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Google releases an open source font that supports 800 languages

  11 October 2016 – Google has been working on the project over the past five years in collaboration with Monotype in hopes of eradicating so-called “tofu” — the blank boxes you see when a PC or website can’t display a particular text — from the web. Noto, or No more tofu, is Google’s answer, and it’s […]


IBM unveils its the brain-inspired TrueNorth cognitive computer

Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 19 August 2015 – Most efforts to mimic the brain have focused on software, but in recent years, some researchers have ramped up efforts to create neuro-inspired computer chips that process information in fundamentally different ways from traditional hardware. This includes an ambitious project inside tech giant IBM and Big Blue just […]


  • May 17, 2015
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European telecoms contemplate blocking mobile ads. What’s the potential effect on Google? And Verizon?

  18 May 2015 – An interesting story surfaced last week that may have a big impact on both advertisers and end-users who use their phones as portals to ad-supported websites. Several European telecom providers are apparently planning to use ad-blocking software at the data-center level, which would mean benefit for users (in the form of less […]


  • Nov 25, 2014
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How the world’s first computer was rescued from the scrap heap

    25 November 2014 – Interesting piece from Wired magazine this week: “Eccentric billionaires are tough to impress, so their minions must always think big when handed vague assignments. Ross Perot’s staffers did just that in 2006, when their boss declared that he wanted to decorate his Plano, Texas, headquarters with relics from computing history. […]


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