Brad Jones

Brad Jones

Brad is an English-born writer currently splitting his time between Edinburgh and Pennsylvania. You can find him on Twitter under the handle @beardjones
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You may never own a quantum computer, but IBM will still let you use one

The IBM Q platform allows researchers and enthusiasts to access a working quantum computer from wherever they’re located – and it’s helping to facilitate the next chapter in the development of this potentially game-changing new form…
Computing

Blockchain may power future elections, but it’s no silver bullet for fraud

Experts say blockchain technology will be introduced to voting systems in the US in the next couple of years. That could make voting more secure, but might also have unforeseen consequences.
Computing

IBM’s blockchain-ready CPU is smaller than a grain of salt, costs just 10 cents

IBM kicked off its Think 2018 conference today with a bombshell announcement: It has made the world's smallest computer, and it's designed from the ground up to work with the blockchain to protect you from fraud.
Computing

How a former Kodak janitor built MS Paint, the world’s most popular image editor

MS Paint is one of the few programs that just about anyone who’s touched a PC is familiar with. Here’s the inside story of how it was developed.
Computing

SEC shuts down AriseBank initial coin offering after it made fraudulent claims

There are more signs that authorities are cracking down on cryptocurrency practices, as the AriseBank initial coin offering has been shut down by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Virtual Reality

Positron Voyager virtual reality chair snags $1.4 million in seed funding

Positron has announced that its Voyager virtual reality chair has received seed funding totaling $1.4 million, which will bankroll the development of a second generation of the hardware.