Computer

Cloud backup service Backblaze is raising its prices

Backblaze is a fantastic option for automatically backing up your computer’s files to the cloud, where they’re free from the potential threats of theft or damage that external hard drives can face. But as with many good things, this one is about to get a bit more expensive. The company has announced that it’s going to be increasing its subscription costs slightly ... Read More »

Grant to help Boston-based group develop computer class at Waterville High School

WATERVILLE — When students at Waterville Junior High School sign up for their high school courses next week, they’ll have a new option that wasn’t part of the curriculum before: computer science. The elective class, named Cyber Panthers, will include instruction in app development, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other 21st century fields not currently taught. Kim Quinn Hutchinson, executive ... Read More »

How to Recover a Stolen Computer From an Ex-employee in 7 Easy Steps

As many as 60 percent of employees who are laid off, fired or quit admit to stealing company data. Sometimes they download information on their way out the door. Sometimes they email information to a personal email account. And sometimes they simply fail to return a company laptop or other device that contains the data. In the latter case, according ... Read More »

Is your computer hurting you? Check out these ‘ergonomic’ tips

Quickly, calculate how much time you spend in front of digital devices, such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. Be honest. According to a recent Nielsen report, American adults now spend about 11 hours per day on technology — that’s about two-thirds of the time we’re awake — and the number climbs higher for those who work in front of a ... Read More »

Thinking about getting computer glasses? Read this first

My entire career has been spent in front of a computer, staring at bright screen, and I’m far from alone. The average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year(!) in front of a computer screen. And that’s just while we’re at the office — we’re also addicted to using our phones all day long. All of that screen time seems to come with ... Read More »

No computer in 82% rural schools: Survey

Poor condition of a government school in the Phalian Mandal area on the outskirts of Jammu. File photo Vikas Sharma Tribune News Service Jammu, The state has failed to upgrade the infrastructure in schools run by it. The problem, however, seems to be more in rural areas, where students are deprived of many facilities. This has been revealed in the ... Read More »

UA research team studies human-computer interaction

Students working in the UA Human Technology Interaction Lab are reimagining the definition of computer science and the uses of computers when working in connection with the human brain. With an approximate $276,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Chris Crawford, assistant professor of computer science at the University, leads a research team that is working to develop technology that ... Read More »

Counterclockwise: computer makers fail at making phones time and again

Apple started as a computer company, but is currently one of the most influential smartphone makers out there (in fact, most of the company’s profits come from the iPhone). However, Apple is the exception – most computer companies struggled and gave up the phone-making business. HP is the largest PC manufacturer in the world. It even found success in the ... Read More »

EXCUSE ME, I HAVE TO FEED THE COMPUTER

It is a staple of science fiction to see a brain in a jar or other container, maybe used as some sort of computer device. You are probably imagining a brain-powered supercomputer with a room full of humans with electrodes in their heads, or maybe some other primate. The reality though is it might be just a small dish full ... Read More »

Arun Jaitley Says Snooping Powers For Agencies Came Up Under Congress

After the opposition came down heavily on the government for empowering several investigating agencies to intercept and monitor data on computers, Union minister Arun Jaitley defended the move saying that the authorisation was given under rules framed during the UPA regime in 2009. “Converting India into a police state isn’t going to solve your problems, Modi Ji. It’s only going ... Read More »