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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 »

Computer Baba, Expelled From His Sect, May Set Up New Akhada

omputer Baba said he will mobilise saints and seers of India from December 22 to 30 in Allahabad (FILE) Indore:  Religious leader Computer Baba, who was recently expelled from the Digambar Ani Akhada, said he is mulling to set up a new “akhada“, or sect, when the Kumbh Mela takes places in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Computer Baba, a friend-turned-critic ... Read More »

Using your iPhone with Windows

We’re sure Apple wouldn’t mind if you bought a Mac, but did you know that using Apple’s iCloud will make life easier when using an iPhone and a Windows PC? Apple created an official utility – iCloud for Windows, which synchronizes information, photos, and files with your Windows PC. While this approach is seamless, it doesn’t provide access to all ... Read More »

Toshiba Completes $21 Billion Sale of Chip Unit to Bain Consortium

Embattled conglomerate Toshiba on Friday completed the $21 billion (roughly Rs. 1.41 lakh crores) sale of its prized chip unit to an investment consortium, a move seen as crucial to keeping the Japanese firm afloat. The deal had been delayed while Chinese regulators examined whether it could violate anti-trust laws, but they finally granted approval in mid-May. “Toshiba hereby gives notice that the ... Read More »