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How to Build Turing’s Universal Machine [Book Excerpts]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Modern computers wouldn’t exist without the pioneering theories posited by Alan Turing, however the famed computer scientist was never quite able to make a working model of his hypothetical device. Turing’s Cathedral by George Dyson follows Hungarian mathematician John von Neumann’s efforts to build a computer based on Turing’s design and boasting a revolutionary feature: RAM. More »


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Smartbook Logo is neither a logo nor a smartbook, actually a 3G-equipped CULV laptop

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We’re ready to hand out our first award for CeBIT 2010. The most confusing product of the year ribbon goes to German company Smartbook, who’s decided to produce a portable computer with a shell design and 3G connectivity that… isn’t actually a smartbook (or what we understand the term to mean anyway). Instead of capitalizing on the built-in marketing appeal of its name, Smartbook AG staunchly persists in believing it’s a real laptop maker, and is readying a new thin-and-light machine to prove just that. To be known as the Logo, this will be an Intel CULV-powered 11.6-incher, with a 1366 x 768 resolution, Windows 7 Home Premium and a stingy 1GB of RAM on board. In other words, the Acer Timeline 1810T, only a few months later and priced to (never) sell: €699 ($944). Boy, we’ve heard of corporate hubris before but this is getting silly now.

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