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Supercomputer power gains tail off as China's Tianhe-2 leads the pack

The same supercomputer that was tops in November is again leading the supercomputer fray, according to the Top500 list.

By July 13, 2015


Wi-Fi is now free when you visit the UK, if you have a MasterCard

MasterCard customers can enjoy free Internet on trips to the UK without paying out a single pound, shilling or ha'penny.

By October 22, 2014


'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014


Confirmed, finally: D-Wave quantum computer is sometimes sluggish

The D-Wave Two quantum computer clocks in no faster than a standard PC, but those already well-known results still leave us scratching our heads over speed testing.

By June 19, 2014


Bert and actor Zachary Levi: Get offline and go outside!

Watch "A Lovely Sunny Day" to see why actor Zachary Levi and "Sesame Street's" Bert think the best tweets come from birds outside.

By May 16, 2014


Steve Jobs' perfect pitch: The Macintosh launch

guest post Former Apple executive Jean Louis Gassée takes a nostalgic look at the Mac's historic launch and promises -- not to be confused with the hard struggle later on the battlefield.

By January 23, 2014


Top500 supercomputer rankings await speed-test shakeup

The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.

By November 18, 2013


Intel to buy key assets from supercomputer maker Cray

The chipmaker is bulking up its interconnect portfolio by purchasing technology from the supercomputer pioneer in a $140 million deal.

By April 24, 2012


Crave visits the Cray-1, a true museum piece

The megaflop-busting Cray-1 made computing history back in 1976. Crave's Nerdy New Mexico arrives in the atomic city of Los Alamos to meet up with with this supercomputing classic.

By April 10, 2012


With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By July 4, 2013