No one is sure when large scale quantum cryptography will be available, but when it does, our current systems of encryption will be insufficient to protect data. Several initiatives have been launched to protect data that is being generated and stored today from the prying quantum eyes of tomorrow.
Web apps never arrived as a true replacement for native apps, despite many efforts to push web during the 2010s. Today, more and more companies are emphasizing their web applications over native apps, while advanced feature-rich web-apps (PWAs) that better tie into its underlying system – regardless of the OS – are slowly rolling out to users.
The Differential Analyzer was a game-changer in the history of computing. This machine was able to perform differential equations, which look at the relationship between physical attributes and their rate of change. These calculations are vital for dynamic operations that are essential to computing.
Quantum computing might be closer than you think. The 2020s could very well become the decade when quantum computing goes from lab environments to usage in specialized infrastructures.
The days where admins would spend their time configuring networks and provision servers are almost at an end, as many admins can tell you. This effort is more and more handed-off to cloud platforms. This trend is preceding a fundamental shift in the way IT functions.
Speech is rapidly becoming the new UI. Instead of clicking and typing, we’re slowly starting to talk more to devices. The way we search will change dramatically. And with it the way we present content and how we perform SEO.
For centuries, assistants to mathematicians performed some of the grunt work of the calculations required for their work. This work became obsolete when digital computers replaced their jobs in the mid-twentieth century. But because of their math skills, human computers often turned into the first programmers.
The crime scene of today is as much digital as it is physical. In the past decade, data from fitness trackers, virtual assistants, biometric locks, pacemakers, smart meters, and more have been used as evidence in courts worldwide.
The United States Supreme Court will decide on the question of whether fair use applies to copyrighted code, as the long-running case of Google v. Oracle reaches its climax before the country’s highest court. The decision has an impact on how and when APIs can be used, and when code is allowed to be repurposed, which has significant ramifications for development worldwide.