Tag Archives: Computer

Python_3 Coming to Bitcoin (BTC), Network Now a Super Computer?

The journey to building a supercomputer on the Bitcoin blockchain has begun with the uploading of Python 3. There are several benefits of bringing on-board Python. First, it is a high-level scripting language. Second, Python_3 is a superior version of Python 2. The upgrade introduced Python features like The_future_module, a new way to use the print function, a new way to read ... Read More »

How to Introduce Your Kid to Coding Without a Computer

If you want to teach your kid how to code, there’s certainly no shortage of apps, iPad-connected toys, motorized kits and programmable pets that you can buy for your future Google employee. Some are great, no doubt, but many focus on isolated skills, which may or may not be relevant in the decades ahead. For young children, what might be ... Read More »

The World’s First Reprogrammable DNA Computer is Here

Flexible Strands A stark limitation to biological computers was that any code programmed into DNA couldn’t be rewritten. UC Davis computer scientist David Doty told Wired that using a DNA computer is “like having to build a new computer out of new hardware just to run a new piece of software.” But now, Doty and his team have built the first DNA-based computer that ... Read More »

How to clear the cache on your Mac computer to make it run more efficiently

You may have heard that it’s important to clear the cache on your various electronic devices every once in a while. But what exactly is caching, and why do our devices use it? Cached data consists of the various temporary files that exist on a reserved area of your computer. According to Apple, cached data on your Mac computer speeds up the downloading ... Read More »

Nvidia Has a Cheap A.I.-Focused Computer for the Do-it-Yourself Crowd

Nvidia’s cutting-edge graphics cards used for playing video games and–increasingly–for performing artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But on Monday, CEO Jensen Huang announced a product for the “maker” market of students, hobbyists, and tinkerers with a tiny $99 computer optimized for A.I and machine learning. Dubbed the Jetson Nano, the 3-inch ... Read More »

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 »

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 »