Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Category: Computers

Why a computer isn’t the first thing you need when teaching kids to code

Lynda Colgan, Queen’s University, OntarioDec. 8, 2020 In 2020, COVID-19 hit, and globally, there was a massive shift to online instruction. Educators and parents realized that going forward, now that school boards have invested...

Do you remember the first thing you searched the web for?

By Jody Macgregor May 1, 2021 Agent 47 is searching for that infinite money cheat in The Sims so he can build another creepy murderhouse. It doesn’t matter if it wasn’t videogame-related, though the odds of...

Computer Services Is Poised To Become A Dividend King This Year

Aristofanis Papadatos, Computer Services, Inc. (CSVI)seekingalpha.com Apr. 13, 2021 Summary CSVI has raised its dividend for 49 consecutive years. Thanks to its rock-solid balance sheet, its healthy payout ratio, and its promising growth prospects,...

Why Computers Won’t Make Themselves Smarter

We fear and yearn for “the singularity.” But it will probably never come. By Ted Chiang, newyorker.comMarch 30, 2021 In the eleventh century, St. Anselm of Canterbury proposed an argument for the existence of God...

FOR COMPUTERS, SMART IS NOT THE SAME THING AS FAST

In response to a reader’s good question … ERIC HOLLOWAY MARCH 23, 2021 In a recent article, I argued that computers are not, and never can become smarter. An insightful reader wrote to ask, “What if smartness...

Laptops, desktop sales see ‘renaissance;’ shortages won’t ease until 2022

By Paresh Dave, reuters.comDECEMBER 24, 2020 OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – The world stocked up on laptop and desktop computers in 2020 at a level not seen since the iPhone debuted in 2007, and manufacturers still...

Wearable that detects hand gestures could one day control prosthetics and computers

The device uses a hyperdimensional computing algorithm to update itself with new information Thomas Macaulay, thenextweb.comDecember 22, 2020 UC Berkeley researchers have developed a gesture-detecting wearable that they believe could be used to control prosthetics...

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening on these so-called brain-computer interfaces. More researchers and companies are moving into the area. Yet major challenges remain, from...

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

Jory Denny, University of RichmondOctober 16, 2020, theconversation.com The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used throughout computing –...

Almost all Newark students now have laptops, district official says, though some tech challenges remain

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat NewarkSep 17, 2020 Nearly every student in the Newark school system now has a device for online learning, a district official said Wednesday — a significant achievement in a city where...