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Coming soon to an airline near you, the internet of things

March 22nd, 2015 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

A lot of us have started to take it for granted that we’re surrounded by sensors that are connected to the Internet.  Smartphones are packed with these sensors motion, orientation, and various environmental conditions are recorded by these sensors.  



New Nanodegree program for iOS developers from Udacity

March 17th, 2015 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

Online education provider Udacity launched its Nanodegree program last year.  Partnering with AT&T, the initiative’s goal is to help people develop focused vocational specialties in a short period of time. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.  



Visa: we’re all going to have internet-connected fridges in the future

March 17th, 2015 at 3:57 pm » Comments Off

Jonathan Vaux from Visa says that soon we’re all going to be buying things with our fridge.  



Thousands of brains going online

March 16th, 2015 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

NeuroVigil with it’s iBrain portable neural monitor, high resolution and high throughput software algorithms to seek out changes in neurobiological activity from a single sensor, partnered with the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) to gather tremendous quantities of new and highly useful data.  



Bitcoin and the crypto-technology landscape

March 13th, 2015 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

Who are the companies that are shaping the future of crypto-tech computing, decentralized services, cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and the Blockchain?  How many are there?  



What will happen when AI meets the internet of things?

March 6th, 2015 at 1:02 pm » Comments Off

It’s probably worth paying attention when Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates all agree on something.  All three have been waring us of the potential dangers that come with artificial intelligence.



What can Bitcoin teach us about education

March 5th, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

The digital currency and network protocol, Bitcoin, has commanded a great deal of attention lately.  Money has poured into Bitcoin related businesses from investors, and many people believe that it will has the same disruptive potential today as the internet did in the mid-1990s.  So what does education have to do with Bitcoin?



Can Google’s new health search change how we manage health?

February 24th, 2015 at 3:54 pm » Comments Off

According to Google, one is twenty searches is for health information.  For a lot of people, the internet has become the first place to look when a strange symptom, the common cold, or morbid curiosity in the ‘Google Images’ bar strikes.



Google and our right to be forgotten

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm » Comments Off

When Mario Costeja González googled himself in 2009, two prominent results appeared: home-foreclosure notices from 1998, when he was in temporary financial trouble.  It took the next five years to have 18 words delisted from Google search results on his name.  



A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution.  They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on.  Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web.



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