Friday, June 11th, 2021

How the pandemic has affected mental health internet searches

Did America’s collective mental health get worse (and then better) after the first COVID-19 lockdown? JAIMEE BELL, bigthink.com08 February, 2021 According to a new study, there was an influx of internet searches for mental...

Should you trust the search engine for a medical diagnosis? Here’s what doctors say

Self-medication involves pharmacological risks that can result in severe adverse reactions, doctors warn By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |February 8, 2021 Most people, around the world, have the tendency to run a quick Google search, whenever they...

The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

The software company SolarWinds unwittingly allowed hackers’ code into thousands of federal computers. A cybersecurity system called in-toto, which the government paid to develop but never required, might have protected against this. by Peter Elkind and Jack...

SpaceX looks to build next-generation Starlink internet satellites after launching 1,000 so far

PUBLISHED FRI, JAN 29 2021Michael Sheetz, cnbc.com SpaceX is preparing to begin production of the next-generation of its Starlink internet satellites, according to a company job posting, with the company having deployed more than 1,000...

WeLink raises $185M to deliver high-bandwidth wireless internet to the home using 5G

Danny Crichton, techcrunch.comJanuary 7, 2021 Cable or fiber. For the vast majority of American homes, there’s no choice of how customers get their internet access. If you’re lucky to live in some dense urban...

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 –...