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How to activate and access iCloud Drive on a Mac computer

While iPads and iPhones are obviously great devices, the Mac is still one of the best bits of consumer technology in the modern era. Apple’s iCloud is a great way to share data and projects across devices, and with the Mac’s enhanced ability to execute projects (from Photoshop to video editing to writing, Mac still rules supreme), you should know how to access iCloud from your Mac computer. There are several ways to quickly and easily ... Read More »

Your Smart Toaster Can’t Hold a Candle to the Apollo Computer

Without the computers on board the Apollo spacecraft, there would have been no moon landing, no triumphant first step, no high-water mark for human space travel. A pilot could never have navigated the way to the moon, as if a spaceship were simply a more powerful airplane. The calculations required to make in-flight adjustments and the complexity of the thrust ... Read More »

A roadmap for 15th Finance Commission

Successive Finance Commissions (FCs) have kept the Indian federation going by judicating between the Centre and the States. As a non-political body above conflicts of interest it is one of the sterling institutions that sustain Indian democracy. But as Plan expenditures were prioritised under planning, the original constitutional mandate, which was to equalise opportunities for every citizen by ensuring uniform ... Read More »

Linux computer seller System76 is having a massive summer sale

Do you need a new laptop or desktop, but don’t know what to buy? Don’t worry; this is a pretty common dilemma. While you can, of course, look into a Mac or Windows 10 computer, you should consider Linux too. A computer running, say, Ubuntu, can be great for productivity, education, creation, and more. Best of all, many top-tier Linux ... Read More »

It Could Take More Than a Century to Close the Computer Science Gap: Broadsheet

EVERYONE’S TALKING • One hell of a gap. A new study from Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a research lab in Seattle, finds that when it comes to closing the gender gap in computer science, we may be even further away than we thought. To gauge the state of the gap, the researchers concentrated on the number of computer science research papers ... Read More »

Dish will install your smart home gadgets for a flat fee

Dish is having another go at the smart home. The satellite TV provider has been offering smart technology installation services to its own customers for years, but today it launches OnTech, a service that will set up a whole range of devices for you, whether you’re an existing customer or not. OnTech technicians can help install everything from smart locks and ... Read More »

A FAITHFUL REPLICA OF AN EARLY COMPUTER TRAINER

Turn the clock back six decades or so and imagine you’re in the nascent computer business. You know your product has immense value, but only to a limited customer base with the means to afford such devices and the ability to understand them and put them to use. You know that the market will eventually saturate unless you can create ... Read More »

Dhoni Is Faster Than A Computer: Akhtar

London: Former Pakistan quick Shoaib Akhar said MS Dhoni is faster than a computer when it comes to cricketing acumen. “Dhoni is faster than a computer. Whatever a computer can say about playing on a certain wicket, I believe that MS Dhoni can do it faster,” said the former Pakistan pacer in his YouTube channel. Dhoni scored 34 and effected a ... Read More »

When will you next buy a mobile phone?

The days when people camped outside stores to get their hands on the latest smartphone may well be numbered, if recent sales figures are anything to go by. Despite a dazzling array of new devices on display at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: phones that fold, phones with buttons, phones with enormous batteries, expensive phones, budget phones, 5G-ready phones… they ... Read More »

THE NO-CPU COMPUTER GETS A C COMPILER

C is the most perfect language and it will run on anything. It will even run on a computer without a CPU. The computer in question here is the Gigatron, a fully-functional ‘home computer’ the likes of which you would find in the late 70s and early 80s, complete with a VGA output. What makes the Gigatron exceptional is the fact that ... Read More »