Thursday, May 25, 2017

HARDWARE

HARDWARE
Computer hardware (usually simply called hardware when a computing context is implicit) is the collection of physical elements that constitutes a computer system. wikipedia
computer virus

On average, 82,000 new malware threats are created each day. These include all sorts of malicious software – like computer viruses, computer worms and ransomware. Some are pranks or minor annoyances; others seek to...

by David Girard, courtesy ArsTechnica With Apple's licensing of Microsoft's exFAT file system, it seems like we finally have a good option for OS X and Windows disk swapping. Dave Girard spent some time investigating the...
processor

A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient "KiloCore" chip has a maximum computation rate of...

An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance quantum computers is that the stored data should...

Startup developed software for creating a gesture-recognition interface based on information provided by a 3-D camera. by Inbal Orpaz, courtesy Haaretz Microchip maker Intel has acquired the Israeli gesture recognition startup Omek Interactive for close to $50 million,...

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg The success of Nest’s digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups. Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, GoPro’s pending initial public offering and...

Sales grow by 30% in year ended June 30; Samsung still leads, followed by Toshiba and SK Hynix - by Lucas Mearian courtesy Computerworld - Sales of NAND flash technology rose 11% from the first...

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted "Edison," a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in...

Summary: Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today.Such simulations could revolutionize chemistry, biology and material...

By Todd Bierman If only you could predict the future. In one area, I can. Solar panels will be the main source of U.S electric power. Here's why. The U.S. Government wants it that way, and...
The rise of OLED displays

Periodic visitors to the TV section of large electronics stores are usually impressed by how display technology constantly improves. At each new visit, the screens are larger, thinner, brighter, and often cheaper than they...

Story by UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail...