News tagged with computer programs

How to program unreliable chips

As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...

Nov 04, 2013
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Beautiful brushstrokes drawn from data

(Phys.org) —A good painter uses simple strokes of a brush to bring texture, contrast and depth to a blank canvas. In comparison, computer programs can have difficulty reproducing the complex and varied ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Detecting program-tampering in the cloud

For small and midsize organizations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the cloud—huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet—can be much more cost-effective than buying their ...

Sep 11, 2013
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Tynker brings programming lessons into the home

(Phys.org) —Tynker announced last week that its educational system for teaching programming to students in elementary and middle schools will take on a new offering, and it is now for home use too. The ...

Aug 12, 2013 report
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Tumblr founder to get $81M to remain at Yahoo

Yahoo's recently completed acquisition of Internet blogging service Tumblr includes an $81 million payment to Tumblr founder David Karp as long as he remains on the job for the next four years.

Aug 09, 2013
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Facebook toys with mobile game publishing

Facebook on Tuesday got into the business of publishing mobile games, offering developers help at going global with smartphone or tablet titles in exchange for a share of revenue.

Jul 30, 2013
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