Man vs Machine at Computer Museum: WITCH is faster

After the world’s oldest working digital computer was rebooted at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park last week, it showed its paces in a race against a man with a hand-cranked Facit mechanical calculator. In the long run, obviously, even the slowest computer will win: unlike a human, it can keep going forever,… Read more →

Nintendo’s Wii U Starts Strong

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Nintendo’s new video-game console, the Wii U, on sale Thursday at a Toys “R” Us store in Times Square. In its first week on the market, Nintendo’s new videogame console, the Wii U, sold about as well in the United States as the original Wii did at the same point in its life, according to Nintendo. In an… Read more →

Nintendo’s Wii U Starts Strong

In its first week on the market, Nintendo’s new videogame console, the Wii U, sold about as well in the United States as the original Wii did at the same point in its life, according to Nintendo. In an interview, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, estimated that the company sold more than 400,000 Wii U’s here from the… Read more →

Transforming robot car made with 3D-printed parts

Though 3D printing is still largely a niche hobby, we’re moving ever closer toward a world where the relatively expensive printing components are beginning to produce practical results. Rather than printing something just for the sake of amusement, like a 3D-printed portrait of your face, Brave Robotics has managed to create a transforming robot that has… Read more →

Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones

Associated Press The Justice Department building in Washington. Fans of “The Wire,” the HBO series, will recall what a gold mine cellphones turned out to be for police investigating a drug ring in Baltimore. Detectives in the show used them to construct a map of who called whom at what time and how often. Indeed, a list of incoming and… Read more →

CRM Idol 2012 voting starts today

CRM Idol 2012 is now in its final phase.  Since April 2012, when we started with a field of more than 60 emerging technology companies representing some 15 countries (roughly) around the world, we have put them through, demonstrations of their products, interviews about their companies, intensive discussions around their strategies, thinking, sense of the… Read more →

Do you have a disaster plan?

Even the best run IT operations face the unexpected regardless of the size of the operation. Storms rumble through leaving broken power and communications lines in behind. Buildings can be flooded or damaged by winds. While large companies typically have plans in place and a set of processes to follow, but mid-market companies often don’t…. Read more →

Daily Report: Law Enforcement vs. Cellphone Privacy

Judges and lawmakers across the country are wrangling over whether and when law enforcement authorities can peer into suspects’ cellphones and the cornucopia of evidence they provide, Somini Sengupta reports in Monday’s New York Times. A Rhode Island judge threw out cellphone evidence that led to a man being charged with the murder of a 6-year-old boy, saying the police… Read more →

Autonomy Founder Challenges H.P.’s Claims

A text message from a friend informed him that Hewlett-Packard was taking an $8.8 billion charge. A few minutes later, another message said H.P. was putting most of the blame for the write-down on accounting problems at Autonomy, the company Mr. Lynch co-founded and sold to H.P. last year for $10 billion. There was talk of potentially criminal activities. Since… Read more →