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  • 3 of the most recent developments in IoT technology - We talked briefly about IoTs in an earlier post. Internet of Things are the next big thing after the Smartphone revolution. The concept of IoT stems from the hypothesis that any electronic hardware can become ‘smart’, i.e. integrated with software. Be it your watch, refrigerator or alarm system. With companies...
  • Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later - Crypto currency is one of those things that is really looking to take off in the next decade or so. The mining attacks that have happened are an indication of the risks that are associated with these currencies. Anything that is digital is a bit hard to protect in today’s...
  • 5G is almost here — here’s how everyone’s getting ready - Everyone is getting a bit sick of 4G or LTE service. Now, that is going to change. It should really be no surprise to people as it is close to 2019. The technology that we see and are going to continue on being introduced to is absolutely mind blowing. The...
  • The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away - Quantum computing is a very really thing and people need to understand the reality of it happening. The bottom line is that it is going to occur and people should prepare for it. Whether it is three years down the road or ten years down the road, it really does...
  • Google’s ambitions for China could trigger a crisis inside the company - Tech companies in recent years have become so prominent and so large, that they are now some of the biggest companies in the world, and have the ability to make major disruptions based on the moves and changes they make. One company, Google, has recently shown their ambition to get...

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3 of the most recent developments in IoT technology

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We talked briefly about IoTs in an earlier post. Internet of Things are the next big thing after the Smartphone revolution. The concept of IoT stems from the hypothesis that any electronic hardware can become ‘smart’, i.e. integrated with software. Be it your watch, refrigerator or alarm system.

With companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon spending billions on research and development, the IoT revolution can only be spurred further forward. Today we have smart homes, smart refrigerators and smart medical devices, all of which collect millions of data points on an annual basis. They process this data and produce relevant and human readable output for us.

If anything, for the IoT momentum to really continue, we need faster computing speeds. With the advent of Big Data, Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence, the world needs bigger servers, more storage space and faster processing. The concept of Edge computing, where the data is processed right next to the source, should go a short way to solve processing speed problems.

The IoT world continues to surprise us with new releases and updates on a daily basis. It is estimated that about 20 billion IoT devices, or almost three times the current population, will be in existence by 2020! To fulfil this prediction, an increasing number of startups are establishing themselves in this space, such as Armis and Alertmedia in the United States. Let us look at some recent news in this space.

Lantronix displays new stuff at CA

The Sensors Expo and Conference, held at San Jose in California from the 26th to the 28th of June, featured many top IoT solution providers from across the nation. Lantronix, the American secure data access provider, released its new product XPort® Edge embedded ethernet gateway. With this, Lantronix has expanded its external gateway portfolio.

Altizon pushes Edge computing further ahead

Altizon, an Industrial IoT platform provider, is furthering the cause of IoT Edge technology. Companies that are trying to develop edge technology require advanced analytics, which is provided by companies like Altizon. The Datonis, its product suite, is penetrating chunks of the market.

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TeamViewer is getting bigger

Yet another major IoT event was held in Amsterdam in June this year, called the IoT Tech Expo Europe 2018. TeamViewer is a software solution provider for IoT and connectivity. The latest IoT product offers enhanced debugging and configuration, as well as a host of additional features.

With Altizon, TeamViewer and Lantronix furthering the cause, IoT seems to have a bright future ahead. With every leap that is made in Edge Computing, IoT can only get better in terms of processing speed.

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

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Crypto currency is one of those things that is really looking to take off in the next decade or so. The mining attacks that have happened are an indication of the risks that are associated with these currencies. Anything that is digital is a bit hard to protect in today’s world. Now, there are a lot of different hacking tools that are used to prevent these things from happening. For it to really take off, it needs to be safe.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bitcoin is one of the most innovative creations of the 20th century and it will succeed.
  • There are some risks for regulators when they look at the entire crypto market.
  • It is not easy to see in the future and where this market is going to be down the road.

“It didn?t take long for hackers to start using the exploits to run ransomware on thousands of computers, grinding hospitals and businesses to a halt.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/14/cryptocurrency-mining-attacks-using-leaked-nsa-hacking-tools-are-still-highly-active-a-year-later/

5G is almost here — here’s how everyone’s getting ready

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Everyone is getting a bit sick of 4G or LTE service. Now, that is going to change. It should really be no surprise to people as it is close to 2019. The technology that we see and are going to continue on being introduced to is absolutely mind blowing. The fact is that technology only is going to get better. It has been that way for years and it will continue that way as everyone wants the next best thing.

Key Takeaways:

  • As time goes on, technology is only getting better and better all throughout the world.
  • A faster network is beneficial for everyone as communication can be much quicker now.
  • It is up to the people making the decisions to make sure that a new 5G package is not too expensive.

“But on a more technical level, ?5G? is an agreed upon set of standards defined by the International Telecommunication Union (the ITU) and the 3GPP, who work together with hardware companies and carriers to define what exactly a 5G network actually is.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/7/17829270/5g-phone-cell-mobile-network-hardware

The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away

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Quantum computing is a very really thing and people need to understand the reality of it happening. The bottom line is that it is going to occur and people should prepare for it. Whether it is three years down the road or ten years down the road, it really does not matter. Time goes very fast. When quantum computing , and artificial intelligence, really comes into play and establishes itself, people are going to lose their jobs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Artificial intelligence is going to take some of the non skill labor away from humans.
  • The computing that is going to be run at this high level will open a ton of new possibilities.
  • Being able to process information as this high of a speed is going to be a game changer.

“The Chinese government is building a $10 billion National Laboratory for Quantum Information in Anhui province, which borders Shanghai and is slated to open in 2020. Meanwhile, the U.S. public research into quantum computing is running at around $200 million per year.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/07/the-reality-of-quantum-computing-could-be-just-three-years-away/

Google’s ambitions for China could trigger a crisis inside the company

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Tech companies in recent years have become so prominent and so large, that they are now some of the biggest companies in the world, and have the ability to make major disruptions based on the moves and changes they make. One company, Google, has recently shown their ambition to get into the Chinese market. However, given the differentiation and differing thoughts that take place among executives within the company, there are many risks to approaching this new market.

Key Takeaways:

  • CEO, Sundar Pichai, had gotten on stage with the intent of addressing Google employees interest in hearing about the China plans.
  • As Pichai spoke, employees noted that the words spoken were being transcribed in real time by a press person.
  • Kate Conger, of the New York Times, apparently had a source inside Google, which led one Google employee to react with uncouth language.

“Employees who had been pressing top executives for answers about the company?s plans to build a censored search engine and news app for the Chinese market appeared to have finally gotten their wish.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/18/17724960/google-china-dragonfly-employee-protest

All 59 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 2

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Startups are one of the most popular areas of business in recent years, as the tech boom and increased investments in various industries have allowed early hopefuls the opportunity to build their dream companies. Y Combinator is an event that hosts new startups and announces major startup news, and is often the place where many new companies hope to launch their new platforms. These are all of the businesses that made the big announcement during the 2018 Y Combinator event.

Key Takeaways:

  • Of the wide array of startups that launched at Y combinator’s Demo Day 2 in S18, the fewest number fell into the categories of government, industrial and agriculturally relevant startups.
  • Educational and automotive offerings were also sparse, as were startups dealing with blockchain.
  • One offering, “Mental Happy” aims to brighten worker’s days with its “cheerbox” which carries positive messages and wellness and food products.

“As we noted yesterday, B2B software and services was the biggest vertical with 30 percent of the 132 startups falling into that slice of the categorical pie. Healthcare-related startups were close behind with 28 percent.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/21/all-59-startups-that-launched-today-at-y-combinators-s18-demo-day-2/

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

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The opportunities provided by new technological advancements in the digital era are broad reaching, and they impact businesses in nearly all areas of operation. One of the most robust and useful ways of using these advancements is that of artificial intelligence, as it can be applied to make all things run smoother. When it comes to Google, they have applied AI to be implemented to ensure that their cooling systems are properly regulated, to ensure efficient operations.

Key Takeaways:

  • As might be expected, Google data centers are massive, because they have to power everything, from Gmail, to Google Search and YouTube.
  • That’s thousands of servers, creating a dilemma as to how to keep them at an optimal temperature always, while also maintaining best-practice energy efficiency standards.
  • Google fixed on a DeepMind AI system as a way to limit CO2 emissions, while keeping the servers humming and cool.

“Now, the AI system is implementing actions on its own, though human operators are always there to supervise and take over if need be.”

Read more: https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/18/google-deepmind-ai-run-data-center-cooling-systems/

DJI Mavic 2 review

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In recent years, one of the most trending and hyped up consumer products among tech savvy and hobby enthusiasts has been the rise of the consumer drone for an array of reasons. Now that they are more affordable, more people can use them for video recordings, photos, and basic exploration. DJI’s new Mavic 2 consumer drone provides enthusiasts with increased functionalities and greater capabilities than previous models, and is sure to captivate anybody interested in drones.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Mavic Pro proved to be a product that was highly youth and student friendly, as it’s high degree of portability made it easy to simply stuff into a knapsack and go.
  • Although portability was even further enhanced with other Mavic lines, the flagship product’s specs were in no way jimmied with until recently.
  • Then, early in September, this year, the company launched the latest incarnation of its signature camera at a Brooklyn event.

“Even more so than the original, the Mavic 2 is focused on imagining. In fact, the camera is so central to the update that the company actually split the product into two SKUs ? the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/01/dji-mavic-2-review/

Elon Musk shuffles Tesla’s executive team in email

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Elon Musk is a very eccentric leader who is no doubt a very brilliant man. The story of his life is absolutely insane and for him to achieve the success that he has is a testament to his hard work and dedication. With his largest current project, Tesla, there has been a lot of controversy over how the company is going to proceed. He just recently sent out an email telling the members of the executive team that there will be some changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although the recent staff reshuffling is not connected to its recent negative public image, they give a picture of the inner workings of the company.
  • Among those promoted is Kevin Kassekert who was transferred from head of infrastructure development to vice president of people and places.
  • In the email, Elon Musk stated that the company is going to have a magnificent quarter and will produce magnificent results in the future not minding media reports.

“After a string of executive departures over the past several months that continued Friday with the resignations of two people in high-profile positions, CEO Elon Musk announced a series of promotions and job updates in an email sent to employees.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/07/elon-musk-shuffles-teslas-executive-team-in-email/

The collapse of ETH is inevitable

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Ethereum was started a couple of years ago and the initial promise was absolutely incredible. The founder was a genius from Russia who was looking to launch a new platform for decentralized apps. A bit different than Bitcoin, the consensus was that both crypto-currencies could co-exist in a world where these two currencies would take off. Bitcoin, as it is well documented, took off amid all of its volatility. Now, Ether is struggling with fees and speed of the network.

Key Takeaways:

  • As the world of crypto continues to grow, there are a ton of coins that will be washed out.
  • Bitcoin is the king of the entire market but Ether is in second place looking to close in.
  • As time has gone on, Ether founder Vitalik Buterin has not followed through with promises made to the public.

“Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/02/the-collapse-of-eth-is-inevitable/