• Computing
    NUS computing courses on par with law, medicine and business studies

    Once shunned by top students, computing degrees are now finding favour, with applicants being attracted by better job prospects and working in technology firms. Higher demand for courses offered by the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing pushed up the grades of students it accepted last year, putting it on a par with other […]

  • Computing
    The future of computing

    IN 1971 the fastest car in the world was the Ferrari Daytona, capable of 280kph (174mph). The world’s tallest buildings were New York’s twin towers, at 415 metres (1,362 feet). In November that year Intel launched the first commercial microprocessor chip, the 4004, containing 2,300 tiny transistors, each the size of a red blood cell. […]

  • Container Wars: Benchmark Test Pits Docker’s Swarm Platform Against Kubernetes

    Cloud admins have not yet reached consensus on which container orchestration platform is best. But Docker has started pushing Swarmhard by promoting new benchmark tests that show major performance advantages vis-à-vis Google’s competingKubernetes cluster management solution. Swarm and Kubernetes are part of the burgeoning ecosystem of container orchestration platforms that have arisen in recent years […]

  • Teenagers react to Windows 95, cannot imagine what their elders endured

    The majority of teenagers alive today weren’t alive in the 90s, meaning the oldest version of Windows they’re likely to be familiar with is Windows XP. If that tidbit makes you feel old, you might not want to watch the latest React video from Fine Brothers Entertainment, in which a bunch of teenagers are exposed […]