Top Stories

Next-Gen Nuclear Is Coming—If Society Wants It
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Back in 2009, Simon Irish, an investment manager in New York, found the kind of opportunity that he thought could transform the world while — in the process — transforming dollars into riches. Irish saw that countries around the globe needed […]

10
Like
Save
Quantum Computers Threaten the Web’s Security. We Must Take Action Now.
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

Inside the stark and sweeping Eero Saarinen-styled exterior of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, IBM’s blue jeans-wearing boffins are assembling a new generation of super-powered computers built on quantum mechanical principles. These otherworldly machines dangle from sturdy, metal frames, looking like golden chandeliers, or robotic beehives. The devices perform their magical-seeming […]

10
Like
Save
Intel Says the Patch Designed to Fix Flawed Chips Is Faulty
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

Intel Corp (intc) said on Monday that patches it released to address two high-profile security vulnerabilities in its chips are faulty, advising customers, computer makers and cloud providers to stop installing them. Intel Executive Vice President Navin Shenoy disclosed the problem in a statement on the chipmaker’s website, saying that patches released after months of […]

10
Like
Save
George Orwell's Advice on How to Tweet Effectively
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

George Orwell has been in the news lately, not because he authored the classic dystopian novel 1984 but because he wrote a famous set of rules for clear writing which, if followed, might resemble Trump’s tweets. I say “famous” with some reservations since I had never heard of them before (or forgot about them if […]

10
Like
Save
The Pitfalls of Facebook Merging Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp Chats
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

In an effort led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has plans to rearchitect WhatsApp, Instagram direct messages, and Facebook Messenger so that messages can travel across any of the platforms. The New York Times first reported the move Friday, noting also that Zuckerberg wants the initiative to “incorporate end-to-end encryption.” Melding those infrastructures would be […]

10
Like
Save
Google Is Struggling With Friendly Neighborhood Bike Thieves
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

Between 100 and 250 company bicycles are stolen from Google’s campus every week, out of a fleet of around 1,100 so-called Gbikes. Or maybe ‘borrowed’ is a better word than ‘stolen’ – it’s complicated. According to the Wall Street Journal, the bikes wind up in odd places, like schools, tavern roofs, and Burning Man. The […]

10
Like
Save
Apple Music appoints new head, hits 48 million subscribers
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Wednesday appointed a new executive to oversee its Apple Music streaming business and hit 48 million subscribers, the company said. FILE PHOTO: An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Apple […]

10
Like
Save
Got a McDonald's or Burger King Coupon? Here's the Smart, Surprising Thing to Do With It. (You Only Have 3 Days)
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

This is a story about a smaller restaurant chain trolling McDonald’s, Burger King, and other giants of the business. And it’s kind of brilliant. Before the details, a quick explanation. The fast food industry is a smart and fun one to follow no matter what business you’re in, and for two big reasons. First, there’s […]

10
Like
Save
Lithium-Silicon Batteries Could Give Your Phone 30% More Power
freewordpressthemesdirectory.com

A new battery technology could increase the power packed into phones, cars, and smartwatches by 30% or more within the next few years. The new lithium-silicon batteries, nearing production-ready status thanks to startups including Sila Technologies and Angstron Materials, will leapfrog marginal improvements in existing lithium-ion batteries. Recent promises of breakthrough battery technology have often […]

10
Like
Save