technology

October 26, 2017

There’s a major IT skills gap in the country and it’s only expected to widen. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there will be 1 million more computing jobs than applicants by 2020.

October 25, 2017

No matter how the case is decided, there are potential negative implications for U.S. competitiveness. If the court supports the use of search warrants to obtain data stored abroad, it will feed the perception that the best way to protect data from the prying eyes of the U.S. government is to store it abroad with a non-U.S. provider. On the other hand, if the court rules that search warrants cannot be used overseas, foreign governments may try to force companies to store data within their borders to make it impossible for U.S. officials to execute a search warrant. This also damages U.S.

October 25, 2017

IBM Research announced Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2017) that its scientists have developed the first “in-memory computing” or “computational memory” computer system architecture, which is expected to yield yield 200x improvements in computer speed and energy efficiency -- enabling ultra-dense, low-power, massively parallel computing systems.

October 24, 2017

The creation and subsequent adoption of 5G is seemingly inevitable, and like 4G, it will eventually become the leading mobile connection. That said, when the next generation of mobile technology arrives, it won’t be the U.S. or Japan leading the world in 5G users. It will be China.

October 24, 2017

There was a time when the calculator was cutting edge and the only way to place a call was to walk over to the wall phone. For generations of Americans, the good life used to be working one job with one employer for much of your adulthood until retirement. Today, students are taught they could count on switching careers multiple times as society tries to keep pace with the flood of new gadgets and gizmos.

October 24, 2017

More than 52 percent of people on the planet still don't have Internet access. Men outnumber women as Web users in every region of the world. And there remain massive disparities in connection speeds in different countries. These are just some of the major findings outlined in a new United Nations report about the state of the world's Internet connections.

October 23, 2017

Despite having the fastest processor and best camera ever put into an iPhone, plus featuring wireless charging for the first time, the iPhone 8 hasn’t been getting consumers into stores at the rate Apple is accustomed to. Much of this can be attributed to the fact the handset is very similar in appearance to the iPhone 7, which sells for $150 less and can still hold its own against the market’s current offerings.

October 23, 2017

You’ve probably heard that a robot is going to take your job. It’s an oft-repeated refrain, heralded in article headlines and speeches from luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. Some experts predict that anywhere from 38 to 57 percent of jobs could be automated in the next few decades, depending on who you ask, and the jobs aren’t limited to any one industry.

October 23, 2017

Don’t feel too secure in your job. It might not be there in a few years. Frame that diploma? Maybe, but the college you went to might also disappear over the next several years. The technological revolution is changing the way we learn, the way we work, the way we play, and the way we think and it is doing it at a rapid pace. The wave of the future -- perhaps the wave of the present -- is Artificial Intelligence. At least that’s what numerous experts are saying, and even many of them can’t fathom what’s next.

October 22, 2017

In our day, we can’t quite see anything wrong with monopoly. We’re certain that our tech giants achieved their dominance fairly and squarely through the free market, by dint of technical genius. To conjure this image of meritocratic triumph requires overlooking several pungent truths about the nature of these new monopolies. Their dominance is less than pure. They owe their dominance to innovation, but also to tax avoidance.

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