The new Microsoft stock deserves respect as an innovative technology company looking to achieve dominance in the cloud computing, mobile, and …
Last year, Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers announced he was quitting football because of the high risk of concussion and long-term brain damage, despite protective helmets. And he’s not alone: it’s a growing concern, particularly for teenaged athletes. But a new collar inspired by the humble woodpecker may help protect athletes from such trauma in the future .
Investors in a “smart contract” built on the Ethereum blockchain platform may have lost cryptocurrency worth millions of dollars because they missed a loophole in the contract’s fine print.
The contract was written in Ethereum’s Solidity programming language, and the fine print was the code that set out the rules for investing in, operating, and withdrawing from a crowd-sourced venture capital fund called The DAO (The Distributed Autonomous Organization.) .
Ethereum, like other blockchains, is a distributed public ledger, or record of transactions. Where the bitcoin ledger records bitcoin transactions, the Ethereum blockchain records transfers of a cryptocurrency called Ether. But there’s more: Ethereum is also a platform for running smart contracts. Its creator, the Ethereum Foundation, describes smart contracts as “applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.”
Apple?s March quarter iPhone sales could be higher than expected due to iPhone SE channel fill.
As we all know, the public cloud has been growing incredibly fast. What may be less obvious is that growth is likely to continue even if the overall economy—and tech spending—slows.
At least, that’s what cloud companies are seeing… and betting on. According to the Wall Street Journal, ”business demand for cloud services remained strong even amid signs of a broader economic slowdown.” And according to RBC Capital projections reported in the Journal, capital spending among the 18 cloud service providers it tracks jumped 29 percent in 2014, rose just 6 percent in 2015, but will accelerate to 15 percent in 2106. The Journal also said that Amazon, Microsoft and Google spent $ 26 billion in capital expenditures in 2015, a good chunk of it on data center capacity.
Volkswagen faces a crisis demanding urgent executive action which can only be handled by the short-term return of recently deposed Chairman Ferdinand Piech as CEO, or the appointment of Hans Dieter Poetsch as interim CEO.
A new type of battery could provide better storage for renewable energy than Tesla’s Powerwall. Here’s how it works.
Quick, what’s your No. 1 qualm about smartphones? Chances are, you said “battery life.” Most smartphones today, even high-end ones, barely last a day of heavy use.
Apple is looking to fix that problem with a new patent, filed in March and published Sept. 3, that describes a “fuel cell system for a portable computing device.”
The patent envisions a system consisting of a fuel cell, which converts fuel to electrical power, an interface to the portable computing device (e.g. smartphone) and a controller that monitors the state of the fuel cell and controls it Read more…