Did my computer say it best?

Elva Mankin

Research finds trust in algorithmic advice from computers can blind us to mistakes With autocorrect and auto-generated email responses, algorithms offer plenty of assistance to help people express themselves. Aaron Schecter But new research from the University of Georgia shows people who rely on computer algorithms for assistance with language-related, […]

Upcyling a 40-year-old Tandy Model 100 Portable Computer

Elva Mankin

The world of magic had Houdini, who pioneered tricks that are still performed today. And data compression has Jacob Ziv. In 1977, Ziv, working with Abraham Lempel, published the equivalent of Houdini on Magic: a paper in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory titled “A Universal Algorithm for Sequential Data […]

You Can Finally Use Snapchat on Your Computer

Elva Mankin

Snapchat is the rare social media app that never made the jump from mobile to desktop. Instagram has a web app, WhatsApp has a desktop app, but, until now, you always needed your phone by your side if you wanted to Snap. Starting today, though, you can pick up those […]

Suffolk races to pay nonprofits after computer shutdown

Elva Mankin

Suffolk County officials on Thursday were working to send out paper checks to pay county vendors — with nonprofits contracted to perform social services a high priority — following the shutdown of county systems after a malware attack, county Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. told Newsday. “We will address most immediate and critical […]

Why do computers get more powerful, but cost the same?

Elva Mankin

This is just one of the stories from our “I’ve Always Wondered” series, where we tackle all of your questions about the world of business, no matter how big or small. Ever wondered if recycling is worth it? Or how store brands stack up against name brands? Check out more from the series here. […]

Banned US Computer Chips in High Demand in China

Elva Mankin

Some of China’s top research and educational organizations depend on U.S. computing chips that have export restrictions on them, news reports say. U.S.-based chip maker Nvidia said last week it had been told by American officials it could no longer export two top computer chips to China, Hong Kong or […]

ESPN Computer’s Prediction For Nebraska’s Week 1 Game

Elva Mankin

LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 26: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field before their game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) After suffering the slings and arrows of losing to Northwestern, Nebraska have regrouped and are […]

Computers down at county clerk’s office Thursday

Elva Mankin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People trying to renew their driver’s license or get a Tennessee ID found themselves waiting in a long line at the Shelby County Clerk’s Office downtown after two computers crashed. The clerk’s office couldn’t tell how bad the delay was, but a customer told a WREG reporter […]

8 deals on laptops, desktops, more

Elva Mankin

New York Post may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and/or when you make a purchase You logged on at the right time, as the HP Labor Day sale is just now booting up. Starting today, the HP Labor Day sale is officially here, offering […]