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Ditch traditional banks for bitcoin

May 24th, 2016 at 9:13 am » Comments Off

I’ve been interested in bitcoin (BTC) as a concept since its inception. However, I considered bitcoin more of a cryptographic experiment than something that could affect my daily life.

Unbundled Education is allowing students to customize their educational experience

May 21st, 2016 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Why pay for a whole degree, taking classes you don’t really want, spending multiple years to build skills that you may never use?  Unbundling is happening to education and the results are students with customized portfolios,  projects that are orientated towards skills employers are looking for, and industry level experience.

A new device can bring super fast internet speeds into your home

May 20th, 2016 at 7:44 am » Comments Off

A Boston startup called Starry is creating a cheap device that can deliver internet access to your business or home, wirelessly, and 100 times faster than the average home connection. The technology behind this device, millimeter wave active phased array, has become increasingly cheaper, and less bulky.

Lack of online privacy causing people to stay away from the internet

May 19th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

A survey for U.S. Department of commerce shows nearly half of American household refraining from doing business, posting on social media, or buying online. The reason being the constant threat of data breaches, data collection, and surveillance.

Apps and devices transforming to make way for digital homes

May 18th, 2016 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

It is not uncommon for a household to have 15 or more devices connected to the internet. Usually devices consist of tablets computers and smart tvs, but when do air conditioners and washing machines get added to the list. ”Bring it on,” Ms Boulos, 41, said. “Having things simplified and working through one connection – that […]

Teaching assistant robot being used for help in online courses

May 17th, 2016 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

Students at Georgia Institute of Technology found out that a teacher assistant giving them assistance they was actually Jill an artificially intelligent robot. Jill was created to provide faster answers and feedback to students and take some of the pressure of teaching large classes off the instructors.

The rise of Drone air traffic control

May 13th, 2016 at 7:34 am » Comments Off

In the years after World War I, commercial aviation was getting crowded. A excesse of post-war military aircraft being converted for more commercial use brought about a traffic density, causing a congested airscape and causing accidents, making the need for air traffic controllers.

Blockchains are becoming the new secure way to share data

May 12th, 2016 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

Even in 1981 inventors were trying to solve the Internets problems of privacy, security and inclusion with cryptography. With every new process, no solution was perfect, because a third party was involved. Paying with credit card was insecure because too much personal information was involved and transaction fees were steep. In 1998, Nick Szabo wrote a […]

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 […]