Posts tagged Computer
This transparent display concept is the next step towards holographs

Florida based tech company 'Number one' is working on a display concept, which aims to be the last step before we turn to Minority Report-style holographic displays. Long time followers of New Rising Media will know we've seen our fair share of holography, but this seems to be the most logical next step towards that.

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Bristol University Tech Uses Ultrasound To Create 3D Shapes You Can See And Touch

A lot of people are inventing many ways they see humans controlling computers in the future. A team at Bristol University have had a go at answering this question by using focused ultrasound to create 3D haptic shapes out of air that you can see and touch. 

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Do You Want To Be A Jedi? This Armband Could Replace Your Mouse With The Power Of The Force

We've seen plenty of hands-free gadgets that are aiming to kill the mouse when it comes to computer control. Myo, an armband from startup Thalmic Labs is the latest in this long line of motion controllers, but what it does makes all the difference.

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'Playfun' Computer Program Teaches Itself To Play NES Games

Tom Murphy has created a computer program that learns how to play classic NES games on its own.  The software, named 'Playfun,' uses pre-recorded snippets of gameplay and its own emulator to determine the best course of action when faced with obstacles, teaching itself along the way.

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Stanford Researchers Build Million-Core Supercomputer

As you're aware, most computers have four processor cores, some have eight; but a team at Stanford have built a supercomputer that contains over a million cores. 

This behemoth of a machine is called 'Sequoia,' and can be found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in California. It contains a whopping 1,572,864 cores, and 1.6 petabytes of memory - that's 1.6 million gigabytes, almost enough to store the data of every academic library in the US.

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IT’s Not Just For The Boys – A Conference For Female Undergrads Studying Computing

'IT's not just for the boys' at Bloomberg HQ in central London. Sat with a group of 80, gathering personal insight into the IT sectors of larger companies.  It seems ironic that the first piece of advice that I would receive for working in this area is to not spend all your time behind a computer screen; but, then again, it seems like one of the most valuable tips.

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IBM's 'Sequoia' Is Capable Of Performing 16 Thousand Trillion Calculations Per Second

Built by IBM and coming in at a monstrous 4,500 square feet at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the supercomputer known as ‘Sequoia’ has taken back the United States’ number one spot for the world’s fastest supercomputer from Japan and Fujitsu’s K Computer.

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Unveiled

Apple, not resting on it's software-related selection of cats, has released the developer preview of Mac OS 10.8, more easily acquainted to most as 'Mountain Lion.'  If one thing can be taken from the new implementations and functionality, it's that the desktop is moving further into the space of iOS.

So what are the major new upgrades...or old, depending on whether you're willing to consider ideas already found in Apple's touch-orientated operating system as 'new?'

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