Wednesday, April 26, 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

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Courtesy NewsUSA, post by @ChrittyWatts Spring cleaning is the excuse many people need to kick things into high gear -- whether it's cleaning out the garage or changing home filters to...
Programming

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. For the past 10 years, chips’ performance improvements have come from the addition of processing units known as cores. In theory, a program on a 64-core machine would be...

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...