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IBM Scores Breakthrough In Chip Components

BBC reported today that IBM (USA) has “overcome technical hurdles threatening to delay the manufacture of silicon chips with the smallest components so far.” The article states that IBM has developed a process to produce components 7nm in size (about the size of a red blood cell) and can successfully stack them in a chip so they do not interfere with each other. According to IBM, reported BBC, “an entire chip made using 7nm components would about 20 billion transistors.” Miniaturization at this level opens the door for more processing power in much smaller spaces. With the IOT (Internet of Things) gaining steam, technology of this type will mean more intelligent appliances, automobiles, houses….the field is wide open. Read the full article here:...

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Windows 10 Is Coming

Microsoft has been working hard on a new Windows operating system release that will be made available later this year. Windows 10 is currently in the final stages of preparation and should be ready for roll-out to 190 countries this summer.* Early indications are that Microsoft will make a Windows 10 upgrade available at no cost to users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Their hope is to garner early acceptance of this new OS among their corporate clientele, moving them from ver. 7 straight to ver. 10. Opting to skip version 9 to go straight to version 10 was more than a marketing decision for Microsoft. The less than stellar acceptance of Windows 8 and 8.1—designed more for touch screen use in tablets and smartphones than desktop computers—have caused the company to reemphasize their core business, the corporate...

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FCC Votes to Regulate Internet Access

In a vote of three in favor and two opposed, the FCC voted to approve regulating Internet service like a public utility, prohibiting companies from paying for faster lanes on the Internet. In other words, net neutrality won out over the objection of major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, ComCast, et.al.). A brief video explaining net neutrality is featured below: Rather than inhibit Internet infrastructure expansion, I believe that creating a level playing field for everyone will foster greater growth and fuel the necessary expansion accordingly. Republicans had signaled their opposition to FCC regulation but, according to the New York Times, it appears unlikely they will attempt legislation to block it. This is a big win for most users. Now we have a more equitable framework in which to coexist with large corporate interests. Users will also have a forum through...

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