Computers

Brain computing

Scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a revolutionary transistor that behaves in similar ways to the synapses of…


Flash forward

Purchasing a new laptop can be a challenge, and usually involves making more choices than the average consumer is comfortable with. Getting the best value…




Computers designed like brains

Nature often supplies us with great ideas for engineering. Leonardo da Vinci drew concepts of flying machines based on observing birds in motion, centuries before…


Petaflops! Terabytes!

The abundance of decorations, promotions and candy seemed to indicate that there was a celebration or festival going on in the last week of October….


Could malware crash a plane?

On Aug. 20, 2008, Spanair Flight 5022 crashed shortly after takeoff from Barajas airport in Madrid, killing 154 of the 172 passengers. Investigators have been…


Sudoku: behind the scenes

Upon meeting Will Gibson (Doctor Octagon) the creator of the Manitoban’s sudoku puzzles, two things are abundantly clear: this man knows his computers and he…


Fuck computers

As inhabitants of the 21st century, we are all forcibly products of our time. Like every era, ours provides us with a chance to make…


What’s the big deal?

Go ahead, think of a number at random, any number, I’ll wait . . . what was your number? If you chose was 67 then…