Kano launches DIY touchscreen computer kit to help kids learn to code

Kano has announced the latest iteration of its DIY computer that’s designed to help kids learn how to code. The London-based company already offers a range of devices that anyone over the age of 6 can build themselves from scratch, including the $ 150 Computer Kit that works with any television screen and the $ 200 […]

Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer

Enlarge / A computer model of a Bose-Einstein condensate, showing some of its wave-like nature. (credit: NASA) Although I often write about quantum computing, I mainly write about two forms: gate quantum computing and adiabatic quantum computing. There is a third, though, called quantum walks. Quantum walks are found in nature: a quantum walk is […]

Daily Podcast: How To Attend Film Festivals, Computer Screen Movies, Jason Bourne, Catwoman

On the August 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including an unmade Catwoman movie, a Jason Bourne tv series and are computer screen movies the future of cinema? And in The […]

World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn’t think scientists would let IBM’s “world’s smallest computer” boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ‘computer’ measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM’s former record-setter. It’s so small that one grain of rice seems gigantic in comparison — and it’s […]

Game of Thrones deaths: Computer predicts who will DIE – Huge shock at the top

Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Will anyone survive the armies of the Night King? Some fans are convinced the books and HBO show are heading for a huge bloodbath leaving all the major characters dead. George RR Martin is taking so long to deliver Book 6, Winds of Winter, let alone Book […]

Random quantum circuit easiest way to beat classical computer

Enlarge / The evolution of a chaotic quantum system. (credit: Joint Quantum Institute) One of the near-term (but somewhat irrelevant) goals of quantum computing is something called quantum supremacy. Quantum supremacy is not, sadly, a cage fight between proponents of competing interpretations of quantum mechanics. It is a demonstration of a quantum computer performing a […]

This Week In Trailers: Do You Trust This Computer?, Hitler’s Hollywood, The Shadow of ISIS, End Game, Sollers Point

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

How bias pushed the ‘Computer Girls’ out of tech

IBM By Diane Gherson, IBM Chief Human Resources Officer Recently, I read the bestselling book “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley” by Emily Chang. I found it fascinating, cover to cover. I was especially struck by a section about the history of the tech industry, drawn from the work of historian Nathan […]

Half of All European Flights Delayed Due to Computer Glitch

Half of All European Flights Delayed Due to Computer Glitch Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

Visual Out Is A Metroidvania Adventure Through A Dying, Glitchy Computer

In recently released metroidvania Visual Out, an adventure awaits within the files and code of an rotting mainframe. As a rogue program, you descend deep into the operating system of this collapsing cyberspace environment, a CRT glitch-scape where bending the environment to your will is your means of uncovering the secrets of the computer and […]