Posts in Computers


As Airbnb disrupts the hotel industry it increases D.C. lobbying

This increased political exposure across the nation is likely a big reason why Airbnb is increasing its DC lobbying arsenal by hiring former Congressman Vin Weber and …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 0

Poor management at Facebook leads to allegations of de facto censorship for some conservatives

News that Facebook engaged in suppressing content from conservative groups was first reported by Gizmodo in early May. The online publication reported comments from former Facebook workers …
By Steve Brachmann 6 days ago 4

Groupon lawsuit calls IBM “a relic” but IBM R&D invests more than Groupon’s total revenues

Groupon’s complaint and spokespersons have been widely reported that labels IBM as a “dial-up dinosaur” and “a relic of once-great 20th Century technology firms” that is …
By Steve Brachmann 9 days ago 6

Mount St. Helens sees increased seismic activity as anniversary of eruption nears

This year, May 18th will mark the 36th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano situated in Washington State’s Skamania County and …
By Steve Brachmann 10 days ago 2

Superhero Tech: Iron Man’s suit features futuristic nuclear fusion tech

Perhaps the most important component to any Iron Man suit is the arc reactor core, which provides the energy required to power the suit’s repulsors and …
By Steve Brachmann 22 days ago 0

NASA’s Kepler: Discovering 1,000+ exoplanets, and counting

When the K2 mission became fully operational in July 2014, it was supposed to run until 2018 at the latest. This timeline was threatened, however, when a routine contact …
By Steve Brachmann 27 days ago 0

Qualcomm with 700+ US patents in first quarter, invents airplane Internet and mobile device systems

Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) of San Diego, CA, is a multinational semiconductor firm that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products. Despite weak global demand for new smartphone …
By Steve Brachmann 28 days ago 2

Zuckerberg unveils 10-year plan for video, VR and global Internet connectivity at F8 conference

A keynote speech delivered on the first day of F8 by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with other company executives laid out a 10 year road map for …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 0

Eagle Harbor Holdings to sell second-largest portfolio of U.S. patents related to autonomous cars

Eagle Harbor Holdings (EHH) had amassed the second-largest portfolio of patents related to self-driving and autonomous cars, only trailing high tech developer Google in that field. Eagle …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 0

Looking at text blockers and textalyzers during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and many organizations are gearing up their pitch for greater safety on the roads by avoiding the need to text or …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 0

Digital publishing sector increases share of magazine readership, advertising dollars

Between August 2012 and February 2013, digital publishing apps saw an average growth in their readership of 200 percent according to a state of mobile tech report released by computer …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 1

Microsoft’s new holoportation system brings virtual reality to new social, enterprise platforms

Fans of the Star Wars movie franchise might remember Princess Leia’s desperate plea for help to Obi-Wan Kenobi via hologram in Episode IV. Microsoft’s holoportation …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 0

Apple Patent Apps: From Head-Mounted Virtual Reality to Wireless Smoke Detection

It looks like Apple is looking to edge into the mobile virtual reality market dominated by Samsung’s Gear VR with the technology outlined by U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 0

The Fredkin gate takes us one step closer to quantum computers

In late March, reports came out that researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland demonstrated the Fredkin gate, also known as the controlled-SWAP gate. First …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 1

How Autonomous Vehicles Work: The different shades of autonomy ranging up to a fully self-driving car

When considering what makes an autonomous vehicle truly autonomous, it’s important to note that there are different shades of autonomy leading up to the fully self-driving …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 1