Has QUALCOMM (QCOM) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of QUALCOMM (QCOM), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of QCOM and the rest of the Computer and Technology group’s stocks.

QUALCOMM is one of 601 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #9 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to

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Researchers found the manual for the world’s oldest surviving computer

Researchers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of what’s considered the world’s oldest surviving (digital) computer after its long-lost user manual was unearthed. The Z4, which was built in 1945, runs on tape, takes up most of a room and needs several people to operate it. The machine now takes residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, but it hasn’t been used in quite some time.

a room filled with furniture and a large window: Zuse Z4 computer

Zuse Z4 computer

An archivist at ETH Zurich, Evelyn Boesch, discovered the manual among her father’s documents in March, according to retired lecturer Herbert Bruderer (via Motherboard). René Boesch worked with the Swiss Aeronautical Engineering Association, which was based at the university’s Institute for Aircraft Statics and Aircraft Construction. The Z4 was housed there in the early 1950s.


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Among Boesch’s documents were notes on math problems the Z4 solved that were linked to the development of the P-16 jet

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You Can Now Detect Hearing Loss At Home Thanks To Advances In Technology

When was the last time you got your hearing checked out? Recently? A while ago? Never? According to Blamey Saunders Hears’ CEO Michelle Lawson: “The hearing industry has spent a cumulative millions, if not billions, of dollars in educating the public that untreated hearing loss leads to social isolation, depression and early-onset dementia. Yet it still takes people almost a decade to act.”

What most people don’t realise about hearing loss is that it creeps up on you, slowly building over time. You may be suffering from some degree of hearing deterioration already, you just may not have realised it.

Diagnosing the problem sooner rather than later is incredibly important in maintaining and restoring your hearing. The longer you’re unable to hear a full range of sounds, the more likely it is that you’ll lose the ability to interpret sounds altogether. If the deterioration has progressed too far, even the

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Ultra-wide computer monitors to enhance your setup

If you’re still using the standard-issue monitor that came with your PC you are missing out. Ultra-wide high-definition monitors can totally change your experience—transforming the sad apartment office to a digital command center out of some William Gibson cyberpunk thriller.

a desktop computer sitting on top of a desk: See more while you work.

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See more while you work.

a desktop computer sitting on top of a desk: See more while you work.

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See more while you work.

Like just about everything else in the tech world, specs matter, and can determine whether a monitor will be a life-changing buy or just an expensive paper weight. If you want to make sure it’s not the latter you must take into account what tasks you’ll be asking your ultra-wide to take on. If you’re a gamer, you’ll want to make sure you have higher refresh rates and technology that will sync with your graphics card. If you’ll be using this to enhance your multitasking as a day trader

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How to use Siri on your Mac computer to search the web, play music, and more

Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro comes in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes with hardware inside that is so high-end these tablets can surpass some laptops.

The latest 2020 iPad Pro tablet has slim bezels, a stunning sharp screen in two sizes, an incredibly powerful processor, and tons of great accessories to go with it, including the Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard with a trackpad.

You can get it in 11- and 12.9-inch screen sizes to suit your preferences. The 12.9-inch screen is great for digital artists who need room to roam, but it’s almost the size of a 13-inch laptop. The 11-inch model brings all the power, features, and functionality in a more compact form. Both iPad Pros have really high screen resolutions: 2,388-by-1,668 pixels (11-inch model) and 2,732-by-2,048 pixels (12.9-inch model).

Regardless of which model you buy, the iPad Pro is a powerhouse. The A12X Bionic processor is so high-powered

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Newswire & Press Release / BASF and Casio Computer Company Cooperate to Reach Next Level of Robustness and Performance for Digital Fitness Watches – Manufacturing / Robotics – BASF

• Latest G-Shock model by Casio made with BASF’s Ultramid® Advanced N results in enhanced durability and exceptional mechanical properties under harsh conditions;
• Extremely low moisture uptake and excellent retention of properties at high temperatures of new BASF polyphthalamide ensure dimensional stability during and after Surface Mount Technology.

The new flame retardant polyphthalamide (PPA) is used to manufacture the terminal header which sits on the terminal block and contributes to power charging and data synchronization. The high heat resistance as well as the exceptional mechanical and dimensional stability of the BASF material enhance the robustness, functionality and performance for which the G-shock watches are renowned. Due to its low moisture uptake and high heat deflection temperature, the BASF PPA is especially suitable for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes in electronics manufacturing as it prevents blistering or changes in dimensions of the processed part. With its intrinsic good laser

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Using VR Technology to See into Patient’s Lungs in the Fight Against the Coronavirus

DUBLIN, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Virtual Reality Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Device (HMD, GTD), by Technology (Semi & Fully Immersive, Non-immersive), by Component, by Application, by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027” report has been added to’s offering.

The global virtual reality market size is expected to reach USD 62.1 billion by 2027. The market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 21.6% from 2020 to 2027.

Virtual Reality Market Report Highlights

  • The semi and fully immersive technology segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019. Immersive devices enable users to achieve maximum isolation into the virtual world from a real-world dimension
  • Developers and hardware development companies are focusing on building VR instilled headsets to enhance the virtual experience, such as increased field-of-view and eyeball-tracking
  • Super-fast mobile networks and proliferation in 5G connectivity are anticipated to boost the adoption
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Fixing education during the pandemic means fixing an uneasy relationship with ed tech

The relationship between education and technology has never been an easy one. The role of technology in the classroom has been subject to all sorts of scrutiny over the years, much of it justified, some not. 

Worries have included the effects of screen time on young minds, along with questions about whether robots will replace teachers.

Ed tech consists of thousands of tools. As with any other tools, some are better than others, and not every tool is right for every job.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was clear that technology was going to be part of education now and for the future. More than $13 billion is spent on technology “solutions” annually.

One prevailing narrative before the pandemic was Silicon Valley’s purported desire to take over our schools. It was at the heart of stories about an anti-technology rebellion in Kansas schools, the implications of big data for student

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Domino’s Promotes Kelly Garcia to Chief Technology Officer

Domino’s Pizza announced the promotion of Senior Vice President—Chief Technology Officer Kelly Garcia to executive vice president—chief technology officer, effective October 2. Garcia will join the company’s senior leadership and will report to Domino’s Chief Operating Officer Russell Weiner.

Garcia replaces Executive Vice President—Chief Information Officer Kevin Vasconi, who has announced his retirement from Domino’s, effective October 2.

“Under Kelly’s leadership, Domino’s has revolutionized online ordering for the quick service restaurant industry and introduced the AnyWare suite of digital ordering platforms,” says Domino’s Chief Executive Officer Ritch Allison. “Domino’s is recognized worldwide for digital innovation, and we are extremely proud to have Kelly take the reins over the technology team, which numbers more than 400 talented individuals committed to making us even better.”

Garcia joined Domino’s in 2012 as vice president—eCommerce development. In addition to the ordering platforms making up the Company’s AnyWare suite, Garcia and team launched Domino’s GPS

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Computer analysis use in ‘revenge porn’ case involving mayor

South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division is using computer analysis as part of an ongoing investigation into video released of Belton Mayor Tiffany Ownbey that her attorney says is a case of “revenge porn.”

A spokesman for the agency, which was asked to take up the case by local law enforcement in late June, said Friday that they’re “actively using computer forensics” as part of the investigation, according to the Greenville News.

Ownbey last year became the first woman elected mayor of Belton, which is located about 25 miles southwest of Greenville.

Druanne White, an attorney representing Ownbey, has said a man secretly recorded a “private, intimate encounter” with Ownbey years ago and then threatened to release it if she ended their relationship. The man has not been identified.

Agency spokesman Tommy Crosby has said the case centers on unauthorized publication of video on social media, the newspaper

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