Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017………and Beyond!

Gartner predicts $2.5M per minute in IoT spending and 1M new IoT devices sold every hour by 2021. By 2022, a blockchain-based business will be worth $10B. By 2020, new businesses and business models will emerge based on smart contracts and blockchain efficiencies. Globally the number of people shopping online is steadily increasing from more […]

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Kenya’s Safaricom to launch Uber rival, Littlecabs

Safaricom head office in Nairobi, Kenya Kenya’s biggest telecoms company Safaricom has announced they will launch a ride-hailing company as its seeks new sources of revenue. Safaricom, which is 40 percent owned by Britain’s Vodafone, and Nairobi-based software developer Craft Silicon will launch the app called Littlecabs in the next three weeks, Safaricom CEO Bob […]

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NASA and Microsoft will let you walk on Mars using HoloLens

Pictures of astronaut Scott Kelly with HoloLens at the International Space Station! Want to go to Mars? While a real trip to the red planet might be decades away for NASA astronauts, people on Earth can take a trip to the rusty surface of Mars using Microsoft’s HoloLens technology. NASA will open a new exhibit […]

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Surveillance company Hacking Team got hacked

Specializing in surveillance technology, Hacking Team is an Italian company that sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies. The attackers have published a Torrent file with 400GB of internal documents, source code, and email communications to the public at large. In addition, the attackers have taken to Twitter, defacing the Hacking […]

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Apple fights FBI over disabling security in San Bernadino case

The FBI wants Apple to help it crack the passcode of an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But CEO Tim Cook says this demand would “undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.” In an open letter to Apple […]

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Microsoft founder weighs in on Apple vs FBI encryption battle

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates adds his opinion to the Apple vs. FBI debate. The government has demanded Apple grant access to the locked iPhone of a suspected terrorist. The debate between Apple and the FBI has sparked a transformative discussion about how far the government can reach in demanding access to information stored on consumer […]

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Intel, AT&T Agree to test LTE-Connected Drones

Drones connected to LTE will be able to fly farther and more securely, opening new business use-cases. Intel and AT&T are working together to make this happen. Intel and AT&T are working together to test how drones — or, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — can work on high-speed networks. If it work, the partnership could […]

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Automated farming: good news for food security, bad news for job security?

New technology is revolutionising modern farming, but this brave new world of robot farms and hi-tech sensors could have consequences for rural livelihoods Japanese firm Spread has said it will open the world’s first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Around the world, but especially in […]

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