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    LOUISIANA GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS KNOCKED OUT AFTER RANSOMWARE ATTACK

    (Reuters) – Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification. Many state agencies had their servers taken down in response to the attack, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a series of messages posted […]

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    Microsoft’s Sunayana makes computers understand mixed speech

      Sunayana Sitaram was in third year of her undergraduate engineering course in NIT Surat when she participated in a three-day conference at Carnegie Mellon University, US, aimed at encouraging women to pursue higher education and research. It turned out to be a watershed moment in her life. “Not only was the seminar radically inspiring, I […]

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    MIT MEDIA LAB PROMISED SYRIAN REFUGEES FOOD COMPUTERS THAT COULD GROW ANY PLANT—BUT THEY DIDN’T WORK

    Personal food computers (PFCs) developed by the Open Agricultural Initiative in MIT’s Media Lab and sent to Syrian refugee camps in Amman, Jordan have been revealed to be nonfunctional, according to an article published by IEEE Spectrum. The machines had been delivered to the United Nations World Food Programme which planned to give the computers to […]

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    Apple Mac Pro computers across Hollywood were mysteriously crashing, and it turned out a Google Chrome update was the culprit

    A mysterious wave of crashing Apple Mac Pro computers affected several film and TV editors in Los Angeles on Monday, and it was initially thought that video editing software Avid was to blame, according to Variety. Indeed, the crashing Macs appeared to be localized in Los Angeles, and those reporting the crashes commonly run the Avid […]

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    Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

    This is a neat image of Planet Earth, showing another beautiful day in the Mediterranean. The outlines of Italy, Corsica and Sardinia are unmistakable. The view to the west includes the Balearics. What’s interesting about the picture is that it was taken with a commercial off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi computer and camera. The UK satellite company […]

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    Kashmir Dispatch 8 | 100 Journalists, 4 Computers, 1 Mobile Phone and Lousy Internet: Reporting Live-Ish from Lockdown

    Srinagar: One has to wait, sometimes for hours, to access the email. The conference hall at a local hotel in Srinagar is packed with journalists. Four computers in a corner are always bordered by eager reporters, flash drives at the ready. Two of these systems are mostly occupied by government information department officials. These four […]

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    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 […]