computing

  • Acting On Your Behalf

    Acting On Your Behalf

    Editor’s note:¬†Daniel Gross is CEO and co-founder of Cue. You can follow him on Twitter here.¬† After meticulously analyzing virtually every aspect of his digital life since 1989, Stephen Wolfram noticed this: “The more routine I can make the basic practical aspects of my life, the more I am able to be energetic—and spontaneous—about intellectual and other things.” Read More

  • Study: Mixing school-age kids and computers makes for bad stuff

    I’ve always believed that computers, in a general sense, are not a panacea for developing nations. By slapping a laptop down on the desk of every student in Africa or Brazil you’re doing little more than forcing that kid to learn to type and then offering him or her the opportunity to look at porn. Without proper supervision and education, the Internet and, to some extent… Read More

  • The PC is dead, long live the PC!

    If you’ve been paying any attention to computing technology for more than a couple of years, chances are strong that you’ve noticed some trends. The trade rags and industry analysts make their money predicting these trends — or trying to, at any rate — but it’s pretty easy to see for yourself how many of these trends develop. The hot technology when I was a… Read More

  • AT&T to try cloud computing

    AT&T is offering AT&T Synaptic Hosting, a cloud-computing service involving networking, storage, and utility computing for large contracts. They will offer multiple data centers around the world and, like Amazon’s S3, you can offload processing and data onto the cloud for improved performance. The service is aimed at businesses who may see spikes in their traffic and must… Read More

  • The future of Moore's law: IBM's chief technologist weighs in

    Trouble ahead, captain! Before ten years is out, our pattern of reducing the size of semiconductors (for example, the move to 45nm from 65nm with Penryn) every two years or so is going to hit a brick wall. In a few more shrinks, we’ll be approaching 10nm, at which point quantum mechanics begin to take over and reality gets all wobbly. So what’s next? IBM’s chief technologist… Read More