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Quantum computing has the potential to be many times more powerful than the computers we use today, so what's behind this technology and...

The Challenge of Quantum Computing


Computers all use binary, right? Well, not quite. Ternary (or 'trinary') computers use three bits instead of two, increasing computing...

Why Not Ternary Computers?


Artificial intelligence has long been the subject of science fiction and speculation among technology critics. But as we discuss the ethics...

3 Amazing Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Action


Just like a human brain, cognitive computing can take input of any form, process it and provide meaningful results. However, this branch of...

Cognitive Computing - The Next Era of Computing?


Patents are meant to protect innovators, but patent trolls are taking advantage of the system by obtaining fraudulent patents and then...

Innovation vs. the Patent Troll


Humans are increasingly relying on machines, but these machines still rely on human input and supervision in order to be effective.

Channeling the Human Element: Policy, Procedure and Process


From the day that digital rights management was implemented, there have been entities determined to find ways around it. Is DRM worth the...

The Persistence of Digital Rights Management


The web has become a tool that nearly everyone uses on a daily basis. But this hasn't always been the case - the World Wide Web has gone...

A Brief History of Web Development


Ambient intelligence is technology that surrounds you, and can affect you without you even realizing it. The rise of ambient intelligence...

The Awakening of Ambient Intelligence


Video compression is essential to delivering high-quality content quickly. However, it can also cause problems with the signal.

Common Video Compression Artifacts to Watch Out For


The 10x developer - a developer who's ten times as productive as average developers - is somewhat of a mythological figure in the world of...

The Work of Ten Pros: 10x Developers - Are They Real?


The technology we take for granted today was once considered revolutionary. Here we examine some of the documents that helped shape the...

7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World


As human activity in the physical space evolves and merges into the virtual, ethereal realm of networked media, significant changes are...

When Mobile Goes Global: A New Era in Connectivity


Artificial intelligence is steadily progressing, for better or worse. What makes a machine "intelligent," and just how intelligent are they...

Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate


Ada Lovelace was ahead of her time, with programming ideas that wouldn't come into practice until a century later. Learn more about this...

Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers


Open source is a great option for developers who don't want to deal with a lot of legal restrictions and copyrights. But free access comes...

Open-Source Licensing - What You Need to Know


Technology can be an unpredictable field, especially when doing research. These tech pioneers may not have gotten the results they expected...

5 of Technology’s Most Beautiful Mistakes


In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted the doubling of computing power every year (later modified to every two years). Fifty years later, Moore's...

More Than Moore - 50 Years of Moore's Law


Rather than simply helping to guide humans' decisions, artificial intelligence is now beginning to make decisions for humans. Where is this...