09 Dec 2016

How Blockchain Will Change Organizations

“We believe that blockchain will transform how businesses are organized and managed. It allows companies to eliminate transaction costs and use resources on the outside as easily as resources on the inside. Vertical integration may continue to make sense in some situations (for manufacturing controlled pharmaceuticals, for example, or where

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05 Dec 2016

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube collaborate to remove ‘terrorist content’ from their services

“Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube today announced they would cooperate on a plan to help limit the spread of terrorist content online. The companies said that together they will create a shared industry database that will be used to identify this content, including what they describe as the ‘most extreme and

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30 Nov 2016

Intel creates a dedicated autonomous driving technology group

“The new Intel ADG will be headed up by Intel vet Doug Davis, who previously led the IoT group and is putting off his retirement after 30 years with the chipmaker to act as SVP and strategic lead for the group. Reporting to Davis will be Kathy Winter, who comes

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28 Nov 2016

Anti-drone gun takes down targets from 1.2 miles away

“There are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous drones, but they tend to have one big catch: you need to be relatively close to the drone, which could be scary if the robotic aircraft is packing explosives. DroneShield thinks it can help. It’s introducing the DroneGun, a

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26 Nov 2016

Amazon in Talks to Buy Dubai’s Souq.com in $1 Billion Deal

“Amazon.com Inc. is in talks to acquire Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com FZ for about $1 billion in a deal that will give the e-commerce giant a footprint in the high-growth Middle East market, according to people familiar with the matter. Seattle-based Amazon is considering a bid for all of the

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26 Nov 2016

Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future

“apan plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer in a bid to arm the country’s manufacturers with a platform for research that could help them develop and improve driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on the

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26 Nov 2016

How the FAA is Killing Drone Innovation

“The Part 107 commercial drone regulations, implemented in August 2016, affect everyone from the individual drone enthusiast who wants to get into the drone photography business, to large companies such as Amazon, Google, and Disney, who envision operating fleets of these tiny craft. Amazon would face a public relations nightmare

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26 Nov 2016

6 Reasons Why ‘Starship Troopers’ Is the New ‘The Art of War’

“Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, published in 1959, is aging remarkably well. The tome chronicles the early military career of Johnnie Rico, who fights alien arachnids while clad in a heavily armed exoskeleton. The troopers drop from orbit one by one to wreak havoc on whatever target the Sky Marshal

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08 Nov 2016

How the Soviets invented the internet and why it didn’t work

“In other words, as our social values shift, so will what appears obvious about technology. The Soviets once embedded values into networks – cybernetic collectivism, statist hierarchy and planned economies – that seem foreign to us; so too will the values modern readers attach to the internet strike future observers

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07 Nov 2016

The March Towards Hacker Skynet – Fighting Cyberwar without the Humans

“Drones and robots get the headlines, but autonomous cyber weapons will be key to future warfare…” “It will soon become essential to incorporate both autonomy and counter-autonomy in cybersecurity team training and systems design, and to make them independently testable by outside ‘sparring partners.’ But today’s training, wargaming, and testing

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