Students step in to refurbish computers as school needs rise

A middle school IT club has found a way to use their skills to revamp old computers at a time when distance learning has made such technology indispensable.

Penguin Corps is a Linux club at the charter school Aspen Academy in Savage. Linux clubs provide a space for students to learn how to install and use open-source software. The students are using that knowledge to refurbish old computers for their classmates.

With the school opting for hybrid learning, the need for computers skyrocketed. 

“These kids very enthusiastically caught the open-source bug and took on the challenge of wanting to help their fellow students,” said Stu Keroff, a social studies teacher who directs the club.

Four hands work on two laptops.

Two Aspen Academy students and members of the Penguin Corps computer club work on donated laptops in Savage, Minn., on Wednesday. The club repairs donated computers for families that need computers for distance learning.

Evan Frost

Read More

Walmart Brings Back Gateway Computers

Angelena Iglesia

Gateway is making a comeback thanks to Walmart and the year of wild throwbacks continues. Someone over at the big retailer decided it would be a good idea to throw it back to the turn of the millennium. So, as all the early-Aughts nostalgia of the past few years has finally come around to home computing trends. For those unaware, the affordable brand rose in popularity in the 90s before being purchased in 2007 by Acer. Now, Walmart has decided to bring back that thrifty approach with machines that start at $200. But, all of the offerings aren’t there at the entry-level. There are creator-focused systems that reach $1200. You can scan the new offerings over at Walmart’s site right now, but the nostalgia is going to draw a lot of customers in. There’s something really surreal about seeing that cow-printed box in the year 2020.

Nicole Qaqundah, senior merchandising

Read More

Calculating the benefits of exascale and quantum computers | US Department of Energy Science News

Angelena Iglesia

24-Aug-2020

DOE/US Department of Energy

A quintillion calculations a second. That’s one with 18 zeros after it. It’s the speed at which an exascale supercomputer will process information. The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing for the first exascale computer to be deployed in 2021. Two more will follow soon after. Yet quantum computers may be able to complete more complex calculations even faster than these up-and-coming exascale computers. But these technologies complement each other much more than they compete.

It’s going to be a while before quantum computers are ready to tackle major scientific research questions. While quantum researchers and scientists in other areas are collaborating to design quantum computers to be as effective as possible once they’re ready, that’s still a long way off. Scientists are figuring out how to build qubits for quantum computers, the very foundation of the technology. They’re establishing the most fundamental quantum algorithms

Read More

Sussex study enables predicting computational power of early quantum computers

Angelena Iglesia

IMAGE

IMAGE: Visual depiction of the algorithm used to increase the computational power of early quantum computers.
view more 

Credit: Winfried Hensinger, University of Sussex

  • University of Sussex quantum physicists have developed an algorithm which helps early quantum computers to perform calculations most efficiently
  • The team used their model to calculate the expected computational power of early quantum computers
  • Their research highlights a fundamental advantage of the ‘trapped ion’ approach over other methods

Quantum physicists at the University of Sussex have created an algorithm that speeds up the rate of calculations in the early quantum computers which are currently being developed. They have created a new way to route the ions – or charged atoms – around the quantum computer to boost the efficiency of the calculations.

The Sussex team have shown how calculations in such a quantum computer can be done most efficiently, by using their new ‘routing algorithm’. Their

Read More

Nonprofit seeks computers, accessories to bridge technology gap for students

Angelena Iglesia

Read More

Computers – Walmart.com

Angelena Iglesia

Computers – Walmart.com

Refine by

|

Sort by

|

Search Product Result
Read More

Computers | HSN

Angelena Iglesia

Find the Top Computer Brands at HSN

Choosing the right computer depends on its brand just as much on features and specs. Shop our collection of top computer brands for the holidays, and you can’t go wrong.
Lenovo, Asus, and Dell computers consistently receive high customer praise for their speed, design innovations, and cutting-edge technologies. Our Lenovo computer selection includes the best of home systems and laptops. Get your student an Asus Chromebook so they can do homework anywhere. Choose a colorful Dell laptop that matches your son’s personal style.
Apple has long been one of the top computer brands across the globe, and HSN has many Apple computers to choose, from including Macs, MacBooks, and Mac minis. Watch their faces light up when they open an Apple laptop.
Of all computer brands, Acer offers quality and savings. Choose from a Chromebook, an Aspire Laptop, or one of the brand’s

Read More

The Best Desktop Computers for 2020

Angelena Iglesia

How to Choose the Right Desktop PC

Smartphones are ubiquitous and astonishingly capable. Snazzy, innovative laptop designs are constantly evolving. So where does that leave the venerable desktop PC? You’ll find plenty of them for sale, to be sure, and innovation never stops in the desktop market. But more people now than ever consider desktops an anachronism, heading straight to the laptop aisle instead for their next computer purchase.

It’s not always the right move. Rumors of the demise of the desktop PC have been greatly exaggerated, year after year, for at least a decade now. Desktops aren’t facing extinction, and they are doing anything but standing still. Consumers and businesses alike should still consider buying one, because their advantages of old still ring true today: Forty years after they ignited the personal computing revolution and the internet age, they’re still the most cost-effective, customizable, and easy-to-upgrade computers you can

Read More

Computers, Laptops and Gaming Desktops

Angelena Iglesia

Computer systems vary in power, portability, and performance, and when buying a computer, you need to establish your key requirements to ensure you make the right choice. Consider whether you most favor power and upgradability or convenience and portability. Perhaps you need a new computer with a small footprint, or maybe you need a system that can handle running multiple, high-demand processes simultaneously. Whether you’re looking for an everyday desktop for general family use, a gaming rig for the budding esports champion, or a high-end workstation with RAID and EEC RAM, Newegg has the computer system for you.

Desktop Computer Systems Are Powerful Workhorses

Desktop computer systems are the best option as a powerful machine within a dedicated workspace. While not easily portable,
desktop computers offer a superior work, movie, or gaming experience because they either come bundled with, or can be paired with, larger monitors, for better viewing. Whether

Read More

All Desktop Computers – Walmart.com

Angelena Iglesia

All Desktop Computers – Walmart.com

Refine by

|

Sort by

|

Search Product Result
Read More