At 10:30pm on 29 October 1969, a graduate student at UCLA sent a two-letter message from an SDS Sigma 7 computer to another machine a few hundred miles away at...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | April 8, 2019
Quantum computing is all the rage. It seems like hardly a day goes by without some news outlet describing the extraordinary things this technology promises.
IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | November 16, 2018
David Patterson—University of California professor, Google engineer, and RISC pioneer—says there's no better time than now to be a computer architect.
IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | September 18, 2018
It should come as no surprise that recent advances in big-data analytics and artificial intelligence have created strong incentives for enterprises to amass information...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 28, 2018
While anyone can learn how to design a circuit board, it takes a skilled engineer to design a circuit board that is both well optimized and unlikely to melt, explode...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 3, 2018
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching a huge expansion of its Electronics Resurgence Initiative, boosting the program to US $1.5 billion...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | July 17, 2018
In the early hours of 5 February 1971, Don Eyles had a big problem: Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell were orbiting the moon, preparing to land...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | July 11, 2018
In 1963, before he could give the speech he'd prepared for his trip to Dallas, U.S. president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In March 2018, a company re-created...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | April 27, 2018
At first glance, Dark Hammer looks a lot like any other science fiction comic book: On the front cover, a drone flies over a river dividing a city with damaged...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | March 23, 2018
In electronics, the past halfcentury has been a steady march away from analog and toward digital. Telephony, music recording and playback, cameras, and radio and...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | March 6, 2018
We recently had an interesting exchange with bunnie Huang, hardware guru and creator of Chumby, NetTV, and the Novena laptop, among other things. He's also theHacking...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | February 5, 2018
Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | November 20, 2017
Anders Sandberg and Stuart Armstrong of the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, working with Milan Ćirković of the University of Novi Sad in Serbia...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | October 23, 2017
For more than 50 years, computers have made steady and dramatic improvements, all thanks to Moore's Law—the exponential increase over time in the number of transistors...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 31, 2017