It’s a sad week for the computing industry. IBM reports (via the New York Times) that computing pioneer and company fellow Frances Allen died of Alzheimer’s on her birthday, August 4th, at the age of 88. She’s best known for making vital...

Rigetti Computing, the quantum computing startup that is challenging industry heavyweights like IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, today announced that it has closed a $79 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Franklin Templeton, Alumni...

This is a tutorial about how we can implement IBM Cloud Storage in our Ruby on Rails 6 projects. We can upload images and manage these assets with Rails. In this tutorial we are going to build a simple app. We can upload a kitty photo and vote for that photo (this tutorial only includes the part of...

Will the pandemic finally force the reinvention of the American hospital?Many have questioned the logic of the old-fashioned institution in recent years, with its reliance on often expensive, fee-for-service care and in-person appointments.And COVID-19 has more or less blown the old logic...

Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Share on Twitter Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of "The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism". He teaches economic science and national...

Happy Thursday, readers.As we (or at least those of us in the United States) prepare for the Independence Day holiday, I’d like to highlight what experts and government leaders say are the best ways to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic.The idea of not being able to freely barbecue...

Good afternoon, readers.For the rest of July, The Capsule will be going daily rather than weekly. Yes, that means you’ll get the day’s health news every afternoon in your inbox for the rest of the month (except for this Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day).Fortune and...

Eighteen activist and civil rights groups are urging Microsoft to end a technology partnership with the New York City Police Department.The privacy advocacy group Surveillance Technology Oversight Project published a letter from the coalition on Tuesday describing Microsoft’s work with the...

There is a darker side to cybersecurity that’s frequently overlooked. Just as you have an entire industry of people working to keep systems and networks safe from threats, commercial adversaries are working to exploit them. We’re not talking about red-teamers, who work to ethically hack...

The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down, including everybody’s favorite tech news aggregator, Techmeme. It looks like the problems started around 2:30pm PT and spread from there. Best we can tell, this is a...

IBM’s CEO takes a stand on mass surveillance, Apple may soon make a big chip announcement and Google Maps gets new features to help users navigate transit safely. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 9, 2020. 1. IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality IBM CEO...