Category Archives: computer news

Computer Programming News (4)

More than 30 Syrian newcomers to Halifax took part in a five-day programming camp hosted by Dal students, in which they learned website development skills and explored opportunities in computer science. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine bridges the theory and practice of computer graphics, from specific algorithms to full system implementations. Those attending Recursion 2015 were rewarded with a buzzing, vibrant and diverse event for computer fans of all interests, not only gaming, with a great retro component. Back from a 9-year hiatus, the event is now being organised as part of the non-profit Vintage Computer Federation, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organisation existing for, and led by, computer history hobbyists. To create the illusion of movement, an image is displayed on the computer screen then quickly replaced by a new image that is similar to the previous image, but shifted slightly. Increasingly it is created by means of 3D …

Retro Computing News (3)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday returned safely to Earth, touching down at Landing Zone 1 after launching the Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. However in today’s Nature journal, Shantanu Debnath and colleagues at the University of Maryland reveal their new device can solve three algorithms using quantum effects to perform calculations in a single step, where a normal computer would require several operations.computer news

After a good 8 months of blood, sweat and tears, REVIVAL Solstice 2016 was held last weekend and what a stormer it was – close to a thousand people descended on Banks’s Stadium over this sunny July end and helped us celebrate a return to proper scale after missing the calendar last year!

The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the …

Latest Technology News (2)

New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created on machine built by British genius Alan Turing. Richard Cox, chief information officer of Spamhaus, told an audience of politicians, security experts and law enforcement officials that Yahoo has just under 5,000 domains hosted and registered with the words ‘bank’, ‘eBay’ and ‘PayPal’ within the domain names.

Pat Moran, of the Board of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland – CCMI, has demonstrated, at a museum public exhibit, a PDP-8 simulator based on the credit-card sized ARM-based Raspberry Pi , the English-designed and Welsh-made spiritual descendant of the BBC Micro.

Terry Jones wrote the accompanying book, entitled Douglas Adams Starship Titanic, since Adams was too busy with the computer game to do both. After the event’s successful, albeit somewhat smaller, comeback event Winter Warmer 2015 , last November, and previous big event successes , …

Latest News (2)

Third, because the algorithm developers community deserves a tool filling the empty space between scientific papers summarizing academy research and hardware-related commercial journals. The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the final exhibition plan released today (click image below for larger version) should be a cracking event – and what’s more, admission is FREE!

Veteran retro gaming/arcade event organisers, Revival Retro Events, are almost ready to take the scene by storm once again, with REVIVAL Solstice 2016 due to take place over the weekend of 30-31 July at a completely new venue for the show, the Banks’s Stadium (previously known as Bescot Stadium) – the home of Walsall Football Club in the West Midlands!

The group, which will be of particular interest to anyone looking …

Ever Computer Music Recording (3)

It’s very hard to know the true popularity of programming languages, because of lack of objective information. Vintage Computer Festivals are not flea/swap events, however the organisers are offering a consignment room. Also, those researchers won’t get credit for their flaw discovery in Microsoft’s security bulletin, which is published when the company releases a patch.

Specialists in computer vision and machine learning based at the University of Lincoln, UK, funded by a Google Faculty Research Award, are aiming to embed a smart vision system in mobile devices to help people with sight problems navigate unfamiliar indoor environments.

A great little show for computer fans with retro, hobby and education computing interests is ready to RUN this Saturday in Stratford-upon-Avon, England – at Shakespeare’s school! While many software makers promote responsible disclosure, it isn’t universally backed by the security community. Finch, who interviewed criminals about why and how they commit crimes …