Danielle Fong of LightSail Energy Fights to Get Past the Clean-Energy Startup Pinch | MIT Technology Review

Danielle Fong of LightSail Energy Fights to Get Past the Clean-Energy Startup Pinch | MIT Technology Review. Danielle Fong, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy, Inc. says I will admit a fair amount of frustration. There are a dozen venture-funded apps to pick up your dry cleaning. The basic story is that research and…

How the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 Advanced in the Past Year | MIT Technology Review

How the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 Advanced in the Past Year | MIT Technology Review MIT Technology Review has helpfully put together a list that summarises some technology milestones of 2015, and where they are today. As with the slowing economy and looming recession, mobile payments (Apple Pay) wasn’t exactly the game changer as…

Small Data: Why Tinder-like apps are the way of the future via Janel Torkington

Small Data: Why Tinder-like apps are the way of the future via Janel Torkington Two words: anticipatory computing. That your device can predict what you want to do better than you can might seem like futuristic fantasy, but Foursquare already does this. This is true. Swiping on cards is a great way to make a…

Google’s Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade via WIRED

Google’s Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade via WIRED But in a world where classical computers are approaching their limits, it at least provides some hope that the trend can be reversed. Jumping from 512 qubits to 1,000 qubits is a pretty big leap. And while still early in the realm of quantum computing,…

Mobile payments was the main star at Apple’s Event

Tech media is ablaze with news about Apple’s new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Screen sizes and other wanky tech specs aside, the Apple Wallet (to be released with iOS 8 in October), Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled devices and Touch ID fingerprint scanning for security are why the mobile payments industry is poised for…

Amidst streaming, possible ways for musicians to monetize

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Almost every modern musician knows the arguments for and against music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer… etc. It’s pretty much common talk amongst independent musicians that without millions of people streaming our songs, we’d hardly make any sort of sustainable revenue. Here’s where things could get interesting. Streaming levels the playing field I’m definitely…