The future of computing is in “the cloud,” but could we soon find the cloud is actually at the bottom of the sea? Microsoft is experimenting with undersea data centers to overcome common terrestrial computing problems. But does the idea hold water?
Less than a month after schools in rural North Carolina areas were faced with the impact of lack of access to high-speed internet in the face of new virtual learning guidelines, the state is providing solutions.
When I started working on websites over twenty years ago, the World Wide Web was going to change the world in a positive way. We had the best of intentions: to create an environmentally friendly way to communicate. But over the last twenty years, society’s unquenchable thirst for rich media has instead taken a toll on the environment.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Google Loon! Skywatchers of central North Carolina were treated to an unusual sight this week when balloon HBAL227 flew through the region.
The internet is rapidly shaping our future faster than our societies can adapt. Subject-matter experts weigh in on the future of the internet and speculate; have we passed the internet's golden era? If so, then what lies ahead?
This week's Reader's Corner contains a collection of articles, ranging from fun to informative. Did you know that the most commonly searched question beginning with "What is" in 2013 was "What is twerking?", that and other fun facts are available for you to read in Madelyn's submission. If you want to veer towards the educational side, there are new rulings on website accessibility that may surprise you. Or, If coding is your M.O. then check out Jay's submission for an intro to Dockerfile.