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The Windows 10 Era Is Now

At some point inside the next 24 hours, Window 10 will “launch” in New Zealand, before spreading out across the globe. To a certain extent. Of course, for the more than 5 million folks currently testing the software, its “launch” is almost a non-event.<p>For the following cycles of individuals and …

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Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Tom White<p>Get ready to unlock the power of your data. With the fourth edition of this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for …

The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

• <b>Author:</b> Nicholas Carr<p>“Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.”—Salon<br>Hailed as “the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement” (Christian Science Monitor), The Big Switch …

Office 2011 for Mac For Dummies

• <b>Author:</b> Bob LeVitus<p><b>Get started with Office 2011 for Mac and discover the creative possibilities</b><br>The leading suite of productivity software for the Mac, Microsoft Office helps users complete common business tasks, including word processing, e-mail, presentations, financial analysis, and much more.</i> …

Hello post-PC world: iOS devices sales now match those of Windows computers

As demand for Windows PCs has stagnated, sales of iOS devices have risen; matching sales figures for computers running Microsoft software.<p>Back in …

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Could wood-based computer chips solve the e-waste crisis?

Wood-based computer chips are a reality, and they could make the recycling of electronics a much simpler task.<p>Developed at the University of …

I Installed Windows 10 and Now I'm Talking to My Computer

Unless you’re one of the handful of people rocking a Windows Phone, you won’t have much experience with Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital …

Can A Computer Guess Who Is a Republican and Who Is a Democrat?

Ted Cruz said one of the fol­low­ing quotes in his pres­id­en­tial cam­paign an­nounce­ment. Hil­lary Clin­ton said the oth­er in her first ma­jor …

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Identity Management for the Mobile-Cloud Era | VMware End-User Computing Blog

<b>Author:</b> Kevin Strohmeyer<p>Kevin is VMware End-User Computing (EUC) senior director of product management, workspace services.<p>Share This Post On<p>I’m very …

A Commodore Computer From The 1980s Is Still Heating Schools In Michigan

It's a Commodore Amiga. Really.<p>The maintenance supervisor for the Grand Rapids Public Schools system in Michigan remembers when the district purchased a Commodore Amiga computer in the 1980s. The bulky computer, which was discontinued in 1991, was used to control heating and cooling operations for …

How Do You Teach a Computer Common Sense?

It may be a necessary skill for artificial intelligence to develop human-like reasoning.<p>Common sense is a funny thing. It's here that we as people co-existing within a given society reach unsaid agreements on basic features and interpretations of the world, whether "we" like it or not. It's a very …

The Guardian view on car computer hacking: act now | Editorial

Hacking,Internet of things,Motoring,Internet,Technology,Internet safety,Cybercrime,Road safety,World news,Data and computer security<p>Car computer hackers have exposed how fragile network security is on many of the devices we rely on. We must stop the internet of things turning from good to harm<p>Fiat …

Computational Rationality: A bounded optimality perspective on brains, minds, and machines

Computational rationality: A converging paradigm for intelligence in brains, minds, and machines<p>Samuel J. Gershman, Eric J. Horvitz, Joshua B. …

Custom Case for a Homemade 6502 Computer

Simon Jansen has been hard at work building a gorgeous case for his homemade 6502 computer. Dubbed the “Orwell,” the computer has been a work in progress for almost two years. The 6502 is the same CPU found in a variety of vintage computers including: the Apple ][, the BBC Micro series, and the …

Computational Complexity Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Central to the development of computational complexity theory is the notion of a <i>decision problem</i>. Such a problem corresponds to a set \(X\) in which …

Why your computer may already have Windows 10 on it

The countdown has begun until some Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are upgraded to Windows 10 for free.<p>Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 …

Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys

Google will now let enterprise customers of one of its Cloud Platform services lock up their data with their own encryption keys, in case they’re concerned about the company snooping on their corporate information.<p>On Tuesday, Google started offering users of its Compute Engine service the option, …

Google Now Lets Developers Bring Their Own Security Keys To Compute Engine

Starting today, developers who use Google’s Compute Engine infrastructure as a service platform will be able to bring their own security keys to the service. Google argues that using these customer-supplied encryption keys, which are now in public beta, give its users more control over their data …

What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers, so that computers can …