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The Organelle is a music computer that can do almost anything

Not long ago, “portable” was basically a synonym for “toy” when it came to keyboards and synthesizers. Sure, a classic Casio like the VL-1 is not without its charms. But it’s not exactly a serious musical instrument. That’s changed a lot in recent years, partially due to miniaturization and clever engineering but mostly thanks to the relentless march forward of computing power. ... Read More »

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 »

Safely charge all your gadgets with a discounted Belkin surge protectors

Odds are you have more than one or two devices that you need to charge on a regular basis, and that can be a pain at times since most people don’t have an abundance of wall outlets just hanging around unused. Surge protectors, or power strips, are a great way to charge up multiple devices from a single wall receptacle, ... 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 »

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 »

On a global education overdrive

Fiona Docherty of UNSW. The University of New South Wales recently hosted India Open Days in four metros where prospective students and parents had direct access to teaching staff, admission and visa processes; post-degree internship and recruitment opportunities. In Delhi for the Open Day, Fiona Docherty, vice president, external affairs, UNSW, Sydney, talks about what is in store for Indian ... Read More »

A DECADES-OLD COMPUTER SCIENCE PUZZLE WAS SOLVED IN TWO PAGES

A paper posted online this month has settled a nearly 30-year-old conjecture about the structure of the fundamental building blocks of computer circuits. This “sensitivity” conjecture has stumped many of the most prominent computer scientists over the years, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet. QUANTA MAGAZINE ABOUT Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta ... Read More »

A computer system that knows how you feel

Researchers use fMRI brain imaging technology at CU Boulder. Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a romantic comedy from a horror film? Yes, and so can your brain, according to research published this week by CU Boulder neuroscientists. ... Read More »

How to change your Twitter username on a computer or mobile device

Facebook only allows you to change your username once every few months, and the name you choose must be at least a reflection of your real legal name, though common sobriquets are acceptable. Twitter, on the other hand, has no such limitations in place when it comes to usernames. You can change your Twitter username daily if you so choose, and it can ... Read More »