Tag Archives: Computer

Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

Undergraduate tech students from universities around the country convened at Cornell this past week for a week-long computer science workshop, encouraging students to consider graduate degrees in the field. The workshop, Software Defined Network Interface, aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in computer science. The participants come from various universities including North Carolina State University and ... Read More »

Designing Antiviral Proteins Via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly ... Read More »

Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer

Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro after his keynote address to Apple’s annual world wide developer conference. It’s taken a while but Apple is finally following through on its leader’s desire for iPads to replace computers. In November 2015, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? ... Read More »

Apple needs to sell a computer with a good GPU for $1,000, not $5,000

A few months ago, Apple offered a rare near-apology for the Mac Pro. “We designed ourselves into a bit of a corner,” said Craig Federighi, which is probably the best way to say it. Apple was so focused on whether it could put workstation components into a beautiful, tiny trash can form factor, that it never bothered to ask if ... Read More »

​This Computer Can Predict If You’ll Die Within 5 Years

Death and taxes are both inevitable, and while the latter roles around each year like clockwork, no one’s quite sure when the Grim Reaper will come calling for them. But a new technological advance might provide a little more clarity for your expiration date: An artificial-intelligence computer can predict your lifespan, new research from the University of Adelaide in Australia ... Read More »

Microsoft Plans to Have a DNA-Based Computer by 2020

Computerized DNA. Pixababy. Moore’s Law will run out soon. This is the idea that computer processing power doubles every 18 months. Some scientists say they can even see our progress beginning to slow. The microchip can only get so small. At a certain point, the silicon will be too small and thin for the heat it’ll endure and it’ll fry ... Read More »

BA computer crash: passengers face third day of disruption at Heathrow

Press Association Monday 29 May 2017 02.38 BSTLast modified on Monday 29 May 2017 07.47 BST British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the beleaguered airline continues to deal with the fallout from a computer crash. Both Heathrow and Gatwick have warned Bank Holiday travellers that they should check the status of their flights before travelling ... Read More »

Acer’s new computer range keeps it thin

Acer’s Nitro 5 laptop for casual gamers. Acer We first got a glimpse of the Nitro 5 at the Acer press conference last month, and Acer is leaning heavy on “modern titles at a mainstream price.” Designed in different configurations to hit a variety of needs for casual gamers, the Nitro 5 will start at $799 in July (converting to ... Read More »

How to Use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant From a Computer

igital assistant apps of all kinds are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to invest in a smart speaker to start chatting to one: with a little know-how you can get Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant up and running on your computer. Here’s what you need to do. If you suddenly find yourself taken with the idea of ... Read More »

This computer language is teaching kids to code

“What are you making?” he’d ask. And they would proudly say, “A game!” or whatever it was, and begin showing him how it works. Zuckerberg would stop them. “Show me the code!” he’d say, because, well, he’s Zuckerberg, and any occasion is ripe for an ad hoc programming review. And that’s when the kid would click on a menu that ... Read More »