Archive for the ‘Computing’ Category

Fortune: Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ Marking a Major Milestone in Computing

September 21, 2019

Fortune: Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ Marking a Major Milestone in Computing.
https://fortune.com/2019/09/20/google-claims-quantum-supremacy/

Much has been said for a long time about the relative merits of and differences between quality and quantity. One school of thought holds it is not how much you produce but the ‘fit to purpose’ or quality of the output that trumps everything else. The other school holds that large amounts of nearly anything overwhelms subjectively measured attributes simply because enough of anything will ultimately include the best examples of that thing, as well as the non-best examples.

However what is becoming abundantly clear to many people, is that speed cures all ills. Go fast enough and quality and quantity are rendered meaningless as differentiators. Enough speed, for example, allows a party or a thing to just ‘re-do’ until it’s right. Quantity and quality become the same attribute at high enough speeds.

Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel? The differences are disappearing — Quartz

September 19, 2019

https://qz.com/1283203/google-sheets-or-microsoft-excel-the-differences-are-disappearing/

Google Kills Hyper-Threading On Chrome OS In Wake Of Critical Intel Flaw

May 15, 2019

https://chromeunboxed.com/google-kills-hyper-threading-on-chrome-os-in-wake-of-critical-intel-flaw/

Android Authority: 8 years on from the first Chromebooks: Google was right about them

May 11, 2019

Android Authority: 8 years on from the first Chromebooks: Google was right about them.
https://www.androidauthority.com/google-chromebook-launch-984205/

New Feature Coming For Chromebook Extended Displays

April 13, 2019

New Feature Coming For Chromebook Extended Displays

It looks like Display Port and USB-C are required for daisy chaining monitors with Chromebooks.

The Verge: Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is now officially available to test

April 8, 2019

The Verge: Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is now officially available to test.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/8/18300077/microsoft-edge-chromium-canary-development-release-download

SlashGear: Chrome OS is a productivity utopia but it needs one more thing

March 5, 2019

Will ChromeOS replace the Windows, Linux and/or Mac OS platforms for some types of software development?  The author, though awkwardly stating it, seems to thing so.

SlashGear: Chrome OS is a productivity utopia but it needs one more thing.
https://www.slashgear.com/chrome-os-is-a-productivity-utopia-but-it-needs-one-more-thing-05568471/

howtogeek.com: What To Do When Your Chromebook Reaches the End of Its Life

February 16, 2019

howtogeek.com: What To Do When Your Chromebook Reaches the End of Its Life.
https://www.howtogeek.com/403164/what-to-do-when-your-chromebook-reaches-the-end-of-its-life/

AMD gets serious about Chromebooks at CES 2019 – CNET

January 9, 2019

https://www.cnet.com/news/amd-gets-serious-about-chromebooks-at-ces-2019/

Google Chrome wants to stop back-button hijacking – Ars Technica

December 19, 2018

Well IMHO, its about time some browser team did something about this.  So, the nefarious website renders the back button useless by inserting its own URL at the top of the history list as its first action, so that before the user even decides what to do with the page, it is already entered as the “previous” page.  Hit the back-button and you are right where you were!

Another ingenious, though evil, data-driven solution.  More than ever, one person’s solution is another person’s problem!!

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/google-chrome-wants-to-stop-back-button-hijacking/