• COMPUTERS
    Why Quantum Computing’s Time Is Now

    DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing.  Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information.  A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication. Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Mobile apps may or may not be collecting your child’s data—but here’s why you should assume they are

    This week two democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate if children’s apps are tracking their data. Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter on Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission, writing they are concerned that numerous apps are potentially violating the law. Without explicit parental consent, it […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    How to Recycle Electronics and Why Your Small Business Should

    There’s a good chance your business uses a fair amount of electronic devices to manage your operations. There’s also a good chance that you update those electronics fairly regularly. So what do you do with the old devices when you replace them? For electronic devices ranging from printers to mobile devices, recycling can be a […]

  • COUPONS
    Coupon Column: Why not get rid of all coupons?

    “Dear Jill, I do not use coupons and would like to see you address two issues from millions of others like me who are very busy people. 1. If a company wants you to try a product, why not just discount the price in the areas of the country where they want people to try […]

  • NEWS
    Tiny home sales are booming, why that might not be good for business

    When it comes to the tiny home market, the question isn’t why someone would want a tiny home, but who’s going to build it. That’s according to CEO Steve Weissmann of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses who receives more than 2,000 inquiries per month about this burgeoning market. Weissmann was first introduced to tiny homes when he […]

  • 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 […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers are getting more expensive, and here’s why

    Prices for memory chips have jumped during the past year, and those increases are starting to make their way to consumers. The world-wide personal computer industry saw another quarterly decline in sales during the second quarter, as price hikes caused by memory chip scarcity scared some consumers away. According to data for the second quarter […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Why Most Battery Life Tests Are a Useless Indicator of Real World Usage

    HIGHLIGHTS Recently, Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests were in the news Lab tests almost never can be correlated to real world usage Standardised tests are only useful for rough comparisons Apple’s new MacBook Pros received a fair amount of criticism for making life difficult for professionals by removing useful features like an SD card slot or prioritising thinness over […]