Light-speed computer technology

New microchips do away with converting photons to electrons by working exclusively with light particles. Since photons are the fastest-moving particles in the known universe, this has the potential to make computers incredibly fast.

There’s money in the metrics

If you hate slow websites, you will love RUM. It completes the monitoring spectrum, enabling you to take targeted action and remove performance inhibitors. This puts you in a better position to commit to customer demands, marketing strategies and business revenue objectives. Here’s how you get the most out of Pingdom’s RUM features.

Violating the laws of physics

Is it possible to convert electrical energy into thrust without the need to expel any form of repellent? “Thrust measurements of the EmDrive defy classical physics’ expectations”, said NASA researchers.

A bright new world

Artficial Superintelligence (ASI) is an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills. Could ASI create opportunities for us to vastly increase our quality of life?

AI – Our final invention?

Will computers be powerful enough to go off and find their own paths, which may conflict with humanity’s? We can boil down all potential outcomes into two broad categories: that Artificial Superintelligence (ASI) would have the ability to send humans to either immortality or extinction. The very fact that many of the worlds’ most intelligent people feel this issue is worth a public stance should be enough to grab your attention.

Lethal autonomy

Fully autonomous robotic weapons that make lethal decisions about human beings all on their own are quickly becoming a reality. Advanced killer drones, automated weapons and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools could take the decision to make war out of the hands of humans.

Attention!

The average attention span in 2000: 12 seconds. The average attention span in 2013: 8 seconds. The average attention span of a gold fish: 9 seconds.

New feature: Suggested monitoring

What if you could get a little help finding exactly what you should monitor on your website? A helpful wizard when you’re getting started? We have added a new onboarding service to the Pingdom uptime monitoring service, where we help you discover what to monitor.

Synthetic and RUM – Better together

Real User Monitoring (RUM) and Synthetic Monitoring are the two predominant end-user monitoring techniques. Leveraging one with the other allows for a more accurate and comprehensive monitoring experience. Here, we’ll show you how incredibly complimentary they are.