China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.
Microsoft may still be suffering from lagging sales of personal computers, but the tech giant has taken some cues from rivals like Apple and Google -- and it's now seeing substantial growth in more promising lines of business ranging from mobile apps and advertising to online games and cloud computing.
Rival PC makers Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo are joining forces with Microsoft and Intel to revive languishing PC sales with ads that don't promote specific brands. They'll be punctuated with the slogan, 'PC does what?'
A joint study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of California, San Diego found that computer systems are able to spot real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than humans.