Computer

HiiDii Glasses take a hands-off approach to computer use

For people who are physically challenged, or who just have their hands full, utilizing a computer can be challenging. And while there are assistive systems that are mounted on the computer itself, HiiDii Glasses instead utilizes something that the user might be wearing anyway – their specs. Developed by tech startup GWD Bio Intelligence, HiiDii Glasses can be equipped with either prescription or ... Read More »

Computer maker HP to cut thousands of jobs

SAN FRANCISCO: US computer and printer maker HP announced Thursday it will cut more than 10 percent of its global workforce to simplify operations and cut costs. The California-based company said it will trim its workforce of some 55,000 employees by up to 9,000 positions over the next three years. “We are taking bold and decisive actions as we embark ... Read More »

Quantum computer bests all conventional computers in first claim of ‘supremacy’

The age of quantum computing may have begun not with a flashy press conference but with an internet leak. According to a paper posted briefly–and presumably mistakenly–to a lab site, physicists at Google have used a quantum computer to perform a calculation that would overwhelm the world’s best conventional supercomputer. Although the specific computation has no known use, the result ... Read More »

A dip in GDP is part of growth process: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today shrugged off questions on the GDP growth declining to 5 per cent in the first quarter, saying the ups and down are part of the growth process and the government is responding to the current economic challenges to revive demand and consumption in the country. Speaking at a press conference in Chennai, Sitharaman said a dip in the ... Read More »

How To Turn Your Android Phone Into A Computer

If you wish to turn your Android device into a fully functional computer, you can search among the lot of launcher apps on the Google Play Store. On Android, you can bring the desktop UI. There are mainly 3 main methods to do that. You can easily do it by attaching your device to a monitor or a TV with ... Read More »

Russian Startup ‘Muffin Computer’ Wants to Keep Your Smartphone Cozy on Cold Days

I was chugging coffee and eating currywurst in the press room at Messe Berlin, scrolling through the IFA app when I found Muffin Computer. Or should I say Muffin Computer found me. What is Muffin Computer? Muffin Computer is a Russian tech startup—a fact that initially caught my eye as I was hoping to find some interesting European vendors at ... Read More »

Hello, Computer: Inside Apple’s Voice Control

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was big. From dark mode in iOS 13 to the newly-rechristened iPadOS to the unveiling of the born-again Mac Pro and more, Apple’s annual week-long bonanza of all things software was arguably one of the most anticipated and exciting events in recent Apple history. Accessibility certainly contributed to the bigness as well. Every year Apple moves mountains to ensure accessibility’s presence ... Read More »

‘Not even 1 computer per police station in Bihar’

PATNA: At a time when cyber policing is the buzzword and cyber crime cases are on the rise across the country, forget connectivity, scores of police stations across the state do not even have a functioning computer. According to a survey titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report 2019’ released recently, on an average there are six computers per police ... Read More »

The computer-human relationship is evolving

The way in which people interact with computers is undergoing a dramatic shift, and this will have huge effect on the way we work. Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, wasn’t far off the mark in predicting a future where an omnipresent machine (in this case, HAL) could assume the role of “colleague” or “crew member”, capable of speech ... Read More »

To power AI, startup creates a giant computer chip

SAN FRANCISCO: The largest computer chips would usually fit in the palm of your hand. Some could rest on the tip of your finger. Conventional wisdom says anything bigger would be a problem. Now a Silicon Valley startup, Cerebras, is challenging that notion. On Monday, the company unveiled what it claims is the largest computer chip ever built. As big as a ... Read More »