Yale ranks #124 for best global universities in computer science, faculty comment on lack of institutional support

Zoe Berg, Photo Editor

Just over four years since Yale University President Peter Salovey first said that the University would make up ground in the sciences, 2021 U.S. News rankings have placed the computer science department at Yale as 124th in the world.

The University is currently ranked #11 in overall best global universities according to U.S. News, but its standing in computer science is far lower. The ranking is based on the department’s research performance. 

Within the past 10 years, the number of CS majors at Yale has grown ten-fold, and the program is now the third most popular undergraduate major. But for more than 20 years, the number of faculty in the department did not increase significantly, even as the field has gained popularity. The hiring process is also crippled by subpar facilities, seven faculty who spoke to the News said, and Yale’s science priorities initially placed computer

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Industrial computer manufacturer Advantech hit with a ransomware attack

Industrial computer manufacturer Advantech Co. Ltd. has been hit with a ransomware attack, and those behind the attack are demanding a ransom of 750 bitcoin ($13.8 million).

Based in Taiwan, Advantech is the world’s largest supplier of industrial computers, with a 34% market share as of 2018. The company also manufactures network devices, servers, industrial “internet of things” devices and healthcare solutions.

The attack took place on Nov. 19, according to Taiwanese media with Bleeping Computer, which reported separately Saturday that it involved Conti ransomware. Those behind the Conti ransomware attack are said to have offered full data decryption and a promise to delete the data they had stolen if the ransom was paid with a threat to start releasing stolen data if payment was not made.

By Nov. 26, no payment had been made and those behind the attack released a 3.03-gigabyte archive of Advantech data that they claim

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Cyber Monday Laptop Deals 2020: HP, Chromebook, MacBook

The carrying case for the RAVPower 30000mAh AC Power Bank.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Logitech Precision Pro (M720) Wireless Mouse
Deal price: $25; street price: $35
Read our review of the best wireless mouse.

A differently named version of our top wireless mouse pick is currently available from Costco for $25 shipped. The Logitech Precision Pro (M720) was one of the most comfortable mice we tested. It’s also affordable and offers ample connectivity and programmability so you can customize it to your needs. The Precision Pro can control up to three devices either via Bluetooth or via the included USB receiver. This deal isn’t the lowest we’ve seen this mouse drop, but it’s still a decent savings for Costco members.

Western Digital WD Elements External Desktop Hard Drive (4 TB)
Deal price: $80; street price: $90
Read our review of the best external desktop hard drive.

A solid desktop hard drive is a great added security measure for your computer’s data.

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Texas vs. Davidson line, picks: Advanced computer model reveals picks for Monday’s matchup

The 19th-ranked Texas Longhorns takes on the Davidson Wildcats in the opener of the 2020 Maui Invitational on Monday. Tip-off from Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC is set for 12 p.m. ET. The Longhorns are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Texas vs. Davidson college basketball odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under is 136.5 (For the latest college basketball lines on all of the games, visit our college basketball odds page).

Before making any Texas vs. Davidson picks, you MUST check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now, it has broken down Texas vs. Davidson,

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Indiana vs. Providence line, predictions: Advanced computer model reveals odds for Monday’s game

The Indiana Hoosiers and Providence Friars look to stay perfect on the season when they meet in the first round of the 2020 Maui Invitational on Monday. Tip-off from Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, N.C., is set for 2:30 p.m. EST. The Hoosiers are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Indiana vs. Providence college basketball odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under is 140.5 (For the latest college basketball predictions on all of the games, visit our college basketball odds page).

Before making any Indiana vs. Providence picks, you MUST check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now,

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Cyber Monday Computer Deals 2020: Dell, Lenovo, Apple Mac & More Desktop PC Deals Compared by Retail Egg

Cyber Monday Computer Deals 2020: Dell, Lenovo, Apple Mac & More Desktop PC Deals Compared by Retail Egg

The best desktop computer tower, mid-tower & small form factor deals for Cyber Monday, featuring Apple Mac, HP, Dell, Lenovo & more PC deals

Cyber Monday 2020 experts at Retail Egg have rated the latest desktop PC deals for Cyber Monday 2020, featuring offers on the Apple Mac, Dell desktop PCs, Lenovo computers and more. Browse the best deals in the list below.

Best Desktop PC Deals:

  • Save up to 65% off on top-rated HP desktop computers at HP.com – save on HP OMEN gaming desktops, high performance desktops, all-in-one PCs & towers at HP.com
  • Save up to 35% on top-rated Dell Inspiron & XPS desktops & gaming PCs at Dell.com – check the latest deals on a wide range of desktops including gaming, all-in-one desktops and more
  • Save up to 64%
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Monitor Cyber Monday Deals (2020): 4K, 144Hz & Ultrawide Computer Monitor Savings Collated by Retail Egg

Monitor Cyber Monday Deals (2020): 4K, 144Hz & Ultrawide Computer Monitor Savings Collated by Retail Egg

Our comparison of the latest monitor deals for Cyber Monday, featuring discounts on curved & frameless computer monitor

Cyber Monday monitor deals for 2020 have landed. Compare the latest deals on curved and ultrawide 4K monitors. Links to the latest deals are listed below.

Best Monitor Deals:

  • Save up to 44% on a wide range of top-rated monitors at HP.com – including savings on best-selling IPS & LED Backlit monitors
  • Save up to 52% on a wide range of computer & gaming monitors from LG, HP, Acer, and more at Walmart – check the latest deals available on curved, gaming, ultra-wide & 4K monitors
  • Save up to 45% on a wide range of Dell monitors at Dell.com – click the link for live prices on Dell QHD monitors, curved monitors, infinity monitors & more
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Rams vs. 49ers odds, line: 2020 NFL picks, Week 12 predictions from advanced computer model

The San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams are set to square off in an NFC West matchup at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. Los Angeles is 7-3 overall and 4-0 at home, while the 49ers are 4-6 overall and 3-2 on the road. The Niners won the first meeting between the teams in Week 6, 24-16. 

Los Angeles is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Rams vs. 49ers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 44.5. Before entering any 49ers vs. Rams picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It is a sizzling 19-10 on top-rated NFL picks this season, returning almost $800. The model also enters

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The Best Desk Cyber Monday Deals (2020): Best Computer, Gaming, Standing & More Desk Deals Revealed by Retail Egg

Cyber Monday desk deals have landed, check out all the best Cyber Monday gaming, standing, office and computer desk sales below

Here’s a review of the top desk deals for Cyber Monday 2020, featuring sales on top-rated VariDesk adjustable height tabletops. Links to the latest deals are listed below.

Best Desk Deals:

  • Save up to 41% on a wide range of computer & office desks at Walmart – click the link for the latest deals on computer desks with CPU storage, drawers, file storage, hutches & more   
  • Save up to 30% on desks at OfficeDepot.com – get the hottest deals on computer desks, corner desks, executive desks & more   
  • Save up to $70 on all kinds of desks at Staples.com – check out the best deals on office desks, sit & stand desks, computer desks & more   
  • Save up to $85 on desks at Overstock.com – save on a wide
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Is Your Office Equipment Storing Sensitive Information?

Today’s corporate printers run much like a computer and are often multifunctional; they can not only print, but also copy, scan, email, and fax. These printers contain hard drives that help manage large print jobs and store forms, fonts, macros, and images. It’s the last part that should be somewhat alarming. If an organization owns a printer with a hard drive, it may currently be saving sensitive and confidential images to its memory. They have the ability to store images on a continuous loop and depending on the capacity, could be indefinitely, or until the memory is physically erased. Fax machines and personal home printers don’t usually have drives, so the security risk is virtually non-existent.

The three most common solutions to eliminating the risk of a printer hard drive security breach are 1) set the printer setting to not use the drive at all; 2) use encryption software or … Read More