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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.

Mar 02 2017

XP gets another 6 months

Windows XP has been given another six months of OEM roll out as users are continuing to choose XP over Vista.

Until July 31, 2009, six months after the former ‘final cut-off date’ of January 31, 2009, consumers will be able to choose XP over Vista when purchasing a new computer.

The public image of Vista is now so bad that even Microsoft itself admits it’s not quite what it should have been.

Feb 27 2017

Protein molecules promise 20 times more storage than Blu-ray PS3 50Tb

A prototype drive using protein molecules from a bug has been used to store data at approximately 50 Terabytes! This idea first started out by coating DVDs with a layer of protein so that one day solid state memory could hold so much information that storing data on your computer hard drive will be obsolete, says Professor V Renugopalakrishnan of the Harvard Medical School in Boston while reporting on his findings at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Brisbane this week.

Feb 23 2017

Metamorphosis video shows stunning visuals

Metamorphosis is programmed entirely in Processing by ‘noob’ programmer (self describing), Glenn Marshall, it’s a fantastic piece of work that has been unedited and is 100% generative. It has to be watched to be appreciated.

Metamorphosis from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

Feb 20 2017

Big bang machine grinds to a halt

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The failure, known as a quench, caused around 100 of the LHC’s super-cooled magnets to heat up by as much as 100C.

The fire brigade were called out after a tonne of liquid helium leaked into the tunnel at Cern, near Geneva.

Feb 20 2017

T-mobile to use Android software

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The first complete, open, and free mobile platform is going to be used by the US mobile giant T-Mobile, who plan to show off the first wireless phone powered by Google’s much-anticipated Android software system at a September 23 news conference.

Feb 19 2017

Microsoft trying to upset Google Yahoo deal

Google and Yahoo are about to join forces in a unusual advertising search deal; Microsoft duly worried, have been trying to disrupt the union of the two Search Engine giants - it’s not the first time Microsoft have used these techniques, according to CEO Eric Schmidt

Feb 17 2017

CERN hacked, Hackers break into Large Hadron Collider

James Gillies, a spokesman for CERN, told The Times that the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider had been hacked, and that hackers left a rogue web page on the system mocking the technicians; calling them ‘School Kids’.