Also contains interesting stuff about the military importance of the moon as well Secret History of Silicon Valley - YouTube In this lecture[,](nowhere “#science #technology #history #usa #military #coldwar”) renowned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank presents how the roots of Silicon Valley sprang not from the later development of the silicon semiconductor but instead from the earlier technology duel over the skies of Germany and secret efforts around (and over) the Soviet Union. merci à @[Krugor](/u/krugor)
A monolithic immersion metalens for imaging solid-state quantum emitters.... Quantum emitters such as the diamond nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center are the basis for a wide range of quantum technologies.However, refraction and reflections at material interfaces impede photon collection, and the emitters’ atomic scale necessitates the use of free space optical measurement setups that prevent packaging of quantum devices. To overcome these limitations, we design and fabricate a metasurface composed of nanoscale diamond pillars that acts as an immersion lens to collect and collimate the emission of an individual NV center. #monolithic #immersion #metalens #imaging #solid-state #quantum #emitters #photonic #optic #physics #chemistry #diamond #nitrogen-vacancy #NV #light #technology #hardware (...)
Renesas Electronics Develops Low-Power Technology for Embedded Flash Memory Based on SOTB™ Process to Enable Energy Harvesting and Eliminate Need for Batteries.... Achieves Read Energy of 0.22 pJ/bit at 64 MHz – Among the World’s Lowest Levels for Embedded Flash Memory on an MCU. #technology #electronics #science #physics #Energy #Harvesting #Flash #Memory #hardware #computer ▻https://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2019/news20190612.html
CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software.... The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, and also known as home of the Large Hadron Collider, has announced plans to migrate away from Microsoft products and on to open-source solutions where possible. Why? Increases in Microsoft license fees. Microsoft recently revoked the organisations status as an academic institution, instead pricing access to its services on users. This bumps the cost of various software licenses 10x, which is just too much for CERN’s budget. #CERN #Microsoft #Open_Source #Software #computer #technology #Switzerland #Geneva (...)
28 Years Ago, Our Enslavement was Predicted — and We’re Still Not Listening
28 Years Ago, Our Enslavement was Predicted — and We’re Still Not Listening“An untold #future lies ahead, and for the first time, I face it with a sense of hope. For if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life; maybe we can too.” — Sarah ConnorI was a kid when I first heard this quote, and It was shocking how we could even think of machines having feelings. Even more, it was interesting the idea in that quote referring that human beings don’t appreciate life.At that moment I wasn’t a big fan of terminator and to be honest I’m still not the biggest follower, yet, that bit of the end of the movie was nailed into my memory even -especially these days- several years after.Some years after Terminator, the first movie of The Matrix was released and from the very first time, I was hooked (...)
How Not To Kill Your Software Project
Tons of software development projects tend to fail after launch for various reasons, of which the primary one is the lack of clear goals. Another almost equally significant but underestimated cause of failure is that a considerable number of these startups were solving the wrong problem.This situation is like a case of going a hundred miles per hour in the wrong direction and is quite common in the software development industry, but often binned under the ‘incompetence’ category (although, admittedly, that does play a role in some cases). It is an issue of poor communication between the parties involved.An ideal project would mean that all the organization’s staff at every level, as well as the target users, would be utterly convinced about the need to product and its ability to solve the (...)
Genericide : Trademarking “Blockchain”
It’s super easy to trademark “blockchain.” Or is it?Continue reading on Hacker Noon »
First of the grand masters goes on the #blockchain!
V-ID immortalises Rembrandt on the blockchainContinue reading on Hacker Noon »
What’s the Number One Concern Keeping Hotel Group CIOs Up at Night?
“People trust us to allow them to sleep safely and securely. There’s a longstanding tradition of an innkeeper, that we fulfill that commitment to them. Has it extended naturally, with the same diligence, to the digital environment? Not always.” — John Burns, President of #hospitality #technology Consulting.Last November’s news that the private information of approximately 500 million Marriott International guests had been leaked was a sobering reminder of the catastrophic #security vulnerabilities that exist in the hospitality industry.Cyber attacks on hotels are particularly prevalent because of the vast amount of personal data stored, with PwC’s Hotels Outlook Report 2018–2022 indicating that the hospitality industry suffers from the second highest number of data breaches across all sectors.But (...)
The Mindset Of The #startup Founders
What Goes Into The Mind Of Startup Founders?Idea is powerful but not until it becomes actionable and get the validation by real user.We are living in the era where the word impossible seems to be challenged by young dare-devils. For them every problem seems to be like an opportunity to make an impact. They are not limited by their thoughts, they want to fight, they want to try, failures are no more stopping them, they have all the courage to stand up and face and grow up.That is the spirit which is shaping the current world of today, fostering new energy and giving birth to new kind of innovation. I have been fortunate enough to meet many startup founders and also being a startup founder myself, this topic very close to my heart. It very relevant in the current dynamics to understand (...)
React Native provides an opportunity to build cross-platform apps for both IOS and Android. This creates a thought that you can build one app that will work on both platforms, so you can cut the costs twice. However, there is a lot of misconception around this framework and the first thing you should know — it’s not a perfect choice for all of the apps. Let’s dive into the topic and understand what are strong and weak sides of React Native and is it worth using.Interest in React Native is IncreasingReact Native was developed in 2015 by Facebook and since that time the interest in this framework was rapidly growing:And it’s not a surprise, because when businesses think about building an application they immediately end up on React Native because of its attractive features.Pros of React (...)
TRON’s New Sun Network Highlights the Pivotal Role of Sidechain #technology
Tron (TRX) is again announcing a series of development upgrades to make the Tron network more scalable. The reason for this need for scalability lays in the increased usage of DApps.A DApp is an abbreviation for a decentralized application. For most users, the application will look and feel the same as a normal application you can find in the App Store or Google PlayStore, however, the app is built on top of #blockchain infrastructure.This means that the business logic (backend code) is running on all nodes within a decentralized peer-to-peer network. Another variant to this concept is a frontend application which makes calls to a smart contract running on the p2p network. It is even possible to take this one step further and host the frontend code on decentralized storage such as Swarm (...)
How to Estimate the Actual #software Development Time?
Custom software development is when specific software is tailor-made to fit business’ unique requirements. So, the question “How long does it take to build a custom software” has no direct and instant answers. It’s always an estimate — an estimate that we provide to our clients keeping a lot of factors in mind. Read the article to know what are the factors that one needs to consider to provide an accurate time estimate for your custom software and how long a particular stage of software development can stretch.How long will it take to build my custom software application? This is a common question and we often answer it by saying — Oh! It depends on quite a few factors and first, we need to know about them for your particular project.There is an ongoing discussion on whether custom software (...)
Masterode/Proof-of-Stake: an overview of a new consensus protocol
Masterode/Proof-of-Stake: An overview of A New Consensus ProtocolTo the general public, #blockchain networks like Ethereum sometime seem like a magical alternative to traditional payment systems: phrases like “free transactions” and “instant payments” are common. The reality is far less glamorous: Blockchains can be very slow, and transactions are far from free. However, a novel consensus mechanism known as MpoS might offer a promising solution.Ethereum WoesEthereum’s introduction of smart contracts marked a revolution in the minds of the startup community: Now anyone could create and crowdfund an innovative project without dealing with venture funds, could accept and send money without banks, and could conclude risk-free deals. Indeed, a smart contract — a program that self-executes (...)
Computer Vision: The #future of the Future in More Ways Than One
As computer vision expands its influence in the human world, there are many things to consider in regard to how it will change the way we view our lives and how we actually live it. We look now at just a few of the advances computer vision has given usSource: dribbble.comSky’s The LimitAll around us — and most of the time without us even realizing it — computer vision (CV) is being used to enhance our lives. With our iPhones and its Face ID #technology to unlock your smartphone as a case in point, not to mention the countless other services and apps that have pooped up on the market of late, we’re headed in the right direction as far as innovation is concerned.Technology is progressing at an unbelievable pace.Things that were only a dream in 2010 are now the de facto reality. The algorithms of (...)
Tuesday’s Top Four Tech Reads
Read HackerNoon.com today:“The Influencer’s Dilemma” by Nir Kabessa, Noam Levenson and Vernon Johnson [22 min read]“One secret to becoming a great software engineer: read code” by Nemil Dalal [10 min read]“How to hire the best developers” by David Gilbertson [18 min read]“How to prevent embarrassment in AI” by Cassie Kozyrkov [5 min read]Read more top tech stories and latest tech stories.Hacker Noon Excerpts:“The Influencer’s Dilemma” by Nir Kabessa, Noam Levenson and Vernon Johnson [22 min read]Imagine two Miami club promoters, Brett and Vegas, have 10,000 Instagram followers each and are competing for the attention of partygoers. Since their businesses strongly depend on social metrics, each of them would gain from having more followers than the other (+2) and would lose from having less (-2). Every (...)
How to prevent embarrassment in AI
The must-have safety net that’ll save your baconHow will you prevent embarrassment in machine learning? The answer is… partially.Expect the unexpected!Wise product managers and designers might save your skin by seeing some issues coming a mile off and helping you cook a preventative fix into your production code. Unfortunately, AI systems are complex and your team usually won’t think of everything.There will be nasty surprises that force you into reactive mode.Real life is like that too. I’m meticulous when planning my vacations, but I didn’t consider the possibility that I’d miss my train to Rome thanks to a hospital tour sponsored by shellfish poisoning. True story. It taught college-age me never to repeat the words “I’ve thought of everything.”Speaking of things nobody expects…When the (...)
What will you check before handing over your smartphone?
Retrospective on data we have on handsetsSuppose you are handing away your mobile to a friend to use from now on. What all will you check before handing it over? How about if you are exchanging it with your mom or dad?(Ok, we are ruling out the factory reset option, why? Because we want this blog post to proceed, and more importantly, let’s assume we want to hand over the convenience of pre-installed apps to our friend as well.)Let’s do a quick scan and figure out what all a person can know from the present state of our smart phone.Let’s go through your apps and folders~Starting with the image gallery. Ah, good old times, old friends, fun videos, cool trips, you time travel a bit.Once the nostalgia fades away, you check if these pics are synced to the cloud already, if not, you back up them on (...)
Are #business Cards Still Relevant?
These days, everything has gone digital. Businesses are conducted online, we make meetings over digital platforms, and this means that conventional business tools like paper, fax machines, and even physical offices are beginning to lose their meaning.However, of all the conventional business tools that we’ve had, business cards have still not lost their importance.Here are a few reasons why:They are awesome tools for promotion and marketingBusiness cards present one of the easiest ways to promote yourself, especially when you’re running a small business. You hope that the person you give it to will use the information on it to contact you, and maybe even refer you to other people who might need your service.However, why keep things there?You can easily turn your business card into a (...)
In a world of Tech Disruption, I still don’t feel like I belong
In the era of Disruptive Tech, I still don’t feel like I belongFor those coming of age beside Angelfire, our pioneering contributions don’t matter that much on paperI feel like Paramore gets my feels, and that is the most ‘old millennial’ thing I’ve ever said in my life.We were hopelessly dorky and found refuge in embedded chatrooms, websites with enough animated gifs to send any modern-day web designer into a mental breakdown, and Neopets coding.The internet was new, weird, and full of P2P file-sharing software that took centuries to snag a song you liked…that was hopefully not mislabeled as something Green Day made, instead of Harvey Danger.We grew up pushing boundaries, spoofing Neopets login pages, running MMORPG private servers off of our Windows 95 machines, and exploring the rogue (...)
How Can AI Change #gaming Experience
We will see characters that can learn and adapt to the player.Photo by Mali MaederWhether you know it or not, you use artificial intelligence all the time. Maybe you own a smart speaker, you’ve seen a self-driving car, or you’ve used Google Photos to search for images of your cat.Now, there’s also a good chance you’ve played a video game that happens to have some AI in it, like God of War or Red Dead Redemption 2. What may surprise you is that those two types of AI are not the same thing.The AI in digital systems and autonomous vehicles is self-learning and really fast, but it’s also really unpredictable. Yet these two worlds are fast colliding, and once game developers have the right tools and the freedom to make games that really push the limits of AI, the results are going to be the stuff (...)
Things to Keep in Mind while Developing Chrome Extensions
Chrome extensions are programs that when installed into Chrome, heightens the browser’s functionality. This means adding new functionalities or modifying existing functionalities to make it more convenient for the user. More than often, being a reputed custom chrome extension development company, we are approached by clients wanting to know why they should develop chrome extensions. We, in this article, will give an idea of the purpose of chrome extension development and what to keep in mind before hiring chrome extension developers!Chrome’s capabilities can be widely advanced with add-ons and extensions that make it possible to perform a variety of hacks. They alter the way people work. Chrome extensions are available for anything and everything.Let’s take Gmail for an example — there (...)