Hardware Archive

IBM’s ‘Watson’ Advances Artificial Intelligence

The battle between mankind and machine has been long-fought. Deep Blue, a computer built to play chess by analyzing every possible move, beat chess champ Garry Kasparov in 1997. Since then, major leaps have been taken in the areas of Artificial Intelligence. IBM’s newest challenge was Watson, a super-computer capable of playing Jeopardy. 4 years after programming for Watson began, Watson faced off against Jeopardy …

4 Useful College Computer Accessories

Many colleges across the U.S. now recommend, or even require, students to have some form of portable computer, usually a laptop or netbook. While having a college laptop may be a no-brainer in today’s world, here are some accessories that are just as useful/important, but can sometimes be neglected. 1) A portable flash drive. While many college students have one readily on hand, some don’t. …

Common Computer Problems and Their Solutions

There is a universal truth to computers, regardless of OS, maker, or model- all computers have problems from time to time. Unfortunately, many consumers would rather buy a new computer than spend time fixing their malfunctioning one. This is a vicious cycle that can be broken, and maybe save you some money in the process. Here are a few reasons you may be tempted to …

Looking to Save Some Energy? “Green” Drives May Not Necessarily Be the Best Way.

Lately, a new breed of hard drive have been hitting the market. While these new “energy-saving” drives advertise being quieter, less power-consuming, and/or cooler, this is due to the drive running slower. For example, most “green” drives run at 5400 RPM (rotations per minute) compared to the more popular 7200 RPM. While the slower speed can sometimes translate to being more energy efficient, this is …

Enable Hardware Rotation Lock On iPhone 4 In iOS 4.3 Beta [GUIDE]

Apple has introduced a handful of new features in iOS 4.3, second beta of which was seeded to developers almost a week back. One of these new features is the much desired return of iPad‘s hardware rotation lock switch. Though the feature is iPad exclusive, a workaround has been published by FSM to make this work on an iPhone 4. The process is quite simple, …