In developing times like now, we live under the constant threat of computer viruses and malware that reach your system through emails or any external devices like a pen drive. We have multiple Anti-Virus programs available and it is critical to keep updating them. But the key to a virus-free environment is beyond using an anti-virus program. Safe computing practices and policies should be used to safeguard your PC from such threats.
Let’s take a look at some user friendly, yet efficient methods of dealing with viruses, other than using Anti-Virus programs:Do not open suspicious email attachments
Today, the homegrown handset maker Micromax debuted into personal computing arena with the launch of a tablet/laptop. It is the third segment where the company plans to gain a foothold, after smartphones and televisions. Dubbed as Canvas LapTab, the tablet transforms into a laptop when attached to a portable keyboard. The portable gadget is available at an easy price of Rs. 14,999.
The Co-Founder of Micromax Vikas Jain stated at the launch event –
We will launch five to six laptab models by March next year, which will more than 10-inches in screen size. We will move into pure laptops and pure personal computers [...]
Apple has also refreshed the new iMac with the latest processors and a new super slim design that will be the envy of all. Just 5mm thick at the edges, constructed with “friction stir welding” as well as a gapless, less reflective display that’s laminated together with the glass.
The size of the iMac 2012 is the same with a 21.5-inch, 1080p model and a 27-inch, 2,560 x 1,400 model . Standard 720p-capable front cameras with dual mics as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce 600graphics, boasting up to 32GB of RAM and a lots of storage options upto 3TB of optical drives and [...]
A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in the Middle East that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activity, according to a leading computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab.
Dubbed Gauss, the virus may also be capable of attacking critical infrastructure and was built in the same laboratories as Stuxnet, the computer worm widely believed to have been used by the United States and Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear program, Kaspersky Lab said on Thursday.
The Moscow-based firm said it found Gauss had infected [...]
PC vendor Lenovo has announced the launchof IdeaCentre A720, billed the world’s slimmest all-in-one at a price of Rs 89,000. The USP of this PC, which is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, is its thin, frameless display.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 boats of a 10-finger multi-touch screen that folds down for interactive tabletop games. It is packed with entertainment features—like Lenovo High-Sense (720p HD) webcam and Lenovo IdeaTouch, a suite of touch-optimised applications and games.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® graphic engine and apart from coming alongwith Windows 7 Home Premium, it is also Windows [...]
Chinese maker Lenovo appears poised to topple Hewlett-Packard as the world’s No. 1 personal computer brand by the beginning of 2013. Figures published late last week by market research firm Gartner showed Lenovo with 14.7 percent of the global market in Q2, just behind H-P on 14.9 percent.
This followed a decline of 12 percent in H-P’s shipments during the quarter, according to Gartner. Not much over a year ago, Lenovo was the No 4 maker worldwide, but it overtook Acer in mid year, then passed Dell in the third quarter of 2011 to nail down second spot, which it has hung [...]
Computer games have come a long way since the days of Pacman and Mario. In today’s day, all the cool 3D graphics that you see are made up of polygons. Polygons are nothing but flat images that are joined together to create an object in 3D. The higher the number of polygons, the greater the viewing detail.
Game developers have been trying very hard for a number of years to increase the polygon count in the games they make. However, computers face a problem when it comes to increased polygon counts. The higher the number of polygons, the greater processing power it takes to render all those polygons. Its because of [...]
Apple has dropped a new load of goodies on us today, as we suspected, Apple has updated the Mac Mini to include new hardware and Thunderbolt Ports.
The new Mac mini packs an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, Thunderbolt, AMD Radeon HD graphics, and Mac OS X Lion.
Starting at $599 with a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 they offer a cheap alternative for owning a Mac.
The 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Mac mini with 2GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive starts at a suggested retail price of $599 (US), with options to add memory up to 8GB and a 750GB hard [...]
The Kobe based Riken Advanced Institute For Computational Science has a supercomputer capable of 8.16 petaflops of computational power, which has reclaimed the #1 spot in the Top 500 list. The new machine has handsomely widened the gap from the now #2 Chinese Tianhe 1A which delivers almost a quarter of the computational capacity at 2.57 petaflops.
The last time Japan held the #1 spot was in 2004 with their Earth Simulator. The new supercomputer, dubbed the K Computer, uses only CPUs to deliver the massive 8.16 petaflops. It does not use any GPUs or other accelerators. It is comprised [...]
The 13-inch concept tablet features a dedicated dock for mobile phones and other devices. When inserted, a visualization of the phone onscreen works in the same manner as would the device itself, permitting dialing, calling, texting, and other use. the loading of disk media or flash drives offers a similar intuitive functionality. Integrated charging eliminates the need for AC or outlet-specific adapters for these kinds of devices.
You may want to hold on to you next ultralight powerhouse purchase. Apple may be revamping the Macbook air launched just 7 months ago with the new Sandy Bridge processors and an added thunderbolt port.
“The Taiwan-based supply chain for Apple products will begin shipments of new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air models featuring Sandy Bridge platform and Thunderbolt interface in late May for launch in June or July,” according to by DigiTimes.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have managed to squeeze over a thousand processor cores onto a single chip. We’ve heard a lot about the potential for future desktop-sized supercomputers, but more than anything else this research proves that in the not-too-distant future it’s likely to be a reality. Interestingly enough, there’s also a green angle to this idea: FPGA chips can be more power efficient than their competitors, and if less computer time is needed to process complex tasks, then the overall power consumption of computers using the tech could be impressively low.
The advance was made by Dr. Wim [...]