We live in an age where technology is connecting us to a font of up-to-the-second information. When there was that volcanic eruption in Iceland, how quickly did you know about it? This immediacy and connectiveness is both a good thing and bad, according to President Obama, who spoke over the weekend at Virginia’s Hampton University.
“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter,” President Obama said, with words [...]
The iPad is so easy to use, a cat can play with it. So can a dog! But what about a centenarian? Virginia of Oregon bought her first computer—an iPad—and as the video shows, she’s a whizz.
According to her daughter Ginny, the iPad has “changed her life,” as the glucoma-suffering woman has found reading and writing much easier on the iPad. In fact, she’s read two ebooks, and written 12 limericks—one of which appears in the video below, where she calls herself a “technical-ninny.”
Warms your cold, cold heart right through, doesn’t it? [CNET]
Cybercriminals are looking for more people to spread malicious code, and they’re advertising online for contract employees.
According to a paper presented at the Black Hat security conference in Arlington, Virginia, by Kevin Stevens, a threat intelligence analyst for SecureWorks, two companies are hiring those willing to indulge in cybercrime.
He stated that the hackers are “recruiting hundreds of affiliates to join their Pay Per Install Affiliate Programs. While purporting to be programs that merely install adware, they are actually scams to install some of the most malicious malware [...]
As anyone who has worked on a group project knows all too well, not all team members contribute equally to the success of a project. And now Virginia Tech researchers have found the same holds true for the cores in multicore processors.
Depending on how your code is distributed across seemingly identical cores, the speed at which that code is executed on a multicore processor can vary by as much as 10 percent.
If you’ve ever had a program perform slower than expected or perform quickly on one day and not as spritely the next, you might want to examine how that CPU is executing the job.