Tagged: computer

Rise of the machines

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future is a book by American futurist Martin Ford. The book discusses the impact accelerating change and artificial intelligence will have on the labor market. His thesis is that there will...

How a CPU works

While the complexity, size, construction and general form of CPUs have changed enormously since 1950, the basic design and function has not changed much at all. Almost all common CPUs today can be very...

Artificial Intelligence: mankind’s last invention

The idea of technological singularity, and what it would mean if ordinary human intelligence were enhanced or overtaken by artificial intelligence. The idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”—that ordinary humans will someday...

WinWorld

WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of vintage, abandoned, and pre-release software. We offer information, media and downloads for a wide variety of computers and operating systems. Their entire...

Largest prime number discovered

At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number...

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus

John McAfee was employed as a programmer by NASA’s Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970. From there he went to Univac as a software designer and later to...

Key component to scale up quantum computing invented

A team at the University of Sydney and Microsoft, in collaboration with Stanford University in the US, has miniaturised a component that is essential for the scale-up of quantum computing. The work constitutes the...

Entire pop album created by artificial intelligence

A collaborative album between Tayrn Southern and Amper software, I AM AI, is the first album to be entirely composed and produced by artificial intelligence. After previous flirtations with algorithm-based music, us mere humans are finally able...

Captain Crunch and the phreaking scene

John Draper is the hacker’s hero for a reason. Not only did the electronics genius use a plastic toy from a cereal box to crack open the entire phone system, he also used his...