• ELECTRONICS
    Computer generation chooses electronics

    CHANDIGARH: Call it the rise of intelligent machines. Electronics and computers are the most sought after seats after the first round of intake in five engineering colleges. With 344 takers for the BE/BTech in electronics and 343 for computers, there’s nothing much to separate the two branches in the admissions being conducted by a joint […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computer that reads body language

    Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed methods to detect the body pose, including facial expressions and hand positions, of multiple individuals. This enables computers to not only identify parts of the body, but to understand how they are moving and positioned. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Cyberattack Forces West Virginia Hospital to Scrap Its Computer Systems

    Princeton Community Hospital in rural West Virginia will scrap and replace its entire computer network after being struck by the cyberattack paralyzing computers globally. The cyberattack, known as Petya, froze the hospital’s electronic medical record system early Tuesday, leaving doctors unable to review patients’ medical history or transmit laboratory and pharmacy orders, said Rose Morgan, […]

  • NEWS
    A Computer Designed Stanley Black & Decker’s New Tool

    Stanley Black & Decker has enlisted an algorithm’s help to redesign a tool for electricians, marking a big shift from relying on humans to do the job. For the past several months, the industrial and household tool giant has been experimenting with cutting-edge technologies to produce the tool, which is used to fix hanging electrical […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computer and internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85

    Robert Taylor, tech innovator. Gardner Campbell via Wikipedia CC Robert Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had suffered from Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt told The New York Times. While […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This Photo Shows How Computer Chips Were Made in 1975

    Re-Exposure is an occasional Motherboard feature where we look back on delightful old tech photos from wire service archives. ADVERTISEMENT “It looks like a three-dimensional skyline. You can get totally lost in it.” Last year, photographer Christoph Morlinghaus gained notice in Wired for a project of his that involved taking very high-resolution shots of microprocessors […]

  • The Microprocessor: A Computer Revolution

    A microprocessor is a small silicon chip — rectangular in shape — and usually one square inch. It is made up thousands of transistors that are inter-connected with one another by electronic means. Microprocessors are embedded on motherboards. The function of a microprocessor is to control the arithmetic and logical operations of the Central Processing Unit […]

  • NEWS
    Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

    The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This Podium Works like a Touch Screen Computer

    Imagine showcasing your product demo on a drafting table that works like your iPad. Imagine hooking a projector to this table for large screen presentations on the nearest wall. Now imagine all you need is your laptop to bring these features, and many more, to life. Creators of the IKKUT touch screen podium have been […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Samsung Flow Connects Tablet, Computer — Even Your TV

    Samsung has unveiled Flow, a new device handoff feature that will eventually let you start an activity on one device and move it to another. This means you could eventually get an email notification on your smartwatch then switch to your smartphone or tablet to read. Finally, you could switch to your laptop when you’re […]