Leon G. Vandenberg

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Dear Elon–Forget Killer Robots. Here’s What You Should Really Worry About

Panicking about killer robots is foolish when you have many more immediate problems, writes columnist Caroline Sinders.<p>Dear Elon,<p>We’ve never met but I feel confident telling you this: It’s going to be okay, I promise. Put the coffee down, and the whiskey. The killer robots aren’t coming for us, …

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

Cancer, dementia, heart disease and new – or new strains of – infectious diseases are what modern westerners are dying of now<p><b>Where are we</b><br>The fight against cancer has proved to be one of the greatest intellectual and practical challenges of modern times. A hundred years ago, surgical interventions …

Breast Cancer

State of Bitcoin Q1 2015: Record Investment Buoys Ecosystem

CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest quarterly State of Bitcoin report, sponsored by Gem.co, a bitcoin platform for developers.<p>This article …

A model to make sense of beliefs and associated Crypto-finance platforms

The Fin-tech community can be classified into holding one of five outlooks for the future. Diagram below plots these outlooks as ‘Levels’ of belief …

Cryptocurrency

What are Smart Contracts, and What Can We do with Them?

The Internet of Money<p>One of the great promises of cryptocurrency networks such as those underlying Bitcoin and Ripple is enabling a new paradigm of …

Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution

For all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance.<p>About a half-billion dollars worth of it vanished from an online exchange in Tokyo. A prosecutor in Manhattan arrested the 24-year-old vice chairman of its most prominent trading body on drug-related charges of …

Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music? - MIT Technology Review

The point-of-sale terminal at the CVS drugstore in Palo Alto, California, can accept payments through a quick tap from a smartphone. The clerk isn’t …

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Bitcoin, as you're about to see, could revolutionize finance, banking, commerce and more - the impact this technology could have on global society is …

2015 is the year of the Apple Watch

From Apple’s financial followers to the culture pages, expect few technology topics to garner as much attention in 2015 as the Apple Watch, which is set to launch “early” in the year.<p>Why? Because it’s not just a new gadget. Several people, companies, and entire industries are counting on it to be a …

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Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

MagMaker / December 17, 2014<p>Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share …

A Bitcoin Battle Is Brewing

Did you know the Bitcoin community is riven by tension, drama, competing agendas, and at least two starkly different visions of our economic future? That even as major banks who thought of Bitcoin as snake oil re-assess its blockchain technology as a major breakthrough, and smart money pours into …

Take away thoughts from Mobile Money & Digital ... - Payment Systems

<b>Istanbul.</b><p>The setting for the 8th Mobile Money & Digital Payments conference that was organized by Clarion Events. This was the first time the …

Financial Services

bitSIM Holdings

Hi please see this Intro Video below on bitISM<p>PLEASE participate on THIS reddit thread if you can....<p>or email LG at bitSIM dot co<p>Twitter at @bitSIMco …

2-tier virtual currencies: regulated & unregulated

Last Friday, the European Banking Authority published its long-awaited Opinion on virtual currencies. There is a brief summary in my last post and I …

NSA reportedly targeted as many as 122 world leaders for surveillance

New leaked NSA documents published in <i>Der Spiegel</i> and <i>The Intercept</i> appear to reveal more details about how that agency targeted a list of world leaders that is larger than previously thought. The documents, leaked to the publications by Edward Snowden, contain a list of 11 world leaders that have …

Carrier-backed payments service Isis expanding nationwide, will work with iPhones

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Isis<p><i>This post was updated at 11:18 a.m. PT to clarify that Isis will stick with NFC for payments, embedded in devices</i> …