Faster Forward: Computers


Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Is Thunderbolt ready to rumble at home?

Last week's introduction by Apple of its updated line of MacBook Pro laptops might not have drawn as much attention as it did without a new ingredient: a high-speed, multipurpose port called Thunderbolt. From Apple's description of Thunderbolt----developed by Intel under the name Light Peak--as "the fastest, most versatile I/O...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Computers, DRM, Music, Standards, Video

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Watson plays 'Jeopardy!' with members of Congress

Holt, a five-time Jeopardy winner and nuclear physicist, was the only member to beat Watson in a round of the game, earning $8,600 to Watson's $6,200. Overall, Watson pulled in $40,300 to the members' $30,000.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Computers, Digital culture, Policy and politics