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The Ultimate Travel Bucket List: 100 Things To Do Before You Die

<b>The world is full of wonder and if you’re anything like us, you want to go out and explore it. We’ve chosen ultimate travel bucket list – 100</b> …

West Africa now has its own digital currency

<i>Correction: The original version of this story referred to the West African eCFA using blockchain-based technology. It does not.</i><p>Senegal will soon begin using a digital currency in 2017. It’s another opportunity for financial technology (fintech) to help emerging markets leapfrog traditional banking …

Digital Currency

Bat chat: machine learning algorithms provide translations for bat squeaks

It turns out you don’t need to be Dr Doolittle to eavesdrop on arguments in the animal kingdom.<p>Researchers studying Egyptian fruit bats say they have found a way to work out who is arguing with whom, what they are squabbling about and can even predict the outcome of a disagreement – all from the …

Machine Learning

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

Social Media

Barack Obama to dismantle US register system before Donald Trump can use it to ban Muslims

Barack Obama has taken action to try and prevent Donald Trump from establishing a registry of American Muslims and banning people from Muslim nations …

Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes with the Chromium web browser and a suite of productivity and coding tools. "We asked ourselves one …

Big Data Analytics: Eating An Elephant

Of all the disruptive technologies we track, big data analytics is the biggest. It’s also among the haziest in terms of what it really means to supply chain. In fact, its importance seems more to reflect the assumed convergence of trends for massively increasing amounts of data and ever faster …

Big Data

10 NYC documentaries to watch over the holiday break

Get ready for some Netflix and … well, you know the drill<p>New York is a constant source of material for filmmakers, and there are hundreds of movies about the five boroughs—both fiction and non—that are worth your time. And what better time than a holiday weekend to hunker down, avoid your family, …

5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) has officially gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner named AI as its number one strategic technology for a second year in a row. The acquisitions race among giants like Google, IBM, Salesforce and Apple to purchase private AI companies keeps heating up — 2016 …