• Computer

    The Computers Were Never the Problem With the BCS Era

    In 2014, ESPN aired one of the first commercials for the new College Football Playoff. In it, actors playing fans for dozens of teams across the country explain why the sport’s move from the BCS to a new championship system is such a welcome development. At one point, fans of schools such as Boise State, Hawai’i, and Utah—as well as DeSean Jackson, for some reason—proudly proclaim that there are “no more computers to keep us out!” You’ll notice that they are joined by fans of the Cincinnati Bearcats; if you follow college football, you already know why that’s funny. Ah  

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  • Computer

    Are computers ready to solve this notoriously unwieldy math problem?

    In a sense, the computer and the Collatz conjecture are a perfect match. For one, as Jeremy Avigad, a logician and professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon notes, the notion of an iterative algorithm is at the foundation of computer science—and Collatz sequences are an example of an iterative algorithm, proceeding step-by-step according to a deterministic rule. Similarly, showing that a process terminates is a common problem in computer science. “Computer scientists generally want to know that their algorithms terminate, which is to say, that they always return an answer,” Avigad says. Heule and his collaborators are leveraging that technology  

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    Experts say pandemic triggered global microchip shortage, revealed problem for the US

    The mini-circuitry is the brain inside almost any digital device. “They go into telephones, computers, game consoles, all sorts of electronic gear,” Scott Lambert, the president of the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, said. Fighter jets, hospital ventilators and cars all use them. The sophistication of the chips varies widely, depending on what they’re used for. “When you look at, like, a smartphone, it has the most advanced microprocessor,” Sonderman noted. “The most advanced solutions, that cost a lot more than an automotive-based solution because of dimensional requirements of the computer chip, as we make things smaller and smaller.” Even with  

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  • SEO

    How an SEO Product Manager Can Be Your Chief Problem Solver

    In search, it doesn’t matter what you know but what you ship. Implementation is the hill great SEO ideas die on. Is that the case because “executives simply don’t value SEO?” No! It’s a matter of good management. Most ideas simply fail because they’re unclear to others, don’t have a significant opportunity size, and success isn’t well-defined. SEO professionals are subject matter experts. We dip into many roles but chronically don’t have enough time or expertise to manage every SEO project from A to Z. As consultants, the matter is even more complicated because they’re paid to give recommendations, not  

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  • Technology News

    Can new technology solve a trillion-pound garbage problem?

    Ragpickers search for reusable items from a heap of garbage, at Sevapura dumping yard in Jaipur,Rajasthan, India, Wednesday, April 07, 2021. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Humans generate a remarkable amount of garbage: over 2 billion tonnes per year, according to the World Bank, or approximately 4.5 trillion pounds annually. And that figure is going to grow. Global garbage is expected to reach 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050. Even if you could figure out where to put that much garbage, it’s going to leak dangerous greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. Solid waste landfills are the third-largest  

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  • Internet Marketing

    The Growing Problem of Marketing Fraud: Bots Pose as Legitimate Internet Users to Fake Traffic, Milk Digital Advertising Services

    A new report from White Ops demonstrates that marketing fraud is growing, but that many in the online advertising space may not realize exactly how much the problem has grown in the past year. Online marketing fraud primarily consists of the use of fake traffic to commit advertising fraud. This bilks advertisers via the digital marketing platforms they pay for targeted ad delivery. Advertisers often engage in “pay per impression” or “pay per click” campaigns under the assumption that the person viewing the ad is part of the target demographic they hope to reach. Instead, the report reveals that a  

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