Category: COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Computers, Wi-Fi for virtual learning in Houston

The technology and supplies needed were ordered under the state’s “Operation Connectivity” program which is funded from the CARES Act.

HOUSTON — Houston-area school districts have placed orders for more than a quarter-million computer devices and Wi-Fi hotspots under the state’s “Operation Connectivity,” a KHOU 11 analysis of Texas Education Agency records has found.

The program is funded with $200 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and generally provides dollar-for-dollar matching funds to schools. Fifty Houston-area districts and charter schools requested 204,752 computer devices such as laptops and IPads, along with 70,765 hotspots. The bulk-order represents more than a quarter of all devices requested statewide.

Most will go to low-income students.

“Specifically the ones that are the most economically disadvantaged and are really having trouble and really need to connect to their teachers on a daily basis for virtual learning,” said Melody Parrish, the TEA’s

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4 Ways Technology Has Revolutionized Communication

Technology is progressing quicker than ever. This is especially true in the area of communication. Just fifteen years ago, nobody really knew what a podcast was, let alone how to use it to create content and promote a brand.

From incorporating a business VoIP server to digital television, technology in communication is changing fast. That means it is also giving communicators more options than ever to get their messages out there.

What’s more, it isn’t only broadcasting or content that is feeling the change. The software and machines behind the screens are shifting too. Bringing us things like a team collaboration tool or a chatbot, making life easier, and improving communications for everyone involved.

Tech has pulled us into a new world. What started as cave paintings of hands and animals has turned into GIFs of celebrities and cats. Okay, perhaps in some ways things haven’t changed too much.

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How to change Siri’s voice or language on your Mac computer in 4 steps

  • Google’s Pixel 4a offers a larger, borderless screen, a great low-light camera, and useful features like quick access to the Google Discover feed compared to the iPhone SE.
  • Both phones offer great value for the price, but the Pixel 4a is best suited for those who prioritize having a larger screen and a camera that can shoot in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • But Apple’s iPhone SE does offer some advantages over the Pixel 4a, especially when it comes to power and durability. 
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The days of having to pay around $1,000 for a new smartphone may be over.

Both Apple and Google have released commercially successful smartphones over the past few months that cost hundreds of dollars less than their main products while still offering some high-end features. Of course, these new phones — the $350 Pixel 4a and $400 iPhone SE —

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Triumph’s first e-bike is a welcome blend of technology and nostalgia

For many, the Triumph name is synonymous with classic British motorcycles. Circular headlamps, long leather seats; the kind that Steve McQueen rode during the climactic finale of The Great Escape. But Triumph actually started out in 1884 as a pedal-powered bicycle manufacturer. The company’s motorcycles came a little later and the bike business was ultimately sold off and shuffled between a few different owners including Raleigh. It’s felt like an eternity since I’ve seen a new bicycle with the Triumph name. That’s all changed with the Trekker GT, an e-bike designed by the Triumph Motorcycles team in the UK.

Partly designed, anyway. Triumph has wisely chosen to lean on Shimano, a trusted manufacturer of cycling components, for most of the important bits. The Trekker GT uses a 250W Shimano DU-E6100 motor, for instance, to assist the rider’s pedalling. It’s not the most powerful system — Shimano’s E8000 and newly-launched EP8

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Fairbanks nonprofit gives free laptops to people who need access to technology | Local News

Waylon Priday races from one room swamped with electronics to another, examining different laptops and commenting on what needs to be repaired in a matter-of-fact tone. Some models turn on just fine, and some he needs to take apart and fix.

Waylon is the youngest volunteer for Green Star of Interior Alaska: At just 12 years old, he repairs donated laptops that will be given away to people in need. In the past six months, around 250 people below poverty level received a free laptop to help them connect with loved ones and to work and study remotely.

Green Star, a nonprofit that promotes reducing waste and increasing recycling, has been repairing used laptops to help close the technological gap, which is the divide between people who have access to technology on a daily basis and those who do not.

The nonprofit has been donating repaired laptops to people who

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Inside Quantum Technology Publishes Update of “Quantum Networking” Report

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of 2019 Inside Quantum Technology (IQT) published a report providing a detailed business assessment of the “quantum networking” sector. So much has happened in the quantum technology sector in the past nine months that IQT decided to republish this report, updated with IQT’s latest market analysis. More details on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis can be found at: https://www.insidequantumtechnology.com/product/quantum-networking-a-ten-year-forecast-and-opportunity-analysis/

The coverage of the report includes QKD, cloud access to quantum computers and quantum sensor networks. We believe it will become essential reading for equipment companies, service providers, telephone companies, data center mangers, cybersecurity firms, IT companies and investors of all kinds.

Now Includes the Quantum Internet Coverage

  • Where the Internet carries bits, the Quantum Internet will carry qubits. During 2020 there has been escalating interest in the Quantum Internet. The updated edition of our “Quantum Networking”
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Huawei desktop computer will hit the shelves this year

During today’s Huawei Full Connect Conference 2020, the Chinese manufacturer announced that it will launch commercial desktops within this year. There have been speculations that Huawei will release commercial desktop computers this year. Now, there is an official confirmation that this will certainly happen. According to reports, Huawei desktop computer comes with a Chinese chip – Kunpeng 920 processor. It will have up to 8GB DDR4-2666 of RAM and 256GB SSD solid-state drive. This device will also AMD Radeon R7 430 discrete graphics card, 180W power supply, and an internal operating system.

Huawei desktop computer

Earlier, Huawei showed a chip on its developer’s official website, but the product name is “Qingyun W510”. It is still uncertain whether it is the same as this product. It is possible that Qingyun is the internal code name of the chip while Kunpeng is the official name. 

According to the Huawei’s schedule, its desktops and servers are

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Computer Aided Detection (CAD) Market to See Huge Growth in Next 5 Years: GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Philips Healthcare

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Sep 22, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
(New Jersey) A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Computer Aided Detection (CAD) Market Professional Survey Report 2019” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Computer Aided Detection (CAD) Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are EDDA Technology, Inc., GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc., Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Hologic, Inc., iCAD, Inc., Invivo Corporation, Philips Healthcare, McKesson Corporation, Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Merge Healthcare, Inc., Riverain Technologies, Salient Imaging, Inc. & VuCOMP Inc.

What’s keeping EDDA Technology,

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Engineers link brains to computers using 3-D printed implants

Engineers link brains to computers using 3-D printed implants
Credit: University of Sheffield

Linking the human brain to a computer is usually only seen in science fiction, but now an international team of engineers and neuroscientists at the University of Sheffield (UK), St Petersburg State University (Russia) and Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) have harnessed the power of 3-D printing to bring the technology one step closer to reality.

In a new study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the team led by Professor Ivan Minev (Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Sheffield) and Professor Pavel Musienko (St Petersburg State University), have developed a prototype neural implant that could be used to develop treatments for problems in the nervous system.

The neural implant has been used to stimulate the spinal cord of animal models with spinal cord injuries and now could be used to develop new treatments for human patients with paralysis. The proof of concept technology has been

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If we put computers in our brains, strange things might happen to our minds

Your brain is amazingly adaptable. It can regulate your heart rate, have nightmares, remember a song you last heard decades ago from just a few notes and even pick up an entirely new language. 

It can do all that because brains are plastic: able to rewire the pathways they use as they pick up new skills or respond to differences in the world around them. That neuroplasticity is the brain’s way of keeping up with changes to the external environment or to the body itself. But soon our brains could face their biggest challenge: being connected to a computer through a brain-computer interface (BCI), something that could change how we view the world, our own bodies, and even the speed at which we can produce changes in the world.

Most invasive (that is, inside the skull) brain-computer interfaces involve putting electrodes onto the surface of the brain to pick up

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