Amazon Web Services is already the 800-pound gorilla in cloud. It offers five times the utilized compute capacity of its next 14 competitors combined and is arguably the fastest-growing software business in history. According to Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, however, this isn't nearly ambitious enough. Show More Summary
This is Day 2 of my journal shooting my history on computer hacking at HOPE X Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania July 18-20, 2014. You can read day 1 here. Day 2 10:00am- First thing this morning I snorted one ritalin, drank one and a half cups of black coffee and I'm eating a red apple right now at the hotel. Show More Summary
One in 18 of the world’s top 100,000 websites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in ‘share’ buttons. The researchers traced 95 percent of canvas fingerprinting scripts back to a single company.
When it comes to popular computer online shops in the United States, Newegg is without doubt very popular. While it attracts users of all experience levels, the layout and design of the store make it ideal for tech-savvy users who know what they want and understand the lingo that is used on the site. Show More Summary
Exploring the history of computer viruses tends to make readers a bit paranoid, especially if they’ve been struck by one of these malicious programs in the past. But if you’re curious about the dark side of computing you can exploreShow More Summary
By Christopher Morris Microsoft's reboot of its operating system is expected to be released at some point next year The Microsoft Windows operating system is possibly the most successful piece of software in the history of computing....Show More Summary
In what could be the biggest splash in Bitcoin history to date, computer legend Dell just announced that the company will accept bitcoins. To do this, Dell has integrated with Coinbase and the entire process took 14 days from inception … Continue reading ?
Over the next year, Microsoft is eliminating 18,000 jobs, or as much as 14 percent of its workforce. CEO Satya Nadella plans to integrate Nokia’s mobile phone business and shift away personal computer software. Nadella wrote a public...Show More Summary
Computer malware used to be a lot more inventive. Founded and curated by Amsterdam-based writer Bas Van de Poel, the Computer Virus Catalog collects the weirdest viruses from the annals of computer history, and visualizes them as art. Show More Summary
In the fanciful "Computer Virus Catalogue," you'll find weird artistic interpretations of some of the most well-known computer viruses in history. They range from very literal to extremely surreal — and most capture the destructive, adolescent spirit that drives people to make viruses in the first place. Read more...
With few exceptions, most of The Hackaday Prize are things we really haven’t seen much of before: base-3 computers that have been relegated to the history books, extremely odd 3D printers, and fancy, new IoT devices are the norm. The OSRC is not a new project to us. Show More Summary
Your Google search history is often best kept secret between you and your computer. Could you imagine if there were a living, breathing human being fielding your bizarre late-night searches and answering burning questions like, "WhyShow More Summary
Scientists have recreated the movements of an ancient arachnid, and luckily for us, they have done so with computer software. A team of paleontologists digitally rebuilt fossils from the Natural History Museum in London to model a trigonotarbid, a precursor to modern spiders. Show More Summary
Two students point a magic finger in the direction of the 3-D interfaces of tomorrow. Although it has gotten us through the last 50 years of computer history, the computer mouse has one big, contemporary design problem: It only works well with 2-D interfaces. Show More Summary
By Benjamin Livingston: International Business Machines (IBM) is no longer the superior computer giant it has been throughout its 103-year history. With declining revenue in recent years and an inability to capitalize on the cloud-computing...Show More Summary
The Barbican's new Digital Revolution exhibition opens today, tracing the history of digital technology, with a nostalgic trip through the early years of videogames, synth music and computing, through to a look at contemporary interactive arts, film VFX, creative coding and even wearable tech.
Dan Meyer said: at this moment in history, computers are not a natural working medium for mathematics. For instance: think of a fraction in your head. Say it out loud. That’s simple. Write it on paper. Still simple. Now communicate that fraction so a computer can understand and grade it. Click open the tools palette. [...]
Some computer games fade into the history books of technology. Then there are games like Tetris, which endure for decades, defying advancements in computer graphics and processor speeds to gain new players every year To celebrate the...Show More Summary
There’s a newly-revived Linux parental control utility that controls the access to the computer account itself, not just Internet access. If you want your kid to stay off the computer when you tell them to, you need Timekpr. Historically,...Show More Summary
Looking at the history of computers and software, it’s safe to say that one of the main reasons behind their development was to automate as much as possible, leaving humans to do creative things that machines are unable to accomplish. Show More Summary