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Computer password inventor Fernando Corbato dies at 93

Computer security just lost one of its founders. Fernando “Corby” Corbato, credited with inventing the computer password, has died at the age of 93. The MIT researcher devised the concept of password-protected user accounts when establishing his Compatible Time-Sharing System, which let multiple people use a computer at the same time. It was just a matter of establishing “compartmentalization” and ... Read More »

Computer failure or HAL’s botched upgrade — what Mirage 2000 crash probe is looking at

New Delhi: The probe into the fatal 1 February Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru is focusing on the possibility of either a computer failure or a botched upgrade by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd having led to the incident. Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots testing the upgraded Mirage 2000, Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi, were killed in ... Read More »

Family finance: Why Singhs need to buy life, health insurance at the earliest

Kaushal and Babita Singh are both employed and get a combined monthly salary of Rs 3.42 lakh. They stay with their children aged 20 and 24 and their portfolio is worth Rs 3.7 crore. It comprises Rs 2.3 crore in real estate in the form of two houses and two plots of land, Rs 12.3 lakh in cash, equity worth ... Read More »

HP Board 12th Result 2019 to be out today at 11 am: Check HPBOSE Class 12 scores @ hpbose.org

HP Board 12th Result 2019 to be out today at 11 am: Check HPBOSE Class 12 scores @ hpbose.org HP Board 12th Result 2019: The Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, HPBOSE is all set to declare the results of over one lakh HPBOSE class 12th students today, April 22. All the candidates who appeared for the HPBOSE Class 12 ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a ‘smart home’

Stephen Brashear | Getty Images News | Getty Images Dave Limp, Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices, introduces the ‘smart plug’ during an event at the Amazon Spheres, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle Washington. Earlier this year, Amazon launched a $25 smart plug that lets you control any outlet in your home by voice with an Amazon Echo. That ... Read More »

Updated Honda Africa Twin Bookings Open; Priced At ₹ 13.23 Lakh

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has opened the bookings for the 2018 Honda Africa Twin in India. Since there will be a limited number of units which will be brought to India, at present, Honda will be accepting bookings only from first 50 customers. The bike can be booked at any of the 22 Honda Wing World dealerships in India. The price ... Read More »

BlackBerry KEY2 to Launch at June 7 New York Event

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry’s teased KEY2 smartphone launch Event is scheduled for June 7 in New York It will be the successor to BlackBerry KEYone BlackBerry KEY2, the successor to BlackBerry KEYone smartphone will launch next month. BlackBerryhas not only made it clear that it is still around but is also ready to announce its next smartphone. The company had launched the BlackBerry KEYone, a ... Read More »