful Supercomputer unleashed

The Blue Gene/P works at operating speeds of over 1,000 trillion calculations per second. (1 PetaFlops)

Making it around three times more powerful than the Supercomputer which recently simulated half a Mouse Brain - the Blue Gene/L

Jun 21 2017

Could this be the Fastest Desktop PC?

Circuit Board

US Wizz kids at the University of Maryland have emerged from their labs with a desktop parallel computing system they say is 100 times faster than current PCs.

According to Network World, the computer uses a circuit board about the size of a license plate upon which the boffins have stuck 64 parallel processors.

Jun 20 2017

Computer in USB Pen Drive!

Linux USB Pen

Hard to believe, but a new Linux Computer has been crammed into a USB Pen Drive!

Measuring just 3.3 x 1.4 inches (85 by 35 mm) the tiny device has 64MB of SDRAM and 256MB of NAND flash. So don’t expect to play Half-Life 2 on it, but it should be able to handle basic Internet functions decently.