Computer

I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

I’m a lecturer in computer science at Stanford. I’ve taught at least four different programming languages, including assembly. I’ve had a single-digit employee number in a startup. Yes, I’m a woman in tech. I have known, worked for, and taught countless men who could have written the now-infamous Google “manifesto” — or who are on some level persuaded by it. ... Read More »

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

No, it’s not the only glowing cube PC you can buy. But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. And it’s not just about the looks: This PC seems remarkably small considering the potent components you’ll find inside. ... Read More »

Do Schools Just Want the Cheapest Computers?

Students using Apple iPads in a middle school classroom in Wellsville, New York.  Photo credit: Education Images UIG via Getty Images Aaron in for a vacationing Adam on this muggy Wednesday in Boston. Applereported quarterly results last night and buried in all the iPhone excitement was an interesting statistic that caught my eye: iPad sales to schools jumped 32% from last year. ... Read More »

You can now get one of the best anti-virus tools for your computer for free

Adam Berry/Getty Images … Kaspersky Labs, one of the leading providers of anti-virus software, announced on Tuesday that it’ll be offering its computer-protecting services for free .The free service is called Kaspersky Free, and it includes anti-virus scanning and protection for your files, emails, and web usage, as well as automatic updates, and a quarantine service to safely contain malicious computer bugs. ... Read More »

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised. Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting some Mac computers for years. FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on users through the computer’s camera, captures images of what’s displayed on the ... Read More »

Beauty spot or landscape blot? Computer trained to judge scenery

Wordsworth found it in a host of daffodils; Nan Shepherd in the nooks of the Cairngorms. For Monet it popped up all over the place, from the windmills and canals of Amsterdam, to the sailing boats of Argenteuil. What lends a scene beauty has long been left to the poets and painters to define, but that may be about to ... Read More »

Kano Launches Pixel Kit DIY Light-Up Computer

Nearly a year after its successful Kickstarter campaign, Kano’s Pixel Kit is now available to the masses. The LEGO-like light board boasts 128 pixels that bring to life your own games, data, artwork, and music. For $79.99, you get a box of buttons, boards, batteries, books, and beyond. Build the Pixel Kit yourself, then connect it to a computer (Mac or PC) and ... Read More »

There’s a bizarre 80’s computer app hidden in Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ reissue

There’s a very bizarre Easter egg hidden in Radiohead’s latest album. Buried within the boxed edition of the band’s OK Computer anniversary release is a computer program for a 1980’s computer with a hidden message. SEE ALSO: Type ‘spinner’ into Google for a fidgety surprise Discovered by a group of dedicated fans on Reddit, the program is for a ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit computer that was popular ... Read More »

Reliance Jio data leak: Computer course dropout arrested from Rajasthan, will soon be brought to Mumbai

The Maharashtra police have arrested a computer course dropout from Rajasthan for allegedly leaking database of Reliance Jio customers on a website. He will be produced in a court in Rajasthan for transit remand and will then be brought to Navi Mumbai. Forensic analysis is under way to find out if Jio’s database has been leaked and how the accused ... Read More »

Laptop Ban: Emirates, Turkish Airlines Say Exempted From Electronics Restriction

HIGHLIGHTS The ban was lifted “effective immediately” on Dubai International Emirates blamed travel restrictions for a drop in demand on US flights The UK ban does not apply to flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on US-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates and Turkish Airlines said ... Read More »