Curious Kids: What was the first computer?

September 24, 2019

The first modern electronic digital computer was called the Atanasoff–Berry computer, or ABC. It was built by physics Professor John Vincent Atanasoff and his graduate student, Clifford Berry, in 1942 at Iowa State College, now known as Iowa State University. That’s where I have been teaching computer engineering for over 30 years, and I’m also a collector […]

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What’s new and what isn’t about Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface

July 19, 2019

Late Tuesday night, fans and haters of Elon Musk turned out by the thousands to watch an internet live-stream of the first public presentation by Neuralink, a company the Tesla billionaire formed two years ago with the dramatic (if not entirely new) goal of connecting people’s brains to computers. So how did Neuralink do? The three-hour event […]

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Computer help: How to rid yourself of sophisticated ‘ransomware’

April 27, 2019

 (Photo: Thinkstock) Q: I have a Lenova laptop with Windows 10. For several weeks now I have been getting full-screen pop-ups on my machine, complete with a woman’s voice, telling me that if I do not call the number listed in the pop-up all manner of terrible things will happen to my internet connection. The […]

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Could a computer ever create better art than a human?

April 23, 2019

Last year a portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for $432,000 (£337,000). A bit steep, you might think, for a picture of someone you’ve never heard of. And you won’t have heard of the artist either, as the picture was created by an algorithm drawing on a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th […]

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April 5, 2019

Imagine you’re time-warped back to 1979 and tasked with constructing a personal computer. Could you do it? [RadicalBrad] thinks he can, and his 6502-based “Super VIC” build looks like it’s off to a great retrocomputing start. Most emulations of old hardware these days go the FPGA route, and while we respect those projects immensely, there’s something to be […]

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Former BJP Loyalist ‘Computer Baba’ Appointed by Congress in MP as River Trust Chief

March 12, 2019

Image for representational use only.Image Courtesy : NDTV Bhopal: Hours before the announcement of the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh appointed ‘Computer Baba’ as Namdev Das Tyagi is known as — controversial ‘godman’ and once the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP’s) favourite — as chairman of ‘Ma […]

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Resident loses $140,000 to computer scam

March 10, 2019

Norfolk County OPP have determined that a resident has lost roughly $140,000 through a computer virus scam over the course of two years. Police were contacted by the concerned resident on Wednesday when they discovered the fraud. In January of 2017, they received a pop-up notification that said there were issues with virus protection on […]

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PC Building Simulator review: Have you tried restarting the computer?

February 20, 2019

It never fails that a new simulator-type game appears on the market with a premise that sounds so completely mundane that it could not possibly be entertaining, yet manages to offer a rewarding experience. In the modern era, Euro Truck Simulator 2 popularized turning an actual job into a rather compelling way to spend your […]

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JMI Admission 2019: Jamia Distance Courses’ Registration Begins

February 18, 2019

The UGC has notified the recognition of CDOL Programmes of Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi:  Process for admission in 13 programmes run by Centre for Distance and Open Learning (CDOL), Jamia Millia Islamia or JMI started on last Friday. The Distance Education Bureau(DEB) of the University Grants Commission(UGC) has notified the recognition of CDOL Programmes […]

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PM Modi In Jammu And Kashmir LIVE Updates: Education, Healthcare On Agenda

February 18, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Jammu, Srinagar and Leh today. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Jammu and Kashmir today to inaugurate several developmental projects in a major push for education and healthcare in the state. PM Modi will be visiting Jammu, Srinagar and Leh today. He will also make a […]

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