When you open up a book, play a CD, or even watch a VHS tape you’re utilizing a method of storing data created by man. One of man’s greatest weaknesses has long been his incapacity to remember, to recall his past experiences, ideas, or memories. It has been the inability of man to collect information and store it in large accessible quantities within his brain that has led him to create technology such as writing to enable us to store information that we need or that we think others may need in the future. From the great library of Alexandria to British trade records to the library of Congress, data has been compiled throughout human history. Yet only in the past fifty years has data taken on a new meaning in the lives of billions.Read More
When the iPhone was first announced in the summer of 2007, it caused waves throughout the mobile market, with many proclaiming it to be one of the greatest innovations in the mobile industry. Simultaneously however, this announcement left many, especially Google, uneasy at Apple’s potential dominance in the industry. They saw an ominous future for smartphones if Apple was allowed to monopolize the market. It was said that if there was no competition to fight against Apple, there would be a draconian future—a future where one man, one company, one device, [and] one carrier would be our only choice.Read More
Nvidia, a dominant force in the graphical processing unit (GPU) business for years, unveiled their new GTX Titan GPU on February 19. Used in various supercomputers, the GPU is currently available for $999, and will be cheaper when purchased in a pre-made computer. 2,688 CUDA cores, 6GB of RAM and 7.1 billion transistors contribute to make one of the most potent GPUs in the world.Read More
Every day, when we use the Internet, we find ourselves typing in our private information in various websites, whatever the purpose may be. And in some way or another, I must assume that you too have questioned how our personal data is managed in the World Wide Web (perhaps the title itself is suggesting the predominance of Web within the IT enterprises in the near future). The World Wide Web is just a fancy name for the Internet, for your information. Not to digress, if you've ever wondered how ‘secrets’ are managed, dealt and interpreted via the Internet, you are in the right article. Nevertheless, for your inquiries and information, I will introduce to you: the Science of Secrets.Read More
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On Monday June 11, 2012 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, was center stage for a much-anticipated release: the 15” MacBook with Retina display. The question now is not whether people will buy it, but why.
Many were ready to stampede the Apple store and drop some serious cash on the computer, which starts at $2,199. And while some say Apple is once again ahead of the game, others see reasons to pass. The specs are impressive, including a light, slim design with powerful hardware. But mainly what people are really interested is that one and only Retina Display that none other laptops on earth have.Read More
The iPad is a device that can be utilized for numerous different tasks because of the over 200,000 different apps available for almost any situation imaginable from the app store. The iPad has the potential to inspire creativity and hands on learning, and take the process of learning itself to a whole new level. Taking notes via typing on the iPad can be a hassle because of difficulty of typing and the necessity of an additional keyboard. Teachers often restrict computer taken notes and require them to be taken by hand. However the apps presented may in fact persuade teachers otherwise with their intuitive features and innovative user interface, which promotes ease of use and rich features.Read More