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China is building an innovation ecosystem ripe for start-ups. Here’s how

August 30th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The government is pumping funds into research, education and innovative projects, as Chinese tech firms flourish and investors and venture capitalists flock. With rising production costs, an ageing population and shrinking return on investments it is clear why China’s economy has shifted from labour-intensive manufacturing to an innovation-driven paradigm in just a few years. Today, […]



Will cryptocurrency replace national currency in the future?

August 26th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Wrapping one’s head around the craze that is, cryptocurrency can often be downright confusing. However, despite the influx of uncertainty, the digital commerce could become the global finance standard in the near future. For starters, cryptocurrency is any form of currency that only exists digitally or virtually, and “usually has no central issuing or regulating […]



China reaches 800 million internet users

August 25th, 2018 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

China’s internet population has now grown beyond 800 million, according to the latest data from the Chinese government. A new report [in Chinese] issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) put the number of people in China with access to the internet at 802 million. The agency — which is a branch of […]



Some Americans will get to vote via blockchain this November

August 10th, 2018 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

VOTING GOES MOBILE. The 2016 U.S. election was not exactly the most secure affair. Even though tech companies and lawmakers are still sorting out what happened, that’s not stopping West Virginia from thinking big and bold in 2018. According to a CNN report published Monday, the state plans to let soldiers who are permanent residents […]



The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight

August 9th, 2018 at 7:07 am » Comments Off

The high-powered microwave system would be mounted to an aircraft. The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, which is intended for use against drones. The weapon, which […]



One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

August 3rd, 2018 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first […]



A Chinese university suspended a student’s enrollment because of his dad’s bad social credit score

July 19th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

A Chinese student had his enrollment at a university suspended because of his father’s bad social credit score. The father, surnamed Rao, had failed to repay a $29,900 loan and was added to a debtor blacklist that prevented a university from accepting his son. State media reported that the incident also caused Rao’s social credit score to […]



What it costs to be smuggled across the U. S. border

July 4th, 2018 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

Bribes and shakedowns. Days in hideaways without food. For many fleeing violence in Central America, this is what thousands of dollars gets them on the journey to the United States. MATAMOROS, Mexico — Shortly before dawn one Sunday last August, a driver in an S.U.V. picked up Christopher Cruz at a stash house in this border city near the […]



Ireland could gain 100,000 jobs by embracing driverless technology

June 2nd, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

A Waymo self-driving vehicle is parked outside the Alphabet company’s offices where its been testing autonomous vehicles in Arizona. New study calls on Goverment to take active role in making most of opportunities present. As many as 100,000 high-end direct and indirect jobs could be created in Ireland by 2030 as driverless cars become the […]



China’s social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

May 22nd, 2018 at 1:54 pm » Comments Off

The social credit system in China has blocked people from taking more than 11 million flights and 4 million train trips. The social credit system is used to punish citizens for bad behavior with numerous blacklists preventing them from traveling, getting loans or jobs, or staying in hotels, and even by limiting internet access.



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