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China to test ‘Straddle Bus’

May 26th, 2016 at 3:28 pm » Comments Off

If you’ve ever imagined yourself driving a monster truck over rush hour traffic, there might be a real job for you some day as a straddle bus driver.



Ditch traditional banks for bitcoin

May 24th, 2016 at 9:13 am » Comments Off

I’ve been interested in bitcoin (BTC) as a concept since its inception. However, I considered bitcoin more of a cryptographic experiment than something that could affect my daily life.



A new device can bring super fast internet speeds into your home

May 20th, 2016 at 7:44 am » Comments Off

A Boston startup called Starry is creating a cheap device that can deliver internet access to your business or home, wirelessly, and 100 times faster than the average home connection. The technology behind this device, millimeter wave active phased array, has become increasingly cheaper, and less bulky.



Japanese automated farm expanding in size and types of vegetables

May 19th, 2016 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Spread, a Japanese company in the agricultural industry, is expanding into the 21st century. Spread’s automated vertical farm has gained it a lot of fame and now it looks to open new locations and grow new kinds of produce. Vertical farming is quickly emerging across the world and some are even moving into supermarket’s produce […]



Lack of online privacy causing people to stay away from the internet

May 19th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

A survey for U.S. Department of commerce shows nearly half of American household refraining from doing business, posting on social media, or buying online. The reason being the constant threat of data breaches, data collection, and surveillance.



Startups seeing trend of cutting overspending on employee perks

May 17th, 2016 at 6:50 pm » Comments Off

Climbing walls, vacation money, and on-site barbers are all employee perks that could be getting the axe this year in some of Silicon Valley’s start-ups. The culture, finding their venture capital drying up, has become more cash strapped and are starting to take conservative measures to keep the business operating.



Blockchains are becoming the new secure way to share data

May 12th, 2016 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

Even in 1981 inventors were trying to solve the Internets problems of privacy, security and inclusion with cryptography. With every new process, no solution was perfect, because a third party was involved. Paying with credit card was insecure because too much personal information was involved and transaction fees were steep. In 1998, Nick Szabo wrote a […]



Public roads may soon see self-driving electric taxis thanks to GM and Lyft

May 10th, 2016 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

GM has invested $1 billion in Lyft and self-driving car technology so they can start testing self-driving taxis on public roads. The program will feature electric Chevy Bolts and “real customers,” who will have the chance to opt in or out, but many details haven’t been hashed out.



Pharmeceutical companies need to change their business strategies to keep up in the digital age

May 7th, 2016 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

High drug prices are restricting people who need access to potentially life saving medications, from getting what they need. In the U.S. when government authorized patents expire, pharmaceutical companies rush to buy the patents and raise the prices of drugs by 6,000 percent. Martin Shkreli, at a conference, said he didn’t go far enough when raising […]



Bots are coming to market

May 4th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

It used to be that the dream of an iPhone developer was to get an app in front of every user, but now with saturation of the app market and the demands of technological growth, bot stores are becoming the new fad.  Chatbots are text based services that let users complete tasks such as checking news, […]



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