Computer News That You Can Use

Keeping up with computer news in this age of constantly evolving technology, isn’t always easy. Many of us go to bed with a good handle on current technology, only to wake up with one foot off the merry-go-round. I spend numerous hours a day catching up with the endless transformations in technology. I cover everything from Microsoft and Apple news to cell phone tech and news from the gaming front (you can find those articles below). Of course, there is also the time I clock covering computer security news.

We are currently in an age of turbo paced technology.

The integrated circuit was introduced in 1958-59 and by the mid 1960s we were in a full-blown technological explosion. In 1965, Gordon Moore (of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and one of the “Traitorous Eight”) wrote an article wherein he predicted that the number of transistors, resistors, diodes and capacitors housed in an integrated circuit would continue to double every year for the next 10 years. Ten years later that prediction was revised to every two years and has since been tweaked again to 18 months. However, in 2015, Intel stated that the pace of advancement has slowed to about 30 months and they are expecting to be at the 10 nm threshold by late 2017.

What has this meant for us? In the last twenty years we went from some people having a computer in their home to everyone having some form of computational device whether it is a desktop, a tablet, or a smart phone. Most people can’t fathom living without their device of choice. We use these computers to communicate, learn, entertain, and pay our bills. We need to stay on top of computer news in order to keep our devices running and safe.

We are following innovations like AMD’s Accelerated Processing Unit which is a series of 64-bit microprocessors that are designed to act as a CPU and GPU on a single chip. This is a part of what is driving the new frontiers in virtual reality.

The introduction of flash memory in the 1980’s led us to flash drives and solid state drives. These devices allow us to store more memory at a cheaper price and in a smaller container than ever before.  And the incredible new PCI Express-based SSDs allow us to utilize that flash memory in greater speeds than ever before.
 
Motherboards have also experienced an evolution that among other things has led to greater bus speeds. The new motherboards on the market work hand-in-hand with the new generation CPUs for faster computational speeds.

We have a love-hate relationship with this fast pace growth of our technology. While it is cool to see what new device is on the horizon, it is also frustrating to constantly learn how to use the new technology and continue to migrate our saved data to the ever changing formats.

A computer you bought just two years ago may not transition well to the new Windows 10 format or the gaming system you buy today may not play the games you want next year. Keeping up with computer news may save you from wasting valuable time and money on short lived gimicks or poorly constructed devices.

Computer News That Can Save You Time and Money

All of this is enough to drive a person mad. Wouldn’t it be great to have a place that has the news on these changes in one place and organized by department? I agree. It would certainly make my life easier but instead I have about 20 main sites that I travel to daily to gather technology news and even then, I still find myself wandering to farther outposts to gather the cutting edge stuff.

All of this work is to keep us ahead of the constant changes and bugs. In the past, I have shared some of this information on our blog and Facebook page, but I am now in the process of centralizing our computer news here for easy consumption.
 
I will bring what I learn to you and offer it here for your consideration. At times, I may have a bit of a bias, I am sure, but I am only human. That is why you should never get all your news from one source and call it good. If what you are researching is truly important, you should weigh the information you get from several different sources and find your own middle ground.


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