Elon Musk demos Neuralink Brain Computer Interface update – General – News

At a live streamed event on Friday, tech tycoon Elon Musk showcased the latest Neuralink technology. The demo starred a pig called Gertrude, which had a coin-sized computer chip implanted into her brain previously. In the webcast Musk summed up the device as “kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”. However, the possibilities of a high-functioning Brain Computer Interface (BCI) could go much further than that catchy snippet hints at, especially for people who have developed neurological problems or impairments. Moreover, Musk hinted that humans might one day need BCIs to stay relevant as computer AI marches onwards.

In July last year HEXUS reported upon Neuralink’s application to start human trials in 2020. No update was given with regard to human testing unfortunately, and no timelines were put forward.

So, what of this latest demonstration? There was a lot of talk about the

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Cat Refuses To Let Her Mom Use Her Computer Mouse

“When he has his mind set there is no trying to distract him from his course.”

Mokou first came into Brenna Telaroli’s life as a sickly 8-week-old kitten. Born with a large umbilical cord hernia, Mokou needed emergency surgery. But as soon as Telaroli saw his beautiful blue eyes she knew she’d do anything for him.
Now completely recovered, Mokou is full of personality — which can be a little difficult to handle when Telaroli’s working from home.

Mokou the kitten tries to distract mom from work
Brenna Telaroli

“For starters, he is a major talker,” Telaroli told The Dodo. “He has something to say about everything, including when I am at work trying to talk to customers.”
Mokou will do anything to distract his mom from work, and usually, he’s pretty successful. The less time his mom spends working, the more time she has to focus on him.

Brenna Telaroli

“He loves to play — that is all

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Stateline residents struggle to find affordable laptops during computer shortage

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – As students return to online learning many are missing the most important school supply a computer.

a person sitting on the grass: The switch to remote learning could affect your costs and financial aid.

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The switch to remote learning could affect your costs and financial aid.

“She has to have a good computer and right now she’s been stuck using a little cellphone,” said Shawn Starry, looking for an affordable computer.


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Starry plans to homeschool his daughter Brooke this school year but he’s had no luck finding an affordable computer.

“We’ve been searching online but the prices went up so it’s been a little expensive, a little too expensive for us to purchase one right now,” Starry said.

“People are really just looking for something they can afford,” said Robert Bisconti, Bisconti Computers general manager.

Bisconti says since the start of the pandemic laptops has been a hot buy.

“The first signs of the shortage started when

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Government launches “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” to promote homegrown computer hardware

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The government of India has launched the “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” under the aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat, to promote home-grown microprocessor manufacturing and designing.

The registrations for the challenge started from August 18th on the MyGov website and 100 shortlisted companies will be given a total grant of Rs 1 crore to build a prototype, while 25 finalists will win Rs 1 crore each. The top 10 teams will get a seed fund of total Rs 2.3 crores and 12 months of incubation support, under the Ministry of Information Technology. You can register here.

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

The challenge will be spread over 10 months with the aim to meet the growing need of homegrown compute hardware

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How to Clean Your Computer Monitor

Keeping your computer clean is a necessary habit. Over time, your computer—especially your monitor—collects dust and debris. Not to mention, passing germs from sneezing and coughing. While fingerprints are bad enough, the eye strain from a messy monitor is even worse. 

Cleaning your monitor is also a bit more involved than a simple wiping with Clorox wipes, and there are certain products you shouldn’t use. In this article, we’re going to talk about the right way to clean your computer monitor.

Some words of warning

While it may be tempting to reach for a bottle of Windex or some other general cleaning product, don’t! Harsh chemicals may be fine for windows or countertops, but they can wreak havoc on computer monitors, wearing away coatings. There are many cleaning fluids on the market explicitly geared toward computer monitors. While these products indeed work, you don’t need to spend the money on

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Intel’s ‘Client 2.0’ computer of the future is a device customized to your needs

If Intel’s view of the future is right, you may one day be shopping for a compute device that’s custom-tailored for you, rather than a device that’s one-size-fits-all.

The company detailed its long view of the future of computing devices called “Client 2.0” where the monolithic core and multi-die approaches are shed for a far more granular and personalized approach to personal computing.

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People have expectations of rich computing at every turn, and that can’t be addressed with the old models of monolithic designs, Intel said.

The company believes this Client 2.0 era will occur as we leave today’s cloud-everything approach and expect immersive, “life-like” computing experiences at every turn, said Brijesh Tripathi, Chief Client Architect for Intel.

Tripathi said Intel has been moving toward this vision for years, and its approach with EMIB, memory, and stacked dies will help it happen.

“Our purpose has changed from building monolithic

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Dropbox launches password manager, computer backup, and secure ‘vaults’ out of beta

Dropbox is officially launching a handful of new consumer features out of beta today, along with some new tools for businesses.

The cloud storage giant first introduced its password manager — replete with a standalone mobile app for Android and iOS — back in June. Similar to other password management apps on the market, Dropbox Passwords stores and encrypts users’ online passwords and syncs them across all devices (desktop and mobile) so users don’t have to remember multiple login credentials.

Dropbox Passwords can also suggest strong, randomly generated, individual passwords for your online services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Dropbox itself.

Above: Dropbox Passwords mobile app

Dropbox Passwords is the result of last year’s acquisition of Massachusetts-based Valt, which swiftly shuttered its own apps ahead of integration with Dropbox. Dropbox Passwords is available to everyone on a Dropbox Plus or Professional subscription from today.

The San Francisco-based company is

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Oshkosh Public Library computer and pickup service appointments can now be made online

OSHKOSH – The Oshkosh Public Library has added an online option to make an appointment for curbside pickup and computer use.


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The scheduling tool, which may be accessed at, offers eight service options: general computer use, computer use for older adults or high-risk individuals, express computer use for quick printing, curbside pickup of library materials, educational take-home kits, copy and fax machine access, device charging and notary services.

Patrons are able to pick their appointment type and follow the prompts to reserve a time. They may also call 920-236-5205 to make an appointment from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

A library card is not required to access the provided services. 

Masks are required, and computer stations will be sanitized between visits. Hand sanitizer will be available for use before and after

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AG issues alert about rampant computer repair scam | Wc News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office reported Thursday that it has received over 100 calls from consumers across the state reporting a technology scam.

Consumers report having received a voicemail purporting to come from a major technology company in which the caller demands payment of up to $399 for antivirus software the consumer supposedly purchased.

“Consumers should use caution whenever they receive a suspicious call like this, particularly if they don’t have a prior relationship with the company in question,” Attorney General Morrisey said.

“Look for red flags such as a machine-generated voice, unusual word choices or improper grammar. Most importantly, never hand money over to a scammer or allow them to hack your computer and cause havoc.”

The phone calls often feature a robotic voice. In several instances, the voice informs the recipient, “This is to inform you that we have renewed your antivirus security for

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How to Make U.S. Weapons Like the F-35 More Powerful: Combine Computer Networks?

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force each have their own secure information-sharing combat network technology programs. But what if those programs were combined? Why not merge them into one multi-domain military network able to optimize and combine coordinated land, sea and air attacks? 

The question represents current Pentagon thinking on the evolution of a program called Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), a technical initiative aimed at making sure otherwise disparate or segmented service combat systems are fully interoperable. 

Perhaps a fighter jet comes across a large enemy mechanized combat formation approaching a port filled with enemy surface ships? Perhaps those ships are connected to enemy destroyers miles off the coast getting in position to fire upon U.S. armies? How would air, sea and land intelligence networks and information sharing technologies operate in unison? 

This question forms the heart of a long-standing Pentagon challenge geared toward ensuring all

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