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Smart technologies can’t replace humans - Plane crash caused by overreliance on autopilot

                Slow news days seem to be characterized by the blogosphere reaching into its bag of social-injustice-topics and gleefully ranting about whichever it blindly selects. On every fifth iteration or so of this charming cycle, in between politicians breaking the economy and the top ten blah-blah-blah, we get to hear about how the machines...

When you think Harley-Davidson, you think… sustainability? - Harley begins production of an electric motorcycle.

                Harley-Davidson today released that it will produce a full-size, electric motorcycle. This, as the latest development in sustainable technologies, demonstrates that major brands in vehicle manufacturing see EVs as the way of the future, and will begin production to spur demand from their customers. Most 2-wheeled EVs currently in ma...

And Their Eyes Were Watching the Sun - Solar will soon be cheaper than coal

                SolarCity announced today that it has agreed to acquire solar panel manufacturer Silevo, with the intent of constructing a manufacturing plant capable of producing 1 GW of panels per year, one of the largest on the planet. The release continues, indicating that SolarCity intends to build a follow on plant with a minimum of 10 GW of ...

For Tesla, Patents are so 20th-Century - Strategy meets vision

                Tesla has promised it will not enforce its mountain of electric car patents against anyone producing electric vehicles “in good faith”. This surprise move is consistent with Tesla’s narrative, as well as having definite strategic benefits which position the world’s premier electric vehicle manufacturer very well if other companies t...

Quantum - The Biggest Development in Computing Since Computers

Big data is the buzzword for data sets too large and complex to be analyzed efficiently using conventional tools. The ability of humans to measure and analyze more and more of our surroundings has created opportunities for control and optimization never before imagined and created markets that serve the new need to understand and use these massive ...

Alibaba’s US IPO - Don’t sell your Amazon stock just yet

The Chinese ecommerce titan, Alibaba, has planned an IPO that is all but guaranteed to be the financial event of the year. Valued at a whopping $168 billion, the sale of a 12% stake is estimated to raise $20.16 billion, making Alibaba’s the largest IPO ever, beating the current record holder, Visa, by $500 million, and Facebook’s much lauded IPO by...

eBay follows Target - Living in a Hacker’s Paradise

In the footsteps of the resignation of Target’s CEO over failed cyber-security, eBay today released that its systems have also been compromised. The users of the online auction site have had their information stolen, though financial and credit card data appears secure, “…customer information including names, phone numbers, birth dates, home addres...


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