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Braving the blockchain bandwagon

February 5, 2018 by


You know you need to pay attention to a trend when you start seeing headlines of scammers cashing in on the action. The excerpt below—sourced from a Medium post—offers an easy-to-understand backgrounder on blockchain: « After the financial crisis of 2008, an unknown person by the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto designed Bitcoin and its original reference […]

Biometrics 101

September 4, 2017 by


You can now pay for your KFC order with a smile. But the thing is, would you really want to? A KFC location in Hangzhou, China is testing a payment system using facial recognition through a combination of 3D camera scans and a mobile phone number entry as secondary authorization to mitigate fraud. As biometric […]

The mesmerizing tech monopoly

June 4, 2017 by


A recent post from The Verge, managed to surface one jaw-dropping perspective: By positioning themselves as the platforms on top of which information technology across every sector now runs, these titans of tech become the new centers of gravity for our economy, growing in size, scope, and influence while everyone else struggles not to fall […]

Is AI intelligent enough for business?

March 30, 2017 by


An MIT Review article paints a sobering perspective on the current state of AI development as it pertains to business use. While the Google’s and Microsoft’s of Silicon Valley bask in an accelerated pace of tech development, life “outside its force field enclosed” boundaries is quite another story. One of the top researchers at Microsoft […]

Balancing life and work, one email at a time

January 2, 2017 by


One of the most intriguing phenomena that’s managed to quietly grace the whimper-like onset of 2017 is happening in France: organizations with 50+ employees are now mandated by law “to negotiate the terms of sending work emails after hours, and define the rights of employees to ignore such communication.” You wanna talk work-life balance? So […]

Life with autonomous tech

October 28, 2016 by


.. but experts Reuters talked to are more skeptical of its [Uber’s] move into freight What about you? Do you think Uber-owned Otto has what it takes to offer freight hauling services with autonomous trucks? A recent TechCrunch post offers an intriguing view into how autonomous tech is being incrementally embedded into an industry area like transport. Surely […]

Phone-as-a-Service: mobile’s final frontier?

October 3, 2016 by


A colleague pinged me on a brow-raising post by Guardian on the what appears to be ‘silent war’ among manufacturers and smartphone players. Over what? Well, ultimately, YOUR attention. Nothing new to us, right? But what the article highlights as the proposed state of smartphone innovation reaching a final stagnation point is an intriguing area of discussion. Also, […]