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Under your feet is an information superhighway made of fungi

May 3rd, 2016 at 5:11 pm » Comments Off

Mushroom bodies are made of a mass of thin thread called mycelium. Mycelium acts as an information superhighway that speeds up interaction, of a diverse population and plants. But just as our networks are not always safe, these fungi networks too have a dark side of plants using the networks to their advantage.



Wireless Home Internet Service by Google Could Rival Comcast

April 20th, 2016 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Google Fiber, brought to select cites in 2011, was reasonably priced and super fast. It became widely popular in the few cities where it was available. Mainly because Fiber offered a much welcome alternative to most internet providers. Now Google has announced they want to set up a wireless service to “beam” wireless service into […]



Hacker Cats: A New Threat to your WI-FI

April 5th, 2016 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  On a clear day last fall, an attached smartphone-sized Raspberry Pi computer, was harnessed and carefully fitted onto a cat, by German digital media student Dennis Siegel. Cosmo, a fluffy Maine coon hit the streets with a small device designed to tap into and amplify local Wi-Fi networks. As Cosmo wandered through a nearby park, […]



Do you need a degree to get a job as a computer programmer?

March 30th, 2016 at 2:37 pm » Comments Off

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught with several years’ experience under his belt.  Which one one gets the job?



5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch

March 28th, 2016 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Here’s the list of five trends learning professionals should be considering when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It’s important to note that trends are not isolated developments within the L&D community but are often the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction […]



Crazy examples of virtual reality possibilities

March 26th, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Sony made a big virtual splash recently. The company finally said that its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset will debut in October. Sony now joins several other big tech companies like Facebook, HTC, and Samsung that see virtual reality as a radical new form of entertainment that will forever change how people watch movies, play games, and socialize […]



AT&T enables iOS 9.3 international Wi-Fi calling

March 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Apple iPhone owners who have updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature. It is a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.



MoD gravity sensor will ‘see underground or through walls’

March 24th, 2016 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

A recent scientific breakthrough in a Ministry of Defence research project is paving the way for scanners that could see underground or through walls. A team of British scientists, including experts at the MoD’s Porton Down labs, have developed a new device that can detect tiny fluctuations in gravity.



The Death of Bank Products is being greatly under-exaggerated

March 24th, 2016 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Bank branches are ceasing to be the most important channel in banking. They are being replaced by far more efficient mechanisms for revenue generation and relationships. The discussion is increasingly resorting to a sort of desperate plea — “but branches aren’t going to die completely, are they?” No one is saying branches will grow.



The Internet of Things is becoming a surveillance nightmare

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

Security guru Bruce Schneier said, “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing.” The nature of these services tends to obscure our true relationship to companies like Facebook or Google. As the saying goes, if you don’t pay for a product, […]



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