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    The Zacks Rank Explained: How to Find Strong Buy Computer and Technology Stocks

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a growth, value, income, or momentum-focused investor — building a successful investment portfolio takes skill, research, and a little bit of luck. But what’s the best way to find the right combination of stocks? Because funding things like your retirement, your kids’ college tuition, or your short- and long-term savings goals will definitely require significant returns. Enter the Zacks Rank. What is the Zacks Rank? A unique, proprietary stock-rating model, the Zacks Rank uses earnings estimate revisions, or changes to a company’s earnings expectations, to help investors create a winning portfolio. There are four  

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    Computer scientist is a pioneer for women in technology

    Yelena Yesha has been appointed the first Knight Chair of the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) at the University of Miami. “She is the perfect fit because she also has the expertise in translating data science into computer applications to solve real-world problems,” said IDSC founding director Nicholas Tsinoremas. As an expert in blockchain technology, personalized health care, and electronic commerce, Yelena Yesha has always been drawn to challenges. When the teenage math and physics whiz won second place in Ukraine’s Physics Olympics, she was offered an accelerated path to college—but only if her parents agreed to stay  

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    The World’s Largest Computer Chip

    Deep learning, the artificial-intelligence technology that powers voice assistants, autonomous cars, and Go champions, relies on complicated “neural network” software arranged in layers. A deep-learning system can live on a single computer, but the biggest ones are spread over thousands of machines wired together into “clusters,” which sometimes live at large data centers, like those operated by Google. In a big cluster, as many as forty-eight pizza-box-size servers slide into a rack as tall as a person; these racks stand in rows, filling buildings the size of warehouses. The neural networks in such systems can tackle daunting problems, but they  

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    Is your brain a computer?

    But perhaps what brains and computers do is fundamentally the same, even if the architecture is different. “What the brain seems to be doing is quite aptly described as information processing,” says Megan Peters, a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Irvine. “The brain takes spikes [brief bursts of activity that last about a tenth of a second] and sound waves and photons and converts it into neural activity—and that neural activity represents information.” Richards, who agrees with Cobb that brains work very differently from today’s digital computers, nonetheless believes the brain is, in fact, a computer. “A  

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    Is PayPal Holdings (PYPL) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

    The Computer and Technology group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Is PayPal Holdings (PYPL) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question. PayPal Holdings is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 630 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #15. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the  

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    Oakland high schoolers repaired more than 3,000 Chromebooks this summer

    Forty interns. Eighty-one schools. Six weeks. Thousands of laptops.  This summer, a group of high schoolers spent their vacation visiting every campus in Oakland Unified School District to repair, refurbish, and take inventory of the district’s stockpile of Chromebooks in time for the start of the school year. The students are part of a new internship program that launched this year, with two goals: to offer students experience and exposure to computer repair and engineering, and lighten the load on the school district’s overburdened technology team. OUSD’s Chromebooks have gotten more use over the past 16 months than perhaps ever  

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