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Will The The Next Generation Of Computers Celebrate Humanity Or Strip It Away?

The original CTO Design Challenge team before volunteers joined, plus at far left judges Ty Carlson, Larry Smarr, and Mark Anderson (l to r). I went into this week’s Future in Review (FiRe) conference worried that today’s bias towards big data and data-driven decisions would ultimately make the world a less humane place. The good news is, I may be wrong. FiRe has a recent ... Read More »

Here comes Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy Tab E on Verizon and T-Mobile

Verizon and T-Mobile have released software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E tablets bringing the OS version to Android 7.0 Nougat. Just Nougat, you say, when Oreo is already here? It’s still something for an entry-level/lower-midrange tablet that was launched close to 2 years ago and started out on Lollipop. Verizon has rolled out firmwares for both the Galaxy Tab ... Read More »

The Computer That Predicted the U.S. Would Win the Vietnam War

Want to receive exclusive insights from The Atlantic—while supporting a sustainable future for independent journalism?  Join our new membership program, The Masthead. At just about the halfway point of Lynn Novick and Ken Burns’s monumental documentary on the Vietnam War, an army advisor tells an anecdote that seems to sum up the relationship between the military and computers during the mid-1960s. ... Read More »

Why The Private Internet Is Growing So Fast

If you’re not a fan of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, you’re missing one of the best pop culture takes on the tech world ever produced. Sure, it might not have fire-breathing dragons and zombie armies, and very few people watch it, but as a fictional representation of the historical origins of the computer and Internet world that we now all ... Read More »

Technology: The backbone of financial markets

In today’s dynamic financial markets, one needs to make intelligent, sound, and quick decisions, the key enabler of which, is technology. While it is true that the structure of financial markets is complex, with many pillars such as regulations, taxes, and legal compliance, technology is playing an extremely critical role, having the capacity to completely ruin the mechanism of a ... Read More »

The best PC games we gave up on

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Here at PC Gamer we have very much taken W.C. Fields’ advice to heart. With ever-expanding Steam libraries and another sale always on the horizon, it’s never been easier to walk away from a game in search of new ... Read More »

Deal: iPhone 7 prices drop in the US

Not impressed with the iPhone 8? Then how about a good deal on an iPhone 7 – a 256GB model for $600. Apple no longer offers those, but it would charge you $650 for the 128GB model. This deal comes courtesy of T-Mobile USA. If you prefer to get the phone on a 24-month credit, then you can pay $25 a month ... Read More »

Which Computer Is the Best for Architects and Architecture Students?

Buying “the perfect computer” comes with equal parts indecision and excitement—we put in hours of research, weigh brands, compare specs, read product reviews, and ask around for advice and suggestions. For the uninitiated, it often means wading through lots of technical jargon. i7? Intel? SSD? Quad-core? For others, it may mean being spoilt for choice and finding it difficult to ... Read More »

The Purpose of Education—According to Students

Radio Atlantic recently examined a question that underpins many, if not most, debates about education in the U.S.: What are public schools for? Increasingly, it seems, American parents expect schools to first and foremost serve as pipelines into the workforce—places where kids develop the skills they need to get into a good college, land a good job, and ultimately have a leg up ... Read More »

NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »