computers http://wvxu.org en New 4-D Transistors http://wvxu.org/post/new-4-d-transistors <p>In the world of computing it’s all about being faster and better.&nbsp;As Ann Thompson reports in this week’s <strong>Focus on Technology</strong>, a group of <em><strong>Purdue</strong></em> and <em><strong>Harvard</strong></em> scientists have come up with a new 4-D transistor. The novel design and material, directing the flow of electrical current, is said to be a preview of future computers.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:31:20 +0000 Ann Thompson 7020 at http://wvxu.org New 4-D Transistors Cincinnati Computer Cooperative http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-computer-cooperative <p><strong>Daniel Meek </strong>is the program director for the non-profit<a href="http://www.cincinnaticomputercooperative.org/index.html"><strong> Cincinnati Computer Cooperative</strong></a>, which works to recycle old computers into working, viable products for use by schools and other non-profits. As their mission statement points out, the organization would like to improve the student-to-computer ratio in order to better prepare students for higher education and careers.<strong> Daniel Meek</strong> came by our studios to talk with Mark Perzel about <strong>Cincinnati Computer Cooperative</strong> and how businesses and individuals can be part of their effort.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:31:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 6089 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Computer Cooperative When Computers Become as Smart as People http://wvxu.org/post/when-computers-become-smart-people <p>A new book,<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Singularity-Rising-Surviving-Thriving-Dangerous/dp/1936661659/ref=sr_1_8?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1352824910&amp;sr=1-8&amp;keywords=james+miller"><strong> Singularity Rising</strong></a>, suggests computers are on the path to becoming as smart as people. In this week’s<strong> Focus on Technology</strong>, Ann Thompson, in an interview with author<strong> James Miller</strong>, reports on how soon it could happen, which country will have the technology first, and what could derail it.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 6090 at http://wvxu.org When Computers Become as Smart as People