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 Monday, 16-February-2015  16:21:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A notebook belonging to Alan Turing will be for sale soon. Hatton has handled the first editions of Galileo's "Dialogo" and Newton's "Principia" as well as manuscripts written by Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman. Yet she counts Turing's journal, surfacing publicly for the first time since his death 61 years ago, as one of the top scientific documents she's held. That's because it's the most extensive example of Turing's handwritten notations -- covering 56 pages -- ever seen. Bonhams, which will put the document up for auction in April, expects it to fetch "at least seven figures," a portion of which will go to charity.

Kaspersky claim that malware has been used to steal millions from banks. In a report to be published on Monday, and provided in advance to The New York Times, Kaspersky Lab says that the scope of this attack on more than 100 banks and other financial institutions in 30 nations could make it one of the largest bank thefts ever — and one conducted without the usual signs of robbery.

Vint Cerf has warned that lots of digitised material may be lost from the current era as technology changes. Is this a new problem? There's lots of data out there on tape which is difficult to retrieve now. Humanity’s first steps into the digital world could be lost to future historians, Vint Cerf told the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in San Jose, California, warning that we faced a “forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century” through what he called “bit rot”, where old computer files become useless junk. Although, I did realise the other day that my photos backup doesn't seem to have any images from my first digital camera, so I should probably find those and add them to the archive.

TechSpot benchmarked Evolve, using the latest CryEngine. We've been eagerly anticipating more games based on the latest CryEngine build and now that wait is over: after being delayed from its original October 2014 release date, Evolve has launched this week on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios (creator of Left 4 Dead), Evolve is the company's latest squad-based co-op shooter and unsurprisingly, it calls for some fairly beefy hardware.

Meanwhile Guru3D compared video cards in Dying Light. In this article we benchmark Dying Light - almost 30 graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.

Here's an interesting morphing touchscreen for tablets, called Phorm.

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