As you've probably suspected all along, there's a slim but real possibility that the entire universe is just one big simulation being run on the computers of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings. Seriously. This is coming from scientists, people! The good news: there may be a way that we can find out.
Protecting the accounts of users is a huge point of concern across the Internet, but the gaming industry may have just caught a break. The PUFFIN Project (physically unclonable functions found in standard PC components) has brought forward research suggesting that GPU manufacturing processes leave each product with a unique "fingerprint."
We've seen some interesting cityscapes depicted in geeky art here at DVICE. Each artist uses different methods to bring their visions into reality — from Lego mega-sculptures and typography, to unique landscape photos. Now, here's one using computer parts.
Okay, let's just get this out of the way: I used to play Magic: The Gathering. I used to play a lot. It's even possible that I've played fairly recently, although I'm not admitting to anything. But I can feel slightly better about myself, now that it's been shown how you can use Magic cards to create a fully functional Turing machine.
The best thing about USB is that it completely did away with a big tangled pile of proprietary data-and-power connectors that we used to have to rely on to power our gadgets. That was a huge step forward for humanity, but the scourge of proprietary connectors remains in th form of laptop power cords. The next generation of USB might take care of that, too.
This 160-inch, 175-degree curved screen is the kind of item that could render you incapable of stringing two coherent words together. Whether this is because this screen will wrap you up in gaming glory, or because it ridiculously expensive (more on that later) you can't help but be dazzled by it.
Eventually, the universe is going to die. It's not going to be soon, but it's going to happen, and when it does, our top priority should definitely be to have a computer that can survive it. Theoretical physicists have speculated that we can do this with something called a time crystal, and they may have just figured out how to actually make one.
A report shows that solid state drive (SSD) prices have been in consistent and strong decline. The data shows that prices have moved inversely to HDDs since the tragic flooding of Thailand last year. Your takeaway: SSDs are cheaper than ever.
The average computer user's storage concerns are pretty moot, but professionals who deal with photos and video live and die by it. Cue Drobo, a company that doesn't make hard drives, but rather intelligent multi-drive storage solutions. We got to see the Mini, Drobo's first portable device aimed at everyday users.
The Sandia Cooler was hands-down one of the cleverest new bits of computer hardware we'd seen when it was introduced a year ago, and according to a new video posted by Sandia National Labs, the design has been refined to the point where it's been licensed out to electronics manufacturers keen to make a 30x more efficient CPU cooler.