All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Computing’
We’ve come a long way from Barbie. If you’re looking for an interactive toy that can talk with your kid, tell knock-knock jokes, and help them learn by getting to know their specific needs – there’s a Kickstarter campaign for you. It’s called CogniToys, and it’s a super-smart toy dinosaur with its own personality. “Each toy will get to know …
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater processing capacity than is currently feasible, in a study published in the journal Science. Now, researchers from Imperial College London have demonstrated that a honeycomb pattern of nano-sized magnets, in a material known …
Minecraft players have used the platform to recreate Hyrule, map out King’s Landing from Game of Thrones, and build in-game Rube Goldberg devices to explain updates. All of these things fly way over my head in terms of not only logistics, but creativity and patience as well. The newest use of Minecraft to grace the interwebs is so beyond me …
Okay, I’ll be honest. The concept of a room-sized computer is so foreign to me that I can’t even describe it to you. As a mid-80’s baby, the biggest hunk of computer machinery I ever used was the old family HP Pavillion desktop back in the mid 90s. But I do have a sense of the history of computers, and …
Funny, he was at the Maker Faire last weekend talking to everyone and showing off his latest thing. He builds demos for Bill Gates and he was the one who first showed me the PlayTable. Now called “Surface Computing.”
Research firms and think tanks are constantly looking for new ways to process oil in order to increase gasoline production, given the world’s dependence on the valuable commodity. Analyzing chemical bonds and refining techniques, however, many not be the only solution when it comes to achieving optimum efficiency.
In my grandparent’s basement, on the wall, there are pictures of ugly, frowning people, relatives of mine, in that ghostly, milky sepia coloring all those 19th Century photos have. They’re dead, those people, and some part of them is part of me – but if they had ever spoken to me through those dusty frames (and I imagined they did), Great Great Grandfather would be dead twice, his second life smashed on the mantle.
After a year-long trial in Brazil, Microsoft officially unwrapped its FlexGo technology, which makes purchasing Windows-based PCs more affordable, if limited. Microsoft based the pay-as-you-go system on prepaid mobile phones, which are immensely popular in countries where income is sporadic and consumer credit is inaccessible.
Just when we think we’ve reached our mobile limit, something always comes around to blow our minds.
The importance of keeping up with changes in business computing and technology can be more important over time as your business grows.
It seems that no sooner do you feel safe turning on your computer than you hear on the news about a new kind of internet security threat. Usually, the security threat is some kind of malware (though the term “security threat” no doubt sells more newspapers).
I’m a little bit of a late arriver at this party. Personally, a late adopter. You want to catch up when you are late, but I don’t think sobriety is your strongest suit. Want to talk about what you look like to someone coming late to the open source cultural, personal and technical movement. And why are we where we are now?
Power players from the technology industry have joined forces to form the Globus Consortium. The purpose of the group is to promote grid computing within the business sector.
Some people who are eager to enter the online store industry have considered using an eBay store to hawk their wares. For a quick refresher, eBay stores allow sellers to feature their entire inventory, while giving members a limited opportunity to feature their store brand. Although, some have questioned if people have had “success marketing their goods or services through eBay?”
The University of Miami and Dell have signed an exclusive, campus-wide computing agreement that is expected to save the university approximately $2 million per year.
Calling themselves the “citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form”, CrossRef has launched a Google-powered search engine called CrossRef Search. This engine allows users to search the full text of many types of scholarly documents.
What’s a Grid?
The computer on your desktop, the one you’re using to read this email, only has so much processing power, only so much speed. Your vice-president, who’s gazing out the window and thinking about his golf game, has computing power to spare. If your company had a grid set up, your computer could draw unused processing power from his computer to speed up your number-crunching software.