5 ways to avoid cloud waste

Today, everyone uses the cloud. According to Flexera's State of the Cloud 2020 Report, 98% of businesses are using at least one public or private cloud. The other 2% are fibbing or still running...

A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

On January 14, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. That means no more fixes or patches even if vulnerabilities are found, although there have been exceptions in the past...

Hubble has spotted comet Neowise after it survived its journey around the sun

NASA has released new photos of Comet Neowise taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing a close-up view of the brightest comet observed in decades after it passed around the sun this summer.  What happened:...

Tired of Gmail? Try a Privacy-First Email Provider

A large part of your online life revolves around your email address. It acts as a central hub for almost everything you do: Travel documents and itineraries arrive there, it’s home to receipts for...

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge

It might surprise you to learn that the big three public clouds – AWS, Google Could Platform, and Microsoft Azure – are all starting to provide edge computing capabilities. It’s puzzling, because the phrase...

When will we see ordinary people going into space?

This question reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons when NASA launches Homer into space. Frustrated by the dearth in public enthusiasm for the US space program, NASA decides to drum up support by...

7 superb Python books for every skill level

The more popular or more powerful a programming language, the better the odds of finding not only many books about it, but a diversity of books. As Python has soared in popularity, so have...

What is computer vision? AI for images and video

Computer vision identifies and often locates objects in digital images and videos. Since living organisms process images with their visual cortex, many researchers have taken the architecture of the mammalian visual cortex as a...

The Iconic Arecibo Telescope Goes Quiet After Major Damage

Early Monday morning, a cable suspended over the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico broke and left a 100-foot-long gash in the dish of the iconic radio telescope. The 3-inch diameter cable also caused damage...

Higher ed needs a course in cloud computing

Four-year colleges may face up to a 20 percent reduction in fall enrollment, according to SimpsonScarborough, a higher education research and marketing company. Its findings are based on surveys of more than 2,000 college-bound high school seniors...

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