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Submission + - The computer that never crashes (newscientist.com)

puddingebola writes: From the article, "A computer that mimics the apparent randomness found in nature can instantly recover from crashes by repairing corrupted data.

Dubbed a "systemic" computer, the self-repairing machine now operating at University College London (UCL) could keep mission-critical systems working. For instance, it could allow drones to reprogram themselves to cope with combat damage, or help create more realistic models of the human brain."

Submission + - Laptop Inventor Moggridge Dies At 69 (techweekeurope.co.uk)

puddingebola writes: From the Article: "Bill Moggridge, the London-born industrial designer credited with creating the first laptop computer, died on Saturday aged 69 after a battle with cancer.
Moggridge is best known as the creator of the GRiD Compass (pictured), a device which introduced many of the design traits used in modern laptops, including the hinged case, the flat display and the low-profile keyboard. Moggridge said that when he tested the device prototype in 1981, it was the first time he had used a computer."

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