Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors on a microprocessor — and therefore their computing power — will double every two years. It’s held true since Gordon Moore came up with it in 1965, but its imminent end has been predicted for years. As long ago as 2000, the MIT Technology Review raised a warning about the limits of how small and fast silicon technology can get.
The thing is, Moore’s Law isn't really a law. It’s more of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Moore didn’t describe an immutable truth, like gravity or the conservation of momentum. He simply set our expectations, and lo, the chip makers delivered accordingly.
In fact, the industry keeps finding new ways to pack more power onto tinier chips. Unfortunately, they haven’t found ways to cut costs on the same exponential curve. As Fast Company reported in February 2016, the worldwide semiconductor industry is no longer planning to base its R&D plans for silicon chips around the notion of doubling their power every two years, because it simply can’t afford to keep up that pace in purchasing the incredibly complex manufacturing tools and processes necessary. Besides, current manufacturing technology may not be able to shrink silicon transistors much more than it already has. And in any event, transistors have become so tiny that they may no longer reliably follow the usual laws of physics — which raises questions about how much longer we’ll dare to use them in medical devices or nuclear plants.
Okpo, a port in South Korea, is home to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, a company constructing the world's largest model of ship -- 12 at a time. "The place is mind-blowing," says photographer Alastair Phillip Wiper, who visited the shipyard for Wired on the eve of the departure of the ninth Triple-E class container vessel, the Matz Maersk. "This is just a small part of what they're doing. They have 46,000 people building around 100 vessels -- and everywhere you look there's some surreal part of a ship that's just about recognisable as something that should be underwater."
Twenty Triple-E class container ships have been commissioned by Danish shipping company Maersk Lines for delivery by 2015. The vessels will serve ports along the northern-Europe-to-Asia route, many of which have had to expand to cope with the ships' size. "You don't feel like you're inside a boat, it's more like a cathedral,"
Wiper says. "Imagine this space being full of consumer goods, and think about how many there are on just one ship. Then think about how many are sailing round the world everyday. It's like trying to think about infinity."
Los investigadores de seguridad han lanzado la semana pasada herramientas que podrían ayudar a los usuarios a recuperar archivos cifrados por dos amenazas relativamente nuevas de ransomware: Bart y PowerWare.
PowerWare, también conocido como PoshCoder, fue visto por primera vez en marzo, cuando fue utilizado en ataques contra organizaciones de salud. Destacó porque se implementó en Windows PowerShell, un entorno de secuencias de comandos diseñado para automatizar tareas de administración de aplicaciones y sistemas.
Regulators require advisory firms to securely manage the information of their clients, though not necessarily through encryption. Some states, including Massachusetts, California and Nevada, require advisers to encrypt personally identifiable information of their clients .
Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files. When this happens, you can't get to the data unless you pay a ransom. However this is not guaranteed and you should never pay!