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Connecting the last billion. But should we?

[reading time: two minutes] Today’s article is not the typical technological article. It is rather a provocative question over which I would be happy to deal with you, the reader. Yesterday I had the chance to “chat” a little bit... Continue Reading →

MACHINE LEARNING in 140 words.

[reading time: three minutes] Machine learning is a really big thing, capable of an unimaginable impact on our daily lives. We have been hearing a lot lately about AI implication, with Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and many more trying to... Continue Reading →

The Bits/Atoms exchange rate has never been so good.

[reading time: two minutes] You have probably heard it in the "tech side of the news": researchers have managed to produce the world’s smallest magnet and demonstrated that it’s possible to use that specific magnet—an individual atom—to store a single... Continue Reading →

BLOCKCHAINS in 140 words.

[reading time: two minutes] About a month ago the Harvard Business Review published an article on blockchains upon which I commented: “Could blockchains solve our inherent inability to trustfully deal with money?”. Fast forward a month, now blockchains are all... Continue Reading →

We love robots. But do they LIKE us?

[Reading time: five minutes] Try picturing yourself living in a world designed for someone half your size, and to constantly adapt to the least, biomechanically speaking, efficient form for your long, athletic biped body: walking on all fours. If that... Continue Reading →

What is the HYPERLOOP and why should you care.

[reading time: two minutes] It’s 2017. We are capable of printing our food in a 3D printer, we are able to fit an unbelievable amount of processing power in our watches and we are seriously pondering not only whether to... Continue Reading →

How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers

In 2009, the Iowan actor founded a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and child sexual exploitation, the NGO changed its name to Thorn in 2012. In 2012, the International Labor Organization estimated that there were roughly 21 million... Continue Reading →

Command the skies with the world’s smallest camera drone… at an equally tiny price

It’s just over an inch-and-a-half across, less than an inch high, and weighs less than half an ounce. Yet despite its diminutive package, the SKEYE Nano 2 FPV Drone sports a list of credentials that put many larger models to... Continue Reading →

YouTube is testing in-app messaging to take on Facebook

YouTube might be getting a lot more social and conversational in the near future. The Google-owned video platform is currently testing a new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android that will allow users to exchange clips, texts and links without... Continue Reading →

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