Luis Daniel Arrieta

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Sierra Leone just held the world's first blockchain-powered election

On March 7, 2018, blockchain startup Agora oversaw the results of Sierra Leone’s presidential election, marking the first use of the technology in …

Never Mind Electric Cars: Why Electric Roads Are the Real Key to the Future

Trucks are bigger polluters than cars, and electric batteries may not be the answer.<p><i>“Breathe in that smog and feel lucky that only in L.A. will you</i> …

Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

IBM’s latest computer is a blockchain-ready CPU smaller than a grain of salt

IBM kicked off its Think 2018 conference today with a bombshell announcement: It has made the world’s smallest computer, and it’s designed from the …

Blockchain

How can I control my child’s social media use?

Why do social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc deem children ‘adults’ in the vast and dangerous world of technology? My 14-year-old is engaging in a toxic relationship with a girl on Instagram. I am not allowed access to his account as it is protected by their user privacy …

Social Media

Google now predicts flight delays

Google Flights, the tech giant’s airline flight search engine, now provides reasons for flight delays, predictions on which flights will be delayed and what travelers can expect if they booked the cheapest seats on a plane.<p>Using historic flight status data and its own algorithms, it can predict …

A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …

Quantum Computing

Uber is piloting a bike-sharing service with JUMP

Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco. JUMP’s contract with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency enables it to launch 250 of its dockless, …

Uber tests dockless bike-sharing option

Uber today announced it’s joining the bike sharing game as part of a partnership with JUMP bikes. Users will soon be able to find nearby electric bikes and rent them for a while. It’s one of those features which could be described as “like Uber, but for bikes” only this time it’s actually …

How Dangerous Is Misinformation On Facebook?

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Roger McNamee, a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. He believes the company threatens democracy because it has helped spread fake news.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Facebook announced changes to its news feed algorithm this week, which it …

Social Media

‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media

The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya<p>Tech by itself doesn’t want to be good ... It takes humans to make sure that the things that you do with it are good Apple chief executive Tim Cook<p>Mark …

Social Media

5 Revelations About The Black Market For Fake Social Media Followers

Fake accounts are everywhere. Here's what you need to know.<p>Twitter started, as with so many other Silicon Valley success stories, as a side hustle.<p>In …

Telstra transmission network hits 400Gbps

Telstra, Ericsson, and Ciena have announced attaining speeds of 400Gbps across the telco's transmission network using 61.5GHz spectrum in …

Telecoms

Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to …

Google expands network with new data centers, subsea cables

Google is expanding its existing cloud network with new data centers this year and new subsea cables in 2019, the search giant said Tuesday in a blog post.<p>It will add data centers to five regions in 2018, including Montreal and the Netherlands in the first quarter, followed by Los Angeles, Finland …