Two weeks ago, I “upgraded” from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, drawn by the promise of…
a) talking to a computer like Jean-Luc Picard, and
b) relief from the slow, pointless Start screen.
For two weeks, I tried to make Windows 10 work. I enjoyed calling out “Hey, Cortana” for about fifteen minutes, and a […]
This summer, Google bragged about its latest generation of server technology: “From Firehose, our first in-house datacenter network, ten years ago to our latest-generation Jupiter network, we’ve increased the capacity of a single datacenter network more than 100x. Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics — can deliver more than 1 Petabit/sec of total bisection bandwidth. […]
The idea, say the people at Spire, is that people need a machine to be mindful, so that people don’t have to go through the work of learning self-control. […]
Over the weekend, Rick Perry issued a challenge to Hillary Clinton. He tweeted that “Americans want results not rhetoric.”
As Governor of Texas, Rick Perry certainly got results.
– At the end of his term of Governor, Texas began to lose tens of thousands of jobs per month, as the boom-and-bust cycles of the oil […]
Skylock makes your bicycle part of the Internet of Things, so what could be the problem? Well… […]
The House has passed an amendment that bans the Department of Justice from approaching technology companies and forcing them, or even requesting to, install backdoor evasions of encryption software. […]
Yesterday, a Democrat and two Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the End Warrantless Surveillance of Americans Act, H.R. 2233. The bill would, if passed, prohibit the government from forcing software and technology companies to create “back doors” – secret means through which government agents can enter supposedly secure information systems to search […]
Cotto’s automated market system doesn’t even work reliably. When I tried it this morning, the restaurant’s credit card system wasn’t initializing properly. […]