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Trillions of tiny solar panels could power the internet of things by 2020

November 12th, 2015 at 6:18 pm » Comments Off

The internet of things will run your home, keep you healthy and even check how much food is in your fridge. With all of these objects being interconnected via a global network means a trillion new “smart sensors” will need to be installed around the world by 2020. But what’s going to power these devices?

The 3D virtual world Second Life has a higher GDP than some countries

November 11th, 2015 at 5:24 pm » Comments Off

Second Life, a 3D virtual world used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication.  But now Second Life is more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.

How to recruit a great software developer

November 10th, 2015 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

It’s a seller’s market for programmers. Demand for programmers and software engineers is expected to grow by 22 percent over the next seven years, according to research conducted by IT staffing firm, Modis. The average salary for a software developer is around $96,000 and top earners approach $150,000 per year, according to the U.S. Labor […]

Facebook has more than a billion users and 8 billion video views every day

November 6th, 2015 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has announced its third quarter numbers, with solid results across the board. Facebook’s monthly active user count (MAU) is now up to 1.55 billion users – up from 1.49b in the second quarter.

Google searches put vulnerable consumers at risk

November 5th, 2015 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

You may be able to ask Google questions you would never ask aloud and the search engine will silently offer you the answers. But, ou can’t think of Google as an oracle for anonymous searches. Sometimes, the most intimate questions a person is asking—about health worries, relationship woes, financial hardship—are the ones that set off […]

Wearable usage in the U.S. will jump almost 60% in 2015

November 5th, 2015 at 6:43 pm » Comments Off

We will continue to see double-digit growth in the number of Americans using wearable devices over the next several years, according to eMarketer’s first wearables forecast. In 2015, 39.5 million US adults 18 and over will use wearables, including smartwatches and fitness trackers. That’s a jump of 57.7% over 2014. While penetration among US adults […]

Blockchain: The technology behind Bitcoin could eliminate fraud and corruption in governments and industries

October 30th, 2015 at 2:00 pm » Comments Off

Many companies are starting to integrate blockchain technology into ledgers, using it to track diamonds and ensure fair land distribution. The projects are first steps toward making governments and industries more transparent and eliminating fraud and corruption.

Why fraudulent ad networks are thriving

October 28th, 2015 at 2:15 pm » Comments Off

When an advertising network is turned off and traffic plummets (top) while conversions stay steady (bottom), investigators have pinpointed fraudulent ad traffic. Source: Augustine Fou A brand manager at a medical device company was examining a chart of daily traffic to his website. On the chart he saw that one day in August, web traffic plunged, […]

Top 20 countries that make up most of the $91.5B global gaming business

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:57 pm » Comments Off

Only a fraction of the countries in the world make up the bulk of the tons of money spent on video games. The top 20 nations alone will spend $83 billion on video games by the end of 2015, according to intelligence firm Newzoo. NOTE: For people interested in entering the fast-moving field of game design, DaVinci Coders […]

Micro-learning & the future of education

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm » Comments Off

The average human has an attention span of eight seconds Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to […]

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