Computer

Textiles become circuits in ‘The Embroidered Computer’

Google and others have developed smart clothing with built-in integrated circuits, but what if the textile itself formed the circuit? That’s the idea behind The Embroidered Computer, an interactive installation from artist and researcher Irene Posch and designer/artist Ebru Kurbak , shown at this year’s Instanbul Design Biennial.It’s a working 8-bit electromechanical computer made from gold, linen, hematite, wood, silver and copper that ... Read More »

How Sony Sped Up A Factory With These Tiny, $35 Computers

Raspberry Pi’s like this one have helped make Sony’s manufacturing facility in Wales 30% more efficient, according to its general manager. IMAGE VIA SONY Open a box with a Raspberry Pi and it can seem like the rest of the computer is missing. Costing just $35, it’s a stripped-down circuit board covered with metal pins and squares, just enough hardware to power games ... Read More »

All aboard the Computer Bus

Touring villages and spreading the word on digital literacy, the bus is a harbinger of hope for young learners What caught my eye on entering the Zila Parishad (ZP) Primary School, Mordewadi, was the Computer Bus, which I had come to write on, standing stoically a little distance away from the gate, on the school promises. The Computer Bus is ... Read More »

Telling Numbers: Computer Science, Chemistry power India in QS Rankings

The Computer Science departments of 17 Indian institutes have been ranked among the world top 200 in 2019, with those of IIT Bombay (in pic) and IIT Delhi featuring in the top 100. (File) In the latest World QS rankings, Indian universities have excelled in Computer Science, followed by Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy. The Computer Science departments of 17 ... Read More »

HP computer stranded in space

Two HP servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return. Together, they make up the Spaceborne Computer, which operates on the open-source Linux system and has supercomputer processing power. They were sent up to see how durable they would be in ... Read More »

‘Buyer’ grabbed computer from seller, Madison police say

A man supposedly buying a mini computer from a man in a face-to-face sale arranged on Facebook Marketplace robbed the seller of the device instead by winning a tug-of-war over it. The strong arm robbery happened at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Prairie Avenue, Madison police said. The 46-year-old seller of the Mac mini device arranged ... Read More »

Amazon to fund computer science classes at 1,000 U.S. high schools through Future Engineer program

Amazon Future Engineer students. (Business Wire Photo) Amazon said its Future Engineer program will fund computer science classes at more than 1,000 high schools in all 50 states by this fall. This is a rapid expansion for the program that launched in November. Down the road, Amazon aims to reach more than 10 million kids with the coding activities and lessons each ... Read More »

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 »