Knowledge is Computing Power

Computers are becoming increasingly powerful, but as Derrick Harris of GigaOm reports, they still have a long way to go when compared to the computers inside our skulls: A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the...

Tabulating Tablets

Via Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm, new numbers from research firm IDC find that over 27 million tablets were sold in the third quarter of this year alone. But as Tofel goes on to note, there’s a larger story: Tablet sales have already approached nearly 25 percent of PC sales....

Recycling to Increase Adoption

John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable has a brief write-up of the latest program from the FCC aimed at closing the digital divide: The FCC and its Connect2Compete public private partnership are launching a computer recycling and donation drive Tuesday. Redemtech, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the...

Tablets on the Rise

In yet more evidence that tablet computers like Apple’s popular iPad are shaking up the computer industry, new numbers from the Pew Internet & American Life Project find that the number of people who own a tablet computer jumped from 10% to 19% from the middle of December to January....