Future technology

Quantum computing explained (sort of)

Quantum mechanics is very mysterious. I took quantum mechanics courses taught by some of the world’s most famous physicists and I used quantum mechanics almost daily for years as part of my spectroscopy research but I make no claim to understanding it. As famous quantum physicist and superb teacher Richard Feynman is supposed to have […]

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Best Free PC GamesDo you like computer games? Here are the 10 best free ones from 2013 as chosen by TechSupportAlert The ABCs of the Internet of ThingsYou’ve heard the term and probably read stories about smart homes where the toaster talks to the smoke detector. But what makes it all connect? When will it […]

The Internet of Things comes to your home

One of the hot topics these days is the Internet of Things (IOT). People have been talking about the day when almost any device, gadget, or home appliance will be connected to the Internet. Will you soon be able to control all your home appliances remotely? Many say that this development is coming in the […]

Is wearable technology the next big thing or not? Google stirs things again

A year ago I noted all the talk that was starting about wearable computing devices and about Google Glass in particular. (More about Google Glass here and also here.) Google Glass remains controversial and seems to me to be an unlikely candidate for mainstream use but Google has just shown something more likely to attract […]

The era of cloud computing

More and more of the world’s computing is now done on somebody else’s computer, i.e. online in the “cloud”. The New York Times recently had a whole section on cloud computing. According to the Times, “Analysts estimate that over the next six years 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies will be […]