Software’s Accelerating Data Needs May Benefit From Intel’s High-Optane Push

For all of computing’s advances the past few decades, one aspect that’s remained fairly constant is the fundamental relationship among processors, memory chips, and storage, coupled with software designed to route data where it’s most urgently needed. New memory technology that reached the market this year in response to big computing trends could upend this…

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS  text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets companies, colleges, and universities send bulk text messages to their customers and students. The Austin,…

Google’s quantum supremacy is only a first taste of a computing revolution “Quantum supremacy” is nice, but more broadly useful quantum computers are probably still a decade away.

A Google quantum computer has far outpaced ordinary computing technology, an achievement called quantum supremacy that’s an important milestone for a revolutionary way of processing data. Google disclosed the results in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The achievement came after more than a decade of work at Google, including the use of its own quantum computing chip, called Sycamore.…

Verizon’s 5G network is available in (parts of) Dallas and Omaha It’s now available in 15 cities.

Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has expanded its 5G Ultra Wideband coverage to Dallas and Omaha, Nebraska. The service is now available in 15 cities, including Denver, Atlanta, DC, Detroit, Indianapolis and New York. As we’ve seen firsthand, though, these rollouts don’t mean coverage across the entire city. It can be hard to find spots with 5G, and the signal fades…