Monday, December 24, 2018

Google is tracking Santa

We all know that Google probably has a pretty good idea where we are most of the time. Well, this year they will be tracking Santa's movements as he delivers presents to all the good children around the world. Follow Santa's journey as he sets of just before midnight on Christmas Eve with Google's Santa Tracker. Happy holidays everyone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Teenager Finds Classical Alternative to Quantum Recommendation Algorithm

A teenager from Texas has taken quantum computing down a notch. In a paper posted online earlier this month, 18-year-old Ewin Tang proved that ordinary computers can solve an important computing problem with performance potentially comparable to that of a quantum computer. Read more about this in Quanta Magazine.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 20 best tech gadgets of 2018

It's nearly Christmas, perhaps you want to buy a gift for someone, or for yourself. Here's a list of the 20 best tech gadgets of 2018 compiled by the Guardian.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Computer Science wins major international award

John Hosking, The Dean of Science at The University of Auckland, writes that: "Peerwise, developed by Computer Science’s Paul Denny, has won the QS Reimagine Education 2018/19 Award, which includes a $US 25,000 prize. Peerwise was the overall winner and won the ICT Tools for Teaching and Learning category in a competition that attracted 1,184 teams to submit portfolios of their work each of which was judged according to four criteria: Pedagogical approach, Engagement and reach, Measurable impact, and Scalability.

This is very well deserved recognition for Paul and the Peerwise team, who have clearly demonstrated that the Peerwise approach enhances learning outcomes for students.

Peerwise is in use in 80 countries by more than 0.5M students."