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How this 7- year old made $22 million playing with toys

December 13th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Seven-year-old Ryan of YouTube fame has made it offline, too. The mini mogul now has a collection of toys and apparel sold at Walmart stores nationwide. Ryan of Ryan Toysreview really isn’t that different from any other first grader. The 7-year-old loves trains and cars; he giggles over Disney characters; he builds entire civilizations with […]



Elon Musk receives FCC approval to launch over 7,500 satellites into space

December 5th, 2018 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

The FCC this week unanimously approved SpaceX’s ambitious plan to launch 7,518 satellites into low-Earth orbit. These satellites, along with 4,425 previously approved satellites, will serve as the backbone for the company’s proposed Starlink broadband network. As it does with most of its projects, SpaceX is thinking big with its global broadband network. The company […]



Google just launched new AI-powered algorithms

December 1st, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Search engine now returns answers instead of just links. Training The Network Today, if you ask the Google search engine on your desktop a question like “How big is the Milky Way,” you’ll no longer just get a list of links where you could find the answer — you’ll get the answer: “100,000 light years.” […]



Google Earth’s New Feature Brings the Entire Planet to Life

November 27th, 2018 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

The new feature allows users to take virtual, interactive tours of the world. Via Futurism



Alibaba just had the biggest online shopping day of all time, nearly tripling every company’s 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined

November 19th, 2018 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Alibaba made e-commerce history on Sunday, with $30.8 billion in sales over the last 24 hours as part of the company’s massive Singles Day celebration. The $30.8 billion in generated sales is a significant increase from 2017, when customers spent $25.3 billion. For comparison, total online sales on Black […]



Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology doesn’t solve humanity’s problems’

November 18th, 2018 at 3:50 pm » Comments Off

Growing up in India, he slept on the floor of a house without a refrigerator. Today, the chief executive is steering Google through the most turbulent period in its history. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, last week.CreditCreditErik Tanner for The New York Times Google is facing more challenges today than at any time in its […]



The father of the internet wants to save the web from itself

November 16th, 2018 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the Internet, sits in front of a 1994 computer displaying his creation. Twenty-nine years ago, as the architect behind the web’s first browser and server, Tim Berners-Lee built the internet. ”I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate […]



‘Twisted’ fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster

November 4th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

A new development in fibre optics could make internet speeds up to 100 times faster – by detecting light that has been twisted into a spiral. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, can be used to easily upgrade existing networks and significantly boost efficiency, scientists say. Fibre optic cables use pulses of light […]



A California law now means chatbots have to disclose they’re not human

November 2nd, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

There’s nothing loljk about Microsoft’s teenage chatbot, Zo. California governor Jerry Brown signed regulations into law last Friday (Sept. 30) that should make it easier for Californians to know whether they’re speaking to a human or a bot. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2019—Botageddon, as we’re going to call it—and could […]



Meet the internet researchers unmasking Russian assassins

October 22nd, 2018 at 6:39 am » Comments Off

Aric Toler is part of Bellingcat, an international Internet research organization that has meticulously investigated conflicts around the world. This week, the online group outed one of two Russian agents believed to have been involved in poisonings in the U.K. Aric Toler isn’t exactly sure what to call himself. “Digital researcher, digital investigator, digital something […]



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