Computers and component trends 2020

Prediction articles:

2020: A consumer electronics forecast for the year(s) ahead

AI Chips: What Will 2020 Bring?

CEO Outlook: 2020 Vision: 5G, China and AI are prominent, but big changes are coming everywhere

Top 10 Tech Failures From 2019 That Hint At 2020 Trends – Last year’s tech failures often turn into next year’s leading trends


AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 4000 CPUs are here to take on Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake laptop chips

Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2020: From skills shortages to privacy concerns

Linux in 2020: 27.8 million lines of code in the kernel, 1.3 million in whole system
Systemd? It’s the proper technical solution, says kernel maintainer

Hero programmers do exist, do all the work, do chat a lot – and do need love and attention from project leaders

From the oil rig to the lake: a shift in perspective on data

In December 2020, the new IEC/EN 62368-1 will replace the existing safety standards EN 60950-1 and EN 60065-1

Use of technology money outside company IT department is the new normal

Tech to try:

12 Alternative Operating Systems You Can Use In 2020



Universal memory coming? New type of non-volatile general purpose memory on research, some call it UltraRAM.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Would you pay more for electronics that were graphene and MBE-produced with few rare earth elements, even if they were slower?

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    No Culture Clash in the Marriage of IBM and Red Hat

    It’s been nearly nine months since the marriage between IBM and Red Hat was finalized. We decided to check in and see how the newlyweds are getting along.

    Red Hat was also buoyed by its relationship with IBM, and is now expected to see revenues of at least $1 billion each quarter – or at least it will as soon as the current coronavirus-fueled economic downturn is righted.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    So National Instruments has all their on-line courses free for anyone through April 30th.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Eclipse Foundation Releases Eclipse Theia 1.0, a Open Source Alternative to Visual Studio Code. Leading open source adopters for Eclipse Theia include ARM, Arduino, EclipseSource, Ericsson, Gitpod, Google Cloud, IBM, Red Hat, SAP, and TypeFox –

    Cloud & Desktop IDE

    Eclipse Theia is an extensible platform to develop multi-language Cloud & Desktop IDEs with state-of-the-art web technologies.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Office 365 Rebrands as Microsoft 365 With New Consumer Features
    Microsoft has announced today that they are rebranding the Office 365
    service as Microsoft 365 with thelaunch of a new consumer subscription
    package that includes Office applications, OneDrive, and Outlook. a
    new Family Safety App, and Teams for Consumer.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    3 lightweight text editors for Linux
    Improve your productivity with these plain text editors.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A cross-platform, customizable science fiction terminal emulator with advanced monitoring & touchscreen support

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Why Python is not the programming language of the future
    Even though it will be in high demand for a few more years

    It took the programming community a couple of decades to appreciate Python. But since the early 2010’s, it has been booming — and eventually surpassing C, C#, Java and JavaScript in popularity.
    But until when will that trend continue? When will Python eventually be replaced by other languages, and why?

    What could replace Python in the future — and when
    There are a few new competitors on the market of programming languages:
    Rust offers the same kind of safety that Python has — no variable can accidentally be overwritten. But it solves the performance issue with the concept of ownership and borrowing. It is also the most-loved programming language of the last few years, according to StackOverflow Insights.

    Go is great for beginners like Python. And it is so simple that it’s even easier to maintain the code. Fun point: Go developers are among the highest-paid programmers on the market.

    Julia is a very new language that competes head-on with Python. It fills the gap of large-scale technical computations: Usually, one would have used Python or Matlab, and patched the whole thing up with C++ libraries, which are necessary at a large scale. Now, one can use Julia instead of juggling with two languages.

    While there are other languages on the market, Rust, Go, and Julia are the ones that fix weak patches of Python. All of these languages excel in yet-to-come technologies, most notably in Artificial Intelligence.

    Which of the languages it will be — Rust, Go, Julia, or a new language of the future — is hard to say at this point.

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This will install Windows Server 2019 180 Days Trial with accelerated graphics on a Virtual Machine which enables playing games.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Well, 2019 finished with Intel as king of the chip world, Broadcom doing OK, everyone else shrinking. Good thing 2020′s looking up, eh?
    Oh, oh no… oh God

    ntel and Broadcom were the lone beacons of success in an otherwise dismal semiconductor market last year, according to industry analysts at Omdia (formerly IHS Markit).

    While the semi industry as a whole shrunk by 11.7 per cent, revenue-wise, in 2019, Chipzilla expanded its cash intake by 1.3 per cent, year on year. According to Omdia, that allowed Intel to blow past Samsung as the number-one cash-generating king, in terms of annual revenues.

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The best free stuff while you’re stuck at home
    Here are the free games, movies, ebooks, video tools and more to help you survive self-quarantine.

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:


    Due to the current coronavirus situation, remote work will be the new norm for some time. Succeeding in this requires more than just the right set of tools – it’s also about building systems and company culture around them. Here’s how we do it.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Object-Oriented Programming — The Trillion Dollar Disaster
    Why it’s time to move on from OOP


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