Day: January 19, 2018

Tips & Tricks: OK Google

You know the future has arrived when you can ask your phone questions, and it will find the answers for you.

Android phones are right at home with Google, and the “OK Google” functionality is very useful. You can even set it up to function from any screen. Move into your settings, and go into voice > OK Google. It will ask you to repeat the phrase a few times to recognise your voice, and you can then set when the command will be active. You can make it active on all screens, and ask Google anything you like, at any time.


Tech Terms: TCS

Theoretical computer science (TCS) is a subset of computer science that focuses on the mathematical topics as they relate to practical and modern day computing. A widely accepted view of TCS is the study of algorithms and protocols in modern computing. Many theoretical computer courses aim to provide students with a better understanding of fundamental computational techniques.

General Topics of Study
Studies touch on both theory and algorithms and protocols. Typical TCS courses taught at universities may include some or all of the following topics:

  • algorithm design
  • big data
  • coding theory
  • algorithmic game theory
  • analytics algorithms
  • quantum computing
  • cryptography
  • computational biology
  • randomness in computation
  • machine learning

Theoretical computer science may also be called computer science theory.