Tag: Computer

Save your computer from viruses, use these apps

With hackers and fraudsters becoming increasingly sophisticated now, you too need to use the best antivirus software to keep your data and information safe. There are several apps available to safeguard your computer from malware, many of which are free of charge and particularly so for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Scroll down to see our suggestions

  • Saturday, 29 October 2022
This Artificial Intelligence system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

New York: Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is about 95 per cent accurate, compared to 65 per cent when done by […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Computer simulations can predict the spread of HIV: Study

New York: Researchers have found that computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) across populations, aiding in preventing the disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, found that the simulations were consistent with actual DNA data obtained from a global public HIV database. “We looked for special genetic […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Researchers create world's smallest 'computer'

Chicago: Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) in the US have come out with the world’s smallest “computer” — a device measuring just 0.3 mm to a side, completely dwarfed by a grain of rice. Unlike traditional desktops that retain their program and data with or without a power back-up, these new microdevices lose […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
With 1TB storage, this smartphone can run computers

Beijing: Chinese tech company Smartisan has claimed that its newly-launched “R1” flagship smartphone comes with 1TB storage and is capable of running a computer. The “Smartisan R1” is available online, with prices ranging from $549 for a 64GB storage device to $1390 for the massive 1TB version, Abacus.com reported late Thursday. The dual-SIM phone features […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Microsoft plans to store data in DNA

New York: Microsoft is planning to start storing its data on strands of DNA within the next few years, the company’s computer architects have revealed. Microsoft expects to have an operational storage system using DNA within a data centre by the end of the decade, according to a report in MIT Technology Review. Currently, one […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
World's oldest computer more ancient than thought

The Antikythera Mechanism, sometimes called the 'world's oldest computer', is even older than previously thought, according to a new study

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Cooler computers, smartphones using graphene

London: Almost half of the total energy used in running a computer goes in cooling it down. That is going to change now. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. Getting rid of excess heat in efficient ways is imperative to prolonging electronic lifespan, […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Treadmill work stations reduce muscle pain

Toronto: Treadmill work stations can make office work a lot more comfortable as they can help reduce neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, says a new study. “Even though office workers may not naturally see it that way, their body is basically their work instrument, just as it is for an athlete,” […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Happy Birthday, Facebook! You made my day

As Facebook celebrates 12 years of its epoch-making existence, I thought I would write my two-penny worth tribute to this global behemoth that has compressed the world to the size of a computer screen.

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Intel stops developing modular Compute Cards

San Francisco: Intel has decided to stop developing its line of Compute Cards but it would continue to sell its existing line for the time being and offer support for the current generation of products through 2019. Intel showcased its Compute Card platform early in 2017 as a modular component to be incorporated into a […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
9th Gen Intel Core processors are coming to laptops

New Delhi: Intel on Tuesday unveiled its new 9th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors designed for gamers and creators who want to push their experience to the next level. Laptops powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors would launch from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI, […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
India second to US among top destinations for hacking attempts

New Delhi: With over 120 crore account takeover attacks in 2018, India came only second to the US among top destinations for hacking attempts in the world, says a new report. Each attack represented an attempt by a person or computer to log in to an account with a stolen or generated username and password, […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Odisha School Students Unable To Identify Computer Monitor, Keyboard

Rayagada: Revealing a state of affairs which would put the education system in Odisha to shame, students of some government schools, among whom some will be appearing for the matric examinations this year, are not even aware of basic general knowledge. During a visit of Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi to an ashram school in Bhakurguda […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
ASUS India Aims To Commence New PC Launches From June

New Delhi: Despite the disruptions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS expects a surge in demand for laptops in India once the lockdown is lifted, even as the company prepares for a couple of launches in June this year, a top company executive has said. Due to […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021