• COMPUTERS
    TVs are now tablet computers without a touchscreen

    A few weeks back I turned on my television to find out it had stopped receiving two of the free-to-air channels I watched most often. All of the other channels still resolved with perfect, digital clarity, so I couldn’t work out why these two channels – out of four in packaged in a multichannel broadcast […]

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    Newark City Hall computers hacked with ransomware

    Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack. The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, which […]

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    New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers

    These images show light patterns generated by a rhenium-based crystal using a laser method called optical second-harmonic rotational anisotropy. At left, the pattern comes from the atomic lattice of the crystal. At right, the crystal has become a 3-D quantum liquid crystal, showing a drastic departure from the pattern due to the atomic lattice alone. […]

  • Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law admits hacking chef’s computers

    Chris Hutcheson, father of Ramsay’s wife, Tana, on his way to court on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Tuesday 11 April 2017 08.44 EDTFirst published on Tuesday 11 April 2017 08.00 EDT Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law and two of his brothers-in-law have admitted hacking computers at the celebrity chef’s restaurant and business empire during a time of bitter dispute […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Seizure of computers from Enmore NDC

    On Thursday, the eGovernment Project Execution Unit, accompanied by the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU),  descended on the Enmore/Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and seized 15 computers. Its reason for doing this, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, was that it had become aware of a plot by the NDC to […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Google Training Ad Placement Computers to Be Offended

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Over the years, Google trained computer systems to keep copyrighted content and pornography off its YouTube service. But after seeing ads from Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart appear next to racist, anti-Semitic or terrorist videos, its engineers realized their computer models had a blind spot: They did not understand context. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Old computers refurbished for Mid-Ohio Valley schools

    Photo by Kate York Fox Computers owner Jonathan Jeffers, front, and Paul Prachun look over a computer they refurbished at the shop. MARIETTA — A local business owner is hoping to turn one man’s trash into a local school district’s treasure, with plans to refurbish computers and put them directly into the hands of students. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers could get 100,000 times faster thanks to laser light pulses

    Computers could in future run up to 100,000 times faster than today’s electronics after a team of researchers made a breakthrough in so-called ‘lightwave electronics’. The discovery by an international team that electrons in ultrafast laser pulses can be steered through a semiconductor, and at incredibly fast speeds, could even pave the way for quantum […]

  • COMPUTERS
    IRS Ups Deduction vs. Depreciation to $2,500 for Computers, Phones

    The Internal Revenue Service has increased the amount small businesses can expense versus depreciate on their taxes each year. It’s a change that should simplify record keeping and increase the amount of a capital investment you can write off in a year. Specifically, the federal agency has boosted the so-called “IRS safe harbor” limit businesses […]

  • NEWS
    Feds Urge You Uninstall QuickTime from Windows Computers Immediately

    As much as we all love the digital world we currently live in, the issue of security is an annoyance we could all do without. One of the latest security risks was announced by the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) with an alert urging customers to uninstall QuickTime from […]

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    Donald Trump: ‘Computers Have Complicated Lives Very Greatly’

    Photo: Twitter Many people would say that computers have been a boon to both science and society, facilitating calculations and communications unfathomable in the pre-digital age. President-elect Donald Trump, however, is not one of those people. Has Donald Trump Ever Used a Computer? The personal computer revolutionized the American home in the 1980s and 90s. […]

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    HP Reinventing Traditional Computers With Mini Desktop PC

    What you know about the traditional desktop computer, at least on the surface — forget it. HP’s latest entries on the market aim to change what a desktop computer looks like. The company recently introduced the HP Pavilion Mini Desktop and the HP Stream Mini Desktop. Both take the idea of a desktop tower and shrink it down […]