A Japanese supercomputer has grabbed the title of fastest computer on earth in the new Top 500 Supercomputing List officially unveiled at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg today. The K Computer is based at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, and smashes the previous supercomputing records with a processing power of more than 8 petaflop/s (quadrillion calculations per second) - three times that of its nearest rival.
Mischievous hacking group LulzSec has fallen victim to its own tactics, with a blog appearing to expose those behind the outfit's antics. The blog lulzsecexposed.blogspot.com outs some of the identities of known or suspected 'members' of the group and contains a load of IRC chat logs between suspected Lulzers.
The famous dating and networking website, BeautifulPeople.com has reportedly rejected around 30,000 of its members’ applications who were wrongly admitted to the website due to an alleged attack by a virus named Shrek. The Denmark based website has a policy of giving membership to new people upon approval from its 700,000 existing members. The Shrek virus allowed the new members to bypass all the selection barricades in the membership procedure and get admitted without approval from its members reports PCWorld.
Sony has announced the availability of an updated version of the PlayStation 3 console, the CECH-3000B, which weighs less than the current model at 2.6Kg and consumes 30W less power at 170W while fitting in the same chassis. It will come with a 320GB hard disk drive and will cost the same as the current model; Japanese buyers will unsurprisingly receive the console first later this month and hopefully other territories will follow shortly.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has launched a new tablet called the Mediapad, the first device to sport Android Honeycomb 3.2, a sign perhaps that it is working very closely with Google on some products. Honeycomb 3.2 doesn't officially exist according to Android's website, which is treating Honeycomb 3.1 as being "new" bearing in mind that the first Honeycomb product, the Motorola XOOM, was only launched earlier this year at CES.