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 »
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 »
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 »
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 onread »
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.
Sometimes you stumble upon a site that is truly amazing. This is one of those times. A new project simply called ”earth” aims provide a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers and is updated every three hours.
The Weather data is produced by the Global Forecast System (GFS), operated by read »
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 »
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 »
I admit, like a lot of others, I’ve found myself with a bit of a bitcoin obsession lately. I find the vast amount of effort it takes to create something that doesn’t actually exist, completely fascinating. So I decided to find out how much computing power is exerted in the effort to mine and read »
(Update: Global Bitcoin Computing Power Now 256 Times Faster Than Top 500 Supercomputers, Combined!)
Following yesterday’s news that Bitcoin had passed the $1000 mark, the halo effect continues this morning with the crypto-currency market capitalization site coinmarketcap.com reporting that Litecoin has joined read »
(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 »