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Why isn’t my computer connecting to the internet over Wi-Fi?

Q: My desktop, which has Windows 10, intermittently doesn’t connect, via Wi-Fi, to the internet. We have a new CenturyLink router. I’m usually able to force the connection through the Network Settings. I’ve tried rebooting and sometimes that works. Recently, though, it doesn’t connect at all, no matter how many times I reboot or try to connect via the network settings. I keep clicking the Connect Automatically box, but that doesn’t work. Your most recent column in The Seattle Times mentions updating the drivers but I don’t see anything in the device manager. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Milton Golf to get second chance after WIAA computer glitch nearly costs them trip to state contest

MILTON, Wis. – The Milton High School Boy’s Golf team will get another chance at a trip to state, after a computer tallying error by the WIAA nearly cost them the opportunity.

Milton will face Mukwanago in a one-hole playoff Thursday morning at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.

During Milton’s sectional contest Tuesday, results on the WIAA website showed the team coming four strokes behind Mukwanago. Shortly after, however, Mukwanago coach Jay Christiansen said a player and assistant noticed an miscalculated

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Oklahoma prison inmates to begin receiving computer tablets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inmates at an Oklahoma prison began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to everyone incarcerated in state prisons.

The devices, specially designed by prisons communications company Securus Technologies, will include free content such as prison policies, access to a law library, some books and educational and self-help materials. Inmates can also pay to receive music, movies, games and television programs, as well as to send and receive messages, including video messages, to and from their families. The tablets do not have unrestricted access

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Google AI beats humans at designing computer chips

Hear the latest science news, with Benjamin Thompson and Noah Baker.

In this episode:

00:46 An AI computer microchip designer

Working out where to place the billions of components that a modern computer chip needs can take human designers months and, despite decades of research, has defied automation. This week, however, a team from Google report a new machine learning algorithm that does the job in a fraction of the time, and is already helping design their next generation of AI processors.

Research Article: Mirhoseini et al.

News and Views: AI system

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Nets vs. Bucks line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Game 3 playoff matchup

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3 of a best-of-seven Eastern Conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Milwaukee is favored by 3.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 233.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Nets vs. Bucks picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned over $9,100 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The

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Google has used AI to gamify the design of computer chips

Researchers from Google have uncovered that artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially design computer chips more efficiently than human engineers.

In a research paper published in Nature, Google Research explained that designing a physical layout of a computer chip, known as floorplanning, is a complex and time-consuming task but essential.

To help achieve a more efficient outcome, the researchers developed a series of algorithms to treat chip floorplanning as a game, components as pieces, the canvas on which the components sit on as the board, and the winning results were based on the performance which was assessed using evaluation metrics

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