Transformers – AI in Disguise

Transformers – AI in Disguise

Imagine an artificial intelligence system that can make up any sort of text desired just from a textual prompt. You want a technical article? Feed it a few technical phrases. Poetry? Give it some poetic samples and the specific words you want included. Computer code?...

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Lookout

Sometimes Microsoft pushes an automatic update that breaks Outlook.  We post the eventual fixes here. May 11, 2021 After automatic update, Outlook is only showing partial messages.  The fix is to roll back the update. Open a cmd prompt with admin permissions and run:...

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Scarcity and Abundance in Cyberspace

Scarcity and Abundance in Cyberspace

Digital cryptocurrencies and NFTs are all over the news these days, as the April 2021 issue of the SWCP Portal points out. Every day, breathless stories detail the latest developments in this rapidly-evolving field. Lately it’s been a real rollercoaster ride after...

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Apple Ushers in Sea Changes to the PC Industry

Apple Ushers in Sea Changes to the PC Industry

By Mark Costlow, SWCP President Adapted and updated from the SWCP Portal, January and February 2021 In a move that was largely unnoticed outside tech circles, Apple recently introduced a new range of laptops using their own CPU chips. Called Apple Silicon, the current...

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What Cellphone Generation Numbers Mean

What Cellphone Generation Numbers Mean

Technical jargon can often be confusing to ordinary users, and with all the hype surrounding mobile telephones can particularly dizzying. Advertisers nowadays talk excitedly about “5G” and how that is superior to “4G”, for instance, as if everybody understands exactly...

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Radioactive Diamond Power

Radioactive Diamond Power

One sure indicator that we are living in the future is that proposed or brand-new technologies often sound right out of science fiction. In a world of jetpacks, laser cannons, rockets that land upright, self-driving trucks, talking robot assistants and virtual...

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