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computersLess than 5% of India’s techies are ready for higher end AI and cloud computing work

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7 of India’s biggest IT companies including Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant are laid off 56,000 engineers in 2017. 2017 layoffs were double the level in 2016. This is because they are not prepared to adapt to newer technologies. Less than …

computersMaking hard drives 100X more reliable and triple data capacity

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The primary challenge with microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) involved the spin torque oscillator (STO)— and those issues have now been solved thanks to Western Digitals innovative STO breakthroughs. Western Digital has produced prototype MAMR drives this year, and would give …

3d3D System on a chip can solve memory problems and boost compute performance 1000 times by 2021

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3D System on a chip technology at 7 nanometer lithography can provide a 1000X speed up for machine learning and other applications. The S3S 2017 program includes a paper by MonolithIC 3D Inc which will present a monolithic 3D technology …

computers40 years too late- Bill Gates says ctrl-alt-delete should have been one button

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says if he could go back in time, there’d be something more intuitive than the two-handed Ctrl-Alt-Delete command to interrupt a process. In 2013 Gates said it was “mistake” requiring the three keys before logging in …

computersClaim of molecular bot that can build other molecules

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Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of a millimetre in size, can be programmed to …

computersDielectric cooling uses 7% of the power of traditional air cooling and will appear in products in 2018

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IBM, Georgia Tech and DARPA developed a new cooling technology to overcome the thermal barrier of stacking chips, an on-chip solution that could help to even cool off entire datacenters. The technologies are expected to appear in commercial products and …

computersMajor leap towards molecular level data storage with 100 times todays storage density

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Scientists at the University of Manchester have proved that storing data with a class of molecules known as single-molecule magnets is more feasible than previously thought. The research, led by Dr David Mills and Dr Nicholas Chilton, from the School …

computersBad US government password and diet advice

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The US government gave bad unresearched password and gave bad diet advice. A former National Institute of Standards and Technology manager Bill Burr admitted that a document he authored on crafting strong passwords was misguided. “Much of what I did …

computersLegal automation can lead to more justice and fewer lawyers

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A lawyerbot called Do Not Pay helps people contest parking tickets. In London and New York, it helped people overturn 160,000 tickets in its first 21 months. Its creator, 19-year-old London-born Stanford student Joshua Browder observed: “I think the people …

computersIBM increased magnetic tape density 165 million times over 60 years

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IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage – their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 Gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by …