Emily Mandala

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Five Breakthroughs That Could Make You Love the Bus

Can new technology radically improve the rider experience?<p>The Union Station bus deck in Washington, D.C., is a loud and smelly place. Municipal and inter-city buses rumble in and out, perfuming the semi-enclosed depot with the stench of combusted diesel. The arrival of a lone battery electric bus …

Technology Grants for Libraries 101

Discover the confidence and knowledge to successfully receive library grant funding. Find out where to easily locate grant opportunities, learn a …

Libraries

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

How Smart Technologies Are Transforming Life & Business Now!

<i>Five “Fast Trends” We Cannot Ignore Anymore</i><p>Will artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and robots change the world? Or, is it all just hype? Are we …

Drones, AI, and smart meetings at the beginning of the Microsoft Build conference

What you need to know about the company's developers' event.<p>Microsoft kicked off its annual conference for developers, called Build, on Monday. “The world is becoming a computer,” Satya Nadella, the company’s CEO, said towards the beginning of his keynote address, describing the way that computing …

Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share

We are spending a lot of time discussing what happens to data when you explicitly or implicitly share it. But what about data that you have never ever shared?<p>Your cousin’s DNA<p>We all share DNA  —  after all, it seems we are all descendants of a few tribes. But the more closely related you are, the …

How New York City used analytics to solve urban challenges

How do you protect housing renters from discrimination; engage parents in the education system; and preventing a large-scale epidemic of a deadly …

Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live

Over 40 years ago, humanity was introduced to on-the-go communications with the first generation of clunky cellphones that looked like bricks or came …

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030

Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. While many of these trends will make for solid investments for the next 5-10 years, fewer companies are considering the …

Singularity

In Case You Missed It: Bold visions for humanity at day 4 of TED2018

Three sessions of memorable TED Talks covering life, death and the future of humanity made the penultimate day of TED2018 a remarkable space for tech …

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue. Click</i> <i>HERE</i> <i>to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>Ben Wilfong leaned toward his computer screen, fingers poised …

Renewable Sources Account For Most New U.S. Power Capacity

The history of power production through the early part of the 21st century was very much a tale of nonrenewable energy resources. Power was produced primarily by coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy at large power plants at central locations and distributed to customers via the electrical grid.<p>But …

Renewable Energy

If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense - MIT Technology Review

A blockchain is a mathematical structure that stores data securely over time. The idea has risen to fame on the back of the Bitcoin boom. Bitcoin …

Quantum Physics

The Spectacular Wonders of Europe's Libraries

Veteran photographer Robert Dawson earned his bona fides in the 1980s and ’90s shooting spectacular images of the American West, often intended to …

In a Big Data World, Scholars Need New Guidelines for Research

User information from Facebook and other social-media sites is invaluable to political and social scientists, but it must be treated with care

Can humans get a handle on AI?

On the face of it, the answer(s) should be obvious. Or are they? And by the way, how much data do we really need?<p><i>Humanizing AI communication: What's</i> …

How the "Platform" Is Radically Changing Technology, the Economy, and Society

In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Leif Weatherby reviews a host of recent books that aim to understand the “platform” as a historically new …

What the GDPR means for Facebook, the EU and you

I think the GDPR in general is going to be a very positive step for the internet.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

James Martin

20 Mind-Boggling Facts About Quantum Computing Everyone Should Read

The dream of “quantum computing” – harnessing the power of quantum-level mechanics in order to create computers far faster and more powerful than any available today – came a step closer to reality recently.<p>Microsoft and Google both have just announced that they are expecting to reach key …

Quantum Computing

Using Blockchain to Secure the "Internet of Things"

The ability to better track and distribute security software updates would help fortify insecure IoT devices, which have already contributed to major …

5 Sectors Blockchain is Rapidly Changing

Blockchain is having a major effect on data verification, voting, audio, crypto transactions and education.<p>Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology have been at the forefront of media since their astronomical rise in value and volatility this past year. While many investors have been …

BitGuild announces blockchain platform for online games

A gaming platform which promises to address the issue of property in a digital age has today been revealed.<p>Using blockchain technology, BitGuild aims …

Blockchain

Governments dream of drone-based development

The Federal Aviation Administration is evaluating applications from state and local governments that want to be a part of the nationwide Unmanned …

'Cryptojackers' Hit Government Websites: A New Flavor of Hacking, Courtesy of Third-Party Code

As if ransomware, phishing and all other manner of ways hackers are trying to steal things wasn't enough, it appears government has a new type of …

Is blockchain secure enough for government?

As agencies experiment with blockchain to speed procurement, secure employee records and bring interoperability to health records, they are learning …

Government Technology

DOD's growing interest in quantum and blockchain

The Marine Corps and U.S. Cyber Command are both exploring how quantum computing and blockchain could transform their business practices.

Quantum Computing

Ubisoft is training an AI to squash game bugs before they're written

The Assassin's Creed developer has trained an AI tool called Commit Assistant to spot when programmers are about to mess up, preemptively fixing bugs …

Advice on how to predict the future, from a professor whose job is to predict the future

For a futurist, Richard Watson has funny ideas about time. The British writer and lecturer teaches students, governments, and businesses “disruptive futurology,” or how to think about tomorrow, while rifling through month-old Sunday papers—in print!—skimming dated headlines.<p>When I met him, Watson …

Business School

CRISPR could enable quick, reliable medical tests

You’ve heard of CRISPR as a way to edit or delete genes. Now, two leading biologists say it could also be used to detect cancer or viruses.<p><b>What it</b> …

Genetics