Sky Taxis Are About to Become a Reality

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Description: SkyTran’s sky taxis are making their debut. Source: CNN Money Date: October 25, 2015 The aerial mass transit system features “cars” that magnetically glide 20 to 30 feet above the ground along elevated tracks. Skytran, based in Mountain View, California, has been developing the system for five years. The pilot project will debut in Tel Aviv at… Read more »

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

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Description: A new development in asset exchange transactions. Source: TechCrunch Date: October 3, 2015   To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice. In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that record all transactions ever done… Read more »

The Fashion Item That Reacts When Someone Looks At It

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Description: Technically Incorrect: How dull if people were the only ones to respond to your gaze. This 3D printed cape can too, with a mind and soul of its own. But is it slightly creepy? Source: CNET Date: Sept 26, 2015   Soon we won’t know what is clothing and what is tech. Just as we won’t know what… Read more »

700 mph in a Tube: The Hyperloop Experience

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Description: This alternative travel concept could change our lives in a major way. Source: CNN Money Date: Sept 11, 2015 It’s Elon Musk’s idea, but Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is trying to make this “pipe dream” a reality. Questions for discussion: 1.  Do you feel that a technology like this is something that can be woven into mainstream society? 2…. Read more »

Why You Might Want to Put Your Smartphone Down While Watching TV

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  Description: Studies show using multiple tech devices at one time may be associated with cognitive and emotional control. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 30, 2014   Like to live tweet your favourite TV show? Like to watch your Facebook feed on one screen, while working on another? Here’s the bad news: A new study… Read more »

In the Wake of Shellshock, Mac Users Are Left Waiting for a Patch

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Description: There’s a new threat affecting Linux and Mac computers that experts are saying could be potentially more dangerous than the Heartbleed bug. Source: Mashable Date: September 25, 2014 A new vulnerability called Shellshock — also called the “Bash Bug” — is affecting both Linux computers and Macs, and it has the potential to let attackers take… Read more »

Why Everyone Suddenly Loves The Phablet

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Description: Just when the smartphone saturation in the developing world seems to be near, a new device has found its niche. The Phablet (part phone, part tablet) apparently offers solutions to the problems here and in the developing world. Source: Fast Company Date: January 10th, 2013 Big screens equal big bucks. That’s what Samsung realized… Read more »

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

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Description: Everyone is at risk of a personal security breach, even Wired‘s Mat Honan. These 10 simple tips can help you improve your privacy online. Source: forbes.com Date: August 23rd, 2012 Over the weekend, I wound up atWashington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to… Read more »

High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser

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Description: A new fiber-optic cable being built across the Atlantic that will give a select number of high-frequency traders a tiny speed advantage in trading times between New York and London. Source: BusinessWeek .com Date: April 24, 2012 As of this morning, it appears someone will. A small company called Perseus Telecom, in partnership with… Read more »

Why robot brains could be the killer app of cloud computing

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Description: Thanks to fast, always-on Internet connections and vast server farms run by the likes of Amazon and Google, we’re able to offload more and more of our digital lives onto remote servers. Source: GlobeandMail .com Date: March 22, 2012 A cloud robot requires far less computing power because it can offload most of that… Read more »