Tag Archives: Computer

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 »

Russian Startup ‘Muffin Computer’ Wants to Keep Your Smartphone Cozy on Cold Days

I was chugging coffee and eating currywurst in the press room at Messe Berlin, scrolling through the IFA app when I found Muffin Computer. Or should I say Muffin Computer found me. What is Muffin Computer? Muffin Computer is a Russian tech startup—a fact that initially caught my eye as I was hoping to find some interesting European vendors at ... Read More »

Hello, Computer: Inside Apple’s Voice Control

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was big. From dark mode in iOS 13 to the newly-rechristened iPadOS to the unveiling of the born-again Mac Pro and more, Apple’s annual week-long bonanza of all things software was arguably one of the most anticipated and exciting events in recent Apple history. Accessibility certainly contributed to the bigness as well. Every year Apple moves mountains to ensure accessibility’s presence ... Read More »

‘Not even 1 computer per police station in Bihar’

PATNA: At a time when cyber policing is the buzzword and cyber crime cases are on the rise across the country, forget connectivity, scores of police stations across the state do not even have a functioning computer. According to a survey titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report 2019’ released recently, on an average there are six computers per police ... 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 »

The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 3

During the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) by the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (see Part 1 and Part 2 for the complete backstory), an inauspicious event occurred sometime during 1965-1966, while the Gemini missions were going on. The Gemini program helped NASA get ready for the Apollo Moon landings missions by testing out rendezvous and other critical techniques and technologies. Ten crews flew ... Read More »

Why Computer Science Needs The Humanities

The humanities are under assault. University administrators eye falling enrollment and the lucrative funding streams of their engineering campuses, while parents shepherd their children towards high-paying technology jobs the press touts as today’s ticket to a stable career. Across nearly every humanities major, enrollment has been falling precipitously. Yet as students flock to STEM careers like computer science, they are losing the ... 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 »

How to check which version of Windows your computer is running

Do you know which version of Windows you’re running? Most of the time, there’s little reason to care. But sometimes you need to know. Some programs and computer hardware will only work with a specific version of Windows, for example. You might also need to know if it’s time to upgrade. Microsoft generally supports each version of its operating system for about ten years, ... 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 »