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From the limits of machine learning to a novel exploring human prejudices – Nick Harkaway shares his favourite books about artificial intelligenceThe problem with AI is that while it’s relatively easy to define the “A”, the “I” remains elusive. We don’t know what our own intelligence is, nor how we…
Source: The Guardian: Will computers be able to think? Five books to help us understand AI


Its new open-source software will help developers experiment with the machines, including Google’s own super-powerful quantum processor.
Source: MIT Technology Review : Google wants to make programming quantum computers easier


If your PC doesn’t run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won’t be getting any more Win7 patches. At least, that’s what I infer from some clandestine Knowledge Base documentation changes made in the past few days. Even though Microsoft says it’s supporting Win7 until January…
Source: Computer World: Microsoft quietly cuts off Win7 support for older Intel computers


Google is closing the gap between Android and iOS. In an update rolling out today, Google is (finally!) releasing desktop support for the texting service, Android Messages. The update will allow Android smartphone owners to send and receive text messages straight from their laptops or desktops. Text, images, and stickers…
Source: Mashable: Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers


If there’s one thing every computer needs, it’s more ports. Anker’s 7-in-1 Premium USB-C hub adapter adds convenience and more connections to your setup all in one place, and today you can snag one from Amazon for $50, down from a list price of $70 and the lowest we’ve ever…
Source: PCworld : Kit out and charge up your laptop with Anker’s 7-in-1 premium USB-C hub adapter for off


If you’re lucky enough to have one of AMD’s high-end Ryzen Threadripper CPUs 2990WX (or the soon-to-come 2790WX) , AMD has just given you a cherry for the top of your sundae. A new piece of software called Dynamic Local Mode will boost performance on some tasks by rerouting loads…
Source: PCworld : AMD’s Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance


Get ready for faster processors and new designs on the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Studio computers.
Source: Mashable: Microsoft Updates Its Surface Line, Adds Surface Headphones


Enlarge (credit: Chatri Attanatwong / Getty Images) ESET Research has published a paper detailing the discovery of a malware campaign that used repurposed commercial software to create a backdoor in computers’ firmware—a “rootkit,” active since at least early 2017 and capable of surviving the re-installation of the Windows operating system…
Source: Ars Tecnicha – Biz & IT : First UEFI malware discovered in wild is laptop security software hijacked by Russians


The Lenovo ThinkPad L480 grants you basic membership in the ThinkPad club. Even if you can’t afford the premium Lenovo charges for its slimmer, more powerful models like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen), you’re at least getting a stellar keyboard and sturdy construction.The ThinkPad L480 offers generous connectivity, and decent performance…
Source: PCworld : Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review: This basic business notebook falls a little short

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