Monday, March 17, 2014

Recent Forbes Posts (November 2013 - March 2014)

  • The Future Of The Web Is Audible

    Like it or not the web has mostly been designed for those who can see it. The very nature of HTML and CSS is focused on how a web page looks, mostly disregarding our other senses. With the increasing popularity of wearable technology combined with advancements in machine learning, a newfound emphasis is being placed on not only how a website read »
  • How Facebook Is Spending Billions Buying Your Attention

    Much has been blogged, tweeted and written about Facebook’s massive $19 billion dollar acquisition of WhatsApp. It’s a fascinating story that hits at the heart of the new American dream. A dream that imagines anyone with a simple idea cannot only find success, but success on gargantuan scale. Yet as a story of rags to riches aside, a core read »

  • What's Driving Google's Obsession With Artificial Intelligence And Robots?

    Google is without question one of the most innovative companies on the planet.  It’s a company that is known mostly for its amazingly successful search and advertising businesses, and will probably be known for this for the foreseeable future. But lately it’s also quickly becoming known for its rather unorthodox array of read »
  • The Rise Of The Biobot: Mixing Biology And Technology

    In a recent article posted on the The Guardian website, author and new-age guru Deepak Chopra made an interesting observation.
    “A cyborg future is coming. Man’s relationship with machine is merging and machines are an extension of our own intelligence. I’m so into it. I wear all kinds of bio-sensors to tell me what’s going on read »
  • New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

    For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it.  A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open-source brain-computer interface kit in the hands & minds of anyone.
    Brain-computer interfacing (BCI), read »
    • The Age of Surprise: Predicting The Future Of Technology

      Cover of Back to the Future
      It’s that time of the year again. You know, that time of year when technologists, pundits and bloggers get into the festive spirit and share technology predictions for the coming year. Being partially curious and possibly not wanting to be left out of the fun, I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring with my read »
    • Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

      With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.
      When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, most, if not all of them have read »
  • The Top 30 Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations In One Place

    (Update: Cryto-Currency Bubble Continues: Litecoin Surpasses Billion Dollar Market Capitalization)
    With Bitcoin passing $1000 this morning (it has since dropped), the halo effect of the rising the cypto-currency bubble has had a dramatic effect on many of the other virtual currencies. One of the biggest read »

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