Royal Children’s Hospital staff ripped off in computer pay glitch

HUNDREDS of Royal Children’s Hospital staff have either not been paid or been underpaid due to a payroll glitch that has plagued the hospital for two months. The introduction of a new payroll system in May, which is overseen by Melbourne Health, has left many of the RCH’s 5000 medical and other workers with empty […]

People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses

In the tech industry, “dogfooding” is a common term that describes when companies make their employees use the software and hardware they make, so that bugs can be caught and everyday improvements can be dreamed up before the product ever hits the market. Recently, the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley have shown significant interest in augmented […]

More women and minorities than ever are taking college-level computer courses in high school

The share of women and underrepresented minorities taking computer science for college credit in high school spiked, thanks in part to a second Advanced Placement computer science course that launched this year. Part of the credit also belongs to Code.org, a nonprofit that teaches K-12 computer science curriculum and has been working to bring more women […]

The Computer That Ran for School President

It was the leading edge of the era of personal computers. The IBM 360, first released in 1964, was the first big overhaul of IBM’s computer mainframe since 1952. It had what was, at the time, notable amounts of storage—1024 KB. It was the computer that had helped men reach the moon. It could probably handle […]

Adding New Fonts to the Computer

Q. I want to buy a new font online for my Mac, but how do I get it on my system? A. The Mac operating system includes a utility called Font Book that you can use to add, remove and organize the fonts on your computer. You can find the program in your Mac’s Applications folder. Photo The Font Book […]

A computer that reads body language

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help of the Panoptic Studio, a two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras. […]

Light-Powered Computers Brighten AI’s Future

The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century. “Optical computing” has long promised faster performance while consuming much less energy than conventional electronic computers. The prospect of a practical optical computer has languished, however, as scientists have struggled to make the light-based components needed […]

Toshiba Says It’s Willing to Talk With Western Digital About Chip Unit Sale

Toshiba said it was open to talks with Western Digital in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized chip unit – an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder. The two have been feuding bitterly and Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant, has sought a […]