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The Economics of IoT

November 15th, 2016 at 3:36 pm » Comments Off

Product companies compete by building ever bigger factories to turn out ever cheaper widgets. But a very different sort of economics comes into play when those widgets start to communicate. It’s called the network effect—when each new user of a product makes its value higher. Think of the telephone a century ago. The greater the […]



Elon Musk believes advanced A.I. could “Take Down the Internet”

November 14th, 2016 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

The internet is about to become a vicious, chaotic battlefield, and Elon Musk says advanced A.I. could make the carnage even worse. According to a short exchange on Musk’s Twitter today, the systems that keep the internet running are particularly vulnerable to simple, brute-force computing attacks — the kind of cyberwarfare that artificial intelligence excel […]



Somebody Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

October 28th, 2016 at 6:46 am » Comments Off

Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet. These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. We don’t know who […]



Limiting Children’s Screen Time: We Were Wrong

October 25th, 2016 at 6:54 am » Comments Off

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time.



For the first time, Teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV

October 15th, 2016 at 7:42 am » Comments Off

  For the first time, teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV, according to a new survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray. On Friday, Piper Jaffray released its semi-annual survey of 10,000 teens, and it showed YouTube inching over cable in daily use. 26% of teens said they watched YouTube every day, whereas only […]



IBM Invests $200 Million in Blockchain-Powered Internet of Things

October 7th, 2016 at 6:15 am » Comments Off

  IBM’s previously announced work intersecting blockchain and AI is moving forward with the establishment of a new office in Germany. The announcement is part of a broader technology push initiated this week by IBM, which is investing $200m to fuel its internet of things (IoT) efforts.



Netflix’s catalog is 50% less than a few years ago

October 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am » Comments Off

  If you’ve felt like Netflix’s US catalog has shrunk dramatically since the company started making its own shows and movies, you’re absolutely right. Since 2012, Netflix’s selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.



Europe’s Plan for Free Public Wi-Fi Puts America to Shame

September 19th, 2016 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

Free wi-fi almost anywhere you go. When the president of the European commission gave his annual state of the union speech this week, he hit all the typical SOTU talking points—unity, pride, stability. But tucked amid all that was an unusual promise for EU residents: free wireless internet for parks, libraries and other public spaces […]



9 Reasons Every Online Marketer Should Learn Code

September 14th, 2016 at 5:42 am » Comments Off

You’ve heard it said before that learning how to code is an important skill for everyone today. But maybe, as an online marketer – SEO expert, SMM expert or PPC/SEM expert – you probably don’t think that applies to you. Surely you can do your job just as effectively without having to know the basics […]



Ethereum developers are hacking the hacker that hacked it

June 29th, 2016 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Hacking is most certainly a two way street. The developers behind Ethereum launched an assault on an anonymous hacker that stole at least $89 million through its network.



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