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Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons

It’s a glimpse of science fiction made fact: Scientists have created a new form of light that could someday be used to build light crystals. But before would-be Jedis start demanding their sabers, the advance is far more likely to lead to intriguing new ways of communicating and computing, researchers report this week in Science.

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GOOGLE IS BUILDING A NEW OPEN-SOURCE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR PHONES AND COMPUTERS

Google has already made the world’s most popular operating system: More than 80 percent of the world’s smartphones run Android. Just last year, Android phones made up 54 percent of all smartphones, tablets, and PCs shipped, according to Gartner.

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YOUR COMPUTER IS SEEING THINGS

Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it’s the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last monthwhen Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial intelligence program that looks for patterns and sometimes gets things wrong, finding random dog faces, swirls, and hands where there are none.

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How to Fix Most Any Computer Glitch By Yourself

Knowing the difference between HDMI and USB qualifies me as the local tech “expert,” so folks often invite around to fix their computer problems. I’ll let you into a little secret, though: Most of the time, I’m not doing anything all that impressive or magical. Troubleshooting basic computer problems is actually pretty straightforward.

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