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April 23rd, 2015 at 4:50 pm

When the “Things” we buy know more about us than we know about them

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Futurist Thomas Frey:  What if the things you were thinking about buying already knew you were considering a purchase? Much like going on a date, where the person you were dating wanted to look their best for you, what if the product went through a similar process, primping it’s hair and donning an inviting smile to present itself in the best possible light?   Continue Reading »

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March 5th, 2015 at 6:15 pm

What can Bitcoin teach us about education

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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? Continue Reading »

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February 23rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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

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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. Continue Reading »

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February 19th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Why bitcoin can be bigger than the Internet

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By Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider

“In Spanish, we have a saying that when a genius points at the moon, a fool looks at the finger. I find that happens a lot with bitcoin.” —Wences Casares

Serial entrepreneur Wences Casares created Argentina’s first internet provider and later sold his online brokerage firm to Banco Santander for $750 million in 2000. He was 25 years old. Continue Reading »

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February 17th, 2015 at 11:00 am

The internet of things could turn any product into a service

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In the near future most everything could be “connected”.  Image that every bottle of shampoo, detergent, and medication container, there was a wireless sensor attached to the bottom.  These sensors could tell you how much product is left and trigger a replacement order once it gets to 10% full or approaches its expiration date. Continue Reading »

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February 5th, 2015 at 9:16 am

China overtakes the U.S. as the biggest source of spam

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The situation with spam has been the same for many years now and 2014 was no exception. Useless emails are still abundant, annoying, and wasteful. There was one change that happened in the last quarter, however: China eclipsed the U.S. as the biggest source of spam.

 

 

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February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Google exec predicts the end of the internet

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Asked about the evolution of the internet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave a simple answer, “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday. Continue Reading »

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January 19th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Elon Musk wants to build a space internet

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On Friday, Elon Musk announced that he wants to build an internet network using satellites in space.

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December 20th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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What he lacks in muscle and leg strength, he makes up for in wires …or whatever that is!

Quote of the Day:  “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.” — H. L. Mencken

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December 5th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Top 20 tools to make a web developer’s life easier

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You sure have your work cut out for you if you work as a web developer nowadays. The influence the Internet has in our everyday lives is undeniable, therefore it is natural for all businesses and organizations to have a strong presence online. This means that there’s a lot of pressure on web developers and designers to produce impressive results in as short a period of time as possible. Luckily for them there are a number of tools that will help make their lives easier and we’ve gathered up the top 20.

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