Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: computers

Only 39% schools in India had computers, 22% had internet access in 2019-20, govt data shows

The Unified District Information System for Education report also said that 84% schools have libraries and reading rooms, but only 69.4% of them have libraries with books.

Your complex password isn’t safe. Computers can guess over 100,000,000,000 passwords per second

Humans are not skilled at remembering highly complex passwords. But as computers catch up, you need more than ‘password’ as your password.

New self-cooling microchip design could solve one of tech world’s trickiest problems

A team of Swiss researchers has developed a 'co-designed' chip that builds in a cooling system, addressing the problem of over heating in microchips.

Simple, fun, democratic — why Microsoft Paintbrush was more than just a graphics tool

For almost two decades, Microsoft Paintbrush was effectively the last word in paint software in India, and virtually every urban Indian child's first digital painting canvas.

Intel outside? Tech giant is thinking the unthinkable – not making its own chips

Intel's plans to outsource chip-making to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing could ruffle feathers, as the company also caters to Intel's competitors, who may oppose the move.

The world’s most powerful supercomputers have joined race to stop coronavirus

Supercomputers are being used in many facets of responding to Covid-19, including to predict spread of the virus, design vaccines and understand sneezes.

WFH, online classes, binge-watching during lockdown have started another ‘outbreak’

It’s a collective burden for students and workers who find themselves spending more and more time on screens and gadgets to keep up with life.

Global PC shipments rise 2.3%, China’s Lenovo remains at top spot

PC shipments climbed to 70.6 mn units in the period ended December, researcher Gartner said. Competing firm IDC pegged the number at 71.8 mn units, a 4.8% rise.

Next generation supercomputers still far from reality, says Nobel laureate Serge Haroche

A number of phenomena in quantum physics can be explained theoretically but not measured via experiments. Haroche says this proves to be one of the biggest challenges for quantum computing.

Robots to make life grim for the working class

Economists warn that routine tasks like assembly-line manufacturing or traditional office work are increasingly automated.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


A Centurion tank used by the Indian Army | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Centurion tank, other weapons used in 1965 & 1971 to add historical flavour to 26 Jan parade

These armoured vehicles and artillery pieces will symbolise battles fought by Indian armed forces over the past decades as part of celebration of 75 years of independence.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.