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The future impact of the Internet of Things can’t be underestimated

July 23rd, 2014 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot new buzzword. Its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just ran 4 miles. Neither of those uses […]

Online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment

July 15th, 2014 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

Content stored online simply do not have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data. A judge in New York, a couple months ago, ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information […]

Top 7 blogs a student programmer should really read

July 14th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

The top 7 blogs will come in handy and boost your skills up a few notches. You need to immerse yourself in the programming culture if you want to succeed as a programmer. This is more true if you’re still a student. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to […]

‘Digital Ethereal’ – Invisible Wi-Fi revealed through light graffiti

July 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 am » Comments Off

“Digital Ethereal” Artist and researcher Luis Hernan from the University of Newcastle in the UK In a project he is calling “Digital Ethereal”, artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the UK has rendered the invisible visible — revealing in red, yellow, green and blue the Wi-Fi signal strength in the world […]

Google announces Google Drive for Work with unlimited storage for businesses

June 29th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

Google Drive for Work will cost $10 per month and come with unlimited storage. Google just announced a new product that will offer business users unlimited storage for a set monthly fee per user. This brings huge implications for Dropbox, Box, Hightail, and other companies that charge to store files online.    

Google could become the primary sales channel for the insurance industry by 2020

June 26th, 2014 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

The absolute greatest vertical in Google’s AdWords revenue is auto insurance. Google is well on its way to establishing its leadership through the registration of 6 billion daily unique searches and indexing of over 50 billion web pages (2013), when it comes to collecting and organizing information. What remains to be seen is how this information is […]

A big opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators is to remove humans from IT: Vinod Khosla

June 24th, 2014 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla at Gigaom’s Structure conference, said one of the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators in the enterprise is cutting out the human IT staff and going full automation, potentially with technologies like deep learning. “It’s ridiculous to have humans manage the level of complexity that they do. People are […]

79% of all internet traffic by 2018 is going to be online video

June 21st, 2014 at 9:17 am » Comments Off

According to a report from Cisco on consumer internet traffic, online video is going to be massive.  By 2018, over 75% of all traffic is going to be video based.  

The Connected Fitting Room eliminates personal interaction with salespeople

June 20th, 2014 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

The Connected Fitting Room Retailers rely heavily on online shopping. This has many advantages to in-store shopping for both the customer and the retailer. Online shopping doesn’t allow for spontaneous purchases. But it also doesn’t permit the customer to try on a garment. Seeing how a color looks against your skin or how an item […]

The state of the internet in 10 graphs

June 20th, 2014 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

Share of Internet usage is two times higher in Asia and Africa. Over the past two years online photo sharing has sextupled. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.    

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