Computers http://nhpr.org en BASIC: How Dartmouth Helped Open Programming (And Gaming) To Everybody http://nhpr.org/post/basic-how-dartmouth-helped-open-programming-and-gaming-everybody <p></p><p>When you think of the places that have shaped technology the most, you might think of the garage where Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak put together their first personal computers. You might think of the buildings at Harvard where Mark Zuckerberg started building a social website then known as “The Facebook.” Or you might think of the facilities in Washington state where Microsoft made billions selling its Windows operating system.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:53:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 47222 at http://nhpr.org BASIC: How Dartmouth Helped Open Programming (And Gaming) To Everybody Tech Trends To Look Forward To In 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/tech-trends-look-forward-2014 <p>50 years ago, inspired by the 1964 World’s Fair, Isaac Asimov wrote an article for the New York Times envisioning what the world might look like in 2014. Among his predictions: “By 2014, electroluminescent panels will be in common use. ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button.&nbsp; Gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs. Breakfasts will be "ordered" the night before to be ready by a specified hour the next morning. Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone. The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books.” While we may not have “automeals,” many of Asimov’s predictions were remarkably prescient. <a href="http://techland.time.com/2013/12/30/the-2014-consumer-electronics-show-8-trends-to-watch/">Now that we have time on our side, let’s discuss the technology forecast for 2014</a>. Tech analyst and writer Tim Bajarin joins us. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:44:10 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41131 at http://nhpr.org Tech Trends To Look Forward To In 2014 Looking For Love? Try The Internet. No, Really! http://nhpr.org/post/looking-love-try-internet-no-really <p><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/05/31/1222447110.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">A new study</a> from the University of Chicago shows that couples who meet via online dating sites tend to have better relationships than couples who meet for the first time in person. Here to tell us more about these findings is <strong>Ingrid Wickelgren</strong>, editor with Scientific American MIND.&nbsp; She wrote the article, “<a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/06/04/does_meeting_your_spouse_online_lead_to_a_stronger_marriage_partner/">Does Finding Your Spouse Online Lead to a Stronger Marriage</a>?”</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:13:53 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29182 at http://nhpr.org Looking For Love? Try The Internet. No, Really! Jeopardy Champ Supercomputer "Watson" Has A New Job: Customer Service http://nhpr.org/post/jeopardy-champ-supercomputer-has-new-job-customer-service <P>If you’ve ever felt like customer support from a call center is a hopeless case, there are now statistics to back that up. <EM>Forbes</EM> <A href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/tompost/2013/06/04/the-best-and-worst-customer-service/">recently reported</A> that fifty percent of calls that go through call centers go unresolved. IBM hopes to change that by putting their new star employee on the job - a super-computer named Watson. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:47:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28878 at http://nhpr.org Jeopardy Champ Supercomputer "Watson" Has A New Job: Customer Service Clues to a U.S. Cyber-attack on Iran? http://nhpr.org/post/clues-us-cyber-attack-iran <p>New <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19637182">forensic evidence </a>may confirm what many suspected behind-the-scenes: that the US&nbsp;and Israel conspired earlier this year to target Iran with the espionage malware “Flame”. <strong>Dan Goodin</strong> is Security Editor at <a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09/new-malware-linked-to-state-sponsored-flame/">Ars Technica&nbsp;</a>and he's&nbsp;closely followed the unfolding story.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:46:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13579 at http://nhpr.org Clues to a U.S. Cyber-attack on Iran? Computers Like Music http://nhpr.org/post/computers-music <p>Leon Neyfakh talks about how computers can analyze music in ways humans can't.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:12:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8857 at http://nhpr.org Computers Like Music The old social networks... http://nhpr.org/post/old-social-networks <p>A hobbyist explores old-school networks from the dial-up era...and he's not alone when he gets there.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:21:46 +0000 Todd Bookman 2325 at http://nhpr.org The old social networks... Technology's Missing Links http://nhpr.org/post/technologys-missing-links <p>Think the iPhone is cool? You shoulda seen what IBM's smartphone could do...way back in 1992.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:13:54 +0000 Brady Carlson 2319 at http://nhpr.org Technology's Missing Links Is Raspberry Pi a low-cost computer breakthrough? http://nhpr.org/post/raspberry-pi-low-cost-computer-breakthrough <p>The lowdown on the nifty new device, and what it's designed to accomplish.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:02:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Jonathan Lynch 1863 at http://nhpr.org Is Raspberry Pi a low-cost computer breakthrough? Random Hacks of Kindness http://nhpr.org/post/random-hacks-kindness <p>There&#39;s a gathering of&nbsp;developers&nbsp;and code writers taking place globally...and they&#39;re invading Manchester to create apps for&nbsp;doing good.&nbsp;</p><p><em>LINKS:</em></p><p><em><a href="http://www.rhok.org/">Random Hacks of Kindness</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://nh.craigslist.org/eve/2711157366.html">Manchester gathering info</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://www.smalldog.com/">Small&nbsp;Dog Electronics</a></em></p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:31:49 +0000 Virginia Prescott 704 at http://nhpr.org Random Hacks of Kindness