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Category: Computer Tech

Elementary OS: How I Learned To Stop Tweaking Linux And Love The Workflow

During my first week using elementary OS I felt unusually confined. Shackled by things like no minimize button, no dark mode and no out-of-the-box way to add new themes. I’m always excited to learn new workflows and discover the less popular corners of a…

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How This Former MIT Professor And Google Engineer Used Holograms To Build A $28 Million Startup – Lauren Aratani

A red laser pointer shining through a raw chicken carcass may not seem like groundbreaking science, but for veteran technologist Mary Lou Jepsen, it’s worth $28 million in funding for her latest startup, Openwater. Jepsen performed the chicken act as part of her August…

Nvidia Shares Slide 17% as Cryptocurrency Demand – Munsif Vengattil & Stephen Nellis, Reuters

Bengaluru/San Francisco: Chip designer Nvidia Corp on Thursday forecast sales for its fiscal fourth quarter well below Wall Street expectations, pinning the blame on unsold chips piling up with distributors and retailers after the evaporation of the cryptocurrency mining boom. The Santa Clara, California-based…

TransferWise Chairman: Distributed Ledger Technology Is Very Hard To Use – Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Blockchain technology, which undergirds bitcoin and other digital assets is slowly but steadily making its way into mainstream finance, but some financial institutions remain unconvinced about its potentials. TransferWise, a London-based payments platform has stated it is yet to see anything good in the nascent…

Sprint T-Mobile Merger: A Look At Some Of The Recent Developments – Trefis Team

T-Mobile recently indicated that its proposed merger with Sprint could close by as early as Q1 2019, although it noted that Q2 remained more likely. Below we take a look at some of the recent developments relating to the $26 billion deal, which was…

China’s Ping An Insurance Firm Partner With Sanya City Authorities to Build DLT-Powered Smart City – Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Ping An Insurance Group, a highly reputed China-based insurance corporation has joined forces with the Sanya municipal government to develop a “smart city” that would be powered by blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies,” according to a local news source, People’s…

Xerox Awarded Patent for DLT Based Electronic Document Verification System – Aisshwarya Tiwari

According to a patent filing published November 13, 2018, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), American print and digital documents solutions company Xerox has won a patent for a DLT-based auditing system that tracks revisions to electronic documents. Increased Authenticity of Electronic…

The Best Way to Fill Your Kindle, iPad, or Tablet Without Overspending – Rick Ardman

You’re the proud new owner of a tablet or ereader! You’ve probably already made your reading list for the new year, and now your task is to download new ebooks to your device. Before you pay full-price for those books, you should know about…

Microsoft Broke Windows 10 Again, Despite Warnings From Windows Insiders – Jason Evangelho

Well folks, I’m running out of ways to cleverly introduce the fact that your current build of Windows 10 may have another nasty bug. While it’s not as severe as having your documents wiped out of existence, it can still be classified as very…

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training. We sat in three rows, each of us parked behind a desktop computer. In one month, our…

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