Apple Set to Counter Microsoft By Building ‘Star’ Hybrid Computer With ARM Processors: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Apple is reportedly developing its hybrid computer Codenamed Star, the device will be powered by ARM processors It is also said to run a derivative of iOS Amid rumours of the Mac ecosystem coming a step closer to iOS, Apple is now reportedly building a hybrid computer that is said to use ARM processors. The new device, codenamed ‘Star’, […]

Setting up an iPad for coding is my greatest feat as a computer user

A few months ago, I detailed my process for setting up a Pixelbook to code on. It wasn’t easy or simple or straightforward, but it worked in the end: I had all the power and flexibility of Linux, access to my favorite code editor (VS Code), and, of course, the slick web browsing experience that Chromebooks […]

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 […]

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. […]

KILLED BY A COMPUTER Dad-of-two ex-soldier, 25, electrocuted plugging a PC into a wall socket

A FORMER soldier died in a freak accident after he was electrocuted while plugging a computer into a wall. Dad-of-two Aron Duplock, 25, had been working at his stepbrother’s house near Hove in East Sussex when the tragedy occurred. 1 Aron Duplock was electrocuted after plugging a computer into the wall His devastated family believes […]