‘Momentum Computing’ Pushes Technology’s Thermodynamic Limits

‘Momentum Computing’ Pushes Technology’s Thermodynamic Limits

In case you had not noticed, computers are hot—literally. A laptop can pump out thigh-baking heat, while data centers consume an estimated 200 terawatt-hours each year—comparable to the energy consumption of some medium-sized countries. The carbon footprint of information and communication technologies as a whole is close to that of fuel use in the aviation industry. And as computer circuitry gets ever smaller and more densely packed, it becomes more prone to melting from the energy it dissipates as heat.

Now physicist James Crutchfield of the University of California, Davis, and his graduate student Kyle Ray have proposed a new

 
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The Top 25 Software Sales Executives of 2022

The Top 25 Software Sales Executives of 2022

The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Software Sales Executives of 2022. We recognize the outstanding achievements of those individuals at the forefront of their companies ensuring top line growth and expansion into new markets. They develop and deploy effective sales strategies while leading high-performing teams.

Awardees include Steve De Marco, Chief Revenue Officer at LeanData, who has doubled the company’s revenue and customer base and has led it to become recognized as a revenue tech stack essential for modern B2B growth leaders; Haley Katsman, Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Account Development at Highspot, who leverages

 
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After using Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio, I have one question: Where’s the MacBook equivalent?

After using Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio, I have one question: Where’s the MacBook equivalent?

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Microsoft’s Surface lineup is full of devices designed for specific use cases. Of course, there’s the standard Surface Laptop line, with performance and price spanning a wide range. Then there’s the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X offering a true 2-in-1 experience. But then, there’s a line of products that I like to view as a way of testing the market –seeing what users will do with unique products. For example, the Surface Book is a unique device in that the screen is physically detached from the keyboard, turning into a dedicated — and true — tablet

 
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Want a Value-Priced Gadget? Good Luck.

Want a Value-Priced Gadget? Good Luck.

By choice or necessity, Americans have fallen for fancier smartphones, televisions, laptops and cars. The companies that make this stuff are trying to assess whether the shift to luxury is a temporary phenomenon or a new normal.

Some relevant stats from 2021:

  • More than one of every four smartphones sold globally last year were higher-priced devices, the largest ever share for those top-tier phones, according to Counterpoint Research.

  • Total U.S. sales of laptop computers cooled off after the bonkers sales in 2020, when Americans stocked up on gear for remote school and work. But sales of laptops that cost at

 
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Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2022: Oracle Survey Results

Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2022: Oracle Survey Results

To say the last two years have been tumultuous for marketers would be a massive understatement.

Agility, adaptability, and constant innovation are now table stakes for marketing organizations of all sizes, across every sector.

Delivering an exceptional customer experience in this environment is a top priority and also the most pervasive challenge for marketers right now, according to the new Marketing Trends 2022 report from Oracle and Ascend2.

Oracle’s survey of over 850 marketing professionals in leadership and management roles reveals that 94% feel their 2021 marketing efforts were successful – and for 48%, extremely so.

What challenges lie ahead

 
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Have a protein you want inhibited? New software can design a blocker

Have a protein you want inhibited? New software can design a blocker

Image of a complex arrangement of colored ribbons.
Enlarge / The three-dimensional structures of proteins provide many opportunities for specific interactions.

Thanks in part to the large range of shapes they can adopt and the chemical environments those shapes create, proteins can perform an amazing number of functions. But there are many proteins we wish didn’t function quite so well, like the proteins on the surfaces of viruses that let them latch on to new cells or the damaged proteins that cause cancer cells to grow uncontrollably.

Ideally, we’d like to block the key sites on these proteins, limiting their ability to do harm. We’ve seen some progress

 
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