All posts by Jeff Clark

Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers Yet

Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers Yet
December 10, 2015 No Comments »

Perhaps the (few) naysayers have been wrong: Google recently announced test results for a D-Wave “quantum computer” that far surpass the capabilities of traditional computers. So, why the scare quotes on quantum computer? And why not celebrate this apparent revolutionary ... Read More »

Reconsidering Nuclear Power

Reconsidering Nuclear Power
December 10, 2015 No Comments »

Nuclear power’s destiny may have been decided with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945: the association with incredibly destructive power was set. Nevertheless, nuclear has made a small dent in the energy mix despite even disasters like the ... Read More »

Data Center Year in Review: 2015

Data Center Year in Review: 2015
December 10, 2015 No Comments »

The data center may not be the most glamorous or flashy technology, but they are the “brains” behind many of the devices and services that garner headlines. Because they are such complex and high-cost facilities, the industry tends to see ... Read More »

ARM on Moore’s Law

ARM on Moore’s Law
December 9, 2015 No Comments »

Although ARM doesn’t deal with the silicon manufacturing side of computer chips, it’s the top microarchitecture company for the mobile market—the vast majority of mobile devices incorporate at least one ARM-based chip. The company is therefore keenly aware of the ... Read More »

The Technology Threat to Children

The Technology Threat to Children
December 7, 2015 No Comments »

Electronic gadgets are a danger to children. No, it’s not because despite being awash in amazingly advanced devices, American millennials are horrific at “problem solving in technology-rich environments.” Nor is it because their ubiquity trains children early to be antisocial, ... Read More »

EMRs: Another Symptom of a Failed Health System

EMRs: Another Symptom of a Failed Health System
December 4, 2015 No Comments »

Electronic medical records (EMRs, also called electronic health records or EHRs) have been just one in a long line of ostensible cures for an ailing health system. At Network World, Ken Terry—former senior editor of Medical Economics—lists a number of ... Read More »

Website Encryption Subject to Patent?

Website Encryption Subject to Patent?
December 2, 2015 No Comments »

Although the boundaries of physical property are fairly clear (a thief knows quite well when he takes someone else’s car), the boundaries of intellectual property are murky at best. Writing at ZDNet, Charlie Osborne reports that companies using HTTPS to ... Read More »

Cloud Security Beats the Private Data Center?

Cloud Security Beats the Private Data Center?
December 1, 2015 No Comments »

A common impression about the cloud is that it’s less secure than a private data center. That may be true, all things being equal—but not everything is equal. David Linthicum writes at InfoWorld, “Cloud providers have better security mechanisms in ... Read More »

Apple Watch: Just a Really Expensive Timepiece?

Apple Watch: Just a Really Expensive Timepiece?
November 30, 2015 No Comments »

After its iPad and iPhone devices all but launched mobile mania, Apple’s Watch device may signal that the wearables market has a tougher road ahead than proponents had expected. About the only benefit of smartwatches relative to smartphones is the ... Read More »

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