• COUPONS
    Amazon may buy a stake in Future Coupons to bag Future Retail prize

    Amazon is in talks to buy a stake in Future Coupons, a firm owned by Future Group promoter Kishore Biyani, to ensure that the global web retailer is in compliance with the amended foreign ownership rules that bar e-commerce companies from holding shares in entities selling on their platforms. The US-based online giant was earlier in talks to acquire […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future

    In 1982, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman conceived of an ultrapowerful calculator that relies on microscopic particles to operate. He called his idea a “quantum” computer, referring to the laws that govern nature at a subatomic level. Today, some of the technology industry’s biggest companies, such as IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and China’s Alibaba, have latched onto the idea. They, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Apple’s Patent Hints at Plans for Water-Resistant Keyboards in Future MacBooks, iMacs

    Apple’s new MacBook Pro 2018 models HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s latest patent hints at water-resistant keyboard This new keyboard could be integrated into future iMacs, MacBook Apple’s new MacBook Pro comes with dust protection layer Apple has been granted a patent that could enable the Cupertino giant to make water-resistant keyboards for its upcoming iMacs and MacBook devices. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    The Future of Bitcoin is Threatened by Quantum Computers

    A Different Kind of Computing While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology behind the cryptocurrency: blockchain. The decentralized digital ledger tech is built upon a peer-to-peer network, and it is far more secure than the centralized systems used by traditional banks and financial […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Quantum computing as the future? Here’s why it is still waiting for the hardware

    The industry first has to solve hardware issues in quantum technology, according to an expert. (Representational Image. Source ThinkStock) Commercial production of quantum computers that would process information faster than today’s supercomputers is still some time away. The industry first has to solve hardware issues in quantum technology, according to an expert. Quantum theory represents […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Back to the future for Tour of Homes

    Simplicity by Hayden Homes will debut a tiny house on the Tour of Homes running July 22-30 in Eugene, Springfield, Coburg and Veneta. The 600-square-foot home is in a new subdivision of homes less than 1,064 square feet in size. (Kelly Lyon/The Register-Guard) This year’s Tour of Homes running July 22-30 in Lane County may […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Light-Powered Computers Brighten AI’s Future

    The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century. “Optical computing” has long promised faster performance while consuming much less energy than conventional electronic computers. The prospect of a practical optical computer has languished, however, as scientists have struggled to make the light-based components needed […]

  • COMPUTERS
    New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers

    These images show light patterns generated by a rhenium-based crystal using a laser method called optical second-harmonic rotational anisotropy. At left, the pattern comes from the atomic lattice of the crystal. At right, the crystal has become a 3-D quantum liquid crystal, showing a drastic departure from the pattern due to the atomic lattice alone. […]

  • NEWS
    Could Business Meetings of the Future Be in Virtual Reality?

    A new offering from virtual reality company Oculus, now owned by Facebook, could have interesting implications for small businesses. Oculus Rooms and Parties are new features for Gear VR users. They’ll also be available on Oculus Rift devices in 2017. Parties are essentially group voice calls that take place in virtual reality. You can add […]