IBM’s Quantum Leap Could Redefine ‘Magic’
Mar08

IBM’s Quantum Leap Could Redefine ‘Magic’

No, I’m not talking about that Quantum Leap. IBM just made a really interesting announcement in that it is enhancing its online quantum computer systems with a new API and improving its simulator so it can handle 20 qubits. While listening to the prebriefing was a bit like pretending I was Penny trying to understand Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory, I think this move does showcase yet another huge approaching computing wave...

Read More
Bang Bang… Why Science Gets Shot Down In The Media Gunfight
Mar06

Bang Bang… Why Science Gets Shot Down In The Media Gunfight

  I’m wearing white, are you in black? The modern media machine is fast. I sometimes graze 10 articles before my morning coffee seeps into tepidity. I have 973 words left on this article to steal your attention. Now 962. You won’t read it. You’ll skim. We all skim. Then forget the bulk in five minutes because we are barely evolved apes clutching mobile CPUs like mental crutches. This will be a drop of...

Read More
Verizon raises upgrade fee to “cover increased cost”—but its costs declined
Jan11

Verizon raises upgrade fee to “cover increased cost”—but its costs declined

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Verizon Wireless is now charging a $30 upgrade fee when customers switch to a new phone, up from the previous fee of $20. The $30 upgrade fee must be paid “if you purchase a new device at retail price or through [Verizon’s] device payment program,” Verizon notes. The fee increase went into effect on January 5. In another change last week, Verizon stopped offering two-year contract...

Read More
It’s A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won’t Start Charging
Jan11

It’s A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won’t Start Charging

Affected handsets include those running Android 2.1 or 2.2 or iOS 6, as well as iPhone 3GS devices and Windows Phone 7s. “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” WhatsApp said in a blog. The firm recommends customers upgrade to newer phones if they want to continue using the service. READ...

Read More
Min Browser Muffles the Web’s Noise
Jan11

Min Browser Muffles the Web’s Noise

Min is a Web browser with a minimal design that provides speedy operation with simple features. When it comes to software design, “minimal” does not mean low functionality or undeveloped potential. If you like minimal distraction tools for your text editor and note-taking applications, that same comfort appeal is evident in the Min… READ...

Read More
Shamoon disk-wiping attackers can now destroy virtual desktops
Jan11

Shamoon disk-wiping attackers can now destroy virtual desktops

  Enlarge / A computer infected by Shamoon System is unable to find its operating system. Palo Alto Networks There’s a new variant of the Shamoon disk-wiping malware that was originally unleashed on Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company in 2012, and it has a newly added ability to destroy virtual desktops, researchers said. The new strain is at least the second Shamoon variant to be discovered since late November,...

Read More
Page 1 of 812345...Last »