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Big Data: Top Articles and Posts

Diving beneath the surface of innovation | Big Data | Techworld The most important fuel for innovation in retail is not the latest device or piece of kit: it’s data.
Fighting bots threaten smart home future but People Power tech could bring peace | Big Data | Techworld Research on Wikipedia revealed that bots spend years correcting each other, which could become dangerous as IoT expands
Big data transforming the online world – Information Age Big data is revolutionising daily functions – at work and socially – and customers will only be offered more as technology advances
Blockchains for Big Data » Brave New Coin Big data arose in the early and mid 2000s to meet internet-scale computation needs: ZooKeeper at Yahoo, BigTable and MapReduce at Google, Cassandra at Facebook; and so on. Then came open source projects like Hadoop File System (HDFS), Hadoop MapReduce, Cassandra, and more.
Big data analytics—Nostradamus of the 21st century With much of the debate as to whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would win the election taking place online, people blogging, tweeting or updating social media with their thoughts on the topic provided data researchers …” name=”Description
Big Data and IoT – Hortonworks Hortonworks sees big data and IoT evolving together. After all, every business is a data business. And in a connected world everything is an IoT device. Fo
Big data is about to transform renewable energy | Environment | DW.COM | 28.10.2016 Developments in the US and China are eroding Europe’s lead in renewable energy. But if the EU could harness the power of the big data, it could increase outputs from wind energy by 20 percent – without much building.
5 Critical Characteristics of Data Driven Nonprofits | npENGAGE In the coming years, these 5 data driven characteristics will be essential to the success of nonprofit organizations around the world.
5 Amazing Things Big Data Helps Us To Predict Now — Plus What’s On The Horizon Big data is predicting things about your life almost every minute of your day — whether you’re aware of it or not.
Big data and IoT solve food safety and supply challenges – TechRepublic Discover why big data and the Internet of Things are proving to be so effective in the food industry, and what other industries can learn from these use cases.
Review: Big Data’s all-too-human failings
5 Big Data Projects You Can No Longer Overlook
The Dark Side of Big Data.
Google CEO Pichai Sees the End of Computers as Physical Devices – Bloomberg Forget personal computer doldrums and waning smartphone demand. Google thinks computers will one day cease being physical devices.” data-ephemeral=”true
Big data developers’ hallelujah moment for distributed storage – TechRepublic Alluxio is blindingly fast, super simple, and Berkeley’s newest big data baby. Here’s how it’s redefining the storage layer.
Why Big Data Isn’t Paying Off for Companies (Yet) – Fortune Roughly 80% of large companies say an important strategic decision went haywire in the past 3 years because it was based on “flawed” data.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever – InformationWeek The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 – Page: 1 | CRN Coolest big data startups in 2015 included business analytics software, Hadoop applications and Apache Spark. Page: 1
Big Data: A Game Changer In The Retail Sector
Analytics Divided Will Fail: A Holistic Approach To Big Data Discovery
Big data is useless without algorithms, Gartner says | ZDNet Gartner has stated that big data is nothing without turning them into algorithms, which is where the true value lies for businesses.
Nate Silver: ‘Big Data has Peaked, and that’s a Good Thing’ In his keynote at the Rich Data Summit, Nate Silver said the dismissal of big data is a signal that it’s moving from overhyped fad to mainstream technology.
Big Data: 20 Mind-Boggling Facts Everyone Must Read
All your big data will mean nothing without systems of insight | Computerworld Businesses want to use data to understand customers, but they can’t do that without harnessing insights and consistently turning data into effective action.
Why your company’s big data is not nearly fast enough – TechRepublic
How Apache Spark Is Transforming Big Data Processing, Development Apache Spark speeds up big data processing by a factor of 10 to 100 and simplifies app development to such a degree that developers call it a “game changer.”
The Impacts Of Big Data That You May Not Have Heard Of
The Future Of The Web Is All About Context | TechCrunch Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are..
3 ways big data is improving healthcare analytics | Healthcare IT News In an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can’t move the needle. It’s all about how it’s analyzed to drive smarter decisions.
How big data has transformed research | Higher Education Network | The Guardian We speak to the academics behind four inspiring projects to see how big data is being used to develop and enhance research
Next-Generation Databases Take On Big Data Management Challenges – Forbes Relational databases such as Oracle, IBM’s DB2 and Microsoft’s Access, form the backbone for data storage and management in most organizations today. While relational databases provide good structure and accessibility for most data, they also have limitations which have given rise to a new class of databases that address specific […]
Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity | Science | The Guardian The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old
Going Deep on Big Data | ZDNet Big data is transitioning from one of the most hyped and anticipated tech trends of recent years into one of the biggest challenges that IT is now trying to wrestle and harness. We examine the technologies and best practices for taking advantage of big data and provide a look at organizations that are putting it to good use.


Debunked! 9 myths about big data and Hadoop | InfoWorld These unfounded beliefs about budget skills, technology, and technology fit can lead you astray


As big data grows, the need for AI comes into focus | Healthcare IT News No one questions that the era of big data is here, but Anthony Chang, MD, warns that the deluge of medical information is just beginning. That means artificial intelligence has a much more central role to play in healthcare.


IBM Teams Up With The Weather Company For Emergency Tech | Fast Company | Business + Innovation When hurricanes hit, the Weather Channel’s parent company wants City Hall to rely on its data.


Thinking Small: 3 Ways To Remain Creative In A World Of Big Data | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce Sudhir Venkatesh discusses how companies can use data to foster, rather than quash, creativity.


Mind-blowing growth & power of big data – Business Insider The amount of digital data in the universe is growing doubling every two years, and changing how we live in the world.


Science Daily Exponential Technologies Big data analysis platform to unveil gene interactions in cancer


Hadoop and Spark: A tale of two cities | ZDNet It’s easy to get excited by the idealism around the shiny new thing. But let’s set something straight: Spark ain’t going to replace Hadoop.


Crayon Data launches knowledge tank for all things big data | The Financial Express Big data is driving innovation, business success and job opportunities everywhere on a large and rapid scale. Most often, big data professionals, investors, job seekers and students are clueless on where to look for the right information, thanks to the flood of big data resources on the web. So, the need of the hour today, is for a central resource that provides an in-depth overview and helps one navigate the big data landscape.


Who’s Ready For Some Big Data Success Stories? – Forbes Enough of this lighthearted shilly-shallying, as Dan Rowan used to say on Laugh-In (oh, man, am I showing my age). Let’s take a look at some real big data success stories, just to show that big data is indeed real. I’ve been referencing Bernard Marr a lot recently, but he’s been […]


Actian’s search for enterprise Hadoop users | ZDNet Hadoop’s abilities are not widely known in the enterprise despite speed and cost advantages…


Berg Hopes Big Data Will Lead to Breakthrough for Pancreatic Cancer | Fox Business It’s estimated some 40,000 people will die from pancreatic cancer this year due to limited diagnostics and treatment. But one biopharma company is hoping big data will help it discover the very first biomarker for the disease, leading to lifesaving diagnostics.


Microsoft quietly delivers first preview of Graph Engine | ZDNet Microsoft Research’s Project Trinity is now available for public testing in the form of Graph Engine 1.0 public preview.

Computing: Top Articles and News

New system allows optical “deep learning” | MIT News A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has come up with a new approach to complex computations, using light instead of electricity. The approach could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of such learning systems.
IBM reveals prototype of its first commercial quantum computer processor Having provided access to a quantum processor through the cloud for a year, IBM is revealing a new generation of processors. A 16-qubit processor will increase the processing power available through the cloud, while the second is twice as powerful again and designed for commercial applications.
Code Visualization for People Who Don’t Code | RealClearFuture Code Visualization for People Who Don’t Code | RealClearFuture
It’s official: The MP3 is dead, after even its creators abandon it – ScienceAlert The end of an era.
Flexible screens could be made of paper | TechRadar Researchers in China have created a conductive paper that could be used as the foundation of flexible screen technology.
HPE 160 terabyte RAM computer is beginning of a planned transformation of computing | NextBigFuture.com HPE 160 terabyte RAM computer is beginning of a planned transformation of computing
AMD reveals 16-core monster Ryzen processor destined for ‘world’s fastest’ PCs | TechRadar The battle between Ryzen 9 and Core i9 is set to be a major shakeup for the high-end CPU world.
How spray paint can turn guitar into touchpad – Futurity With a new technology called Electrick, it’s possible to turn guitars, steering wheels, toys, and even Jell-O into touch sensors.
Terabit DSL could solve the last mile problem with far less cost | NextBigFuture.com Terabit DSL could solve the last mile problem with far less cost
Sandwiched between superconductors, graphene adopts exotic electronic states | MIT News MIT physicists find that graphene soaks up exotic, superconducting properties when sandwiched between two superconductors.
All you ever wanted to know about fog computing | TechRadar Never mind the cloud, welcome to the cost-saving and efficient world of fog computing.
Google 50 qubit universal quantum computer could be world fastest computer this year | NextBigFuture.com Google 50 qubit universal quantum computer under design and could be built this year and would become world’s fastest computer
Artificial Synapse On A Chip Will Help Our Mobile Devices Learn Like The Human Brain | Digital Trends This artificial synapse on a chip learns just like the human brain and could help make mobile processors better at running neural networks.
Best Raspberry Pi alternatives | ZDNet Here is a selection of single board computers for homebrew projects and automation, with prices starting at only $5. (Updated April 4, 2017)
DNA is all set to replace your digital hard-drives as a storage media DNA is all set to replace your digital hard-drives as a storage media, You can think about images, e-books, statistics, videos and everything else around us
A new type of li-fi has reportedly cracked 40 gbps, 100 times faster than the best wi-fi – ScienceAlert We’re so ready.
Ultrafast laser pulses shine way toward “lightwave electronics” Using extremely short, femtosecond pulses of light, engineers are working on ways to so finely control lasers that they can move electrons faster than electric currents – opening the way toward lightwave electronics.
Liquids in thin battery could cool stacks of computer chips – Futurity A very thin, liquid-powered “flow” battery could make it possible to stack computer chips like pancakes to save space and energy.
Artificial synapse could make computers more like brains – Futurity A new artificial synapse “works like a real synapse but it’s an organic electronic device that can be engineered,” says Alberto Salleo.
Top Raspberry Pi alternatives, with prices starting at only $5 | ZDNet The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering, with prices starting at only $5. 
Inkjet-printable stretchy circuits could lead to huge e-wallpaper screens Stretchable electronics that could be integrated into clothing are usually expensive to produce. But researchers at Michigan State University have used a plain old inkjet printer to make stretchy circuits that could form the basis of smart fabrics, deformable tablets and electronic wallpaper.
New approach yields bigger and better holographic displays Current holographic technologies are nowhere near the realistic, life-size projections portrayed in movies like Star Wars, but things are moving in the right direction with researchers having developed a new holographic display that they claim performs 2,600 times better than existing technologies.
D-Wave’s quantum computers take a quantum leap forward, now offer 2,000 qubits – ExtremeTech D-Wave has launched a new quantum annealing machine, this time with 2,048 entangled qubits. That’s twice what the company offered …
Physicists have found a metal that conducts electricity but not heat – ScienceAlert Wow.
 How voice technology is transforming computing

Like casting a magic spell, it lets people control the world through words alone

Blockchain Can Create the World’s Biggest Supercomputer | RealClearFuture Blockchain Can Create the World’s Biggest Supercomputer | RealClearFuture
Changes to Syria’s land and water are visible from space – Futurity To find out how turmoil in Syria affects the environment, researchers had to take a new approach. They used satellite images to gauge land and water use.
Using Pectin to Advance Neuron-like Electronic Systems
Machine sends texts with vinegar and glass cleaner – Futurity A machine that sends texts using common chemicals could one day relay secret messages or allow tiny devices to communicate inside your body.
Computers Made of Genetic Material Will Revolutionize Our World Researchers have been able to create tiny structures for conducting electricity by using DNA and gold plating. This new nanostructure could be the foundation of future electronics as soon as improvements are made on this breakthrough development.
Metamaterials enable semiconductor-free microelectronics Researchers at the University of California San Diego claim to have created the world’s first microelectronic device that has no semiconductors, instead employing low-power laser optical control to increase its conductivity by more than 1,000 percent.
An Internet Pioneer is Working to Usher in the Blockchain Revolution Brian Behlendorf, who was foundational to the development of the internet, has lent his expertise to the proliferation of blockchain with the Hyperledger project. Blockchain could revolutionize much more than the financial sector; the system would have a significant effect in the fields of medicine, government, even music sharing.
Defects in diamonds could create the next generation of hard drives – ScienceAlert No need for perfection. 
Quantum Liquid on Bismuth Crystal Could Lead to Faster Electronics Researchers have demonstrated how electrons travel on different elliptical paths by using a quantum crystal kept at low temperatures. The discovery could lead to a new class of microchips far beyond the capabilities of today’s silicon chips.
New Tech Could Let Devices Function for Years Without a Battery Engineers from the University of Cambridge have created an ultra low power transistor that can run for a long time without a power source. This tech could be used in various sensor interfaces and wearable devices, or in more autonomous electronics that can harness energy from their environments.
Computer Memory Could Speed up by 1000 Times Thanks to New Computing Breakthrough Researchers discovered that using a new magnetization method can possibly make computers exponentially faster. T-rays could be the key to the next evolution of traditional computing.
Slamming carbon out of diamonds with silicon creates quantum computing bridge In one more step on the road to a functional quantum computer, researchers at Harvard University and Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory claim to have created the very first “bridge” that could effectively link strings of quantum computers together in a single networked unit.
Physicists Created the First-Ever Time Crystals Scientists have pushed through the theoretical and have created the first ever physical time crystal. While the harvesting of energy from such an object would violate physical law, the development may spur new possibilities in quantum computing.
Blitab Is the World’s First Tablet for the Blind This tablet’s smart liquids create raised Braille on the screen.
New Material Could Make Faster Computers That Use 100 Times Less Energy To prepare for a boom in electronic use (from 5% to upwards of 50% of energy consumption) scientists have created a material requiring 100 times less power. The material is far from implementation in consumer electronics but will help to significantly curb energy consumption.
Scientists just developed the world’s smallest transistor – ScienceAlert It’s official: 1-nanometre transistors are real.
Scientists say chaos theory could keep Moore’s Law alive – ScienceAlert Total chaos FTW.
Scientists just demonstrated internet speeds 1,000 times faster than Google Fibre – ScienceAlert Sign us up!
AT&T’s AirGig project to test high-speed Wi-Fi delivery over power lines Even though much of the world is being blanketed with internet signals through a variety of modalities, there are still places where getting a reliable high-speed broadband link is tough. AT&T has just announced a project that might help with that, called AirGig.
Xerox’s new inkjet machine prints onto just about any object Old-school printing specialist Xerox has come up with the new-school idea to give inkjet technology an edge, unveiling a so-called Direct to Object Inkjet Printer that does exactly what its name suggests.
For first time, carbon nanotube transistors have outperformed silicon – ScienceAlert The future is here.
Engineering Will Soon Be ‘More Parenting Than Programming’
There’s a New Approach to Quantum Computing: Microwave Signals Researchers at Aalto University have demonstrated how microwave signals can be used to code information for quantum computing, possibly creating an approach different from optical systems.
Watch And Create Holograms Right From Your Home HoloVit TV transforms characters into free-floating holograms.
Graphene breakthrough is big news for future of semiconductors The latest graphene breakthrough comes in the form of a method for using the supermaterial to create two-dimensional materials that could be used in the next generation of lasers, electronics and sensors.
New Condensed Matter State Paves the Way for Scalable Quantum Computers Rice physicists are closing in on a method that will create a new condensed matter state in which all electrons in a material act as one by manipulating them with light and a magnetic field. This research advance technologies such as quantum computers.
Liquid Light: Scientists Unite Light and Electricity to Make Electronics Smaller and Faster Researchers have found a way to bridge the gap between light and electricity—the two main components of current data transmission. Using the liquid light produced by polaritons, they were able to unite the two, a development that would lead to faster data transmission.
New camera uses just 1 photon per pixel – Futurity Capturing clear photos in low light can be tricky. The solution could come from the technology behind a camera that uses a single photon per pixel.
‘Interscatter’ contact lenses talk to phone via Wi-Fi – Futurity New “interscatter” communication lets devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, and credit cards talk to devices like smartphones and watches.
Stonehenge and other standing stones really are computers The University of Adelaide have statistically proven that some of the oldest standing stones in Britain were constructed to align with solar and lunar movements.
Nanocrystals speed up Wi-Fi-emitting LEDs Transmitting data on wavelengths we can see might turn out to be more efficient and secure than radio waves. Researchers have developed a nanocrystal that helps boost data speeds transmitted through visible light up to 2 Gbps – while pleasantly lighting the room.
Researchers Just Broke A World Record in Superfast 5G Technology A team of 5G researchers has set a new world record for spectrum efficiency with the wireless technology, Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output), overwhelming today’s existing 4G technology, 22-fold. To test how well the technology works in a real world setting, the researchers from Bristol will visit Lund at the end of August.
A Look at IBM’s Watson 5 Years After Its Breathtaking Jeopardy Debut
Seagate’s new 60TB SAS drive is the world’s biggest SSD Businesses are being forced to store huge amounts of data, and manufacturers are ramping up the capacity of their hardware to cope with the load. The latest product of that practice is the 60TB SAS SSD from Seagate, the world’s largest solid state drive.
The First Reprogrammable Quantum Computer Has Been Created Researchers have published a paper demonstrating how they were able to create the first fully programmable and reprogrammable quantum computer in the world. Other quantum computers in existence at the moment can only run one type of operation.
Corkscrew-shaped vortex lasers could keep Moore’s Law kicking a little longer A new study suggests that encoding information using corkscrew-shaped laser beams could help us keep pace with our ever-increasing data demands.
Superbook gives Android smartphones a laptop form factor The size and touch input of smartphone displays isn’t always the best way to take advantage of all that power under the hood. Andromium’s new Superbook is designed to change that, giving an Android smartphone an 11.6-inch screen, full-size keyboard and trackpad.
This tiny storage breakthrough could hold 10 terabytes of data in one square centimetre | ZDNet The system is based on chlorine atoms at -198 degrees — but it could have a future in the cloud.
To Boost Internet Speeds, We’re Making Optical Fibers…In Space Made In Space, the company that launched a 3D printer to the ISS, is now trying to make optical fibers in space in the hopes that they may have less impurities.
This Laptop Is Powered Completely By Your Smartphone Andromium turns your smartphone into a seamless full screen desktop environment.
How Bacteria Will One Day Wire Your Favorite Devices
All You Need for Quantum Computing at Room Temperature Is Some Mothballs
One of the First Real-World Quantum Computer Applications Was Just Realized In the continued effort to make a viable quantum computer, scientists assert that they have made the first scalable quantum simulation of a molecule.
A New 512GB SSD Solution Fit into a Card Smaller Than a US Postage Stamp Samsung introduced the first complete 512 GB SSD solution ever created in a single ball grid array (BGA) package. It measures only 20mm x 16mm and weighs just about a gram. With this size and capacity, laptops, tablets, and other gadgets can be designed with more flexibility, and packed with higher specs.
DNA is Moving Forward in the Battle for Data Storage of the Future DNA storage is moving forward in the race for data storage in a world that is moving to files that consistently grow larger. Microsoft has announced that it has successfully packed 200MB of data into DNA all at once—a first in history.
Single-Molecule Switch Brings Super-Fast, Light-Based Computers Closer to Reality Researchers have made a switch that can be turned on and off with just a single photon. This work sets the stage for a new age in light-based computers and electronics.
A 60Tbps “FASTER” Undersea Optic Cable Connecting Japan and the US is Now Live FASTER, the aptly named 9,000-kilometer fibre optic cable connecting Japan and the US goes live today. It is considered the highest capacity undersea fibre optic cable ever built and will be delivering 60 Terabits per second (Tbps) of bandwidth across the Pacific.
IBM Will Have A 200-Petaflop Supercomputer Ready by 2018 The US DOE is expecting a 200-petaflop supercomputer from IBM in 2018, which will be faster than the current record holder, China’s TaihuLight
In a Post-Silicon Era, is DNA Computing the Answer? Scientists around the world have been running experiments to verify if DNA could be a possible alternative to silicon-computing, the medium that we utilize today. They have uncovered methods that could one day allow for the fine-tuning of DNA-based nanotechnologies.
1,000 core processor could run on an AA battery – Futurity “To the best of our knowledge, it is the world’s first 1,000-processor chip,” says project leader Bevan Baas.
China Announces World’s Fastest Supercomputer, 3X Faster Than Former Record Holder The Sunway TaihuLight is now the world’s fastest supercomputer. Developed by China, it more than triples the speed of Tianhe-2, which is the previous record holder.
MIT graphene breakthrough could make chips one million times faster | ZDNet Researchers use graphene to create a new way of converting electricity into light, delivering the possibility of dramatic speed improvements over today’s chips.
Harvard Scientists Create Hard Drives That Are Alive Scientists have used bacteria’s own immune response to upload approximately 100 bytes of data into living cells. Each cell can hold a segment of computer code or even a line of poetry.
Google’s New Universal Quantum Computer: One Step Closer to Quantum Supremacy The newest approach to quantum computing combines the two main methods currently employed: the digital and the analog.
Samsung’s New 512GB SSD is Smaller Than Stamp and Lighter Than a Dime Despite being smaller than a postage stamp and lighter than a dime, the new 512GB solid state drive promises faster reading and writing speeds.
One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware | TechCrunch It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming driver of innovation in the technology..
Engineers Smash Wireless Data Transmission Speeds, Achieving Record 6Gbps A collaborative project in Germany has successfully transmitted data at a speed of 6Gbps over radio transmission. The transmission was done over a 36.7km distance between Cologne and Wachtberg.
SkinTrack Lets You Use Your Arm as a Touchscreen Interface The Future Interfaces Group has released a demo of their prototype for a smart device that would let you use your arm as a touchscreen interface for your smart watch, eliminating the difficulties caused by the “fat finger problem.”
Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds – May. 16, 2016 G.Fast will provide internet speeds of 750 megabits per second this year — for both upload and download.
IBM Achieves Breakthrough In Storage Memory, 50 Times Faster Than Flash For the first time in history, researchers were able to store 3 bits per cell in PCM arrays, making optical disk storage technology far more powerful than current DRAM technology.
New Company Promises Cheaper WiFi That’s 100x Faster A startup called Starry is shaking things up, attempting to provide a faster internet service that’s cheaper and hassle-free (and remarkably fast). Testing is set to begin in Boston.
Microsoft’s New Tech Knows What You Want To Do Before You Touch It The Pre-Touch technology is able to detect your finger hovering and display menus and options before you select them.
Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, ‘the intelligent interface for everything’ | TechCrunch Today, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus showed off the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that aims to be “the..
Light-Based Computing Company Optalysys Gets DARPA Funding Data-processing start-up Optalysys has just been given a a $350k grant from DARPA to develop optical co-processing technology. The light-based computing systems the company develops is hoped to be used for intensive mathematical calculations without the data management problems of current systems.
Google Files Patent for a Display Screen You Can Tear Apart and Share Google has filed a patent application for a tearable screen that can “break” into multiple portions. The type of tear is detected by a broken circuit along magnetic fasteners.
Google CEO Pichai Sees the End of Computers as Physical Devices – Bloomberg Forget personal computer doldrums and waning smartphone demand. Google thinks computers will one day cease being physical devices.” data-ephemeral=”true
Touchjet Turns Any Surface Into a Supersized Touchscreen Touchjet’s Pond uses infrared technology to recognize movement and transform any surface in your home or office into an interactive touchscreen.
D-Wave Computers May be the “Revolutionary Quantum Computers” of Tomorrow Quantum computing is set to revolutionize our world, and major players (such as Google, NASA, and Lockheed Martin) are turning to one company for their quantum needs: D-Wave.
This Droplet of DNA Could Store 600 Smartphones Worth of Retrievable Data
This new Wi-Fi chip doubles wireless speed from a single antenna – ScienceAlert Want!
Google is working on beaming high-speed wireless internet into your home – ScienceAlert Bye, Comcast!
Mad scientist shrinks Arduino to size of an AA battery | TechCrunch The hardware tinkerers and prototype mavens out there will invariably have stumbled across the Arduino platform. Completely open source and always pushing the..
New Quantum Processor Brings Quantum Computing Closer to Reality Researchers from RMIT University have trialed a quantum processor that can send quantum data to different locations—the key to experimental progress in quantum computing.
Lytro’s Pro Movie Camera Lets Filmmakers Refocus After Shooting | WIRED Lytro continues its push into the professional video world with its first cinema camera, and it could revolutionize filmmaking entirely.
New Remarkably Thin E-Skin Turns Your Body Into a Walking Display University of Tokyo researchers have created an ultrathin and ultraflexible organic e-skin that supports PLED and OLED displays.
Samsung Patents Contact Lenses With Built-In Camera « CBS Los Angeles Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for contact lenses with a display that projects images directly into the wearer’s eyes.
Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Internet Speeds
Samsung’s Folding Smartphone Is Actually Being Developed The foldable smartphone that Samsung’s been working on for the last few years could become a reality soon. Samsung will apparently start mass producing the “smartlet” this year for a 2017 release.
New Hydrogen Discovery Brings Room-Temperature Superconductors Closer to Reality A study published online in Nature suggests that the quantum properties of hydrogen plays a huge role in the ability of hydrogen sulfide to superconduct at a far higher temperature than any other material, -70°C (-94°F).
Heat-assisted storage could give you 10x more space on your computer’s drive – ScienceAlert More 1s and 0s.
Google launches new machine learning platform | TechCrunch Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman..
How real businesses are using machine learning | TechCrunch There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke..
We Just Created the World’s Thinnest Lens—And It’s Going to Revolutionize Our Screens The world’s thinnest lens measures in at just a fraction of the human hair, while still retaining impressive refractive properties.
This Tech Moves Your Entire PC Interface to Virtual Reality With BigScreen, your Windows desktop shows up on a huge 20-foot screen inside virtual reality.
Cognitive correction and creating better human-to-machine interaction | TechCrunch The lifetime of the computer has been marked by an ongoing struggle to communicate with the machine. When two human conversational participants come from..
Researchers Found a Way to Shrink a Supercomputer to the Size of a Laptop
Raspberry Pi 3 Launches — 50% Faster, With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And An Eye On IoT | TechCrunch A major new Raspberry Pi microprocessor has been announced today: the Pi 3 Model B board becomes the new top-of-the-line Pi, with a 64bit 1.2GHz quad-core..
Meet Brain, the “Most Human-Like Algorithm” Ever Made A new tech company is hoping to change the way we interact with information online by making it more intuitive and relevant…more human-like.
Check out a Sneak Preview of the Microsoft HoloLens User Interface A leaked video shows the Actiongram app being used on the Microsoft HoloLens. This is one of our first looks into how the technology’s user interface works.
Have We Finally Achieved Information Immortality? – Singularity HUB
Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality – The Daily Beast The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control.
India is Trying to Turn its Trash into Free WiFi The key to a cleaner and greener environment? This startup thinks that it’s free WiFi.
Tablets Are Dead | TechCrunch In 2010, tablets were supposed to be the new hot thing. Apple released the first iPad, Samsung was working on the Galaxy Tab and countless others were about..
Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust – Yahoo News From Yahoo News: Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp — that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi 
Breaking through the storage barrier: Researchers create 5D disc with 360 TB capacity | ZDNet A major research breakthrough has resulted in storage which could last billions of years and revolutionize the way we store information.
Here comes the terabit per second network | ZDNet Local area networks and the Internet have the technology needed to shatter old speed records.
Memory That Lasts Forever: New Quartz Coin Can Store 360TB of Data for 14 Billion Years Worried about being remembered? Well, worry no more. This eternal 5D data storage could preserve the history of humankind for ages to come.
A New Smartphone is Launching—And It’s Only $4 A new smartphone is launching. And this one costs just a little bit more than a McDonald’s Happy Meal.
Google’s Enormous Internet Balloons Are Finally Being Implemented Google’s “moonshot” is now taking a stab at real-world testing, as Project Loon – an initiative that will hopefully provide internet access to rural areas – makes a huge step forward in several nations.
Stanford Scientists Create Untraceable Quantum Internet of Filtered Light Researchers from Stanford University developed a method of reading quantum light signals by filtering out the noise of classical light.
Team discovers groundbreaking semiconducting material that could lead to much faster electronics University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power.” 
Britecell: The tech that could make the Samsung Galaxy S7 the best cameraphone ever We look into Samsaung’s new camera sensor technology to see what’s probably coming in the Galaxy S7.
US can’t ban encryption because most of it comes from overseas | ZDNet A US ban or backdoor mandate would adversely affect US companies, said Harvard report.
ViaSat to Launch Satellite to Provide 1 Terabit Internet Connection ViaSat plans to launch three satellites to provide 1 terabit per second internet connections to remote areas, aircraft, and maritime vehicles.
Breakthrough in Glass Technology Could Pave the Way for ‘Smart Windows’ Your next window may be made of see-through components that conduct electricity. This development comes thanks to a new technique that adds metal to glass to make it transparent.
The Money In Open-Source Software | TechCrunch It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry..
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Banking Is Only The Start: 12 Big Industries Where Blockchain Could Be Used
Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?
Linux and open source have won, get over it | ZDNet 2015 was the year Linux and open-source software took over the IT world, but many open-source and proprietary software fans still haven’t figured it out.
Android Wars 2016: Google surrenders to Oracle as Microsoft allies with Cyanogen | ZDNet In a surprise development, Google has abandoned its own Java standard libraries for those of Oracle. The move might be the first step in settling an ongoing lawsuit, but the implications for the Android community are profound. And it offers a possible opening for Microsoft.
Google takes quantum leap into artificial intelligence | Toronto Star The D-Wave 2X quantum computer, developed with NASA, is said to be 100 million times as fast as any of today’s machines. But quantum computers are fraught with challenges.
Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales | TechCrunch More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor,..
How to customise your Linux desktop: Openbox | ZDNet One step below the desktop environments I have looked at so far in this series are window managers such as Openbox, Enlightenment, i3, and Fluxbox. Configuration is crucial if you want to use one of these instead of a full-featured desktop environment.
Netflix’s Ongoing Quest To Save Bandwidth | TechCrunch Netflix has a bandwidth problem. It currently represents 36.5 percent of U.S. Internet traffic and it’s going to increase as 4K becomes more popular, and LTE..
The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived | TechCrunch In the new economy, it’s not the code that matters — it’s how you use it to connect people to things they need. From 3D printers to Docker,..
Google’s new quantum computer is ‘100 million times faster than your PC’ – Telegraph Google and Nasa have been working on a lightning-fast quantum computer that is 3,600 times faster than a supercomputer at solving complex problems
Software Eats Software Development As Andreessen Invests $10M In App Outsourcer Gigster | TechCrunch Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets..
Light-based Li-Fi technology with speed 100 times faster than broadband Wi-Fi launched | ummid.com Instead, the pair will probably be used together, where Li-Fi will be used for tasks that require a high-speed connection and Wi-Fi will be used for general purposes. Li-Fi is also safer for use in hospitals and on airplanes.
Holy Smoke! New Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5… | TechCrunch The Raspberry Pi Foundation has upped the ante when it comes to low cost single board computers, announcing a new additional to its family of microprocessors..
No UI Is The New UI | TechCrunch A few months ago, I shared with my friends how I think apps like Magic and Operator are going to be the next big thing. What makes them special is that they..
2,000 year old ‘computer’ discovered: How tech and shipwrecks are rewriting human history – TechRepublic Using robots, underwater iPads, 3D printing, and other new tech, scientists are discovering shipwrecks that are rewriting our history. Read the inside story of the Antikythera and two other breakthrough explorations.
Project Loon wants to encircle the globe in 2016 Google’s Project Loon has big plans for 2016, including its first round-the-world coverage. Its vice president, Mike Cassidy, told the BBC that the team is hopi…
 Scientists have unlocked the secret to creating stable dynamic skyrmions – the nanoscale magnetic whirls that promise to meet our insatiable appetite for data storage.
Moore’s Law may be dying, but there’s still plenty of demand for faster chips | ZDNet The demand for faster, more capable processors that use less power is driven by everything from self-driving cars to smartwatches. This week’s Linley Processor Conference was all about how the industry plans to meet that demand with less help from Moore’s Law.
 Light-based memory chip is the first ever to store data permanently
Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It’s Too Late | TechCrunch IPFS isn’t exactly a well-known technology yet, even among many in the Valley, but it’s quickly spreading by word of mouth among folks in the open-source..
 Crucial hurdle overcome in quantum computing
Quantum logic gate in silicon built for the for the first time, making calculations between two qubits of information possible
The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path | TechCrunch APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come. When Intel CEO Brian..
The Corporate Battle For Global Internet Connectivity | TechCrunch This article is Part 1 of a 3-part series.  Twenty years ago less than one percent of the world was connected to the internet. In 2015, roughly..
Google voice search now faster and works in noisy places | ZDNet If you’ve recently noticed that Google’s voice search is faster and more accurate, it’s thanks to the search-to-advertising giant’s work on recurrent neural networks.
Top gadgets and accessories for hardware and data security | ZDNet From encrypted hard drives to NFC blockers, there is a variety of simple ways to protect yourself and your data.
Linux Light Bulbs Allow Devices To Talk To Each Other With Flashes Of Brilliance | TechCrunch Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C- See? See the visible light carrying data quickly and easily from light bulbs to gadgets!..
Once-mighty PC industry tries to shape-shift its way back to health | ZDNet This fall, when OEMs begin shipping their new Windows 10 devices for the holiday season, you’re going to see a lot of decidedly unconventional designs. Can these mostly small, highly flexible, often quirky new designs attract mainstream support?
 Computer graphics: Less computing time for sand
Double the performance, triple the battery: Intel looks to Skylake to revitalize PC business | ZDNet Intel is hoping its next generation of processors will persuade hardware buyers to upgrade their ageing machines.
Ubuntu Linux continues to rule the cloud | ZDNet Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined.
Flash memory heads into the storage mainstream | ZDNet In the days when it had a low capacity and a short shelf-life, flash memory was a niche product – but now it is growing much faster than expected.
 Breakthrough optics pave way for new class of intriguing technologies
The dawn of the modular computer | ZDNet Tomorrow’s datacenter will be modular. Are you ready for what that means for how you build and run applications?
Single DNA molecule could store information for a million years following scientific breakthrough – Science – News – The Independent Scientists have developed a way of storing vast quantities of information for up to a million years in a single molecule of DNA.
3D Computer Interfaces Will Amaze—Like Going From DOS to Windows – Singularity HUB With augmented and virtual reality, we’ll be able to design computer interfaces as revolutionary as the Xerox Alto, Apple Macintosh, and Microsoft Windows.
Has Linux finally found a solid cloud distribution? – Yahoo Finance From Yahoo Finance: The cloud is here to stay, and Jack Wallen still believes Linux is a bit behind the curve on the desktop side of things… even with the likes of Peppermint Six.
Design Rule Checking for SERDES PCB Layouts | EE Times In addition to manual inspection to be sure the SERDES bus traces on a routed PCB are error free, the use of an automated Design Rule Checker makes such tasks easier and error-free.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies World’s first white lasers demonstrated
More luminous, energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and Li-Fi, or light-based wireless communication
Step forward for computing by light – BBC News Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.
Samsung’s newest computer monitor can wirelessly charge your phone | ZDNet Finally: A wireless charging pad for your phone in a place that makes sense. When using a computer, you’re not likely using a handset, so why not let your monitor recharge it?
3D Xpoint memory: Faster-than-flash storage unveiled – BBC News A new kind of computer memory that is up to 1,000 times faster than flash storage is to go on sale in 2016, helping scientists and games developers alike.
Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly | TechCrunch WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies. The new technology,..
Hybrid storage: Taking advantage of the cloud | ZDNet Cloud storage is not an alternative to on-premises storage. Instead, it’s becoming a way of extending what you already have, without having to invest in new hardware.


Saudi supercomputer enters top ten list – BBC News For the first time a supercomputer based in the Middle East has entered the top rank of the most powerful computers on the planet.
IBM Research Alliance Produces First 7nm Higher-Capacity Chips IBM Research in collaboration with the GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and equipment suppliers produced the first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips
Where Are The Invisible Apps? | TechCrunch More than a year ago, Matthew Panzarino wrote an article on TechCrunch in which he described a new type of mobile app experience that he coined the Invisible..


Red Hat storage: To petabytes and beyond! | ZDNet Red Hat’s new Ceph Storage and Gluster Storage open-source, software-defined storage products continue to push storage’s limits.


5 characteristics of next-gen cloud technology – eCampus News | eCampus News Leaders in cloud ed tech discuss what makes the best platform for institutions and their users.


Open source technologies become kingmakers in enterprise | ZDNet New workloads are going to enterprise technologies with open source at the core. That reality means that the vendor pecking order is about to be recast in favor of companies like Red Hat.



Has software defined networking finally come of age? – Cloud Tech News SDN’s evolution so far has been great, but not quite good enough.



Red Hat moves deeper into cloud analytics | ZDNet Red Hat has made it clear that its wants to be a major cloud company. Now, it’s making sure you know that it also wants to be your cloud analytic partner.


Amazon Web Services announces next generation EC2 instances – Cloud Tech News Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced M4 instances for its EC2 cloud, adding another selection of compute instances to an already well-established list.


Science Daily Exponential Technologies Faster internet? Electrical engineers break power and distance barriers for fiber optic communication


Freescale launches ‘smallest ever’ dime-sized IoT processor | ZDNet The Internet of Things-based ‘computer on a chip’ measures up as the size of a US dime.


Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg What do you need to know about code to survive in a suspicious world?



Just add water: Engineers develop computer that operates on water droplets — ScienceDaily



Futuristic components on silicon chips, fabricated successfully — ScienceDaily Scientists have developed a relatively simple, robust and versatile process for growing crystals made from compound semiconductor materials that will allow them be integrated onto silicon wafers — an important step toward making future computer chips that will allow integrated circuits to continue shrinking in size and cost even as they increase in performance.” id=”metasummary



New kind of wood chip: Biodegradable computer chips made from wood — ScienceDaily



Steam Machine – Steam Wiki Guide – IGN Steam Machine – Steam: Steam Machine now has it’s own wiki! Head to the Steam Machine Wiki for the updates and comparisons of the Steam Machine hardware from the various ma…



Windows into the future | Bangkok Post: opinion Editorial, commentary, analysis, cartoon and blogs by Bangkok Post columnists.



New Innovation In Ergonomics Keyboard – Introducing The Buzzy Keyboard!



Computing at the speed of light: Team takes big step toward much faster computers University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than current machines.” http-equiv=”Description



Funds sought for tiny £6 computer – BBC News A Californian start-up is seeking cash to make a computer that only costs $9 (£6) in its most basic form.
RealClearMarkets –>The Power of Moore’s Law, at 50 | RealClearMarkets<!– Fifty years ago, in mid-April 1965, the trade magazine Electronics published an article by an obscure scientist making a seemingly preposterous prediction: The number of electronic components…


Moore’s Law Turns 50