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Beowulf Was Written By One Person, According to Computer Analysis

The poem has been read in classrooms around the world and has influenced countless works of literature, but the identity of the author of Beowulf remains unknown. Scholars can’t agree on when exactly the anonymous poet wrote Beowulf, or on whether it was even a single person. Now, a study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour may finally put one part of that debate to rest. After analyzing the text of the Old English epic, researchers have concluded that Beowulf is the work of one author, the Boston Globe reports. Written a millennium ago, Beowulf follows a brave hero, the title character,…

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Researchers Build Computer-on-a-Chip Prototype

Stanford researchers led an international team of engineers that figured out how to pack many functions of a computer onto a single chip, including processing circuits, memory storage, and a power supply. The prototype’s data processing and memory circuits use less than a tenth as much electricity as comparable electronic devices, yet still perform many advanced computing feats. The prototype is built around data storage technology called resistive random-access memory (RRAM), which can pack more data into less space than any other form of memory and retains data when the…

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HPE computers stranded in space

A pair of Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return. Together they make up the Spaceborne Computer, a Linux system that has supercomputer processing power. They were sent up to see how durable they would be in space with minimal specialist treatment. After 530 days, they are still working. Their return flight was postponed indefinitely, after a Russian rocket failed in October 2018. HPE senior content architect…

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Here’s How Much Computer Programmers Earn in Each State

The Amazon World Headquarters Campus Spheres in Seattle. Washington state boasts the highest average annual wage for computer programmers in the U.s.GETTY In today’s skill-intensive job market, having practical working knowledge of computers (and the internet) is a non-negotiable — it’s simply essential. Not surprisingly, the role of a computer programmer has experienced a meteoric rise in demand, pay and general awareness over the years, at least since the digital boom of the 1990s. The average income of computer programmers has reached $87,530 as of 2017, according to the latest data…

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Cyber attack on major parties computer systems, Scott Morrison reveals

Foreign spies have attempted to hack the Liberal, National and Labor parties’ computer servers, seeing Australia’s electoral process targeted in the same way other western democracies such as the US has suffered. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a “sophisticated state actor” was responsible for carrying out “this malicious activity”. “Let me be clear though there is no evidence of any electoral interference,” Mr Morrison said. “I have instructed the Australian Cyber Security Centre to be ready to provide any political party or electoral body in Australia with immediate support including…

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For some people, their phone is the only computer they need

I’m writing this blog post from my phone. Well, not completely from my phone as there’s a bit of formatting needed that’s just too difficult to do without a keyboard no matter how much Zanax there is in the world. But I’ve written enough of it to say that I did it from a phone and not feel like I’m bending the truth. 60 minutes of working from a phone and I call uncle. I’m not cut out for it. Why I’m doing it from my phone is something I want to…

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Natick police search for computer thief

NATICK – Police are searching for two men they said stole a $2,500 computer from a Natick Mall store late last year. On Friday, police released a video on their Facebook page of one of the suspects stealing the computer in the hope that someone will recognize him. Police did not identify the store. Police typically do not release the names of stores in their videos on Facebook because they say it could affect the investigation. According to the posting, the two men went into the store in late November.…

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Computer Science Demand Is Soaring Due To Tech Bubble 2.0

A team of young computer programmers. Photo credit: GettyGETTY For the past several years, I’ve been warning that the tech startup boom (and the surge of interest in “coding”) is actually a dangerous bubble that is driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose monetary policies since the Great Recession. A recent New York Times piece called “The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class” describes how young people are clamoring to study computer science: Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to…

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Kano Computer vs. Kano Pixel Kit: Which should you buy?

All-in-one Kano Kit Kano Computer Kit Learn and play with lights Kano Pixel Kit The Kano Computer Kit is targeted towards a more youthful generation but can be used by all ages. It uses helpful learning features to help users take the first step towards coding, no matter their experience level. It has lifetime care support from Kano, and has over 100 different applications that makes it useful beyond being a coding device. Pros Allows you to build your own computer from scratch Picture-book teaching Comes with over 100 apps…

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Computer coding school opening in East Amherst

A Silicon Valley-based company that teaches coding and other computer skills to children is opening a franchise in East Amherst. TheCoderSchool is opening its first area location at 6035 Transit Road, where the Amherst Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Saturday. The local franchisees are Sanchayita and Umesh Shah, who are originally from India. Umesh Shah has worked in technology consulting and the Shahs were interested in bringing theCoderSchool here because they believe more students could be helped by learning computer programming. Students can sign up for after-school sessions as well…

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