21 Jan 2022

Intel Reveals Plans for Massive New Ohio Factory, Fighting the Chip Shortage Stateside

As part of an effort to regain its position as a leading maker of semiconductors amidst a global chip shortage, Intel is committing $20 billion to build a manufacturing mega-site in New Albany, on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, the company exclusively confirmed to TIME. The chipmaker says it will build

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21 Jan 2022

Google Finally Pushes Into Blockchain and Crypto — Is the Metaverse Next?

It was only six months ago that Google began accepting ads for cryptocurrency wallets, loosening a 2-year-old crypto ban that had only allowed a few well-regulated exchanges onto its ad platform. Now, it’s building a new blockchain division and teaming up with crypto firms including the Coinbase exchange and payment processor

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21 Jan 2022

Facebook’s parent company Meta is looking to launch NFT marketplace: Report

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is reportedly drawing up plans to allow users to create and display NFTs on their profiles along with a prototype feature for minting tokens in the pipeline. The Financial Times reported the news on Thursday, citing “several people familiar with the matter.” The report comes after Meta

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21 Jan 2022

Playstation Inventor Thinks the Metaverse Sucks

The concept of the metaverse has gained an army of supporters over the past year, ranging from Big Tech companies to fashion brands and even dating apps. However, one major tech heavyweight isn’t as convinced: PlayStation inventor Ken Kutaragi. In an interview with Bloomberg, the 71-year old gaming legend described the

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21 Jan 2022

Artificial Intelligence: A Key Technology That’s Shaping Our Tomorrow

Ever since Alan Turing helped decode the Enigma messages used by the Germans during World War II, the concept of artificial intelligence started getting traction. It was only in 1956 that the term actually was officially coined by none other than John McCarthy. It was the era when the debate over

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19 Jan 2022

What Is a Dapp? Decentralized Apps Explained

A decentralized application – or dapp – is like a digital app found on any smartphone or laptop, with the additional feature of employing blockchain technology to keep users’ data out of the hands of the organizations behind it. Just like cryptocurrency is decentralized money, dapps are decentralized apps. The blockchain

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19 Jan 2022

Web 3.0 and the undeliverable promise of decentralization

The definition of “Web 3.0” has assumed different incarnations over the past few years, depending on whom you asked and when. We initially thought it would have been some kind of semantic web, with shared ontologies and taxonomies that described all the domains relevant to the published content. The Internet,

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19 Jan 2022

The future of money: Where blockchain and cryptocurrency will take us next

We are on the precipice of a new form of finance that will use a range of technologies to change the way we use and manage one of our most fundamental tools: money. Gone are the days of taking out cash from an ATM, applying for a mortgage by visiting a

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19 Jan 2022

Microsoft’s metaverse plans are getting clearer with its $68.7 billion Activision acquisition

Microsoft’s planned $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming company Activision Blizzard isn’t just a weapon in the tech giant’s battle for video game domination. It’s also about the metaverse — a buzzy topic at the moment, with brands from Disney to Walmart working to carve out their own niche in the digital

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19 Jan 2022

How Artificial Intelligence Services Can Help Small Businesses

Over the past two years, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns have tested the strength of many American merchants. During the height of the pandemic, 23% of small- and medium-sized businesses closed their doors to customers. While vaccines have brought hope to reopening plans, the post-pandemic landscape comes with a new set of

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