Lava Lamps for Encryption

This is a remarkable piece of lateral thinking by the folks at CloudFlare. It's well known that random numbers are difficult to generate. It can be simulated, but any coded algorithm that generates the numbers can potentially be reversed engineered. So CloudFlare borrowed an idea from Silicon Graphics to use a wall of lava lamps … Continue reading Lava Lamps for Encryption

Lethality of AI and Robotics

Frankly, this video scared me a bit. I do believe we should pursue AI and robotic research. But proceed with great caution nonetheless. This is important video for people to watch, but I don't believe it's appropriate for kids. https://youtu.be/9CO6M2HsoIA    

Google is bringing the funk with a doodle & digital turntable marking the birth of Hip Hop music

Google has done a great job over the years highlighting specific noteworthy events that would otherwise go unnoticed. This is one. "Hip Hop was disruptive," says YouTube's head of music. "It shows that people in any situation have the ability to create something powerful and meaningful." The post Google is bringing the funk with a … Continue reading Google is bringing the funk with a doodle & digital turntable marking the birth of Hip Hop music

Why YouTube will be forced to change

This is an interesting trend and the first time I have seen a noticeable list of top YouTube channels migrate to a new platform revenue stream. Due to a complete lack of transparency, there has been a lot of frustration with YouTube regarding revenue potential. I think this is a good trend and it will … Continue reading Why YouTube will be forced to change

Think a Robot Could Never Replace You?

You better think again. By some estimates, it's a reality we might have to begin facing as early as 2025. Consider the Sedasys machine, a Computer Assisted Personalized Sedation System, which was approved by the FDA last year. The Sedasys P080009 is a machine designed to administer Propofol to patients undergoing surgery and monitor their vital signs … Continue reading Think a Robot Could Never Replace You?

Project Ara is Real?!

I am actually stunned that Project Ara is turning out to be a real product scheduled for release next year. For those unfamiliar, Project Ara is the concept that a smartphone can be a collection modules that you connect to frame-like backbone. The purpose being to allow consumers to upgrade specific components of their smartphone … Continue reading Project Ara is Real?!

Google’s Goal for D-Wave Quantum Computer

It's widely known that Google has purchased one of the fastest computers in the world from D-Wave Systems based in Canada. What has not been known until now is what do they hope to accomplish with it. New Scientist magazine reports in Google and NASA ride D-Wave to a quantum future that the computer stored in NASA's … Continue reading Google’s Goal for D-Wave Quantum Computer