Computer

How to watch the Super Bowl on your smartphone, tablet or computer for free

February 3, 2019

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! This typically means that millions of us in the US are finalizing our plans for the big game with friends or family. While most people will be enjoying the game and its commercials on a large screen TV, quite a few will be tuning in on their […]

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Focus: A Cooler Computer

January 29, 2019

Not so hot. A computer circuit is depicted here as a network of connected bits. Performing an operation on these bits requires energy that is converted to heat (red). A new study shows theoretically that this energy cost could be reduced by timing th… Show more As computers continue to shrink, the energy required per computation decreases. […]

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The ‘Computer’ Mouse is a mouse that is also a fully functional computer

January 16, 2019

The computer mouse is one of the most important accessories ever invented, one that essentially carried in a new wave of electronic interaction when it was first released. But what if we went further, like YouTuber Electronic Grenade, who has done the seemingly impossible: built a mouse that not only can control a computer, but in fact is a […]

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This ‘computer mouse’ sets the new size standard for portable computing

January 15, 2019

You probably have a mouse for your computer, but do you have a computer mouse? One enterprising bedroom hardware hacker has managed to fit an entire laptop’s worth of components inside a mouse and has given it its own display. It’s a rather chunky device which wouldn’t pass muster in your average esports arena, but it’s […]

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Mathematicians Discovered a Computer Problem that No One Can Ever Solve

January 13, 2019

Mathematicians have discovered a problem they cannot solve. It’s not that they’re not smart enough; there simply is no answer. The problem has to do with machine learning — the type of artificial-intelligence models some computers use to “learn” how to do a specific task. When Facebook or Google recognizes a photo of you and […]

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12 Ways to Secure Your Computer From Hackers

January 11, 2019

When the glossy sheen of the World Wide Web started to dull – sometime in the mid-to-late 1990s – computer users were beginning to witness the downside of connectivity, and they did not like what they saw. Tons of spam washed over every email account, and computer viruses wreaked havoc on business networks. A terrifying criminal […]

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