• COMPUTERS
    RFID Is as Important as Computers

    May 26, 2019— The radio frequency identification industry has not done a good job of communicating how important RFID technology is to the future of business. The reason, I believe, is that RFID can do many things, both large and small, and so companies focus on selling products and applications for specific industries. The press and technology analysts haven’t grasped the […]

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    Running LEDs in reverse could cool computers

    The quest to find more efficient methods for cooling computers is almost as high on scientists’ agendas as the desire to discover better battery chemistries. More cooling is crucial for reducing costs. It would also allow for more powerful processing to take place in smaller spaces, where limited processing should be crunching numbers instead of […]

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    Update: Dell Fixed My Bricked Computer

    My broken Alienware computer has become quite a controversy in the last week, but in the end, Dell came through for me. I recently did a fresh install of Windows on my Alienware Aurora desktop computer. I went to Dell’s website and downloaded all of the recommended updates, including a bios update. The bios update froze […]

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    INSIDE THE HIGH-STAKES RACE TO MAKE QUANTUM COMPUTERS WORK

    DEEP BENEATH THE Franco-Swiss border, the Large Hadron Collider is sleeping. But it won’t be quiet for long. Over the coming years, the world’s largest particle accelerator will be supercharged, increasing the number of proton collisions per second by a factor of two and a half. Once the work is complete in 2026, researchers hope to […]

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    IBM’s quantum computing ambitions get exponential like Moore’s Law

    Quantum computers are just weird, with data processed by qubits that can store ones and zeros at the same time. But they’re like regular “classical” computers in one obvious way: Their designers want them to run faster. Now, with machines like its Q System One, IBMhas not only proposed a convenient single number to calibrate a speedometer […]

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    Raspberry Pi: No longer the fastest $35 computer but still the best

    The past year has produced a steady stream of single-board computers that surpass the specs of the flagship Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, some of which have also matched its rock-bottom $35 price tag. But getting hands-on with these boards reveals the specs sheet only tells half the story. Boot up one of these theoretically […]

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    Why Quantum Computing’s Time Is Now

    DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing.  Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information.  A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication. Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology […]

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    Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future

    In 1982, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman conceived of an ultrapowerful calculator that relies on microscopic particles to operate. He called his idea a “quantum” computer, referring to the laws that govern nature at a subatomic level. Today, some of the technology industry’s biggest companies, such as IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and China’s Alibaba, have latched onto the idea. They, […]

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    Chinese Embassy hands over 44 computers to Mveso

    Chief Mandla Mandela and Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian Johannesburg – Schools around former President Nelson Mandela’s birthplace are set to have a major boost. On Monday, the Chinese Embassy in South Africa will hand over 44 computers to the community of Mveso in the Eastern Cape. Up to 22 of the computers […]

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    Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?

    We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ­assistants, such as Google Home, ­Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri. Indeed, as they have proven capable of carrying out tasks such as ­playing music and setting alarms, we have been happy to ask them to do so. But […]

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    Computers could write full, and wrong, news stories

    A research group backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights has released a paper showing that technology that can generate realistic news stories from little more than a headline suggestion is poised to advance rapidly in the coming years. OpenAI, the group backed by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, among others, was founded to research how to make […]

  • Alleged hacker who avoided extradition to US seeks return of computers

     Lauri Love was arrested in 2013. He continues to protest his innocence and has not been charged. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images A computer activist who successfully resisted attempts to extradite him to the US over alleged hacking has applied for the return of his confiscated computers, after the National Crime Agency confirmed he is still […]