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Hardware: Growth in AI and Self-Driving Cars will Rescue Semiconductors. But When?

By Dick Weisinger

Sales of semiconductors have plunged in 2019. A weaker economy, the US trade war with China, and an oversupply of memory chips. The slump in semiconductors is the biggest since the 2008 recession. Predictions from Gartner and other analysts are

Bitcoin: Consumes More Electricity than all of Switzerland

By Dick Weisinger

Bitcoin consumes a quarter of one percent of the world’s electricity, according to a new report by CBECI (Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index). When compared to countries use of electricity, Bitcoin ranks at 40, consuming more electricity than countries like

Security: Gradual Adoption of Two-Factor Authentication

By Dick Weisinger

We’ve known that security based on passwords alone are weak. We’ve known this for some time. Bill Gates commented in 2004 that “there is no doubt that over time, people are going to rely less and less on passwords. People

Encryption: 256-bit RSA Cracked by a Laptop in 50 sec?

By Dick Weisinger

“Crown Sterling… conducted a live demonstration and decrypted two RSA asymmetric public keys… Crown Sterling Computer Scientists decrypted two 256-bit asymmetric public keys in approximately 50 seconds from a standard laptop computer. Crown Sterling also announced the consistent decryption of

Low Code Development: Focus on Business Logic Rather Than Software Internals

By Dick Weisinger

No-Code and Low-Code software tools are enabling businesses to accelerate their development and deployment of software. The tools are usable by analysts and other non-developers to build apps without the overhead of communicating requirements to developer teams. The focus of