China’s Tianhe-2 Is Still The Worlds Fastest Supercomputer

Fastest Supercomputer

China’s Tianhe-2 has managed to claim the title of the world’s fastest supercomputer for the third time in a row, it is part of China’s National University of Defense Technology and it has a performance of 33.86 petaflops/s in the Linpack benchmark.

The news comes as part of the latest top 500 supercomputers list, and the top 10 remains the same, except for a new entry from a U.S. supercomputer that is situated at an undisclosed U.S. Government site.

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Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket Receives Twitch, Ustream And YouTube Streaming Support


Owners of the Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket would be pleased to learn that this week a new software update has been rolled out by Hauppauge that brings with it support for a number of streaming services including Twitch, Ustream and YouTube.

Once installed the new software update will enable users to use the small Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket device to both capture and now stream footage from games consoles or your Windows desktop, laptop PC.

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Giada D2308 Mini PC Desktop Powered By Haswell And Nvidia Unveiled (video)

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If you are looking for a new desktop mini PC you might be interested in the new Giada D2308 which is equipped with a Intel Core i7-4500U Processor,  2C/4T 1.8GHz, with Turbo Boost to 3.0GHz supported by NVIDIA GeForce GTX750, graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

The Giada D2308 mini PC has been designed for digital signage but provides plenty of power for desktop applications thanks to its Haswell and Nvidia hardware combination.

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pcDuino3S Dual Core Mini PC Now Available For $99

mini PC

Following on from the success of the pcDuino3 single-board mini PC (pictured after the jump) which launched for $79 and is capable of running both Ubuntu and Android operating systems, and has been selling without an enclosure.

A new pcDuino3S dual core mini PC has now been launched to solve this issue and has been enclosed in a steel case for an extra $20. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the pcDuino3S computer and see it in action.

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New Apple iMac gets Benchmarked

New Apple iMac

Yesterday Apple introduced a cheaper new Apple iMac, this new iMac retails for $200 less than the previous entry level iMac. We heard earlier today that the RAM on the new Apple iMac was not upgradeable, and now the device has been benchmarked.

According to recent Geekbench tests of the new Apple iMac, the device performed almost as well as the previous entry level model in the single core benchmarks, and around 40 percent slower in the multi core benchmarks.

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New Cheaper Entry Level Apple iMac Launched

Apple iMac

Apple has launched their cheapest Apple iMac to date, the new 21.5 inch iMac is available for £899 in the UK and $1,099 in the US, and the device comes with a new processor.

The cheaper 21.5 inch iMac is available with a dual core 1.4GHz Intel core i5 processor with Turbo Boost, it offers speeds of up to 2.7GHz, and it comes with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD as standard, the device also features Intel HD graphics 5000.

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PiBot Raspberry Pi Powered Robot Kit Makes Building A Robot Quick And Easy

Raspberry Pi

If you enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC, you might be interested in a new DIY robotic kit called the PiBot which uses the Raspberry Pi as its controller.

The Raspberry Pi powered PiBot robot kit has been designed and created for digital makers, students and hobbyists wanting to learn more about robots and have fun with technology using the Raspberry Pi.

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OpenSprinkler Bee Arduino Shield Helps You Control Water With Ease (video)

Arduino Shield

Makers and developers that enjoying making devices and projects using the Arduino platform might be interested in a new Arduino shield that has been unveiled this week in the form of the OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) shield.

The OpenSprinkler Bee is an open-source Arduino shield for battery-operated (latching solenoid) sprinkler valves. Ideal for projects that are designed to be used in the garden, lawn watering, flower and plant irrigation, together with other water based applications.

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