Tagged: computer

Why social media are more like chocolate than cigarettes - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 09, 2018

Babak Abedin, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to the social platform last week to announce a call-out for ideas about how to measure the health of online conversations. The initiative follows recent demands for government to regulate the … Read More

Protect your privacy during turbulent times: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 13, 2018

Timothy Summers, University of Maryland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could … Read More

From here to there: Installing a 16kb computer to modern tape media - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 07, 2017

While travelling I’ve visited some science-related locations and seen the odd bit of science-related trivia. On a wall of the ferry I took between Swedish the port town Oskarshamm and the walled city of Visby at the Baltic sea island of Gotland was a collection of photographs offering a pictorial history of the shipping company. One delightful photograph highlighted that … Read More

Backups, part I - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 07, 2010

Backups. Even if you hate them, don’t do without them. It’s obvious, but it’s amazing how many people skimp on backups. [caption id="attachment_4345" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Interior of hard drive (Source: WIkimedia Commons.)"][/caption] This is the first of a short series (most likely just two articles) on backups intended for end-uers. I’d like … Read More

Wearable computers - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Nov 13, 2009

Chatting to someone in Russian, reading a book in German, or just being able to understand those Japanese car instructions are now possible after IT company NEC have developed the world’s first computer glasses. Wearing computer glasses Tele Scouter is made up of a compact microphone, camera, and ear phone which fit around the wearer’s glasses.  These are connected to … Read More