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Stories tagged: computer

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

In a first, IBM’s computer debater faces off against itself

Cambridge University, home to the world’s oldest debating society, was the setting Thursday night for a demonstration of what the future might hold. IBM’s Project Debater, a robot that has …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Google claims breakthrough in blazing fast computing

Google researchers published a paper stating it has run a calculation on a quantum computer that a traditional computer could never complete in its lifetime.

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Survey: Owners having problems with driver-assist systems

As auto companies continue to fix buggy touch-screen infotainment systems, a survey of new-vehicle buyers has found there’s a different technology posing problems: driver assist systems such as automatic emergency …

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

German chipmaker Infineon to buy Cypress for $10 billion

German chipmaker Infineon is buying U.S.-based Cypress Semiconductor Corp. for more than $10 billion.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

A human just triumphed over IBM’s 6-year-old AI debater

IBM fell short in its latest attempt to prove machines can triumph over man. But it came close.

Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit children and young adults from low-income families who might not have learned to code otherwise.

China cuts taxes for chipmakers to promote industry development

China said it cut taxes for semiconductor makers, lending new support for the pivotal industry just as President Donald Trump weighs tariffs on the sector amid rising trade tensions.

Samsung poised to unseat Intel as king of microchips

Intel’s more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea’s Samsung Electronics elbows the U.S. manufacturer aside to become …

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Robert W. Taylor, visionary in birth of personal computing and internet, dies at 85

In 1968, Robert W. Taylor made a prediction that would guide the course of computer science for decades to come. “In a few years,” he wrote, “men will be able …

Feeling lost without Internet

My name is Deborah and I’m dependent on e-mail and the Internet. There, I’ve confessed. Now please pass the coffee.

America Online Hikes Monthly Fee

America Online is hiking its monthly fee for unlimited access by $2, saying it needs to upgrade its network to handle the onslaught of people taking advantage of its flat …

Microsoft, Able Settle Pirating Suit

Software reseller Able Computer Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $50,000 to Microsoft Corp. to settle a lawsuit over pirated software, Microsoft said Wednesday. Microsoft said the suit alleged that …

Gamblers Wary Of Internet Tribes Not Attracting Many Customers For Betting On Internet Games

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Internet gaming site, launched with fanfare five months ago, has attracted few customers. File/The Spokesman-Review

Librarians Ask State To Fund Magazine Plan Through Internet Connection, Every Site Could Access Thousands Of Periodicals

Idaho’s librarians are asking Gov. Phil Batt and the Legislature for funding that will put access to books and magazines in small communities on par with the largest libraries. The …

Netscape Speeds Up Release Of Software

Netscape Communications Corp. has speeded up the release of a key feature in its new World Wide Web browser, the latest effort to stave off Microsoft Corp.’s aggressive invasion of …

Nfl Hopes To Net On-Line Record But Fast-Changing Technology Makes Super Bowl Numbers Hard To Compare

The NFL would love to break its old Super Bowl Internet record - if it could figure out what the new one is. The NFL said Wednesday that it would …

Internet Helping Hate Seep Into America Anti-Defamation League Book Examines Spread Of Intolerance

Extreme right-wing groups are increasingly relying on the Internet to spread their anti-government and racist messages and recruit members, according to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League. An early …

Aol Woos Customers With Flat Rate On-Line Leader Shifts Tactics In Bid To Reduce Defections

Embracing a tactic that has hammered it, America Online Inc. on Tuesday began offering a new flat-rate price in a bid to stem the defection of customers to cheaper providers …

Glitches Highlight Limitations Of On-Line Systems Rapid Growth, Change Create Problems For High-Tech Information Networks

An 18-hour blackout at America Online disrupts the lives of thousands of users. The debut of MSNBC’s on-line service is tainted by blank screens. A surge in demand for information …

Boise On The Map With Home Page

Anyone who wants to know the life stories of Boise Mayor Brent Coles or City Council members can find it on the Internet. There also is a city of Boise …

Teen Gets Tangled Up In The Web Of Romance

A 15-year-old who met his dream girl on the Internet traveled more than 1,000 miles to find her home - only to be stopped a block short in the middle …

Computerized Licensing System Overloaded

Idaho’s Fish and Game Department is asking hunters and anglers to go easy on the state’s new computerized licensing system. High demand for hunting licenses is overloading the state’s “Point …

Microsoft Network Hits 1 Million

Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a conference on the Internet and electronic commerce in New York Monday. He said the industry needs to develop better connections for …

On-Line Service Takes Breast Off Vulgar List

Cyberspace In an effort to clean up cyberspace, the nation’s largest computer on-line service last week declared the word “breast” taboo - thereby making it impossible for breast cancer patients …

Library’s Internet Services Upgraded

Spokane City Library users can now download files and print off the Internet, two features that were not available when the free service began earlier this year. Users of the …

Practice For Sats On The Web Study Guide For Standardized Test Available On The Internet

West Valley High School juniors Adam Mortensen and Brian Boothe use the Internet course to prepare for the SATs. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review

On-Line Services Awash With Resources Providers Can Track Or Trade For Everyone From Novices To Sophisticates

If you’re overwhelmed by the ocean of stock and investment advice in the print world, don’t expect much relief from the commercial on-line services. In making investments, the more information …

Small School Plays A Large Part In Science Project St. John Vianney Students Measure Environment, Share Data With World

A small Spokane Valley parochial school is making an international name for itself. St. John Vianney School is singled out for special recognition at the Internet site for the Washington, …

Bye Bye Mary Moore Is Reportedly Unhappy With Her Character On ‘News’ And Is Leaving The Show

Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke, wearing leather, are shown as they appear in the December issue of Fanity Fair. Photo by Associated Press

Internet Good Source For Food Information

The federal government maintains dozens of electronically accessible sources of food and nutrition information, including data banks and some fee-based systems. “Selected Electronic Sources of Food and Nutrition Information,” a …