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Obama wants the US to Build a Supercomputer that can Mimic Brain
Today, President Obama signed an executive order setting in motion the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), a federal supercomputing research initiative to authorize its implementation in the FBI, NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, and NOAA. These deployment agencies will participate and influence the design of a system, software, and potential applications. The initiative also has another goal: to build an exascale computer within the next ten years that is capable of 10^18 ope...
Latest approach to IoT security through a major alliance of IT and OT
Since last 15 years, the Internet revolution has redefined the definition of business to consumer industries. These industries include financial services, media and retail marketing. In the coming 10 years, it will fix its paws over manufacturing, transportation, energy, agriculture and other industrial sectors. Together the industrial sector economy for IoT accounts for almost two third of the overall GDP. It will fundamentally transform the interaction between humans and machines. Named by British entrepreneur, Kevin Ashton in th...
Finally, less can be more: World’s first 'true' Remix Android PC costs $20
Here comes the revolutionary new generation PC, the all new Remix Mini, world’s first ever Android PC. This Android PC costs merely $20, which is even less than your dinner bill for two! It shuffles easily into a serviceable desktop operating system from an opened sourced Android. Fellas, Remix Mini is trending high because of its remarkable features, stylish, affordable and small. “We know you were probably thinking about buying 2 Chipotle burritos with a Patron Margarita with 20 bucks,” writes Jide Tech in its Kickstarter page. “Bu...
Augmented Reality Binoculars to Visualize Climate Change are coming
Global warming and climate change is an especially troublesome issue to envision. The perils it causes – can appear to be sufficiently distant to be shrouded in a cloudy impalpability, which prompts lack of care. Moreover, it’s human nature to not react to issues unless they’re right there in the face. Therefore, California’s Marin County government is introducing new device - OWL that will permits its residents to look into the future, to see definitely what it will look like when ocean level rises lands on their doorstep. The rev...
ICANN Wants to Take Away Your Privacy Pie
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires domain registrants to file their full name and contact info into WHOIS, the internet’s de facto yellow pages for websites, and one of the most searched database in the world. However, there are services out there that allow domain registrants to veil this information with a proxy’s contact information. There’s a legion of reasons behind doing so, however, the most reasonable and believable one is that everyone want their share of greater privacy. This, privacy pi...
German Consumer Finance Darling Kreditech Raises $110 Million in a Series C Funding Round
Kreditech, an online consumer finance startup that loans money to unbanked borrowers with little or no credit rating, is mining $110 million in a Series C round of funding. About $44 million of it is financed by Peter Thiel, famed entrepreneur and venture capitalist who discovered Facebook, Palantir and many others. Similar such buoyed fintech startups like WorldRemit, Funding Circle, and TransferWise are raising large rounds of fundings, and increasing mergers and acquisitions pointing toward an imminent disruption of the traditio...
102 US Cities Pledge to Deliver Reliable, Gigabit Speed Internet in the U.S.
Let’s face it: America is facing a rather complicated hiccup: its sluggish internet service. Its broadband infrastructure is quite antediluvian, a little overpriced compared to that of other countries, and a lot of this, perhaps, is because it’s commitment to staying in favor of telecommunication companies that rip us off our money in return for a bog-standard internet speed. Downloading a HD movie takes about seven seconds in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Zurich, Paris and Bucharest, and people pay as little as $30 a month for that con...
WhatsApp rolls out new user-friendly features for its Web Version
Facebook owned instant messaging app, WhatsApp has updated its web interface that was launched earlier this year in January, to include a handful of new features that enable increased control over your chats and group conversations that take place on your browser. WhatsApp on Web, the browser version, that allowed users to carry out WhatsApp chats via a desktop or laptop had major setbacks and was pretty-much simplistic. The newly added features will help users use more options, such as editing their profile photo and status mes...
IBM Unveils World’s Most Powerful Chip Ever Created
IBM Research announced the most powerful chip ever created - the world’s first fully-functional 7 nanometer chip, with roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips. Relatively, competitors like Intel have been struggling for years to shrink their consumer chips down below 14-nanometers. The world’s largest semiconductor chip maker is making Herculean efforts to commercialize 10-nanometer chips. The research advance was made using silicon-germanium instead of pure silicon in major regions of the molecular-si...
Hacking Team Exposed, Another Nail in the Coffin of Privacy?
On July 5, 2015 an anti-surveillance crusader blazoned a ginormous, 400 gigabyte chunk on Bit Torrent of internal documents from the mysterious Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team on the company’s official Twitter feed. Five days after suffering the massive attack, the security firm is still scrimmaging to cap the damage and figure out how exactly the perpetrators racked up the data breach. The anonymous hacker hijacked HT’s official Twitter account and continued to post screenshots of email communications, client lists – includ...