• COMPUTERS
    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 […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Computer Models Simplify the Synthesis of Organic Electronics

    Organic electronics could change the electronics industry  with their high cost-efficiencies and versatility compared with more commonly used inorganic electronics. For example, their flexibility could let companies print them like paper or put them into clothing to power wearable electronics. However, they have failed to gain much industry traction due to the difficulty of controlling […]

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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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    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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    Indian Police Break Up International Computer Virus Scam

    Police said Thursday that they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price. UP police officer Ajay Pal Sharma said those arrested Tuesday and Wednesday […]

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    Opinion | Catch a quantum computer and pin it down

    Urmila Mahadev has a soft voice with slightly nasal inflections, rounding out what we in India would have no hesitation in describing as a “generic American accent”. With gadgets in each hand controlling her presentation and her microphone, she speaks for an hour and she speaks in English and yet I fully grasp only parts […]

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    Apple Set to Counter Microsoft By Building ‘Star’ Hybrid Computer With ARM Processors: Report

    HIGHLIGHTS Apple is reportedly developing its hybrid computer Codenamed Star, the device will be powered by ARM processors It is also said to run a derivative of iOS Amid rumours of the Mac ecosystem coming a step closer to iOS, Apple is now reportedly building a hybrid computer that is said to use ARM processors. The new device, codenamed ‘Star’, […]

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    Your computer could be being used to mine for cryptocurrency

    Your computer may be harvesting cryptocurrencies without your permission thanks to a large number of popular websites reportedly being infected with malware that uses visitor’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies. According to a BBC report, a scan of some of the most popular websites on the web found hundreds to be harbouring malicious mining code. Mining cryptocurrencies require […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Master computer science with 124 hours of training

    This bundle replaces an expensive college education, with 980 hands-on video tutorials. You learn a range of skills, from fintech with Python and R, to big data with Hadoop and Spark. Stack Commerce When the tech giants hire new talent, they invariably look for people with computer science skills. Knowing how machines think lets you […]

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    IBM Just Broke The Record of Simulating Chemistry With a Quantum Computer

    The Future of Quantum Computing Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, making a significant leap forward in our modelling of chemical reactions. Image Source: Berkeley University The simulations were carried out by IBM on superconducting hardware, and this milestone just pushed into new territory for […]