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Big Data Will Get Even Bigger In 2015

Perhaps the biggest trend in enterprise computing is driven by a host of very small things. That is, Big Data, a terrible term used to describe the exploding volumes, variety and velocity of data, is largely the result of small devices, whether Internet of Things-style sensors or mobile devices.<p>If …

When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy of Apple Pay. Any …

Seeing Math: A New Language for Geometry

If geometry is a language, then Euclid's <i>Elements</i> lays out its alphabet and dictates the rules for how the letters relate each other. (It's sort of …

How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.<p>As an appreciator of the art of visual storytelling by way of good information graphics — an art especially endangered in this golden age of bad infographics served as linkbait — I was …

Can solar bonds transform America's energy infrastructure?

Lyndon Rive, the loquacious co-founder and chief executive of SolarCity, says his company isn’t desperate for capital.<p>The largest installer of …

Google has poached an expert scientist to build a quantum computer

John Martinis and his team join the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab<p>Google has hired a team of quantum computing experts from University of California Santa Barbara as part of a drive to design and build new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Noted physicist John Martinis …

Japan to have 30 floating solar power islands to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy

Japan has about 146,000 square miles, which is roughly the size of the state of Montana. The difference is that while Montana is home to about 1 …

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