Typealike tech uses computers’ existing webcams for gesture control

While it is already possible to control computers via hand gestures, doing so typically involves using peripheral electronic devices. The Typealike system, however, brings such functionality to existing computers, no added electronics required.

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The Intel 4004, the first computer on a chip, turns 50

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Intel's 4004 processor, the first commercially available microprocessor built on a single chip. Originally designed for a Japanese desk calculator, it helped spark the personal computer revolution.

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Crystal prism provides better control to quantum computer chips

As revolutionary as they could be, quantum computers still have a few issues, such as controlling more than a few dozen qubits. Now researchers have found a way to control potentially millions of qubits at once, by adding a crystal prism to the chip.

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COVID-19 pandemic sparks new laws banning after-hours work emails

Even before the pandemic struck in 2020, technology was blurring the boundary between home and work. Pressure to be contactable 24/7 led to calls for "right to disconnect" laws protecting employees – calls that have been increasingly heeded in the COVID era.

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Dell’s UltraSharp Webcam aims to keep users in the frame

Computer tech giant Dell challenged itself to create a webcam that could deliver "DSLR-like image quality while being intelligent and easy-to-use." The UltraSharp Webcam is the result, a 4K videochat tool that promises to keep users in the frame.

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Dasung looks to ease eye strain with 25.3-inch E Ink monitor

Reading the latest novel on an e-reader is much kinder on your peepers than doing so on a smartphone. Dasung is looking to bring the same kind of eye-friendly user experience to desktop computing with the launch of its Paperlike 253 E Ink monitor.

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Morphing computer chip repels hundreds of professional DARPA hackers

A new computer processor called Morpheus thwarts hackers by randomly changing its microarchitecture every few milliseconds. The puzzling processor has now aced major tests, repelling hundreds of professional hackers in a DARPA security challenge.

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Computer tool spots deepfakes via tiny reflections in the eyes

Computer scientists at the University of Buffalo have just offered a compelling example of what deepfake detection could look like, developing a technology that can spot them with 94 percent effectiveness by analyzing tiny reflections in the eyes.

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75 years ago, the world’s first modern computer made its public debut

Seventy five years ago, the world was introduced to ENIAC, the first ever electronic, programmable, general purpose, digital computer, which not only ushered in the beginning of the computer age, but also shaped popular conceptions of the computer.

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