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Browsers: Google Creates the ‘Modern Computing Alliance’ to Promote Chrome

By Dick Weisinger

In mid-December 2020, a group of high-tech businesses including Google, Box, Citrix, Dell, Imprivata, Intel, Okta, RingCentral, Slack, VMware, and Zoom banded together into a consortium called the Modern Computing Alliance. A Google Spokesperson told TechCrunch that “the focus of

Hardware Chips: Semiconductors in Short Supply

By Dick Weisinger

A sudden spike in demand for computer chips has suddenly fueled chip shortages across the semiconductor industry. Semiconductors for the automotive industry is being hit especially hard. The demand is being driven by the rollout of 5G technologies, rising demand

Software Fail: CDC Vaccination Tracking System Causes Woes

By Dick Weisinger

In early 2020, the CDC contracted with Deloitte to build a system to schedule and track the vaccinations of Americans. The system is called Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS. It is free for any US state to use it

Computing: Super Computers Confront Climate Change

By Dick Weisinger

Researchers are using supercomputers to see the future — at least the future of weather. High-powered computers are poised to take weather prediction to a new level of accuracy. New exascale super computers are being rolled out by a number

Computing: The Dfinity Decentralized Internet Computer

By Dick Weisinger

Dfinity has created a project called ‘The Internet Computer’ which is a decentralized and non-proprietary network that developers can use as an alternative to proprietary platforms. Dominic Williams, founder and chief scientist at Dfinity, said that “big tech has hijacked