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5 Myths About the Current State of Healthcare Technology

MailMyStatements | Oct 21, 2020

Myth #1: Technology Takes Jobs

Many technology critics believe that upgraded machinery and artificial intelligence will lead to diminishing job availability. Although this may be true in some industries, healthcare work requires a level of empathy and human emotion that robots and computers fail to provide. Because of this, humans will likely remain the primary caregivers for many years to come.

“Patient care is not all science. It is art and empathy and emotions as well. Treating patients should not be left to machines since they have no emotions, make decisions based on their own logic, are not creative, and can make mistakes.”

– Dr Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc


Do You Know Who I Am?

Electrical Contractor | Jim Romeo | May 2020

Tim Lynch is the president of Psychsoftpc, Quincy, Mass., and a psychologist who studies how computer interaction affects personality and how to make computer interfaces more user-friendly.

“While strides have been made in facial recognition and artificial intelligence, many problems remain since modern machine-learning-based A.I. is a black box; we cannot be sure of what the A.I. is thinking,” Lynch said. “This [allows] prejudice and bias to creep into the program, causing misidentification and false positives. It is an unfortunate fact of life now and possibly in the future, if we don’t act on it. It threatens our privacy; is subject to errors and misidentification, especially in regard to minorities; and has the potential to subject people to false accusations, detention and false denial of entry due to misidentification. 

"For electrical contractors, this could mean denial of work, detainment and denial of entry into workplaces because of misidentification or built-in program bias. It also means that everything they do can and will be tracked by the A.I. on the job and off. Be aware that you can be targeted, misidentified, falsely accused of misconduct or prior bad acts, and they will be closely monitored by the A.I. every second.”



Will quantum computing change the world

Mr Wolf |

Quantum Computing Will change artificial intelligence by giving massive computing power to enable a faster and more robust AI especially in natural language processing and general AI . We have accomplished a great deal just in the past few years with the current advances in computing power. Quantum computing is leap and bound more advanced than anything we have today. An AI on a quantum computer has the potential to hold a real conversation with human's and actually understand what is being said.

Dr Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc


Tomato Pie in the Sky! 33 Pizza Discounts, Deals and Freebies for National Pizza Day 2020

Parade Magazine |  Jessica Sager | January 27, 2020

8. PsychsoftPC

You don’t have to go to a pizzeria yourself to get free pizza! PsychsoftPC is offering a free pizza with purchase of its gaming computers and work stations on National Pizza Day with the code WWLCD—which stands for “What would Lara Croft do?”


The Best Times to Buy a Computer

US News | Geoff Williams | Nov. 20, 2019

Features. If you buy a cheap computer that doesn't work for you, you'll end up wasting a lot of money. If you're a serious gamer or are running a business, you might want to opt for buying a computer from a company that builds computers on demand.

Tim Lynch, owner of Psychsoftpc, an artisanal computer hardware manufacturer based out of Quincy, Massachusetts, says that while "many folks will be satisfied with a cheap machine" at big-box stores and office supply stores, you're taking a risk. "They will perform OK for internet browsing, word processing, email and the occasional non-complex spreadsheet, but (computer users) will struggle to handle gaming, video streaming and will find virtual reality an impossibility," Lynch says. He says that with 64-bit operating systems, even the cheap machines should have at least 8 gigabytes of RAM.

Both Lynch and Gudema say that if you see a computer with 4 gigabytes, it's extremely cheap, and you should stay clear. Brown agrees that 8 gigabytes should be your minimum. "If you tend to keep lots of programs open at the same time, or lots of web browser windows, more memory will reduce the amount of time you spend waiting to switch between them or load new ones," she says.


AI and Humans Learning from One Another

Parentology | Lauren Wellbank | October 11, 2019

Challenges of Learning from AI

One challenge with learning from AI is that our memory is completely different from an AI memory.

Another issue we face is that AI and humans are simply different, according to Dr. Tim Lynch, a Robopsychologist and Computer Psychologist. “By learning too much from AI, we lose our humanity and creativity, which is our advantage over the machine,” Lynch tells Parentology. “Let’s not forget that the goal of general AI is to make the machine more human not the other way around.”  

Potential Downsides

Lynch explains that every self-learning AI based on neural nets is trained by subjecting it to large data sets propagated by humans. “These data sets can show human bias or prejudice which is then passed on to the AI,” he explains. “Amazon was using an AI trained on hiring data to screen applicants and ensure only the best most qualified humans were hired.”

As a result, the AI picked all-male candidates because the data it was trained on was biased against female workers. Lynch gives another example where an AI profiling program used by police was biased against certain racial, economic and neighborhoods and often ignored more affluent suspects. 

Dr. Tim Lynch, Robopsychologist and Computer Psychologist

The Real Reason Why You're Addicted to Social Media | 2019

Just how addicted to social media are we?

With our dependence on social media likened to being as bad as smoking, our researchers at commissioned OnePoll to survey 2,000 UK residents on their social media usage.

We also spoke to Robopsychologist (Computer Psychologist) CEO of Psychsoftpc Dr Tim Lynch about social media design and how the most popular platforms use the same addictive methods as slot machines to keep us hooked.

Social media copied casinos' reciprocation technique

It's common to see casinos playing on the psychology of social reciprocity. Or, in simple terms: you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

Dr Lynch explains that "people are more apt to give or spend when they are given something beforehand, even if it is a small thing. Casinos use free drinks, free entertainment, free food, and even free rooms to entice people to gamble more.”

This is another part of psychology that social media platforms have borrowed from casinos in their designs and features.

Dr Lynch adds: “The idea that you can see 'read' messages on Facebook encourages you to respond because senders know that you’ve seen their message. Included in this are the ellipses that you see when someone is typing. You’re less likely to exit the app if you’re expecting a message, or at least they can ensure that you’ll be back soon. Similarly, the idea of a maintain a ‘streak’ on Snapchat means that you’re tied to the app in terms of reciprocation.”

And, although you can switch these features off, they are installed as an integral part of the design with the sole intention of increasing user engagement.

How often should you restart your computer? Here's what experts say

MIC | August 2, 2019 | Natalia Lusinski

In certain circumstances, though, restarting is necessary. “The computer cannot update files or delete stubborn viruses while Windows is running, so these processes must be done as part of the boot sequence before Windows takes control,” Dr. Tim Lynch, president of Psychsoftpc, tells Mic. “If you never restart your computer, it will never be updated — and any viruses that run in the background will never get deleted.”

However, others take a different approach. Dr. Lynch recommends doing a hard restart to your PC once a day, or at least once every two or three days, in order to allow Windows to clean up open files, get rid of temp files, and update itself.

What Dad Taught Us About Auto Repair and Cars

Interstate Batteries Blog | June 2019 | By Youssef Sleiman

How (not) to fix a radiator with a blowtorch

Dad sometimes offers a great example of what not to do. Dr. Tim Lynch learned to never listen to what his dad said about auto repair.

He also learned never to give his dad anything remotely flame-related for Father’s Day.

Today, Tim manufactures gaming computers and consults as a “robopsychologist” with a Ph.D. in psychology of computers and intelligent machines from Boston University.

But once, Tim was just a 17-year-old kid looking for a good Father’s Day gift.

“One year, I decided to give Dad a blowtorch for Father's Day. (Yes, I said blowtorch.) That week, my Dad's car [a four-door Dodge Dart] developed a radiator leak,” Tim said. “He then uttered that ominous four-word phrase: ‘I have an idea.’”

Not every idea deserves a try. But that would be a lesson for another day. Tim’s dad decided that week would be a good time to test out the blowtorch while repairing the radiator. If you already know how this ends, you can thank Dad or the wise mechanic who trained you.

“So we removed the radiator from the car – a good idea as it turned out – drained it and set it in the backyard. He lit the blowtorch and touched it to the radiator,” Tim said.

The radiator holds antifreeze, and it turns out that antifreeze is mostly alcohol. Even when drained, there was still some left in the radiator.

“Flame hit radiator. Boom! The radiator exploded and launched 50 feet in the air,” Tim said.

“We vowed to never use the blowtorch again.”

“Is it unethical to not tell my employer I’ve automated my job?””

FastCompany | Gwen Moran | June 4, 2019

Part of the question relates to metrics, says “computer psychologist” Tim Lynch, president of gaming computer company Psychsoftpc. If the individual is being paid by output rather than hours, then they are fulfilling their agreement.

However, other factors complicate matters. Based on the individual’s employment status and agreement, the company may own the algorithm because it owns the employee’s work product, Lynch says.


2 Red Flags Someone Is Spying on Your Phone

Reader's Digest | Joe McKinley | May 10, 2019

Your battery drains fast

“One obvious sign your phone was hacked is that you lose battery power very quickly. Phone spyware is on all the time, so it uses a lot of power and drains your battery in the process. If you consistently experience losing power it is possible you have been hacked.” –Dr. Tim Lynch,

Why is GPU vital for PC gamers?

Enguage | April 5, 2019

Because today’s and tomorrow’s games are graphically demanding especially when you add virtual reality to the mix. on board video uses system RAM and CPu processes to render images slowing your gaming system. Discrete Gaming GPUs in the other hand have their own specialized ultra fast RAM and their own rendering processor to take over the graphics part of gaming or any other graphics tasks allowing the system’s CPU and RAKM to focus on programmatic chores such as the game’s AI. so Gaming GPUs give a much more enjoyable experience than on board video.

Dr. Tim Lynch, President of Psychsoftpc


Last Minute Tips To Boost Black Friday Retail Sales

Forbes Magazine | Marcia Layton Turner |Nov 21, 2018

Make a game of it. Many companies offer free shipping or a special discount on Black Friday, but Psychsoftpc, which sells high performance computers out of Quincy, Mass., wanted to be different. On Friday, customers who know the secret code can earn a free pizza with purchase. To find the secret code, shoppers have to scan social media.

16 Things That Are About to Get Way More Expensive

As tariffs kick in, here are the items you can expect to carry increased price tags soon, and strategies to protect your wallet.

Readers Digest | Joe McKinley | Oct 26, 2018

“Computers, even ours—Psychsoftpc, which are made in the USA—are going to get more expensive especially after January when the 25 percent tariff takes effect. Parts pricing will go up and this will have to be passed on to consumers. Additionally, we are seeing some shortages in parts like entry-level Intel CPUs as the industry adjusts to the new normal, so these particular parts will see an increase in cost over and above the tariffs due to supply and demand.”—Dr. Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc

Data Harvesting: Are We Putting Our Businesses At Risk?

Chief Executive | Heinen Landa | October 23, 2018

In the same way you need your team to hesitate before clicking on an unexpected email attachment, you need them to hesitate before sharing company information online. We should always assume that companies are gathering the following information:

In an interview with, Tim Lynch, Ph.D., president of gaming computer company Psychsoftpc, put it very simply: “Once you go online, your data is going to be harvested.” Educate your employees about the nature and prevalence of data harvesting, and empower each individual to limit your company’s exposure every time they go online.


Is there a white-box server in your data center’s future?

Network World | Andy Patrizio |Oct 11, 2018

But Dr. Tim Lynch, CEO of custom high-end server builder Psychsoftpccc in Boston, Mass., says the opposite is true. “My experience has been that small and medium-sized companies are not as concerned about the whole name-brand thing. The larger companies tend to be more brand-conscious,” he says.

Like Holmes, he found a major savings in buying the parts – the same ones Dell, HPE, Lenovo, and Cisco use – and building the systems. “Customers have said they would pay five thousand dollars more to get the same machine from HP from the one we build,” he says.

Psychsoftpc also builds Nvidia-based Tesla supercomputer clusters, and the big-name-brand Teslas start at $40,000, whereas his start at $8,500. “Part of what makes it cheaper is to build it ourselves, and also we don’t have the major overhead they do,” Lynch says.

Lynch admits he can’t match Dell and HPE on 24/7 customer service, “but we do provide service as best we can. Honestly it’s rarely been an issue for us. We’ve only had a couple of problems we had to deal with,” he says.


How to clean inside dirty servers: Good advice from experts

TechRepublic | Evan Koblentz | Oct 5, 2018

You may have a plan for cleaning your company's data center, but what about inside the servers, storage, and switches themselves? "Garbage in, garbage out" takes on a whole new meaning

Tim Lynch, president, Psychsoftpc: "Dust is the major killer of computers, so servers should be cleaned from dust every year or two. Servers should not be taken apart to clean, but compressed air can be used once the covers are off. Some servers now have air filters near the power supply air intake. These should be cleaned to ensure free air flow. It should go without saying but folks should NEVER use liquid products like spray cleaners in the computers. The best time to do this cleaning is after business hours when down time will not effect work."


Psychsoftpc Announces Upcoming PCs with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs Computer company Psychsoftpc says it will upgrade its VR-ready PC line

VRFocus | Rebecca Hills-Duty |Aug 21, 2018

Gamescom 2018 has only just begun, but big news has already emerged from Cologne, Germany with the announcement of the latest line of consumer-grade graphics cards, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series. PC manufacturers Psychsoftpc are taking advantage of this announcement to reveal plans to upgrade its available PCs with the new cards.

The new GPUs offers a number of advantages over existing cards, primarily with the introduction of the capability for real-time ray tracing. This technology allows for lifelike lighting, reflections and shadows.

Psychsoftpc will be incorporating these cards into its line of Psyborg Extreme Gaming PCs as soon as the new GPUs are available. These PCs offer the Intel Core X series of CPU, which combines with the Geforce RTX 20 series of GPU to allow for great performance for virtual reality (VR), photo and video editing, live streaming or videogames.

The company is billed as an ‘Artisanal computer company’. All its machines are hand-built, and use a ‘just-in-time philosophy. Psychsoftpc say they aim to constantly evolve their machines in tune to the latest updates and trends in technology. Since the PCs are not pre-built they can rapidly change in response to new developments.

The company had previously offered a series of VR-ready gaming computers featuring the 8th Gen Intel Core processor, the Core i7 CPU, along with the Z370 chipset motherboards and support for Optane memory.

Psychsoftpc says on its official website: “Want to develop for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR Virtual Reality or Hololens Augmented Reality? Or want to use Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and OSVR gear for virtual reality gaming? You need a great VR ready gaming computer like our Psyborg Virtual Reality Ready Extreme Gaming Computer to run all the games. Of course all of our gaming PCs come with a gaming computer video card like the NVidia Geforce GTX gaming computer video card and not just a graphics chip on the motherboard. Gaming computers need a discrete gaming computer video card to fully handle all those high end real time graphics, 3D Rendering and Virtual Reality. We’ve got you covered.”


Reality Sells

Change Vol 8 | August 2018 | Michael Solender

Brands such as The North Face have also designed VR adventures for customers, such as virtual climbs In Yosemite National Park and Moab, according to Dr. Tim Lynch, President of Psychsoftpc, a manufacturer of VR gaming computers.

"There is clearly a focus on VR within the retail industry," says Lynch, "'though the technology is being advanced in other industries as well. Travel IS an obvious choice for VR. Marriott Hotels, for example, launched its Teleporter 4-D sensory experience which allowed customers to take a journey through VR versions of London and Hawaii, complete motion, sounds, and even sprays of water to feel like the ocean. Other VR destination sites have included museum tours, walking inside a painting and even a to the moon."

What is Natural Language Generation? And How Can It Facilitate Content Marketing

CMS Wire | Erika Morphy | Jul 16, 2018

Natural language generation is exactly what it sounds like — it is the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create and generate language. In other words, it is a computer that can write. There are various levels of advancements in natural language generation, explained Tim Lynch, founder of Psychsoftpccc. Previous incarnations have been as simple as a merge function in a form letter — i.e. filling in a blank in a letter with a name or a number — to more recent iterations in which complex sentences have been generated from data, he said.

40 Things to Stop Believing About Yourself After 40

Reader's Digest | July 9 2018|

“I can’t make a phone call or answer voicemail”

Close up of business man using mobile smart phone

Many young adults who grew up with smartphones, texting, Twitter, Facebook, and email and have come to prefer those means of communication to face-to-face interaction but insisting on only electronic communications can hurt you professionally and personally, says Tim Lynch, Ph.D, president of Psychsoftpc.

Reframe it: “It’s worth the extra few minutes to make a real human connection.”


Augmented and Virtual Reality Feel Right at Home in Furniture Retail

FurnitureToday | PBM Staff Writer | June 25, 2018

“It’s has always been difficult to picture how a piece would translate from the showroom to the living space,” said Tim Lynch, whose company Psychsoftpc, manufactures VR workstations and high-end VR gaming computers. “Picturing dimensions and arrangement is problematic because retail space is so large that everything appears smaller than it is. AR solves that by actually allowing consumers to virtually place objects in the home and see how it fits without having the object delivered.”

Rocket Your Follower Count and Make Huge Money Of Twitter: (Definitive Guide) According to Expertsts

Winnsavvy | June 11, 2018

Dr Tim Lynch @Psychsoftpc  (3.8k followers)

I don't know how unconventional it is but the way I gained Twitter followers was to follow the right people.

By that I mean folks who are related to my message and what my business does and who follow back. I also follow back almost anyone who follows me.

And of course I post regularly several times a day with what I hope are interesting posts. I also made public lists for various topics related to my professional life, interests and business and only put followers in those lists so folks are attracted to being in the list and follow me.

How PyTorch 1.0 Will Shape Facebook Artificial Intelligence

IT ProToday | Terri Coles | Jun 10, 2018

PyTorch 1.0 will be available in beta--including tools, libraries, pre-trained models and datasets--later this year.

Making the tool available to the general public is also the latest in a series of moves by Facebook to make Facebook artificial intelligence--and AI and ML in general--more accessible in order to fuel innovation in the increasingly hot fields.

“[Facebook has] open-sourced things before, so there is a history,” said Tim Lynch, president of Psychsoftpc, about the tech company, which has been under fire recently because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “It is part of their corporate belief.”

Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down; Facebook Trying to Right Wrongs

My Tech Decisions | Sam Harton | May 23, 2018

Tim Lynch, president of VR gaming computer provider Psychsoftpc and alum of the Ph.D. in the psychology of computers program at Boston University, claims that there is no avoiding this kind of invasion of privacy. “Everybody is at it,” he said.“Twitter, Linkedin, Microsoft, insurance companies, supermarkets, drug stores, just about anybody with a web site or loyalty card or safe driver program or social media site. Microsoft collects data from Bing searches, Edge browser use and Cortana, Google collects data from searches, Chrome Browser use, Gmail, Google Apps, Android phones and Chromebooks.”

Are You Addicted to the Internet? What You Need to Know About Online Addictions.

Here.Now | Jennifer Nelson | May 23, 2018

“If you think you’re using the Internet too much, then you probably are,” says Tim Lynch, Ph.D., a psychologist who studies how computer interaction affects personality.

Opening up about your concerns with friends—in person—is also a good strategy, since not only will you establish an emotional connection the way you can’t via texting or social media, you may also discover that they share your concerns about spending too much time online. The problem is more common than many people realize, says Dr. Lynch, and the more you talk about it, the less alone you and your peers will feel.

Special thanks to our experts:

Tim Lynch, psychologist and president of Psychsoftpc

Will automation take over healthcare jobs? Industry experts share their opinion

Medical Technology | May 9, 2018

Empathy can't be automated

I do not believe AI and tech will have the ability to replace humans any time soon and perhaps never. I see AI best used as an adjunct or helper to medical professionals and not a replacement. There are things an artificial intelligence or robot just can't do and understanding the nuances of human interactions is one of them.


Patientcare is not all science. It is art and empathy and emotions as well. Treating patients should not be left to machines since they have no emotions, make decisions based on their own logic, are not creative and can make mistakes. Also it can never truly understand "first do no harm". We tend to put too much faith in smart technology, either because we were exposed to it in Star Wars or have grown up using it or believe all the hype. The goal of AI and robots should always be working with humans and not replacing them.

Dr Tim Lynch, CEO, Psychsoftpc

How Far Beyond Facebook Does Data Harvesting Go?

CMSWire | David Roe | May 7, 2018

Given its size and reach, Google is clearly an extreme example, but it seems that just about every company that is interacting with the public online is harvesting personal information. Tim Lynch, president of VR gaming computer provider Psychsoftpc, who has a Ph.D. in the psychology of computers from Boston University, put it bluntly: once you go online, your data is going to be harvested.

“Everybody is at it,” he said.“Twitter, Linkedin, Microsoft, insurance companies, supermarkets, drug stores, just about anybody with a web site or loyalty card or safe driver program or social media site. Microsoft collects data from Bing searches, Edge browser use and Cortana, Google collects data from searches, Chrome Browser use, Gmail, Google Apps, Android phones and Chromebooks.”

Unless companies can aggregate the data, though, it's not much use. But that issue has gone away he said, “with big data, supercomputers and artificial intelligence companies can merge data sources and get a complete profile of people including likes, health, habits, schedules, routines and problems which can be used to deny insurance, target market, manipulate, influence, profile and surveil.”

   Consumption of Communication

   tollfreeforwarding | Apr 17, 2018

Dr. Tim Lynch, president of Psychsoftpc, gave his thoughts on how deep-rooted technology is in our daily lives:

“IT socializes us into a pattern of communication that mirrors technology itself.In other words, the more we use tech to communicate, the more we communicate like the tech we use. We prefer short direct answers, we want answers right away, we become impatient with others, we hate small talk and we prefer to use tech to communicate rather than talking, even if the person is in the same room.”

What Is the 'Bystander Effect'? Kids Explain How It Harms

She Knows0 | 4.02.2018 | Women's Lifestyle

This is where the "bystander effect" comes into play: It's a social phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to try to help a victim of bullying when others are present. "It was first demonstrated by social psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latané in 1964," says Dr. Tim Lynch, a psychologist who studies how computer interaction affects personality. "They found that if there are many people witnessing an event, most will not help or call someone to aid another believing that some other observer will do that. We get paralyzed in crowds and feel that it is someone else's responsibility to respond."

But intervening does work; when bystanders step in, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57 percent of the time according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services anti-bullying website,

How does that work when we witness bullying online, when the abuse, intimidation and harassment take place virtually and not in the playground, in the schoolyard or on the street? Lynch admits that it's difficult to reduce the bystander effect in cyberbullying situations due to the very nature of computer and social media communication.

"We feel more insulated from other people because they are screen names," he says. "Plus, there is a perception of anonymity in texting, emailing and social media posting that makes cyberbullies bolder and bystanders even less likely to act. The nature of the medium acts as a deterrent to coming to another user's aid in cyberbullying cases but lends itself to others joining in on the cyberbullying in order to feel part of a group."

Four’easter turns into fake storm


Many businesses ended up canceling things unnecessarily. The Quincy high-performance computer manufacturer Psychsoftpc put off appointments, shipping, and manufacturing that were supposed to take place Thursday.

“We get delays like this, especially delays that really don’t have to happen, it’s just frustrating for us and frustrating for our customers, too,” said chief executive Tim Lynch.

How to Increase Your Employee’s Productivity in 2018: The Top Experts Speakak

IT Security Central | Megan Thudium | February 27, 2018


Psychsoftpc makes high performance Virtual Reality ready Gaming Computers, GPU Tesla Personal Supercomputers, Turn Key GPU Tesla Supercomputer Clusters for Big Data & Research & AI, Virtual Reality ready Professional Workstations and turn key Big Data Hadoop Clusters in Quincy, MA.

Increase employee productivity in 2018:

Faster processors and graphics cards means faster renders, image edits and calculations which increases productivity. We are now at the point where we can have the equivalent of a supercomputer at our desks. With Intel Core X CPUs with up to 18 Cores and 36 Threads and NVidia GTX 1080TI with 3,584 Cuda Cores, these can be used for rendering and processing our machines faster than ever. With faster machines, employees spend less time waiting for job completion and more real time processing which results in higher productivity.

Announcing the Psychlone Cryptocurrency Mining & Blockchain Computer from Psychsoftpc of Quincy, MA USA

coin delite | Admin | February 25, 2018

Psychsoftpc, the High-Performance Hand Crafted Computer manufacturer has developed the ultimate Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Mining Computer. They are the first and only Gaming PC manufacturer to offer a cryptocurrency mining rig.Built with the same attention to detail and passion for performance that is present in the Psychlone Tesla Personal Supercomputers, the Psychlone Cryptocurrency Mining and Blockchain Computer is all that folks need to get started in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency mining

Dr Tim Lynch CEO of Psychsoftpc on Psychology of Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Kids and Technology, Supercomputers, Big Data, Blockchain And Cryptocurrency so Ask Me Anything

AMAFeed | February 14, 2018

Dr Tim Lynch Computer Psychologist, Technologist, Futurist, AI Expert and developer

First we at Psychsoftpc just came out with a new product, our Psychlone Cryptocurrency Mining and Blockchain Computer so you can ask me about that or blockchain or cryptocurrency. I've been studying the Psychology of technology, computers, smart phones and robots ans how interacting with them effects people for many years since I got my Phd in Psychology of Intelligenct Machines from Boston University. Omni Magazine named me the first Robopsychologist or Computer Psychologist.  So you can ask me about that, too. I have been involved in developing Artificial Intelligence, especially Natural Language General AI, since then also. So you can ask me about AI and social impact of AI and robotics. I started Psychsoftpc to fill the void I found in lack of high perfromance computers for our AI development and we got into supercomputers and Tesla GPU based Supercomputers, so you can ask me stuff on those topics as well. I was recently the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who and endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Psychology and High Performance Computing

Self-driving semis cut costs, eliminate jobs

The Nashville Ledger | Hollie Deese | February 02, 2018

“Self-driving trucks means eliminating jobs,” says Dr. Tim Lynch, president of Psychsoftpc, an artisanal computer company. “The first jobs to go are, of course, the truck drivers. But eliminating them has a cascade effect on other companies and industries. No truck drivers means no folks needing food and fuel along the route which means no more truck stops, diners and fast food restaurants along the highways. So, cooks, waitresses and gas attendants get their jobs eliminated.”

Lynch predicts that all the self-driving trucks will be owned by big corporations with no independent truckers able to afford a more expensive autonomous truck.

“Trucking is going to end up centered around major powers and these major powers are going to have their own infrastructure,” Lynch adds. “They’re going to have their own gas stations. They’re going to have their own mechanics. They’re going to have their own controllers. And the diners on the highway are all going to go away because there won’t be any truckers stopping by.”

Net neutrality and the IoT: What you need to know


And if network demand on the commercial Internet also increases, broadband providers and carriers will invest in their networks, with or without net neutrality rules in place, other supporters of the rules say.

“The carriers have to do this anyway just to keep up with competitors,” says Tim Lynch, president of PC maker Psychsoftpc.

Self-driving cars: A shift in how we work, where we live

The Nashville Ledger | Hollie Deese | January 26, 2018

Affordability and change

Dr. Tim Lynch, who works in artificial intelligence as president of artisanal computer company Psychsoftpc, says self-driving vehicles will brings changes that might not be affordable for all people.

“For decades, driving a car has been a rite of passage in the U.S.,” Lynch acknowledges. “This will be taken away. We would turn from a society of drive-thrus to one where we have to call for a robocar every time we want to go somewhere, and this can get expensive.

“What the Googles of the world don’t understand is that most folks can’t afford to pay $12 or more for a round trip to McDonalds or Starbucks.”

And then there’s the waiting.

“Today if we want to go somewhere we hop in our car and go,” Lynch says. “If we have to call for a self-driving car every time we will have to wait 10 minutes or more for a ride, and that is both ways.”

Self-driving cars will affect almost every industry, including legal, food, auto repair, trucking, driver’s education, insurance and more, he adds.

“If autonomous cars are successful, and there are less accidents, then there is going to be less need for insurance agents,” Lynch says.

Big companies could incorporate their own insurance in their own autonomous cars and handle that in-house. And if an autonomous car gets into an accident with another autonomous car, who are you going to sue?

“The AI proponents especially are saying it’s like the industrial revolution, and it’s not,” Lynch points out. “It’s not because industrial revolution was machines that didn’t think. You still needed people to run them. You still needed assembly lines. It lessened the handcrafting that people were doing, the hard labor.

“But as the machines moved in, it still created jobs. The problem with AI is as it moves in, it’s going to take over jobs and it’s not going to create jobs.”

Man vs. machine?

Self-driving cars would likely reduce accidents, Lynch says, but it’s not a given. He brings up the man who died in 2016 using Tesla’s Autopilot mode on his Model S, the first fatal crash involving a self-driving car.

“The AI in that Tesla car didn’t know the difference between a semi and a bridge and decided that the semi was a bridge and it could drive under it,” Lynch says. “There’s a concept in AI called perverse instantiation. That is, we give an AI a task like driving. It completes that task, but it completes it in a weird way that we humans would never even consider.”

In that Tesla crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found no defects in Tesla’s system.

Still, AI just doesn’t have the socialization and people skills humans have, or the life experience to just simply know the difference between a semi and a bridge.

“The AI running the car doesn’t have a moral compass,” Lynch explains. “It doesn’t know right from wrong the way that we do. It just knows there’s a task, and the best logical way to accomplish that task. Sometimes it will accomplish that task in ways that will harm people or harm the environment or harm nature in ways that we humans would never even consider doing. So that’s a problem with artificial intelligence-driven cars.

So how do you plan for something that requires a Steve Jobs-level of forward thinking?

From insurance to traffic to jobs to safety, self-driving vehicles will change almost every aspect of life.

And businesses, cities and even our own mindset will just have to scramble to keep up.

“We’ll be seeing a lot of changes coming up in all sorts of areas regarding artificial intelligence, and all sorts of issues that we need to be thinking about now before it becomes too late and we can’t do anything about it,” Lynch says.

8 Unconventional Applications of VR & AR [Insights from Experts]

New Gen Apps | Jan 19, 2018

5. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Treatment of Diseases:

VR and AR are unique in that they are immersive technologies. Unlike video, VR actually puts you in the environment and AR puts digital things in your environment. It is interactive as well but mostly it is safe. If a person has a fear of snakes it is risky to expose that person to real snakes but far safer to expose the person to virtual snakes.

PTSD treatment has been shown to benefit from VR and AR as well by gradually exposing the subject to the stimuli that caused the PTSD in the first place in a safe manner and allowing the subject to work through the trauma at the subject's own pace.

Training in handling tense situations also benefits from VR and AR by allowing people to work through various scenarios with no consequence and learning experientially how to handle them in the real world. What we learn in VR and AR carries over to real life and we can practice safely as many times as we want.

-Dr. Tim Lynch, President of Psychsoftpc, Doctorate in Psychology of Computers and Intelligent Machines from Boston University. @Psychsoftpc


LONGREAD: who's liable if AI goes wrong?

Bluenotes  | Drew Turney | Jan 19, 2018

The initial developer might forget to program a command to avoid killing either person A or person B simply because to us, it goes without saying.

Dr Tim Lynch, a PhD in the Psychology of Computers and Intelligent Machines and labelled by Omni Magaine as “the first Robopsychologist”, refers to a concept called “perverse instantiation”.

"[The AI] can take a problem and solve it in ways that harm people ... so long as it's efficient and gets the desired end result," he says. "It's the 'less wrong' method. It does what you ask but what you ask turns out to be most satisfactory in unforeseen and destructive ways."

Seven Ways Quantum Computing Can Change The World

Thrive Global |  Yitzi Weiner | Jan 5 2018

Real conversation with AI

Quantum Computing will change artificial intelligence by giving massive computing power to enable a faster and more robust AI especially in natural language processing and general AI. we have accomplished a great deal just in the past few years with the current advances in computing power. Quantum Computing is leaps and bounds more advanced than anything we have today. An AI on a Quantum Computer has the potential to hold a real conversation with humans and actually understand what is being said. Dr Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc

39 Ways AR Can Change The World In The Next Five Years

Thrive Global |  Yitzi Weiner | Jan 10 2018

39. Augmented Reality for Training and Education

Dr. Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc says- Augmented Reality can be used for medicine, construction, architecture, interior design, fashion, gaming, driving, sports training, meetings, employee training, education and repair, for starters. Employee Training, Athletic Training and Education are very interesting areas. The advantage of AR in these disciplines is that a person can experience situations and live through them virtually. Lessons like this are far more likely to be retained than lectures or reading. And the trainee / student can experiment with scenarios without being exposed to harmful situations because the danger is all virtual. This is ideal for firefighters, EMTs and first responders because they can learn how to react in stressful situations without actually being in these situations.

Dr Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Lynch has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Psychology and High Performance Computing

Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr Tim Lynch with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Lynch celebrates many years experience in histim Lynch Psychsoftpc Marquis who's who lifetime achievement profession, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr Lynch is President of Psychsoftpc, and as such, is at the forefront of an industry committed to advancing high performance computing and furthering the use of technology for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Dr Lynch was the first to study the Psychology of Human Computer Interaction and its effects on socialization. He also wrote one of the first effective Artificial Intelligence Natural Language software programs based on English as a Second Language vocabulary lists and utilizing Neutral Net Fuzzy Set algorithms decades before Siri or Cortana. He has written and lectured on the effects of technology on children and adolescents, the effects of smart phones on teens and how to introduce technology to children in a way as to ensure they continue to have and develop interpersonal contact with people away from smart devices. As a leader in the field of Artificial intelligence, Dr Tim Lynch has spoken out on the dangers of blindly trusting AI and the problems that may arise if we do not pay attention to details when programming and interacting with Artificial Intelligence. Dr Lynch continues to study and lecture on Artificial Intelligence, the Psychology of interacting with intelligent machines including robots and the effects of technology on society, human interaction and personality.

Dr Lynch was an editor on the first Computer Psychology Journal, has written numerous articles on the psychology of human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, the effects of technology on personality, society and children, technology in the classroom and ethics in technology. He consulted with the US Department of Education on technology in the classroom and helped develop the plan for the 21st Century Classroom. His work on Psychology of computers became a lynchpin in the development of Gamification, the use of computer game theory and techniques in social and job skills teaching and training methods. He has been recently focused on writing and speaking about applying Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to teaching and training. He has been the subject of articles in the Wall Street journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle, Psychology Today, Omni Magazine and more. Dr Tim Lynch has also been at the forefront of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, supercomputers and GPU Computing.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr Tim Lynch, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

9 Bitcoin Experts Predict What Will Happen With Bitcoin Over The Next 5 Years

|BuzzFeed | Yitzi Weiner | Dec 12 2017

Dr Tim Lynch Psychsoftpc

Why I Know What I'm Talking About:

Dr. Tim Lynch, President of Psychsoftpc, received his Ph.D. in Psychology of Computers and Intelligent Machines from Boston University. Shortly thereafter, Omni Magazine named him the first Robopsychologist or Computer Psychologist. He was then written up as a computer psychologist, or psychologist who studies how computer interaction effects personality and how to make computer interfaces more user friendly, in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the London Sunday Times, Computer World, and many other publications. As part of his Doctoral Dissertation on the Effects of Computer Use on Personality and Social Interaction Patterns, he created Artificial Intelligence Natural Language software which was the basis of programs used by NIH division of AIDS Research and the United Nations, among others.

Psychsoftpc makes high performance Virtual Reality ready Gaming Computers, GPU Tesla Personal Supercomputers for cryptocurrency mining, Turn Key GPU Tesla Supercomputer Clusters for Big Data & Research & cryptocurrency mining, Virtual Reality ready Professional Workstations and turn key Big Data Hadoop Clusters in Quincy, MA Computers Built in the United States With Traditional Massachusetts Craftsmanship by Psychsoftpc of Quincy, MA USA

Here is the Inside Scoop:

Bitcoin will go up and down over the next 5 years while bitcoin mining will become more difficult and require more and more robust and powerful computing technology while blockchain will continue to thrive and find more uses beyond just cryptocurrency. Bitcoin will also face increased competition from other cryptocurrencies but there will be a culling of the herd and many of the newer ones will fall by the wayside as the cryptocurrency market becomes saturated and most lose their value. since cryptocurrency is private and not state sponsored or backed there will always be risk involved in its use.

8 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Screens

iPhoneLife Magazine | Donna Cleveland | Wed, 11/29/2017

5. Gaming Linked to Higher Test Scores

Our devices hold the gateway to any type of content imaginable. Because of that, it doesn’t make sense to classify screen time as either good or bad. A good example of this is a 2016 study in the International Journal of Communication that found that Australian teenagers who regularly gamed also scored better in math, reading, and science. But according to computer psychologist Dr. Tim Lynch, the value all depends on the quality and content of the game. “Time spent playing games can be beneficial or not depending on the content,” said Lynch. “We need to be aware of this and make sure that our kids get exposed to positive interactions, limit the neutral ones, and eliminate the negative ones.”

Supercomputers coming soon to an office near you

Techrepublic | Evan Koblentz | November 20, 2017

It's not just servers benefiting from supercomputer research. Technology finds it way into high-end workstations, also known as personal supercomputers, using largely the same data processing designs originally made for expensive gaming rigs. Now the technology follows full-scale supercomputers into the same type of customers such as universities, scientific-minded corporations, and three-letter government agencies—"And front companies for three-letter agencies," added founder Tim Lynch, who said he's not at liberty to specify any of them. His systems start at $8,500, practically free compared to the $430 million invested in exascale thus far.>.

How companies are choosing to ignore or embrace political discussion

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Industry 4.0: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry

Business News Daily  | November 15, 2017 | Adam C. Uzialko

Mixed reality is also a major component of Industry 4.0. Big companies are already issuing mixed reality devices like helmets and glasses to employees in hopes that the increased communication and visualization of contextualized data will boost productivity and intelligent decision-making.

"Mixed reality is a real game-changer in manufacturing," Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc, said. "For repair personnel, it allows them to 'see inside' the machine that needs repair or 'see through walls' to the cables and pipes behind to know exactly where to drill or cut."

To take it a step further, imagine the maintenance person diagnosing the affected machine recognizes a problem but doesn't have the expertise to fix it. Mixed reality devices can connect someone with the proper expertise to the person on-site, who can then show them step by step, through digital overlays, how to perform the repairs.

For training purposes, mixed reality creates an environment where employees can experience virtual situations relevant to their job without risking actual equipment or manufacturing uptime.

"In training, workers can practice on virtual products to gain experience that will carry over to the real world," Lynch said. "They can be put in simulated situations that they could face in doing their job and learn how to handle them virtually before being exposed to them at work."

Buying a PC? Here’s What You Need To Know Now

HUFFPOST | 11/13/2017 | Christopher Elliott

Find out if the coast is clear

PCs rely on components, and the cost of those parts can fluctuate based on demand and other factors. “For example, an earthquake or hurricane can affect pricing of hard drives and memory by creating a temporary shortage of supply to the current demand,” explains Tim Lynch, publisher of, a computer site. For example, that happened to computer monitors when the production of quality glass was effected by a natural disaster, he says. Always check to make sure your computer’s prices are not artificially inflated by an outside event

Psychsoftpc Launch New Range of VR & 4K Gaming Desktops

Vrfocus | Kevin Joyce | Oct 25, 2017

Psychsoftpc has today announced new offerings for gaming computers with the newest Intel 8th Generation Core i7 CPUs. The 8th Gen Intel Core processor family, the newest generation of processors, is designed for what’s coming next: virtual reality (VR) and 4K gaming.

Gamers can experience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 8th Gen Intel Core processors. The six core, 12 thread Intel 8th Gen Core i7 CPU is designed for gaming offering up to a 25 percent performance boost in videogames compared to 7th Gen chips and a 35 percent boost in 4K video streaming. According to Intel, the biggest gains in performance over the previous generation CPUs are with multitasking, gaming, streaming and recording.

In addition to the new range of gaming computers featuring Intel 8th Generation Core i7 CPUs, Psychsoftpc has presented a line specifically designed to exceed the minimum specifications of the recently launched Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). You can find out more about these requirements in VRFocus guide to the Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality Headset launch

How and When to Introduce Children to Computers

Fatherly (Parenting / Education) | Patrick A. Coleman | Published October 13, 2017

“The definition of what is a computer and what is not a computer is getting blurred and it will continue to get blurred even more,” says Dr. Tim Lynch, pioneering researcher of the psychology of computers and founder of Psychsoftpc. “Folks like to compartmentalize. They really do need to broaden their perspective.”

There’s little advantage to having young children anywhere near the cutting edge. In fact, Lynch says, introducing children to technology has no real upside until after kids’ sixth birthday when they possess the mental capacity to think a bit more abstractly. Before that, parents should be much more focused on socialization, confidence, self-control, and all the other good traits no one associates with browsing Instagram. Does that make the smart fridge dangerous? Not exactly, but it does mean that the kitchen is at the top of a slippery slope.

“We don’t want kids to get so comfortable with computers that they lose their humanity,” Lynch says. “There needs to be some type of a balance between interacting with computers and technology and getting out with friends and playing.”

The first lesson, according to Lynch, should be to teach the child how to turn the computer off and on. This may seem trivial, but it’s actually pretty crucial for understanding ideas like maintenance and troubleshooting. Parents would feel pretty embarrassed if their kid answered the standard first question of IT professionals with, “How do you turn it on and off again?”

“Kids need to know how to do it the right way,” says Lynch. “And doing it any other way can damage or cause problems for the machine.”

Once a kid is oriented to understanding how to turn the computer on, and use the mouse, trackpad and keyboard, they can learn how to open applications. At this point, parents should explore and play with their kid, side by side. The important part is helping a child understand the variety of uses a computer has, whether it be gathering information, drawing, painting, or writing. This helps kids understand that a computer is more than a portal to social media and cat videos, although those are admittedly some prime computer uses.

But in the end, it’s about giving the child a sense of respect for the power of computers. “You also want them comfortable with actually using the thing, because they’re going to have to live with it. So we don’t want them to be overwhelmed,” Lynch says.


This Sexual-Preference-Detecting AI is the Worst Thing Ever: #NowWhat

 ecosalon   | September 21, 2017 | Abbie Stutzer

Tim Lynch, president of Psychsoftpc and Ph.D., adds that predictive AI can only hurt humans.

“This type of thing can be applied to other areas of life. We run the risk of completely losing our privacy,” Lynch says. “These suppositions [can be] used by advertisers, insurance companies, health care providers, employers, and law enforcement.”

Is This the End of Car Ownership?

Quoted |

“I like the freedom to go wherever I want whenever I want without waiting a half hour for Lyft to pick me up and charge me $25 each way just to get to the supermarket. Did I mention the waiting? Google, Lyft, and Uber want everyone to give up their cars so they can make money, but the freedom, cost savings, and convenience for me outweighs anything they can offer. So, no, I will never give up my car.” – Dr. Tim Lynch, North Quincy, MA

45 hospital and healthcare executives outline the hospital of the future

Beckers Hospital Review  | Laura Dyrda  | July 17, 2017

Tim Lynch, PhD. Psychsoftpc (Quincy, Mass.): "Technology will play a big part in the treatment of patients. Things that we are seeing now, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, even 4K displays, will be pervasive in the hospital of the future. All this will require even more computing power, which we are also seeing now with the new Intel Core X series CPUs, which currently have a 10 Core 20 thread Processor and will go up to an 18 Core36 thread CPU by years end. This is the equivalent of having 36 computers in one processor, so we are seeing supercomputers moving to the desktop now. Of course graphics cards are also becoming more powerful allowing for better resolution and handling of VR and AR."

Psyborg Extreme Professional Workstation From Psychsoftpc

VR and AR | 28 JUNE 2017

Psychsoftpc announces that their entire line of  Professional Workstations have been upgraded to the new Intel X Series Processors to give customers an authentic Professional Virtual Reality Ready Workstation fast enough and tough enough to handle all their projects, big or small. Psychsoftpc continues their policy of upgrading their computer offerings with the latest technology as soon as it comes out to allow their customers to be ahead of the curve and give them a tactical advantage by introducing the Intel X Series processor family to the Professional Workstation space. The Intel X Series CPUs are the most powerful, scalable processors Intel has ever released. The new Intel Core X-series processor family is designed to scale for performance needs by delivering options for extreme performance, the latest technological advancements and headroom for the future.

4 Experts’ Tips for Improving Your Small Business Cybersecurity

Capterra IT Management Blog  | June 28th, 2017 | Alec Sears in IT Management

One important part of that training should be making sure that everyone in your company knows how to craft a strong password.

Too many people are using weak and common passwords for their data, with 4% of people using “123456.” This bad practice could be putting your company at risk.

Dr. Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc suggests that crafting better passwords can be as simple as “using a phrase with special characters rather than just a single word. For example, ‘All!Happy!Families!’ rather than ‘snoopy.'”

Make sure your employees also know, once they’ve developed strong passwords, don’t give them out to just anyone. If you need to give guests access to your Wi-Fi, create a separate guest network. As Lynch says, this means “your internal business network remains secure and you don’t have to share passwords with strangers.” Lynch also emphasizes that no one should ever share passwords through nonsecure means. “Just because someone says she is from IT doesn’t mean she is,” Lynch adds. “Never give out any passwords over the phone or through email.”

The X in Intel’s Core X Series processors stands for Extreme

gametradersusa | June 28, 2017

Intel Core X Series Processors Made for Gaming!

The X in Intel’s Core X Series processors stands for Extreme and that’s just what these powerhouses deliver. The new Intel Core X-series processor family is the most powerful, scalable processors released by Intel and are designed to take gaming to new heights. That is reason enough for Psychsoftpc to put these CPUs through their paces in the entire line of Psyborg Extreme Gamer Computers.

Psychsoftpc has always been the first to embrace cutting edge technology and feature the latest CPUs in its machines. That’s why they named their machines Extreme to begin with. Now everyone is doing it.

Psychsoftpc Gaming Computers Now Feature Intel Core X Series High Performance CPUs | 26 Jun 2017

Psychsoftpc has always been the first to embrace cutting edge technology and feature the latest CPUs in its machines. That’s why they named their machines Extreme to begin with. Now everyone is doing it. Dedicated to high performance and uncompromising quality, Psychsoftpc has upgraded its entire line of Psyborg Extreme gaming machines to Intel Core X Series processors, from the entry level Initiate to the baddest of the bad Supreme Commander and every machine in between. Each Gaming Computer in the Psychsoftpc stable has at least an Intel Core X  i-7 processor and some feature the new Intel Core X i-9 10 Core 20 Thread CPUs.

Meet Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc in Quincy

Boston Voyager |

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I received my Ph.D. in Psychology of Computers and Intelligent Machines from Boston University. Shortly thereafter, Omni Magazine named me the first Robopsychologist or Computer Psychologist. I was then written up as a computer psychologist, or psychologist who studies how computer interaction effects personality and how to make computer interfaces more user friendly, in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the London Sunday Times, Computer World, and many other publications. As part of my Doctoral Dissertation on the Effects of Computer Use on Personality and Social Interaction Patterns, I created Artificial Intelligence Natural Language interviewing software which was the basis of programs used by NIH division of AIDS Research and the United Nations, among others. I was an editor for the first Journal of Psychology of Computers. I taught graduate level courses and have written numerous journal articles on Ethics in computer science, Psychology of computers and how interacting with computers and intelligent machines effects people.

I still consult on and write about these and AI related topics such as Robocars, IoT and the effects of the rapid growth of technology and AI on people and society.

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Opens Up a World of Possibilities for Publishers

EContent Magazine | Erik J. Martin | Jun 05, 2017 | May/June 2017 Issue

Many believe VAMR technologies can radically change the way digital publishers create content for and communicate with their core audiences. Additionally, competition should be a driving force that spurs early adoption. “Creating immersive content now will put publishers ahead of the competition and give them valuable experience for future content creation,” says Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc, which manufactures VR-ready gaming computers.

“VR content that’s shorter is better from an experience perspective, as long as it’s not too short,” says Lynch, who recommends dabbling with YouTube’s VR channel, where you can upload VR shorts and establish brand recognition. Facebook offers VR streaming capabilities on its platform too.

“Larger companies should start building their own [VAMR] teams because the initial learning phase is very important to build better products in the future.” Lynch agrees. “Yes, there is a learning curve to VR content creation, but this can be done in-house with existing staff,” Lynch says. “Like everything else, it’s the story, not the technology, that’s important. If you have good storytellers, that will translate to VR.”

Free Small Business Software: 31 Tools For Simplifying Your Business

Fit Small Business | By Maggie Aland | June 2, 2017

6. Free Image Editing – GIMP

Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc

GIMP is an open source image editing software that rivals Photoshop. Anything you can do in Photoshop you can do in GIMP. I have used GIMP for photo editing, graphics design and ad design. You can even use Photoshop plugins with it if you go through some hoops.

5 Most Important Factors when Building your Gaming PC

Techsavvy  | By Adhip Ray | 5/26/2017

Dr Tim LynchPsychsoftpc

1. Processor: A solid, fast CPU is a must for a great Gaming PC. an Intel Core i7 or the AMD equivalent is best but a high end Intel Core i5 will do for an entry level machine.

2. Video card: You should get the best GPU that you can afford. We currently feature the NVidia GTX 1080 in our high end machines but also use the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1060 GPUs. A good gaming computer needs a good discrete video card not the video chip built into the motherboard to give excellent performance. Also, you should look for Virtual Reality ready cards that support 4K.

3. RAM: A decent system should have at least 8 gig RAM for an entry level system and 16 gig for a high end system. Gaming quality RAM is also a good idea. look for RAM with heat spreaders that are designed for performance rather than cheap generic memory found in low end desktop machines.

4. Motherboard: Good gaming machines are built around gaming motherboards these are high performance MBs designed for heavy use and performance tweaking. it should also be  a full ATX for expansion.

5. Power supply gaming machines require an excellent high wattage PSU to run all the fans, CPUs, video cards, RAM, hard drives, etc. I recommend at least a 1000 Watt PSU

6. CPU cooling this should be a cooler designed for gaming performance not the stock Intel cooler that comes with the CPU

5 ways to get better Wi-Fi, from your living room to your backyard

Be ready to surf the web this summer

Rachel Cericola | May 25, 2017 |

3. Stretch that networking setup

If buying a router, Dr. Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc, suggests 802.11ac, which can provide speeds up to 2 Gbps. If you already have an 802.11ac router, consider adding a range extender. This device can put Wi-Fi into some of the weaker spots of your home by extending or repeating the existing signal.

“You want to position it near the edge of your current signal or closer to the point where you want your signal to go,” Lynch says. “So if you want to cover the backyard, place one near the back of the house indoors.”

Getting Serious About Teen Smartphone Addiction

By Pam Baker | TechNewsWorld | May 24, 2017

Smartphones summon information and entertainment on demand. Thus, instant gratification becomes a constant expectation on and offline.

"Smartphones and computers socialize us into a pattern of communication that then carries over to our everyday non-tech communication lives," observed Psychsoftpc CEO Tim Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology of computers and intelligent machines.

"We expect answers right away, become impatient, use shorter sentences, get right to the point instead of engaging in small talk, and can ignore feelings of others in expressing ourselves," he told TechNewsWorld.

This lack of soft skills, which include people skills and critical-thinking skills, can interfere with getting a job and with getting promotions.

10 Privacy-Centric Questions Answered by the Experts

 By Haris Shahid | PureVPN | April 7, 2017

Q.3 –What can ISP providers do with my data, as in what could be the worst case scenario?

Dr. Tim Lynch, President of Psychsoftpc, Ph.D. in Psychology of Computers and Intelligent Machines, Boston University: Sell it or use it. Develop a profile of you using Big Data analysis and personality profiling and sell that. Figure out if you are sick or having legal, emotional or psychological issues by your browsing activity and sell that to advertisers, insurance companies, healthcare providers, health insurance companies, employers, lawyers, etc.

Migrating to Linux From Windows Makes for Good Business

By Jack M. Germain | Linode |

Dr. Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc added that switching from Microsoft Windows to Linux is easy for most new users. Some people feel challenged by any change in technology, though.

“You get used to one way of doing things, and it is hard to change sometimes,” said Lynch.

Find Your Style with Fashion VR The future of fashion as imagined by Fashion VR technology experts

by Kent Sorensen | Emazzanti | January 13, 2017

Decision Therapy

The sheath or the A-line? Earth tones or reds? Choosing among various styles and colors can require endless clothing changes in the dressing room. VR simplifies the process.

"VR can be used for color and style comparison. Have virtual models stand side by side and compare outfits." Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc

BLOG: Can Oil, Gas Really Benefit from Artificial Intelligence?

by Karen Boman | Rigzone Staff | Monday, December 19, 2016

“AI’s usefulness hinges on the expectations and the parameters established for its goal,” Dr. Tim Lynch, CEO of Boston-based Psychsoftpc, said.

“In the oil and gas industry, AI can be used to analyze incoming data to help determine the most likely places to find resources,” Lynch explained. “It could also be used to help predict supply and demand.”

The application of Neural Net and Fuzzy Set algorithms to specific tasks like these has a decent expectation of success, Lynch stated. “The narrower the focus, the better chance of an AI succeeding,” Lynch stated.

The Top 17 Social Media Trends in 2017, According to the Experts

Bitly Social Media Blaise Lucey December 16, 2016

5. The Big VR Push

“The adoption of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in social media seems likely as the year progresses. Facebook owns Oculus Rift for a reason and will make a steady push for VR use on their platform, everything to get VR into their live stream. Twitter will have to follow suit or risk becoming the next MySpace. Google+ will also move to adopt VR, because it’s Google.

Whether people truly take to VR in social media remains a question.” 

– Dr. Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc, @psychsoftpc

How Much Digital Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

 Wednesday October 26, 2016 By Jacqueline Emigh For Techwalla

"Kids can learn a lot of different things on the computer, and [they] need to use it for school work. But it is important for kids to be with other kids and to spend time with the family, too," said Dr. Tim Lynch, president and founder of PsychSoftPC, a maker of high-end computers.

But Lynch thinks that phones and computers can actually promote socialization. While TV is a passive medium, he said, phones and computers are active. "Even playing games or communicating with friends through a computer or smart phone is going to have a [positive] effect on kids' socialization because [this] is an active not a passive medium," Lynch told Techwalla.

Click send on good manners

The more individuals interact with others through technology, the more attractive it becomes so it’s imperative that a concerted effort is made to interact without digital devices such as computers, cell phones, texting and tweeting, said Dr. Tim Lynch, president and CEO of Psychsoftpc, a company that develops computers for virtual reality gaming.

“Get the kids outside and have them interact with other kids, use a checkout [at the grocery store] with an actual human, use a human teller at the bank instead of the ATM, stop cutting ourselves off from people,” Lynch said.

“We also need to stop and think and read what we have written before we hit send,” he said.

The Convergence of HPC and Big Data for Enterprise

Bright Computing Spotlight | Sept 1 2016

Yet some IT professionals still hold onto misconceptions about supercomputers. As a result, their organizations could well invest in the wrong solutions for the jobs at hand, causing negative scenarios such as slower results, larger datacenter footprints, or more compute expenditures.

“The computer and HPC have advanced so much in the past few years yet the attitude toward HPC is still one of [the] last century,” said Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc , whose high performance products include the Tesla Personal Supercomputer , Psychlone Linux Hadoop Cluster, and Psychlone Linux Cluster .

How Pokemon Go Can Help Your Business Find New Customers

American Express Open by Anne Miller

It’s important for small businesses to be aware of trends and get in on the trend as it's starting, because the big guys are going to be getting in eventual

—Tim Lynch, owner, Psychsoftpc

Small firms don't need a brick and mortar store to take advantage, either.

Tim Lynch has sold high-end computers and systems to serious gamers as well as government agencies via Psychsoftpc since 1987. Today his Quincy, Massachusetts firm has about 25 employees and does about $3 to $5 million in revenue annually.

His business operates entirely online. His way of capitalizing on Pokemon Go craze involved driving traffic to his website and social media pages. Lynch says he spent a few hours creating a relatively simple 3D printout of a game badge that players could download for free, then print on a 3D printer. Such printers need to be programmed—it's not as easy as the Control-P on a basic home machine—so this download provides the information that can be sent to such a printer. Fans who don't have access to a 3D printer themselves could send it to one of many online firms that print for people.

Badges, Lynch notes, become collectables among gamers. He places the file far down on his company's home page, so users would have to scroll through information about his firm to access the file.

Could 3D Printing Help Your Business Stand Apart?

NCRSilver | Jul 15, 2016 | by: Dave Johnson

"3D printing of food for restaurants is even more new than 3D printing of plastic," said Psychsoftpc's Tim Lynch. Such printers let you create unique designs, "but the quality of the actual food is rather low. It right now is more of a novelty."

Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Datamation | Andy Patrizio | July 7, 2016

The Uber situation highlights the fact that unless all such solutions are anticipated and specifically programmed to be out of bounds, an AI can arrive at a situation and implement it to the detriment of people or the environment. Dr. Tim Lynch, who has a doctorate in the psychology of computers and intelligent machines, calls this "Perverse Instantiation."

What that means is an AI can be programmed with a benign goal but implement it in a perverse manner just because the solution is logical and expeditious. "So if there is a problem with the food supply, an AI's solution may be to reduce the population by any means available rather than find ways to increase food production or decrease food waste," he said.

It's Time to Start Adapting Your Content to 4K

4KHUB by Dr Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc

4K is now prevalent in high performance gaming computers (we at Psychsoftpc currently have all our machines capable of 4K) and many enthusiasts are watching streaming video on 4K monitors. This is a ready and steadily growing market for 4K content. People have the capability to view 4K content now and when you have something you want to use it, that's just human nature. Give a kid a hammer and suddenly everything needs hammering. The gear is in place just begging to be used. And lots of folks are watching streaming content on PCs and tablets as a matter of course avoiding the TV in the parlor. As a content creator, you want to get your stuff viewed by as many folks as possible and 4K gives you that edge.

Most current video games for PC are 4K compliant or can be made so with a simple download, so folks are getting used to viewing things in 4K and will want that to carry over to other media. Once you go 4K you don't want to go back. It is like watching standard def TV shows now that we have HD. I avoid them and you probably do too. Things are so much better in High Definition and even more so in 4K. It just ups the clarity to a whole new level. You start to see things in ways you didn't before. When folks get used to 4K they can spot the difference when viewing HD. This can lead to negative reviews of content. Folks don't know why they don't like something, they just know that they don't. The content can be Emmy worthy, but something just feels off about it. People are fickle.

Why We’re Not Ready to Relinquish Control to Self-Driving Cars

The Bold Italic May 10 2016 by Amy McElroy

Dr. Tim Lynch, expert on the Internet of Things (IoT), tells me that my stove and thermostat will communicate in the near future. But trusting one’s household appliances to make appropriate adjustments is a far cry from trusting a vehicle on the freeway to dodge obstacles at 80 miles per hour.

Lynch, who earned the first-ever PhD in the psychology of intelligent machines, cautions that “even smart computers and robots will not think like people, because we have an emotional content we apply to situations. We have gut feelings and situational memory that computers can’t access.” He also warns of hacking and privacy issues created by the tons of data that travel between self-driving cars and the companies that make them.

Taking DIY to the Next Level

TechNewsWorld Apr 26, 2016 by Pam Baker

As a result, DIYers soon may profit as much in the brick-and-mortar space as in virtual marketplaces.

"3D printing is going to get faster, cheaper, will increase the size of the output and be able to print in full color with various materials," said Tim Lynch, CEO at Psychsoftpc.

"This will lead to a much more diverse use for 3D printing. Products will be customizable and made on demand. There will be shops or mall carts springing up offering individualized, on-demand, highly customized 3D printed items," he told TechNewsWorld.

The State of Small Business: Massachusetts

Business News Daily March 30, 2016 by Adam Uzialko

"The state of the economy over here is pretty good … mostly because a lot of the companies here are in the tech sector, either traditional or biotech industries," Tim Lynch, CEO of high-powered computer manufacturer Psychsoftpc, told Business News Daily. "The talent pool that we have is attracting a lot of business. Massachusetts is sort of on the rise as far as economic development is concerned." - See more at:
"The state of the economy over here is pretty good … mostly because a lot of the companies here are in the tech sector, either traditional or biotech industries," Tim Lynch, CEO of high-powered computer manufacturer Psychsoftpc, told Business News Daily. "The talent pool that we have is attracting a lot of business. Massachusetts is sort of on the rise as far as economic development is concerned." - See more at:
"The state of the economy over here is pretty good … mostly because a lot of the companies here are in the tech sector, either traditional or biotech industries," Tim Lynch, CEO of high-powered computer manufacturer Psychsoftpc, told Business News Daily. "The talent pool that we have is attracting a lot of business. Massachusetts is sort of on the rise as far as economic development is concerned."

"Massachusetts is a good place to be if you're [in the tech sector and] not going to be in Silicon Valley," Lynch said. "We have access to a lot of colleges and universities, we have a decent talent pool and we also have a decent customer base in all of the colleges, because all of those students and the folks who are founding tech companies would be the ones to use our high-end computers."

The Brand New Made-in-Space Frontier

TechNewsWorld March 25, 2016 by Pam Baker

"3D printing will be a boon to space travel because it will allow astronauts to create items and spare parts on the fly, eliminating the need for stocking or emergency cargo flights," said Tim Lynch, CEO at Psychsoftpc.

"It will also allow for more diverse experimentation since needed items can be created in flight rather than packed on the ground and brought along," he told TechNewsWorld.

What Retailers Really Know About Their Customers

InformationWeek March 25, 2016 by Lisa Morgan

The use of beacons, like the use of cookies or loyalty cards, can be creepy or customer-friendly depending on how they are used. For example, Tim Lynch, CEO of high-performance computer manufacturer Psychsoftpc was haunted by an in-store system as he navigated his way through a home improvement store. Apparently, he swiped his loyalty card to take advantage of a $10 off offer, and as he walked down each aisle, he was presented with all the product purchases he'd made in a five-year period that were located in that aisle. He also received recommendations of complementary products customers commonly buy with those items.

"[The store] was tracking me and accessing the database in real time, figuring out what I bought, where I was in the store, and tracking me through the entire store. It's already gotten to the point where it's creepy," said Lynch.

Oculus VR Brings A New Reality To The Gaming Industry

TechCrunch January 25, 2016 by Derek Handova

the mainstream gaming public will now have an opportunity to experience VR firsthand. However, most of these potential gamers could remain on the sidelines unless they upgrade from Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox consoles to a fully decked-out PC. That’s unless the console makers get in the PC VR game.

“Nintendo either needs to adapt or be left behind,” Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc, tells me. “Microsoft already has its own VR/AR HoloLens in beta now for developers. And since Xbox is essentially a PC-based system, it is better equipped to meet this.”

15 Global Voices on Virtual Reality

Flarrio Sandeep Arora Dec 2015

"Folks are going to realize that VR is not just for gaming and start to adapt the technology to other uses such as telemedicine, virtual tours, conferencing, and building walkthroughs."

Dr Tim Lynch, Psychsoftpc

What You Should Not Store on the Cloud

NFIB Author: Wendy Webb Date: November 26, 2015

Hey, You—You Outta the Cloud

Tim Lynch, owner and CEO of Psychsoftpc, agrees, giving some specific examples of what not to put on the cloud.

“Company financials, employee records, health records, customer credit card and banking info, and anything else you wouldn't want your competitor or the press to get hold of,” he says. “The cloud isn't as secure as folks make it out to be and many providers have been compromised so you don't want anything stored there that can cause you, your employees, your company or your customers any harm.”

He points out that your business could be legally liable for privacy law violations and fines if the cloud provider is compromised. In addition to the possibility of hacks, the cloud has another problem, he says: It’s not always reliable.

“There have been several outages recently that have lasted for over a week,” he says. “That’s several days without access to your data.”

How We Have Fun: The Tech Effect

Black Enterprise October 21, 2015 by Samara Lynn

In addition to social media and mobile, we still have all of these cool devices that turn leisure time into high-tech fun. Not only do we get to play more with tech via PC and console gaming, but “3D headsets and virtual reality like Oculus Rift are entering gaming, meetings, and virtual travel tours,” says Dr. Tim Lynch of PsychsoftPC. And emerging technology like 3D printing allows anyone to “become a sculptor with the right computer, digital camera, and imaging software,” Dr. Lynch says.

HPC in the Enterprise: Not as Daunting as It Seems

IT Business Edge | Arthur Cole | Infrastructure RSS | Posted 11 Sep, 2015

Or are they? Most people view HPC in terms of the home-grown, scale-out infrastructure that populates the data centers of Google, Facebook and other Web giants. But as the technology matures, it is being integrated into increasingly modular footprints that can be incorporated into the standard enterprise footprint relatively easily.

Indeed, as Enterprise Tech’s Alison Diana found out from top executives at Cray, Psychsoftpc and other HPC specialists, enterprise deployments are seen as the next big market opportunity, which is why many of the leading platforms are being retooled with advanced power and cooling systems for deployment into critical data infrastructure. The HPC industry, in fact, is working to overcome the persistent myths that advanced computing requires specialized support, or even entirely new data centers, before it can play an active role in emerging data processes like analytics and high-speed transactions.

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.

CIO Magazine

"We make gaming computers and wouldn't be doing that if it weren't for Windows 95," says Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc. "It was the first true graphical gaming platform with the introduction of DirectX and games such as Hover, Pitfall (think Lara Croft), Al Unser Jr. Arcade Racing, Battle Beast, NBA Full Court Press, Havoc, and Diablo, all of which defined genres of games. Without Windows 95 there would be no Steam or Xbox and we would still be playing Pong."

HPC in the Datacenter: Together or Apart?

Enterprise Tech by Alison Diana

High performance computers do not necessarily require their own specially designed datacenters, yet even when design, cooling, or other concessions are necessary, benefits far outweigh any upheaval.

"There is a lot of misinformation out there that prevents folks from acting. It costs too much. It takes up lots of space. It needs its own climate-controlled room. It requires hundreds of computers,? said Tim Lynch, CEO of HPC vendor Psychsoftpc, in an interview. All pretty much false. A working cluster can be made with as little as five machines and a gig switch. That doesn't take up much room at all and the cost is not prohibitive."

HPC Myth Busters: The High Cost of Misconceptions

Enterprise Tech by Alison Diana

Misinformation and FUD cost enterprises the chance to avail themselves of the growing selection of high performance computers specifically designed to resolve today's advanced scale computing challenges. Big data, analytics, and other high-compute applications are changing some technology leaders? minds, while those who have already embraced HPC leverage these powerful solutions for competitive gain.

"The computer and HPC have advanced so much in the past few years yet the attitude toward HPC is still one of [the] last century," said Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpcc, whose high performance products include the Tesla Personal Supercomputer, Psychlone Linux Hadoop Cluster, and Psychlone Linux Cluster.

HIPAA Email Compliance – Why it’s Crucial for Enterprise IT

Virtu Blog | August 14, 2015

HIPAA and Disaster Recovery

No matter how good your security policies are, you’ll probably run into stubborn partners who refuse to take adequate precautions. This story from Dr. Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc shows why a disaster recovery plan is so important:

I had one client who got a new medical billing software package. the software company trainer, who should have known better, insisted on having just one login name and password for the entire staff, making the entire office not HIPAA compliant. this was done over my strong objections to make it “easier on the staff”. this person is still working for the company and still making every dermatology medical office she visits non-compliant.

Win the Game! Tips for Video Game Storage

1 August 2015 by

@Psychsoftpc shares tips on video game storage for those days you feel like being a kid again. Video games have changed dramatically over the years. What used to be a thick plastic cartridge can now be found in a web version or in a lightweight CD form. But one thing that remains intact is the value video games have to those who are involved in the industry. Gamers and collectors will always value a good piece of hardware that brings back memories of the first virtual games that ever existed.

You can store those games that are in cd/blue-ray form in CD sleeves or cases but Dr. Lynch says that it’s crucial to make sure the storage area you’re placing your video games in is dry since you may have additional items to store along with the games.“You’re not just storing CDs or DVDs but cases and papers with those all important gaming keys without which you can not install or play the game,” says Dr. Lynch.

Your Postal and Packaging Technology Checklist

Staples 2015 By Margot Carmichael Lester

The Best Ways To Market Mobile Apps and Games

SuperCool Creative

Dr. Tim Lynch

Social media is very effective if you can get influencers to talk about your game. if you already have an established following, this can be a lot easier to accomplish. if you are new to the industry, attracting the attention of these folks is your number one job. PR is also very effective. Make sure you target Game Press publications and sites. you have to do some research to find the best folks to pitch…and don’t forget the review copies, contests, on line events and promotions are also effective. Pre buy add ons are a good way of getting sales.

5 Best Ways To Market Mobile Apps and Games

Social Media Today May 02, 2015

Dr. Tim Lynch

Social media is very effective if you can get influencers to talk about your game. if you already have an established following, this can be a lot easier to accomplish. if you are new to the industry, attracting the attention of these folks is your number one job. PR is also very effective. Make sure you target Game Press publications and sites. you have to do some research to find the best folks to pitch…and don’t forget the review copies, contests, on line events and promotions are also effective. Pre buy add ons are a good way of getting sales.

The Single Best Place to Invest (or Reinvest) Business Capital: Advice from 27 Small Business Finance Experts

Direct Capital Feb 18 2015

Dr. Tim Lynch is the Founder and CEO of Psychsoftpc, a US manufacturer of high performance computers with Gaming PC, Business Computer, supercomputer and Graphics Workstation models based in Quincy, MA.

Where should small business owners invest capital?

Technology upgrades.

If it’s been 3 to 5 years or more since they’ve upgraded or replaced their tech, it’s time to take a serious look at it. A lot as changed in that period and they are probably lagging behind.

There is a new Wifi standard 802.11AC which offers much faster more reliable throughput than 802.11N to take advantage of this, routers and wireless access points would have to be replaced. Computers are faster than ever and graphics are better. Getting new machines or upgrading old ones with newer GPUs to take advantage of newer software should be considered.

If they are still using computers with the Windows XP operating system, they are at extreme risk for viruses, hacking and security breaches since XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is no longer being patched. These machines should be replaced as they are probably too underpowered to run Windows 7 or 8.1 software should then be updated to take advantage of a true 64 bit operating system and the performance and speed it brings.

Signage as Structural Amplification

Church Designer July 30, 2014

Digital options—and their operation—represent a significant shift from previous processes, which usually involved continued updating of printed signs that often required several weeks lead time with little opportunity to correct mistakes, reports Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc in Quincy, Mass. “Digital is a whole other way of thinking about signage,” Lynch states. “ Instead of static messages, there’s video, images, motion and crawl lines across the screen. It’s a rethinking of the medium.”

Graduation Technology Gifts 2014 - Technology Gifts Guide for Graduates

Splash Magazine

Psyborg Extreme Gamer PC Master NVidia Edition is a true gaming PC made in the United States with traditional Massachusetts craftsmanship by Psychsoftpc of Quincy, MA. Get ready to fall in love with gaming all over again with the Psyborg Extreme Gamer PC, Psychsoftpc's high performance custom gaming computers.

Managing Big Data with Rugged Tablets in the Oil and Gas Industry

XPloreTech Jul 14, 2014

"The use of data analysis in predicting demand allows for ramping up or slowing down of production to have a more optimal supply, that is a supply to more closely match actual current needs rather than an oversupply or shortage," stated Dr. Tim Lynch at Psychsoftpc, a high-performance computer manufacture for big data,

Why identity thieves love loyalty cards

Mother Nature NetworkJul 25, 2012
"These cards track everything you buy and when you buy it. This data is available online, so a thief could track your movements somewhat as well as your purchases," said Tim Lynch, owner of Psychsoftpc, a maker of high- performance personal-computing systems in North Quincy, Mass. "If you're a creature of habit, the thief will know when you are at the store and when you're not home."

Social Media Advertising Tips and Strategies for SMBs

James A. Martin | Posted December 02, 2014

Advertise posts that offer value
"Make a natural post that's about a new offering, like we did, or an event or contest," recommends Tim Lynch, CEO, gaming computer maker Psychsoftpc.

"Don't make it sound like an ad. Segment the market. This is where Twitter and Facebook shine over Google AdWords. Google is like a shotgun, it targets everybody. Facebook and Twitter allow you to zero in on the target markets by age, interests, geographic regions, and other ways. You don't have to spend much to get a decent result. And don't expect sales from this. You're trying to get name recognition."

The Unsubscribe: A frustrating journey through today's email inbox

San Jose Mercury News May 1, 2015 I was told by self-described "computer psychologist" and Psychsoftpc CEO Tim Lynch that? "you should never unsubscribe to a junk emailer."

The Restaurant of the Future

Food Fanatics  by Margaret Littman Published: Fall 2014

The Virtual Elf

 Megan Romano, chef-owner at Chocolate and Spice Bakery, Las Vegas

Big Tech Dream: “The more beautifully we wrap things, the faster we sell them. But it is amazing how long that takes,” says Romano. She’d love a virtual elf “to package, label and tie pretty bows” instead of hiring six people to help year-round, plus an extra two during the holidays.

Tech Reality Check:

Tim Lynch, Ph.D. and CEO of Psychsoftpc, a Quincy, Massachusetts, computer and gaming firm, says Romano better keep tying those bows. While robots can automate many tasks, it will likely be decades before a robot can handle delicate assembly work.

The Auto Mortar and Pestle

David Gilbert, chef-owner at Tuk Tuk Tap Room, San Antonio

Big Tech Dream:

Because he makes Southeast Asian-inspired cuisine, Gilbert spends most of his prep time with a mortar and pestle. Nothing else works like the time-honored tool, which smashes herbs while a food processor cuts. Lemongrass gets stringy if cut, rather than smashed. Gilbert pines for an automated, time-saving option.

Tech Reality Check:

The demand for fine motor skills makes a delicate task like this out of reach for current robotics, but Lynch sees it being possible within the decade. “The field of robotics is advancing rapidly,” he says.

Data Scientists in Demand in Oil, Gas to Address Big Data Challenge

by Karen Boman | Rigzone Staff | Monday, May 05, 2014

“The use of data analysis in predicting demand allows for ramping up or slowing down of production to have a more optimal supply, that is a supply to more closely match actual current needs rather than an oversupply or shortage,” said Dr. Tim Lynch with North Quincy, Mass.-based Psychsoftpc, which makes high performance computers and builds turnkey Hadoop Clusters for Big Data analysis, Linux clusters, scientific workstations and Tesla personal supercomputers.

“The use of data analysis in predicting demand allows for ramping up or slowing down of production to have a more optimal supply, that is a supply to more closely match actual current needs rather than an oversupply or shortage,” said Dr. Tim Lynch with North Quincy, Mass.-based Psychsoftpc, which makes high performance computers and builds turnkey Hadoop Clusters for Big Data analysis, Linux clusters, scientific workstations and Tesla personal supercomputers.

“The use of data analysis in predicting demand allows for ramping up or slowing down of production to have a more optimal supply, that is a supply to more closely match actual current needs rather than an oversupply or shortage,” said Dr. Tim Lynch with North Quincy, Mass.-based Psychsoftpc, which makes high performance computers and builds turnkey Hadoop Clusters for Big Data analysis, Linux clusters, scientific workstations and Tesla personal supercomputers.

Research Practioner VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1 January–February 2014 Clinical Trial Design

By Sue Coons, MA

The Basics of Simulation The information needed for a computer simulation in a clinical trial includes population of subjects — such as age and demographics, chemical composition of drug dosage variations, and potential interactions, says Tim Lynch, CEO of Psychsoftpc. Psychsoftpc has designed artificial intelligence software for AIDS research for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The complexity of the simulation depends on whether some of the programming pieces already exist, he says. “Modern programming involves using, reusing, and adapting pre-existing code or classes. Modular programming is the word.”

“The more real-world data that can be applied, the better the [computer] simulation,” Lynch says. “If good simulations can be devised by inclusion of real-world data, a researcher could run what amounts to hundreds or even thousands of clinical trials virtually before attempting to run a real-world trial.”

Spring cleaning your computer

SheKnows by Heather Barnett

After you get your desktop cleaned up, keep it that way. Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc says, "You should actually never use [your] desktop for anything other than shortcuts to frequently used programs. What is not commonly known is that you can actually create folder[s] on the desktop and put shortcuts in these to further organize things... you can even put shortcuts to other folders in these."

Your desktop should be clear of any files you aren’t immediately working on. Save current files within their permanent home, then create a desktop shortcut to access them easily.

Lynch recommends you have both onsite and offsite backup. "I recommend having an onsite backup in addition to one of the internet systems. You can't trust that the internet will always be available [to you]," he says, "The internet is always slower than local access. What happens to your stuff if... you forget to pay your bill?"

The Best Technology for Small Clinics and Doctor’s Offices

SmallBiz Technology January 29, 2013 by Stephanie Faris

One software solution relates to the way medical records are transmitted to patients’ doctors. In the current medical environment, medical records are no longer transported back and forth. Medical offices are able to deliver images and video online for demonstrating to patients. This new technology brings a few requirements with it, however.

“With the rise of online medical record and imaging delivery and online video consults, doctor’s offices should have at least one high-end computer that can handle high quality imaging output, video conferencing and 3D rendering,” Tim Lynch of PsychsoftPC says. “The ability to handle 3D virtual walk-throughs will also become increasingly important as medical technology continues to advance. And as diagnostics become more technology-driven, fast, high-end computers will become vital to data analysis in the practice of medicine.”

Meet the Microsoft Office Luddites: Why power users won't live in the cloud

 PCWorld Mar 12, 2013 Christopher Null

Tim Lynch of boutique gaming computer maker PsychsoftPC sums up the concerns shared by many Office holdouts: "I prefer a traditional software package because it's not subject to Internet speed or availability, it's as fast as my PC can make it, big corporations like Google can't see what I'm writing or use it for advertising or sell my info to other advertisers, and my stuff is stored on my PC under my control, not in some unnamed server in some ambiguous cloud in some unnamed country."

So there.

Mashable-Jun 15, 2012

To understand how far gamification has come, it’s important to discuss where it started. Tim Lynch is one of the first psychologists to study the effects of computer interaction on socialization, and he’s currently the president of gaming computer company Psychsoftpc.

Gamification Coming to a Workplace Near You

Open Forum Sharlyn Lauby

So why is gamification such an effective tool for instruction and training? Tim Lynch, president of gaming computer company Psychsoftpc, was one of the first psychologists to study the effects of computer interaction on socialization. Doing his doctoral work, he observed that people responded to a computer in similar ways as they did to other people–but better.

“In many instances, they were more open since there was a feeling of anonymity in dealing with the computer, and that learning in a computer simulation environment transfers over to real life experience,” Lynch says.

So, the first key ingredient in gamification success is an openness to connecting with technology. The second is using the computer experience afterward in practical application. Otherwise, the learning doesn’t take place.

How Video Games are Changing the Workplace

Parks Perspectives June 18, 2012

Gamification is applying engaging elements of game theory to non-game applications. An example would be to create a game to learn something new for work: While a lecture session could potentially turn off employees and prevent learning, a game that teaches the same skills could lead to an interested employee that is eager to learn.

In order to understand how far gamification has come, it’s important to know where it started. Tim Lynch, one of the first psychologists to study the effects of computer interaction on socialization, is currently the president of gaming computer company Psychsoftpc.Lynch stated that the basis of people socializing through computer interaction rested on the observation that people responded to a computer in similar ways that they did to other people. “In many instances, they were more open since there was a feeling of anonymity in dealing with the computer, and that learning in a computer simulation environment transfers over to real life experience,” he adds.

Project management: The Ultimate Guide

Know the strengths and weaknesses of professionals

Dr. Tim Lynch, CEO of PsychsoftPC, says: “You need to know who on your team works best with minimal supervision and can be left to run, who needs to be spurred on and who needs to be reined in.”

13 Tips for Keeping IT Projects Under Control


Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your project team. "The most important thing in keeping projects under control is to 'know your horses,' as my dad would say," says Dr. Tim Lynch, the CEO of PsychsoftPC, the maker of high performance gaming computers and graphics workstations. "That is, you need to know who on your team works best with minimal supervision and can be left to run, who needs to be spurred on and who needs to be reined in--and manage them accordingly."

Using Content to Drive Traffic to Your Store

EcommerceBytes-Aug 23, 2014

Cutting the cord to AdWords might be tough and not even advisable for many businesses, but Dr. Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc said PPC just doesn't work for a small player in the highly competitive world of custom-built computers.

11 Startups Share Their Friday Rituals

Tech Cocktail-Mar 27, 2015
Even if entrepreneurs have left the corporate grind, where Fridays are like an oasis in a cruel and neverending desert, the last day of the workweek still hasn’t lost its charm. But instead of counting down the minutes until 5 pm, entrepreneurs and their teams often end the week with some special rituals.

Products of the week 5.28.12


Our roundup of intriguing new products. Psychlone Linux Cluster with Apache Hadoop. Hadoop is a Java-based programming framework that supports the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment.

3d vision NVidia 3D Gaming Kit + PsychsoftPC Gaming Rig = One Amazing Christmas            

Third magazine the 3d Industry magazine Posted by The James in Gaming

Psychosoftpc makes some ferocious gaming rigs and now they’ve included the NVidia 3D gaming kit with their Psyborg Extreme Gamer PCs which will allow 3D gaming straight out of the box. If you already lucky enough to have a supported stereoscopic monitor there’s no reason to not be gaming in 3D right now. They cost of the NVidia 3D kits is quite reasonable.  

Psychsoftpc to offer NVidia’s 3D gaming kit

Blast Magazine By Michael Kaufmann

Most 3D software, gaming or otherwise, available up to this point has been very gimmicky. Either you were traversing polygons in a huge, virtual reality apparatus at a theme park, you were peering into a set of unwieldy goggles which rendered Wario in an ugly red monochromatic landscape–and yeah, we know you’d rather leave the horrendous Virtual Boy buried in the annals of your memory.

However, desktop 3D gaming is actually experiencing somewhat of a renaissance, and you can actually experience pretty decent 3D gaming from your computer. We’ve looked at the hardware offered by North Quincy, MA computer manufacturer Psychsoftpc before, but the maker has since expanded their offerings, and now you can order your gaming rig with NVida’s 3D Vision Kit with their Psyborg Extreme Gamer PCs to experience 3D gaming straight out of the box, provided you have one of the many supported steroscopic montors. And, as the computer maker points out, this is probably the closest we’ll ever get to a holodeck.

The kit comes with viewing glasses that function on the same principles as the ones you wore when you watched latest Pixar flick. Each eye sees a slightly different image, and the brain integrates the two images to produce a depth of field. The best part of the entire system is that the software inteagrates with existing games, meaning most games are compatible with the viewing system. NVidia often demos the system by playing Mirrors Edge, an experience that has to be absolutely and delightfully nauseating.

As we said before, Psychsoftpc makes some powerful computers, and by offering NVidia’s 3D Vision Kit with them, the package only becomes even more valuable.

Psychsoftpc’s Computers will make you sweat

While some people may only need their computers for checking their email and watching the occasional grainy YouTube video, there are some people who need an absolute powerhouse of a computer. Those people quite likely would shop at Psychsoftpc, headquartered close by in Quincy.

Psychsoftpc makes blisteringly fast and powerful computers built for users who need to do some serious computational lifting. While you’ll certainly be able to check your email, you’ll also be able to run the whole gamut of CAD, CAM, CGI, engineering and scientific programs out there, complete with enough graphic memory to make them fly.


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