The answer largely depends on what type of output port your laptop has. If you have any modern laptop with mini DisplayPort or a USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 port, you can power up to three monitors at 1080p each, two monitors at 2K or one monitor at 4K. However if you just have an HDMI or VGA port, you can’t power dual displays through it.
Even if you don’t have the correct ports or processor, you can power three or more monitors using a USB docking station that contains DisplayPort technology. These docks use your CPU and their own chips to send video out as a USB signal.
The book has the name the author gave it, but the book does not tell you what other people think of it.
Summary: Across 33 rich countries, only 5% of the population has high computer-related abilities, and only a third of people can complete medium-complexity tasks.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz isn’t a household name—but he should be.
But for Leibniz, computation was just the beginning: He believed that all kinds of problems could be reduced to the manipulation of symbols and tackled just as though they were mathematical problems. He imagined a kind of alphabet of human thought, whose symbols could be manipulated according to precise, mechanical rules, the work carried out by devices. He called them “reasoning machines” and envisioned the pursuit we know today as artificial intelligence... he believed, humanity would have “a new kind of tool, a tool that will increase the power of the mind much more than optical lenses helped our eyes.. Linguistic barriers between nations would fall, and the new universal language would usher in an era of understanding, peace, and prosperity. (Leibniz was, needless to say, an optimist—he also had ambitions to reunify the Catholic and Protestant churches.)
In talking with one of the women Bill Gates dated in college, she said that the very first question he asked her was what was her score on the SAT. (12 min)
Bill met the CEO of IBM because his mother was on the board of United Way with him.. (18 min)
The Apple II had an inexpensive, reliable disk drive 2 years before some of its competitors (45-46 min)
The Apple II had 3 times as much memory as others, which is why Visicalc was written for it. Steve says this is why he is being interviewed. (47 min)
A wearable computer will be more of an awareness device, noting what you’re doing and delivering alerts precisely when you need them, in sync with your other devices: when you’re near a grocery store, you will be told you’re low on vegetables, and an actual shopping list will be sent to your phone, where longer text is more easily read. Depending on your desire for more alerts, this could be regarded as either annoying or lifesaving. But as Libin puts it, “The killer app for this is hyperawareness.”
.. According to Steve Lee, the Glass design team “looked into facial-recognition technology early on” but chose not to pursue it. “Clearly, this is something the broader public is concerned about,” Lee says, “so we took the additional step of banning facial-recognition Glassware for Glass.” Realistically, Google can’t stop anyone committed to using such applications; install Linux, for example, and you can run any compatible software you want. Political thinkers have long warned that face-recognition software — deployed worldwide by police forces and spy agencies — will eventually go mainstream, with corporations and individuals scanning people in public, either to sell them things, track them or simply indulge their voyeuristic curiosity.