Tag Archives: Computer

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

No, it’s not the only glowing cube PC you can buy. But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. And it’s not just about the looks: This PC seems remarkably small considering the potent components you’ll find inside. ... Read More »

You can now get one of the best anti-virus tools for your computer for free

Adam Berry/Getty Images … Kaspersky Labs, one of the leading providers of anti-virus software, announced on Tuesday that it’ll be offering its computer-protecting services for free .The free service is called Kaspersky Free, and it includes anti-virus scanning and protection for your files, emails, and web usage, as well as automatic updates, and a quarantine service to safely contain malicious computer bugs. ... Read More »

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised. Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting some Mac computers for years. FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on users through the computer’s camera, captures images of what’s displayed on the ... Read More »

Beauty spot or landscape blot? Computer trained to judge scenery

Wordsworth found it in a host of daffodils; Nan Shepherd in the nooks of the Cairngorms. For Monet it popped up all over the place, from the windmills and canals of Amsterdam, to the sailing boats of Argenteuil. What lends a scene beauty has long been left to the poets and painters to define, but that may be about to ... Read More »

Kano Launches Pixel Kit DIY Light-Up Computer

Nearly a year after its successful Kickstarter campaign, Kano’s Pixel Kit is now available to the masses. The LEGO-like light board boasts 128 pixels that bring to life your own games, data, artwork, and music. For $79.99, you get a box of buttons, boards, batteries, books, and beyond. Build the Pixel Kit yourself, then connect it to a computer (Mac or PC) and ... Read More »

There’s a bizarre 80’s computer app hidden in Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ reissue

There’s a very bizarre Easter egg hidden in Radiohead’s latest album. Buried within the boxed edition of the band’s OK Computer anniversary release is a computer program for a 1980’s computer with a hidden message. SEE ALSO: Type ‘spinner’ into Google for a fidgety surprise Discovered by a group of dedicated fans on Reddit, the program is for a ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit computer that was popular ... Read More »

Reliance Jio data leak: Computer course dropout arrested from Rajasthan, will soon be brought to Mumbai

The Maharashtra police have arrested a computer course dropout from Rajasthan for allegedly leaking database of Reliance Jio customers on a website. He will be produced in a court in Rajasthan for transit remand and will then be brought to Navi Mumbai. Forensic analysis is under way to find out if Jio’s database has been leaked and how the accused ... Read More »

Ransomware Virus Hits Computer Servers across the Globe

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms. Cyber security experts said those behind the attack appeared to have exploited the same type of hacking tool used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds ... Read More »

Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

Undergraduate tech students from universities around the country convened at Cornell this past week for a week-long computer science workshop, encouraging students to consider graduate degrees in the field. The workshop, Software Defined Network Interface, aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in computer science. The participants come from various universities including North Carolina State University and ... Read More »

Designing Antiviral Proteins Via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly ... Read More »