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Brad Jones

Brad Jones

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Brad is an English-born writer currently splitting his time between Edinburgh and Pennsylvania. You can find him on Twitter under the handle @beardjones

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Here’s how the Google logo has changed over the last 20 years

Since the iconic search engine's launch, Google's logo has undergone all kinds of changes in order to reflect the times. Here's how it evolved over 20 years.
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Long before Gates or Jobs, 6 women programmed the first digital computer

ENIAC was the world's first electronic digital computer, and though it was glossed over in the history books, it was programmed by a team of six women. Remembering their contributions could inspire young women looking to break into the male-dominated tech industry.
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You may never own a quantum computer, but IBM will still let you use one

There’s currently only a small number of people who have good reason to take advantage of the power of quantum computing, and they’re spread all over the globe. IBM is making sure that they all have the opportunity to work with its standout quantum hardware, thanks to its cloud-based IBM Q platform.
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Blockchain may power future elections, but it’s no silver bullet for fraud

It seems likely that blockchain technology will be introduced to voting systems in the US in the next couple of years. Here’s what it will look like.
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IBM’s blockchain-ready CPU is smaller than a grain of salt, costs just 10 cents

IBM kicked off its Think 2018 conference today with a bombshell announcement: It has made the world's smallest computer, and it's designed from the ground up to work with the blockchain.
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How a former Kodak janitor built MS Paint, the world’s most popular image editor

The software you know as Paint started its life as PC Paintbrush. Digital Trends spoke to its creator about how the project came about, and its lasting popularity.
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SEC shuts down AriseBank initial coin offering after it made fraudulent claims

The initial coin offering for a new cryptocurrency backed by AriseBank has been shut down following various doubts about the project's legitimacy.
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Positron Voyager virtual reality chair snags $1.4 million in seed funding

Positron has announced that the next generation of its Voyager virtual reality chair has received $1.4 million in seed funding at Sundance 2018.
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Google now allows users to mute those annoying reminder ads

Google has unveiled new controls that will allow users to take control of what content is served up to them via the company's ad platform.

Student cracks DNA code to take home $10,000 worth of bitcoin

A student has managed to reveal a message encoded in DNA just days before its three-year deadline was set to elapse.
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A working version of the canceled Xbox smartwatch surfaces

More images of the cancelled Xbox smartwatch have leaked online, showing off the ill-fated device's operating system.
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Camera app gets user interface upgrades in latest Windows 10 build

Microsoft has issued an upgraded version of the Windows 10 Camera app to members of the Insider program as part of build 17074.
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The German ratings board nearly threw the Nintendo Labo in the trash

German video game classification agency the USK has owned up to nearly mistaking Nintendo Labo for waste paper.
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You can use Google’s new Fuchsia operating system on the Pixelbook

Google's in-development operating system Fuchsia can be installed on the Pixelbook, even though it's far from finished.
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Google to expand its cloud infrastructure with three new subsea cables

Google has detailed plans to submerge three new subsea cables to improve the performance of its cloud platform.
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The city of Barcelona is dumping Windows in favor of Linux

The Spanish city of Barcelona is ending its reliance on Microsoft products in favor of free, open-source alternatives.

These wireless carriers provide LTE for Windows Always Connected PCs

Microsoft and Qualcomm have detailed which wireless carriers will provide LTE connectivity for their new line of Always Connected PCs.
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Bungie promises big changes ahead for ‘Destiny 2’ in 2018

Many Destiny 2 players have been turned off by the game's grind and a perceived lack of rewards, and now Bungie is taking action.
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Prepare to die all over again in ‘Dark Souls: Remastered’

Namco Bandai has confirmed that a remastered version of Dark Souls is heading to the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Total War heads to ancient China for ‘Three Kingdoms’ in fall 2018

Creative Assembly announced the next installment in the mainline Total War series, which will be set in ancient China.
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Razer unveils Hyperflux wireless mouse and Nommo speaker line for gamers

Razer has shown off new audio hardware with gamers in mind, as well as a technologically advanced wireless mouse.
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Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

From IBM Watson’s conservative approach to Microsoft Azure’s avant-garde analysis, it seems that machine learning can say a lot about art.
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How ‘Coco VR’ convinced Pixar to put its pixels (and pride) into virtual reality

This year, Pixar took its first steps into the world of virtual reality with 'Coco VR', and the experience could change its filmmaking process for the better.
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The Computer History Museum will open source Apple’s Lisa OS in 2018

The Computer History Museum has announced plans to release an open source version of the operating system for Apple's Lisa computer.
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Apple got a bummer of a Christmas present, cuts iPhone X expectations

iPhone X shipments are set to slow in the first quarter of 2018, with Apple and analysts projecting a lull on the horizon.
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Nvidia will no longer publish new drivers for 32-bit systems

Nvidia has confirmed that it will cease its support for 32-bit hardware following the launch of Release 390.
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Facebook and Microsoft to receive Helen Keller Achievement Awards

The American Foundation for the Blind has announced the recipients of the Helen Keller Achievement Awards for 2017.
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Apple reportedly prepares a universal app framework between iOS and MacOS

A project known as Marzipan is poised to make it easy for developers to publish software that straddles both Apple's iOS and MacOS.

Puzzle game ‘Catherine’ gets a remastered version for PS Vita and PlayStation 4

Atlus' bizarre puzzle platformer Catherine is set to be remastered for release on the PSVita and PlayStation 4.
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North Korea suspected of stealing millions in bitcoin from South Korean exchange

Cryptocurrency now worth over $82 million was stolen from South Korean exchange Bithumb, alongside 30,000 users personal information.
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Obama’s cybersecurity commissioner offers advice on how to keep safe when shopping online

It’s easy to fall foul of cybercrime during the festive season, but these tips from cybersecurity expert Eric Cole will help keep you safe.

Google, Microsoft briefly had internet traffic rerouted through Russia

Security experts have observed suspicious activity, as internet traffic using the Border Gateway Protocol was rerouted via Russia.

‘Daredevil’ and ‘The West Wing’ writer is developing Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’

Daredevil and The West Wing writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has been announced as the showrunner for Netflix's take on The Witcher.
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Acer’s ProDesigner PE320QK offers precise color accuracy for professionals

Acer 's ProDesigner PE320QK monitor, which is built for design professionals and visual artists, is now available in the United States.