The Computer Science Department at The University of Auckland maintains displays on the history of computing that are open for public viewing . This is not an activity that a University would normally fund out of its budget, which is for teaching and resear...
As our wonderful Indian Summer draws to an end it's time to welcome winter, and for me one of its highlights are the annual series of free public Gibbons Lectures . With the Heartbleed Bug recently in the news alongside the US government mass surveillance o...
You probably heard that this week Microsoft ceased supporting their venerable old operating system XP - if you haven't, and you run XP, you need to be aware that your old workhorse may be increasingly vulnerable to hackers. The general advice is to now cons...
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A publisher finally understands (some of) what an author wants
Authors are generally of the opinion that most publishers couldn't run an efficient, modern business to save their lives. (To be fair, most
Facebook Home And Windows Phone Are Making The Same Apps-Related Misstep...
The problem for Home is Facebook has underestimated how important apps -- and, crucially, the customisation apps afford -- are to the smartp
Secure Yourself by Using Two-Step Verification on These 16 Web Services
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2-step verification, provides additional security for your online accounts. Even if someone discove
Is a rat smarter than Google? That's what two AI experts say
And that's no dig at Google, according to artificial intelligence researchers Yann LeCun and Josh Tenenbaum. The two spoke at the World Scie
Kurzweil still doesn't understand the brain : Pharyngula
Ray Kurzweil has responded to my criticisim of futurist fortune-telling. It really just compounds the problems, though, and gullible people
Guardian Goggles: because life's too short to think for yourself - video
Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief, unveils the latest exciting step in the Guardian's mission to harness the power of online media: Guardian
RSA Conference 2008 Alan Turing Logo Animation on the Behance Network
Logo Animation for the RSA Conference theme Alan Turing
OUPblog » Blog Archive » Turing : the irruption of Materialism into thought
By Paul Cockshott. This year is being widely celebrated as the Turing centenary. He is being hailed as the inventor of the computer, which p
Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl At Home, Neil Young Says : NPR
That's not a slam at digital music, the rock 'n' roll legend says. It's a recognition that current formats don't match vinyl's sound. He and
Bill Gates discusses Steve Jobs, iBooks and education in new interview
When you think of Apple, you may think of their longtime rival in the OS space, Microsoft. When you think of Mac OS, you may think of Window