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Patrick Nelson was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism.

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MIT researchers eliminate data loss from computer crashes

Quantum computing breakthrough renews concerns of cybersecurity apocalypse

Quantum computing breakthrough renews concerns of cybersecurity apocalypse

A new breakthrough in quantum computing could speed up the already ultra-powerful tech. With it, though, comes the exacerbated potential for a 'crypto-apocalypse' where existing computer security fails.

In-ear computer improves noise-canceling technology

In-ear computer improves noise-canceling technology

Ear augmentation company Doppler Labs' upcoming earbuds will let you control live, everyday sound. Settings will include 'screaming baby' mode, among others.

New image recognition app brings context to smartphone photos

New image recognition app brings context to smartphone photos

Deep learning will create a 'visual internet' where everyday objects will be recognized by smartphones, says an app developer.

Large-screen smartphones are slaughtering the tablet and PC business

Large-screen smartphones are slaughtering the tablet and PC business

The tablet market is off 11% and PC shipments have fallen 7%. Large-screened smartphones are contributing.

Wi-Fi can see through walls, researchers say

Wi-Fi can see through walls, researchers say

A Doppler-radar kind of system using Wi-Fi routers could strike a balance between society’s privacy needs and surveillance.

T-Mobile switches on ISP-hotspot piggy-backing

T-Mobile switches on ISP-hotspot piggy-backing

Mobile Network Operator T-Mobile is trialing automatic connection to ISP Bright House’s hotspots.

In the future, mobile apps will think on their own

In the future, mobile apps will think on their own

Better machine learning from sensor data will allow apps to understand the user better in the future, a mobile advertising company says.

How one startup hopes to solve server underutilization

How one startup hopes to solve server underutilization

Server waste, where resources sit idle, is costing enterprises. One company reckons it can fix the problem on-the-fly with a combination of containers, monitoring, and analytics.

A case for sending data over sound

A case for sending data over sound

An almost 100-year-old technology is seeing a resurgence with the launch of startup called Chirp, as well as other efforts, from Google to Bitcoin.

Video: Startup makes first successful drone delivery in U.S., with FAA approval

Video: Startup makes first successful drone delivery in U.S., with FAA approval

Despite Amazon's many efforts at perfecting drone delivery, a startup made the first legal drone delivery of medicine in Virginia last month.

Intel, Micron boast 1,000-times faster flash memory

Intel, Micron boast 1,000-times faster flash memory

Flash memory breakthrough promises significantly faster data analysis.

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